Rice University will offer an undergraduate major in business beginning this fall.
The curriculum will be administered through Rice’s top-ranked Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB) and taught by its faculty.
“There’s a demand for deeper business education from our current and prospective students, and Rice Business can deliver to undergraduates the high-quality degree programs we have always delivered to MBAs, Master of Accountancy and Ph.D. students,” said Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School.
Rice’s business major will offer a robust foundation in leadership and business fundamentals, including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy and communications. To complete a major in business, students must also complete a finance or management concentration, which requires additional advanced courses. Both concentrations provide the knowledge, research and analytical skills to solve a broad array of today’s business problems.
“We strive to be a forward-thinking business school for the next generation of global leaders,” Rodriguez wrote in an announcement to the school. “I am thrilled to say we will now be educating tomorrow’s leaders a little bit sooner,”
Current freshmen and incoming undergraduates will be eligible. There will be no limit on the number of students in the program.
Rice Business offers a master’s degree program in business administration (MBA), a one-year Master of Accounting program and a Ph.D. program in business, the latter for students seeking academic careers at research universities.
For more information, visit https://business.rice.edu/undergraduate-business-major.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Rodriguez, contact Avery Franklin, media relations specialist at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6327.
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