Rice University (Jones)

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PO Box 2932
Houston, TX 77252

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#33 Best Business Schools


#18 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $48,500 per year; part-time: $95,500 total program; and executive: $109,000 total program. At graduation, 79.2 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Situated in Houston, the fourth largest city in the country, the Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business focuses on providing small class sizes and field-project-oriented electives to give students real-world practice. The Jones School offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 to give students a more intimate business-learning experience and more access to professors. Students in the full-time M.B.A. program are immersed in the Action Learning Project after their first year of study, which allows teams of students to examine a company’s processes and give recommendations to improve practices. Companies that have participated in this project include J.P. Morgan Chase Healthcare, Continental Airlines, and Savage Design.

Along with a full-time program, the Jones School offers an executive M.B.A., professional M.B.A., and Ph.D. programs in accounting, finance, marketing, and strategic management. Joint degrees are offered in conjunction with the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. There are more than 25 M.B.A.-related student clubs and organizations available at Rice University, including the International Management Club and the Finance and Asset Management Club.

Some of the notable alumni of the Jones Graduate School of Business include Mitch Bainwol, chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); James Turley, chairman and CEO of professional services firm Ernst & Young; and Douglas Foshee, chairman, president, and CEO of natural gas producer El Paso Corp.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 6
Application deadline (international students) April 6
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accounting health care administration
consulting international business
entrepreneurship marketing
finance other
general management

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 223
Gender distribution (full-time)
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full-time: $48,500 per year
part-time: $95,500 total program
executive: $109,000 total program

Required fees (full-time) $2,903 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $101,229
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 79.2%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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