Rice MBA ranks in top 25 nationally in US News

Amy Hodges
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amy.hodges@rice.edu

HOUSTON – (March 13, 2012) – Rice University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is among the top 25 full-time MBA programs in the nation, according to new graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The program rose nine spots from last year to claim the No. 25 spot.

“Today’s ranking from U.S. News and World Report reflects our long-term success in increasing research productivity and impact, graduates’ career success, programmatic excellence and student selectivity,” said Bill Glick, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. “The Rice MBA jump in this ranking is most influenced by the increased recognition of our programs amongst our peer schools and higher average salary and bonuses for our graduates.”

The national rankings for Rice’s Professional MBA and Entrepreneurship remain the same, at 21 and 14, respectively.

The Rice MBA Full-Time Program provides students with a comprehensive MBA learning experience that combines specialized course work and real-world experience to improve and amplify their strategy, leadership and creative credentials. The program features innovative classes, expert faculty and a diverse group of candidates who often become colleagues for a lifetime.
The Jones School is consistently recognized by several rankings publications for its programs, including the Rice MBA, Rice MBA for Executives and Rice MBA for Professionals. For more information on Rice MBA programs, visit http://business.rice.edu/.

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Jones Graduate School of Business: http://business.rice.edu

U.S. News and World Report: http://www.usnews.com

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is known for its “unconventional wisdom.” With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf.

About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.