Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business now accepting applications for new online MBA

Rice Business invites future business leaders to gain top-tier graduate business degree

The top-ranked Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is now accepting applications for MBA@Rice, a new online Master of Business Administration degree for professionals across the country.

McNair Hall, home of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.

McNair Hall, home of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Rice Business is ranked among the best business schools in the nation. The school placed 10th among the 2017 Best Business Schools, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Rice Business has also earned notable rankings from Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. MBA@Rice will match the rigor and world-class reputation of the school’s on-campus offerings, empowering future business leaders to pursue innovation and nourish bold ideas that challenge typical conventions and adapt to an evolving business landscape.

“The launch of our online program marks a significant milestone for our school as we prepare to welcome a new group of business leaders to our family,” said Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business. “MBA@Rice will make our outstanding programs accessible to working professionals who don’t live in Houston. Their contributions will, in turn, strengthen our existing programs, allowing students and faculty to draw new inspiration from diverse experiences and industries across the U.S.”

The new online program consists of 54 credit hours that can be completed in as little as two years. Students complete two Residential Intensive Learning Experiences, which will allow for collaboration among classmates and professors in business settings at the Rice campus in Houston and abroad.

Powered by 2U Inc., the online platform features weekly live class sessions, a highly interactive mobile app and engaging asynchronous course content. The first application deadline is May 4, and the first cohort of students will begin classes in July. Visit onlinebusiness.rice.edu for additional curriculum information and application requirements or contact an admissions counselor at admissions@onlinebusiness.rice.edu.

The online MBA program is currently pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

About Jeff Falk

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