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Where the MBAs Have the Answers

Here's the expanded, online-only list of 43 business schools currently offering free assistance to small businesses. Do you know of any other schools that do the same? Send your submissions to, and BW Online will update the directory.


BABSON Specializes in Ondine Cohn Babson Park, financing help 781 239-4003 Mass.
BOSTON COLLEGE Students present comp- Vincent O'Reilly Boston anies' biz plans at a 617 552 1933 yearend awards fete
BOSTON UNIV. This semester, matched Candida Brush Boston four of eight companies 617 353 9391 that asked for help
COLUMBIA A new class is geared Murray Low New York towards entrepreneur- 212 854-3244 ship and technology
CONNECTICUT Students have assisted Bill Schulze Storrs, Conn. companies in 150 Conn. 860 486-3504 towns and cities
CORNELL Entrepreneurship-Lab David (Johnson) students spend one day Ben Daniel Ithaca, N.Y. a week at companies 607 255-4220
DARTMOUTH Most students Robert Hansen (Tuck) do data collection 603 646-2801 Hanover, N.H. and analysis
GEORGETOWN Advises 30 to 50 Elaine Washington companies per year Romanelli 202 687-4188
MARYLAND Teams students with Charles Heller College Park, mentors -- lawyers, 301 405-2144 Md. entrepreneurs, and execs
MIT MIT prefers companies Kenneth Morse (Sloan) that have fewer than 20 617 253-8653 Cambridge, Mass. employees
PENNSYLVANIA Projects have sent Roz Cohen (Wharton) students to S. Africa, 215 898-4856 Philadelphia Bolivia, and Ukraine
PENN STATE Revamped program Albert Vicere (Smeal) debuts in January 814 865 3435 Univ. Park, Penn.
RENSSELAER Some 85% of advised William Stitt Troy, N.Y. companies are less 518 276-8398 than two years old

ALABAMA Specializes in business Mark Weaver (Culverhouse) plans, strategic allianc- 205 348-8947 Tuscaloosa, Ala. es, and new ventures
DUKE Companies should be Bill Sax (Fuqua) one year old with sales 919 660-7741 Durham, N.C. of at least $100,000
EMORY Projects typically focus Christopher (Goizueta) on competitor analysis Gresov Atlanta and business plans 404 727-0526
NORTH CAROLINA Developed ''game day'' Jim Danko (Kenan-Flagler) logistics plan for NFL 919 962-3122 Chapel Hill, N.C. team
SMU Beatty's class does full Randolph (Cox) analysis and valuation Beatty Dallas of Dallas companies 214 768-2533
TEXAS Most students work Bob Schwartz Austin in Austin, but some 512 471-5288 go to Dallas and Houston
VIRGINIA Some 75% of projects Tiha von Ghyczy (Darden) are marketing-based 804 243-7697 Charlottesville
WAKE FOREST School awards grants Paul Dierks (Babcock) to implement students' 910 759-4579 Winston-Salem, N.C. recommendations
WILLIAM & MARY Strong in information Al Whitehorne Williamsburg, Va. technology--such as 757 221-2902 computer networking


CASE WESTERN A third of MBAs are Kirk Neiswander (Weatherhead) hired by the companies 216 229-9445 Cleveland for whom they consulted ext. 155
CHICAGO A strong reputation Monique Bernoudy Chicago in finance 773 702-7555
CINCINNATI Specializes in advising Charles Cincinnati family-owned businesses Matthews 513 556-7123
ILLINOIS Recent projects: Paul Magelli Urbana, Ill. Employee benefits, 217 244-8019 technology transfer
INDIANA Uses a resume Daniel DeHayes Bloomington, Ind. clearinghouse to match 812 855-4248 students and businesses
IOWA Summer course places Daryl Erdman Iowa City, Iowa students for 13-weeks of 319 335-0053 entrepreneurial consulting
MICHIGAN This semester, a student Andrew Lawlor Ann Arbor, Mich. ''straw poll'' picked 8 of 313 763-5809 23 applying companies
MICHIGAN STATE Partners with city of Brad Shaw (Broad) Lansing and Lansing-area 517 337-2670 Lansing, Mich. Chamber of Commerce
MINNESOTA Founded in 1961, this Verna Monson (Carlson) program typically accepts 612 624-3544 Minneapolis about half its applicants
U. OF MISSOURI Students have worked Joe Singer KANSAS CITY with some 4,000 816 235-2320 (Bloch) companies since 1973 Kansas City, Mo.
NORTHWESTERN Students helped plan Steven Rogers (Kellogg) the new Negro League 847 467-1797 Evanston, Ill. Baseball Museum
PURDUE The management Shailendra Raj (Krannert) program dispatches Mehta W. Lafayette, Ind. students abroad 765 494-5703
WISCONSIN Weinert Ventures Fund Robert Pricer Madison, Wis. lends start-up capital 608 262-8640 to selected companies


AMERICAN Students do financial Paul Johnson (Thunderbird) analysis with five-year 602 978-7607 Glendale, Ariz. pro forma projections
ARIZONA A marketing research Christopher (Eller) class takes on about Puto Tuscon, Ariz. 20 projects per year 520 621-1030
CALIFORNIA- Focus on Bay Area and Stephanie BERKELEY (Haas) Silicon Valley startups Tibbetts Berkeley, Calif. 510 642-4255
CALIFORNIA- Designed exclusively for Dennis Aigner IRVINE technology transfer 714 824-6229 Irvine, Calif.
OREGON Advisory board refers Mark Lange (Lundquist) student projects for 541 346-3312 Eugene, Ore. possible venture funding
STANFORD Selected 20 out of 70 Brigitte Shearer Stanford, Calif. applicant companies 650 723-0887 last year
UCLA Plans prepared in Elaine Hagan (Anderson) Ventures Program won 310 825-2985 Los Angeles $10 million in funding
WILLAMETTE Covers a 100-mile Bruce Gates (Atkinson) range between Portland 503 370-6440 Salem, Ore. and Eugene

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