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See the 10 Best Entrepreneurship MBA Programs

Give your career and business a boost.

If you're having trouble dreaming up ideas for a new business, one option might be to head to business school for an MBA in entrepreneurship. Getting an MBA in entrepreneurship can help self-starting students turn ideas into reality as they develop skills and a business plan. Here are the 10 best MBA programs for entrepreneurship.

10. University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)

Location: Austin, Texas

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 19 (tie)

Key information: UT--Austin is home to the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal, which is focused on encouraging, educating and supporting student entrepreneurs. The center's namesake and benefactor, Herb Kelleher, was a co-founder of Southwest Airlines.

Learn more about the McCombs School of Business.

9. University of Southern California (Marshall)

Location: Los Angeles

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 17 (tie)

Key information: USC offers an MBA concentration in entrepreneurship. To qualify for this concentration, MBA students must complete at least four courses on entrepreneurship.

Learn more about the Marshall School of Business.

8. Indiana University (Kelley)

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 21 (tie)

Key information: MBA students at this business school have the option to pursue a major in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. The school has an Entrepreneurial Innovation Academy that provides experiential learning opportunities.

Learn more about the Kelley School of Business.

7. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 10 (tie)

Key information: Since 1999, the university has hosted an event called Entrepalooza, a symposium on entrepreneurship that includes workshops and panel discussions. The university also supports a campuswide business plan competition known as the Michigan Business Challenge.

Learn more about the Ross School of Business.

6. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Location: Philadelphia

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 1

Key information: Successful applicants for monetary awards from the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund, which subsidizes the most compelling business projects proposed by student entrepreneurs, can win $250, $1,000 or $5,000.

Learn more about the Wharton School.

5. University of California--Berkeley (Haas)

Location: Berkeley, California

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 6 (tie)

Key information: The Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program offers a variety of classes, events and programs, including startup competitions, hackathons and networking functions.

Learn more about the Haas School of Business.

4. Harvard University (MA)

Location: Boston

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 3 (tie)

Key information: Harvard's annual New Venture Competition allows students to compete for cash prizes up to $75,000 to support the growth of new businesses or social enterprises, organizations designed to improve society.

Learn more about Harvard Business School.

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 3 (tie)

Key information: MBA students admitted to the Sloan School of Management can apply to enter the school's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track, where they take entrepreneurship-related courses and gain hands-on experience working on a startup venture.

Learn more about MIT Sloan.

2. Stanford University (CA)

Location: Stanford, California

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 2

Key information: Stanford offers a unique course called "Startup Garage" in which students are taught how to build a business and then apply their learning immediately. Working in teams, students identify an unmet need and create a viable business model and launch plan for an innovative product or service that meets the need.

Learn more about the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

1. Babson College (Olin) (MA)

Location: Babson Park, Massachusetts

Overall Best Business Schools rank: 63 (tie)

Key information: Every year, Babson presents an Entrepreneurship Forum, an event that attracts students from around the world and includes panel discussions, business competitions and famous guest speakers.

Learn more about the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

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Explore the 10 highest-ranked entrepreneurship MBA programs.

1. Babson College (Olin)

2. Stanford University

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

4. Harvard University

5. University of California--Berkeley (Haas)

6. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

7. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)

8. Indiana University (Kelley)

9. University of Southern California (Marshall)

10. University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)

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