Rice MBA ranked No. 25 in the US

David Ruth

Rice MBA ranked No. 25 in the US – up 14 positions in global ranking

HOUSTON – (Oct. 5, 2012) – The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 25 in the U.S. and No. 39 among full-time global MBA programs, according to new rankings from The Economist. The global ranking is 14 positions higher than last year and historically the best ranking for this program by The Economist. It is consistent with upward trends in other rankings among U.S. full-time MBA programs from Businessweek (No. 29), U.S. News & World Report (No. 25), and Financial Times (No. 20).

“We are pleased in the improvement reflected in this year’s Economist ranking, both nationally and globally,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School. “The increase is reflective of our ongoing commitment to impact business education and research at a global level.”

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. Contributing to the increase were such factors as “Graduates Finding Jobs through Career Services” (18th globally), “Faculty Quality” (27th globally) students’ “Educational Experience” (27th globally) and “Alumni Effectiveness” (33rd globally).

The Jones Graduate School of Business 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 the Jones School, visit http://business.rice.edu/future.


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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 home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 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 David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.