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Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Houston, TX
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Academics & Programs

The Jones School / Rice MBA Says...

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...
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The Jones School / Rice MBA Students Say...

Learning at the Jones School at Rice University is a collaborative effort. So much so that students may feel they are “learning just as much from [their] classmates as from [their] teachers.” The diversity of the student body in ethnicity, background, and thought lends to a broad range of topics... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

MBA Admissions, PO Box 2932 - MS 531

Jones School

Houston, TX 77252-2932

United States

Phone: 888-844-4773

Fax: 713-348-6147

Website

Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: MBA - 22 months
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: MBA/MD (with Baylor College of Medicine)(60 months); MBA/Master of Bioengineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Chemical Engineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Civil Engineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Computational and Applied Mathematics (22 months); MBA/Master of Computer Science (22 months); MBA/Master of Electrical Engineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Environmental Engineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Materials Science (22 months); MBA/Master of Mechanical Engineering (22 months); MBA/Master of Statistics (22 months); MBA/Professional Science Master (3 years)
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, International Business, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Study Abroad Options: Costa Rica (INCAE); Mexico
Online Course Catalog: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~reg/acadinfo/index.html
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Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Recommended
Description: http://business.rice.edu/About_Strategy_Environment.aspx
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: As an approved independent study course.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Technology Commercialization - Rice undergraduates and Jones School MBA students collaborate to create a sustainable commercial model for delivering life-saving technologies in developing countries. One goal of the course, discover effective and innovative ways to manufacture, distribute and market technologies in-country.
2: Nanotechnology and Sustainability Venture Forum, an annual event, held in February of each year. This forum highlights breakthroughs in energy, medicine and advanced materials. One presentation this year highlighted 'Applications in Water Purification and Reuse'.
3: Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum, an annual event, highlights the "Most Promising Energy and Clean Technology Companies"
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:Office of International Students & Scholars; info at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~ois/index.html
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:http://business.rice.edu/MBAWI/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:1. Admissions event - Preview Jones Diversity is a two-day event that offers prospective Full-Time MBA students a detailed look at the Rice MBA program. Activities typically include a case simulation led by a Jones School faculty member, student and alumni panels, sessions with the Career Management Center and Admissions, as well as social activities with current students, staff, faculty and alumni. 2. Clubs include the Black Business Student Association and the Hispanic Business Student Association, Asian Business Students Association, More information can be found at http://business.rice.edu/Clubs_Orgs.aspx
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Out for Business (Jones School LGBT club) https://business.rice.edu/outforbusinessclub/ And at Rice University - GATHER; Not Alone; President's Council on GLBT Campus Climate; Pride; Rice Gala; info at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pride/
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Second-year students tutor first-year students on an informal basis.
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    98
  • Part Time Program:
    Yes
  • Evening Program:
    Yes
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    6:1
  • Total Faculty:
    141
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    45%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    55%
  • Female Faculty:
    19%
  • Minority Faculty:
    20%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes