4th Worldwide - Top Salaries in Finance
The Financial Times places the Rice MBA for Executives program in a ‘league of their own’
October 28, 2008 — The Financial Times has just released the 2008 Executive MBA rankings, placing the MBA for Executives program at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University among the best in the world. The program ranked 4th for ‘Top Salaries in Finance’; this recognition places the Executives program at the Jones School in ‘Leagues of their own’, a compilation of top schools in selected categories, according to the Financial Times.
In addition, the program’s overall ranking placed it as the top MBA for Executives program in Houston, 15th in the U.S. and 46th worldwide. The Financial Times surveys alumni three years after graduation. Key metrics that account for 40 percent of the ranking pertain to salary. Alumni of the Executives program reported salary increases of 66 percent over their pre-MBA salaries.
“The Jones School welcomes the news that it has been recognized again as a top business school especially in the category of ‘Top Salaries in Finance’ by the Financial Times,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School.
“Although the Rice MBA for Executives program continues to improve in the rankings, we realize that media rankings are only one indicator of a school’s quality. We are particularly satisfied to see that the program excels on metrics that matter the most to our students and graduates,” he added.
Lina Bell, the Executives’ program director, also stated, “We in the Jones School have always been proud of our exceptional students. We are pleased with the external recognition by the Financial Times.”
More information on the Executive MBA rankings was published on Monday, October 27th in the Financial Times and online at http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/emba2008.