Jones School among country’s best in new ranking

Rice University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is No. 8 for best professors and best-administered MBA programs – up from No. 9 last year, according to new rankings from the Princeton Review.

And this week the Financial Times identified the Rice MBA for Executives program as the No. 11 program in the U.S. and the No. 1 executive MBA program in the Southwest, same as last year.  Among the US programs that were ranked, the program ranked No. 8 for average percent salary increase three years post-graduation, and No. 20 for aims achieved.

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Two weeks ago the Princeton Review ranked the MBA program’s graduate entrepreneurship program No. 4.

“The Jones School is realizing a return on our investment in quality students and faculty as the value of the Rice MBA continues to appreciate,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School. “This recognition validates our continuing commitment toward increasing our intellectual contributions, teaching quality, student quality and value to alumni and employers. Our overall strategy is to provide the greatest value to our stakeholders, and the positive movement within these metrics is a great indicator.”

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 Rice MBA for Executives is designed for business leaders with significant experience and provides an opportunity to join an elite group of professional colleagues and capitalize on a rigorous 22-month curriculum, innovative classes, and expert faculty.

For more information on the Jones School, visit http://business.rice.edu/future.

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