AT A GLANCE
Rice University aspires to path-breaking research, excellence in teaching and contributions to the enhancement of our world. As the universitys business school, The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business adheres to those same values to cultivate a diverse community of learning and discovery.
More specifically, the Jones School develops principled, innovative thought leaders in global communities. Through a combination of rigorous curriculum, elite faculty and impressive facilities, students receive an outstanding business school experience. The result is innovative leadership that engages the entrepreneurial spirit and impacts business on a global level.
The Jones School is one of the worlds best teaching and research universities, offering Full-Time MBA, MBA for Executives, and MBA for Professionals programs. A Ph.D. program debuted in the fall of 2009. The Jones School's business concentrations highlight the schools strengths while allowing full-time MBA students to focus on areas of interest.
Additional information is available through our website at Business.rice.edu
CAMPUS AND LOCATION
Rice University is located on a beautiful wooded 300-acre campus in central Houston, minutes from the downtown business district and the city's world-class theater district. The campus is located across the street from the renowned Texas Medical Center and within walking distance to the museum district, Houston Zoological Gardens, and Hermann Park.
FACULTY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Every course offers unparalleled opportunity to work one-on-one with an accessible, involved, and energetic faculty. The Jones School faculty maintains an important balance between teaching and research, believing that current industry knowledge is as critical as textbooks to your education.
A comprehensive core curriculum focuses on managerial and leadership skills, ethics, information technology, and communication skills in addition to the functional areas. The Jones School's challenging curriculum provides its students with not only basic business disciplines but also specialized electives that allow futher integration of knowledge and career objectives.
The Jones School attracts students both nationally and internationally. In fact, 23 percent of first year students hail from outside the United States. A variety of student organizations are available and many sponsor guest speakers, visit area businesses, and take on special projects. In addition, weekly corporate-sponsored "partios"parties on the Jones School patioprovide relaxation and opportunities to network and bond with fellow students.
The Career Management Center (CMC) serves to support each student's development of a career plan throughout their two years at the Jones School. From day one of immersion to graduation, the CMC works individually with students to ensure they develop the strategy, job search skills, and networking opportunities that will help them succeed in the MBA job market.