The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business is one of the academic units of Rice University (USA), offering Executive Education, Full Time MBA, MBA for Executives, and MBA for Professionals degrees.

Students have the option to choose a concentration for the Full Time MBA Program. Concentrations available include Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Management Consulting, Mastering Creativity and Innovation.

The MBA for Executives is designed for business leaders with 10 years of management experience. The program has been recognized as one of the best by major ranking publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

The Rice MBA Program is accredited by AACSB International.


- The MBA is rated 5th in the nation as a top graduate entrepreneurship program by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine 2009.

- The Full-Time MBA is ranked 1st in Texas and the Southwest, and 22nd among U.S. business schools by The Economist 2009.

- The MBA for Executives program is ranked 11th in the U.S., up from 15th in the previous ranking, placing the Rice MBA 1st in Texas and in the Southwest. In addition the salary of Rice MBA for Executives graduates three years post graduation ranked 10th in U.S. and 25th globally (Financial Times 2009).

- The Full-Time MBA is placed 2nd in Texas and 25th in the US. It is also rated 7th worldwide for ‘Best in Finance’, 20th worldwide in faculty research (FT 2009).

- The Jones School is placed 1st in Texas and 25th in the US (Economist 2008).

- The MBA for Executives is placed 11th in the US for Return on Investment (Wall Street Journal 2008).

- The full-time program is placed 20th for job placements three months after graduation (USNWR 2008).

- Ranked 47th of the top 100 global business schools and 29th among U.S. business schools, making it the highest ranked business school in Texas and the Southwest (FT 2007).

- 54th globally in the FT Ranking of Top EMBA programs 2006.

- The finance program was placed among the Top 10 in the world (FT 2005).

- Placed in the top 10 among US business schools in “number in jobs three months after graduation", according to The Economist 2004.

- 27th in the world, 13th in the US, and 1st in Texas and the southwest (FT ranking of MBA for Executives programs 2004).

- Placed in the top 10 in greatest opportunity for women in the Princeton Review's 2004 guidebook, The Best 143 Business Schools.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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