Rice Business celebrates five years of the Online MBA

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HOUSTON – (July 11, 2023) – This month, the online MBA program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business celebrates five years since matriculating its first cohort of students. The online MBA has become the fastest growing program at the business school since its launch in 2018.

Ranked No. 12 for online programs by U.S. News and top 5 for online programs by Princeton Review and Poets & Quants, the online MBA is recognized for its rigor and service to students – which includes a large portion of veterans.

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“The online MBA has grown enrollment and contributed to the culture of the school through student government and club roles,” said Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez. “And alumni from this program are contributing, too. The newest alumni board president, for instance, hails from Boston via the online MBA program. It shows that having an online MBA serving working professionals who may not have the option to study on campus allows us to broaden our reach and impact.”

Of the currently enrolled students, 25% are outside of Texas, the average age is 38 and 24% are veterans. Of the graduates, 24% were from outside of Texas, the average age is 36 and 15% were veterans. The program’s success has also allowed Rice Business to grow its tenure-track faculty by 40%.

To learn more about Rice Business’ online programming, click here.