Tuition: $65,000 (Austin) $79,500 (Houston and Dallas)
Why we chose it: Students blend the management and organizational knowledge learned during the two-year program to build and present a business plan. New Venture Creation, taught in the Texas MBA program by venture capitalist Rob Adams, gives participants a taste of the VC funding process. The most promising proposals are sent to local VCs and their authors can compete in the b-school's famed business plan competition, Texas Moot Corp.
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