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Rice MBA moves up Eight Places in the U.S. News & World Report Ranking  

Salaries and employment opportunities among the highest for Rice MBA graduates
 
Recently, the Rice MBA Full-time program at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management (Jones School) was ranked 40th among the top MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report. Along with the overall ranking, several indicators were also published, highlighting the program’s key strengths. These measures, especially relevant to prospective students and Rice MBA graduates, indicate important achievements for the Rice MBA Full-Time program. They include:

  • Starting salary/bonus – Rice MBA graduates reported an average starting salary/bonus package totaling $101,529. Among the 50 top schools, the Rice MBA placed 25th for highest starting salary/bonus.
  • Employed three months after graduation – 94.8 percent of the 2007 graduates were employed three months after graduation. Only 19 other programs had higher employment percentages. Additionally, the demand for Rice MBA graduates is exceptionally high with most graduates reporting more than two offers.

“The Jones School is extremely pleased to be recognized as a top business school by the U.S. News & World Report,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School. “Although we ranked very well this year, we realize that media rankings are only one indicator of a school’s quality.  We are particularly pleased to see that the program excelled on metrics that matter the most to our students and graduates.
 
The Rice MBA’s rigorous curriculum, excellent faculty, intimate learning environment, effective career management center, and other strengths contribute greatly to differentiating the Jones School as an exceptional school acknowledged for producing thought leaders,” he said. “The long-term educational value is most evident in the many successes of our students and alumni.”
 
All 425 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) were surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. The graduate program rankings are published in the April 7-14 edition of the magazine and in the U.S. News & World Report 2009 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.