B-schools with entrepreneurial flair

These MBA programs blend real-world small-business know-how with top academics.

Stanford University
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
www.gsb.stanford.edu
Tuition: $45,921

Why we chose it: Students have great opportunities to immerse themselves in the Silicon Valley ecosystem to make contacts and connections, says Emily Cieri, managing director of Wharton's entrepreneurial programs. "They constantly benefit from the practitioners' perspective in the classroom." Students with hot high-tech and biotech ideas get access to the vaunted Sand Hill Road venture community. The Stanford Entrepreneurship Network connects students, professors and alumni from all areas of the university, including the School of Law and the Office of Technology Licensing. The group, which holds bi-monthly meetings, fosters collaboration across campus and has a web portal that connects students to entrepreneurial activities on campus.

Also appears in:  Double Majors | Executives | Social entrepreneurship | Undergrads

Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
• Kelsey Wirth, Co-founder, Align Technology, Graduated 1997

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