B-schools with entrepreneurial flair

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Tuition: $44,556

Why we chose it: Would-be entrepreneurs can capitalize on MIT's world-class engineering facilities. In courses such as Market Lab and Sustainability Lab (for green entrepreneurs), MBA candidates transform student technologies into fast-growth businesses. One class last year was devoted to producing wheelchairs for the developing world. A 1997 study by the Bank of Boston calculated that if MIT grads formed their own country, it would have the 24th largest economy in the world thanks to the impact of their innovations. Not yet convinced? MIT also has a $100K annual business plan competition that pulls in Boston's venture capital community.

Also appears in:  Double Majors | Executives

Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
• William A. Porter, Co-founder, E*TRADE FINANCIAL, Graduated 1967

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