Rice MBA program ranks No. 19 nationally

David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice MBA program ranks No. 19 nationally

HOUSTON – (Jan. 28, 2014) – Rice University’s MBA program is ranked No. 19 in the U.S. for full-time MBA programs and No. 35 globally, according to a 2014 report by the Financial Times.

The annual ranking lists Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business  No. 2 nationally for salary-percentage increase among graduates and, based on alumni surveys, No. 3 globally for finance and No. 7 globally for entrepreneurship. The salary-percentage increase ranking of the MBA program complements a similarly high ranking achieved by the Executive MBA program for the past two years. The MBA program also moved up three spots nationally to No. 10 for placement success. In addition, the full-time MBA program at the Jones School is ranked No. 1 in Texas and the Southwest. The survey is sent to business school graduates three years after graduation.

“Our strong performance in the Financial Times rankings illustrates our commitment to providing valuable and relevant business education,” said Bill Glick, dean and the H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management. “Our ability to recruit and develop top talent with a rigorous MBA is most clearly evidenced in our No. 2 ranking in the U.S. for average percent salary increase from matriculation to three-years postgraduation. This average percent salary increase for our full-time MBA graduates is consistent with our No. 2 U.S. ranking on percent salary increase for our Executive MBA graduates. Our alumni get good jobs, excel at creating value and earn these salary increases. The market clearly recognizes the value of the Rice MBA. I’m also pleased that our alumni rate our finance and entrepreneurship programs highly.”

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 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 Rice MBA programs, visit http://business.rice.edu/.


Related links:

Rice MBA Full-Time Program: http://business.rice.edu/MBAFT

Financial Times rankings and methodology: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/rankings

More about the Jones Graduate School of Business: http://business.rice.edu/future

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. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRice.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.