Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Excellence in developing principled and innovative thought leaders in global communities


The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, is committed to developing principled and innovative thought leaders within global communities. The school upholds the prestigious academic traditions of Rice University and provides students with unique learning opportunities on campus and abroad.

The MBA programme is number one in the state and the EMBA programme is number eight. The business school has an alumni network of 5,000 students and has constantly emphasised within its teaching curriculum making an impact on all areas of business, including entrepreneurship, finance, and energy.

The El Paso Corporation Finance Center (EPFC) is a unique part of the university that is designed to bring the current markets to students through the integration of the finance curriculum, ongoing training, and extracurricular activities such as trading simulations.

The EPFC has state-of-the-art computer technology workstations that meet the standards of the industry and software that contains databases from Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and FactSet. The school’s mission is to excel in developing principled, innovative thought leaders in global communities. It assists in presenting a clear identity and designing guidelines for brand standards. The school wants to present itself as an institution that provides knowledge, teaching, research, and confidence in everything it does.


The Full-time MBA Programme transforms the way students learn by mixing three essential elements of education that improve strategy, leadership, and creative essentials. They are:

  • Comprehensive Core Courses:  Finance, Accounting, Data Analysis, and Marketing to build a solid foundation.
  • Action-Learning Project:  A real-world project that forces them to apply skills in real-life situations. Also, summer internships and numerous field-project-oriented electives are presented.
  • Specialised Concentrations:  Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Healthcare, Energy, Management Consulting, Global Business, Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate.

The curriculum is designed around articulating problems, exploring alternatives, and reaching business solutions to provide a foundation for academic excellence. Below is a detailed diagram of the curriculum structure for the MBA programme, provided by Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.


The Rice MBA for Executives is a programme that allows participants to focus on management, thought leadership, and business strategy without disrupting their careers. The programme is designed for business leaders with significant experience and is 22 months long. The curriculum is composed of innovative classes and lectures that blend cutting-edge theory and practical thinking and is delivered by an expert faculty. The average work experience for executives in the programme is 14 years with an average age of 37. It has been consistently ranked one of the top executive programmes by the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. The programme is cohort-based and is held every other weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Rice MBA for Professionals enables executives to discover the opportunities and knowledge driven by the spirit of innovative leadership. It is a part-time programme that is offered either on the weekends or weekday evenings and consists of two mandatory, six-day Immersion Periods that occur once each year. These Immersion Periods have the goal of getting students quickly acclimated to the MBA experience through coursework, boot camp activities, and professional development workshops. The curriculum of the programme combines these three essential elements:

  • A comprehensive and challenging core curriculum.
  • A Capstone project that requires participants to exercise their newly learned skills.
  • A group of specialised electives that broaden professions in general management education.

Below are the curriculums of the evening and weekend schedules, provided by Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.



Global MBA rankings

Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US

Job integration rate

According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking: High: 95% job offer three months post-graduation.

General information

Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business P.O. Box 2932-MS 531 Houston, Texas 77252-2932 United States

t: +1 713-348-0000



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Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Peter Rodriguez

Texas, United States
Private business school
The Washington Campus
P.O. Box 2932-MS 531, Houston, Texas 77252-2932, United States
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