Chapel Hill, NCwww.kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Tuition: $36,749 (In-state: $18,375)
Why we chose it: The school was awarded $295 million from the National Institutes of Health (nih.gov) in 2006. That funding has gone toward promoting the research and development of medical technologies. Kenan-Flagler students work closely with UNC scientists to commercialize the research. Local venture capitalists train Tar Heel MBA candidates to evaluate a venture idea then allow them to judge at the VC Investment Competition, where they review business plans from all over the world. "It's a brilliant idea," says Gary Hansen, associate dean at UC Santa Barbara. "It really makes you stop and think from the investor's perspective."
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