5 top e-schools

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University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Tuition: N.A.

Why we chose it: Wyoming's rigorous MBA in entrepreneurship typically takes two to three years to complete and stresses venture-plan writing and global business. Business leaders in this sparsely populated state believe in promoting economic growth through entrepreneurship. The program's mission statement focuses heavily on business ethics, after a grant from the Bill Daniel Foundation helped to establish a distinguished professor of ethics position. Students can enter the school's $10,000 business-plan contest, which involves suiting up and appearing in-person to present their ideas in class. Participating teams have the opportunity to join in online discussions with professors. One, associate professor of management Roland Kidwell, stresses the importance of creating interdisciplinary teams. "People who work at big companies, but have their own business ideas can benefit from the executive MBA program by hooking up with those who have complementary skills," he says.

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