2010 Highlights

2011 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Who   40 juniors and seniors from Houston high schools
Chinquapin   Davis   Harmony Science
KIPP   Reagan   Sam Houston
Yates   YES Prep
What   First-hand exposure to the fundamentals of finance, energy, and the world of business
When   June 11 – 25 (weekdays), 8:30am – 4pm
June 26 (Saturday), 11am – 2:30pm
Where   Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business - McNair Hall  

Primary Goals  

  • Introduce a group of ambitious high-school students from low and moderate income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
  • Sow seeds for developing diverse business leaders for Houston’s future.

For More Information, contact RSBI Director Jill Foote (jfoote@rice.edu, 713.348.3146) or RSBI Manager Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu, 713-348-3166)

Guest Speakers

Students have access to the expertise and insights of Rice University and Jones School faculty.

  • Jones School Dean Bill Glick
  • Professor Blair Garrou – Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital 'Pitch' Competition
  • Professor Kim Kehoe – Leadership
  • Professor Beth O’Sullivan – Professional Communications
  • Professor Barbara Ostdiek – The Financial Markets
  • Professor Andrew Perkins – Marketing / Brand Management
  • Professor Rick Schell – Introduction to Business
  • Professor Doug Schuler – Business Ethics – Case Study
  • Professor Jason Sosa - Sports Management - Case Study
  • Professor Gale Wiley – Giving Presentations

Field Trips / Sponsor Presentations
Students explore the business world firsthand with trips to our underwriter and corporate sponsors.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities hosted by Randy Garcia (Rice '94)
  • ConocoPhillips hosted by Barbara Rodgers and Fran Vallejo (Rice MBA '96)
  • The Houston Texans front office hosted Tony Wyllie (Rice MBA ’07)
  • Invesco Aim hosted by Karoline Carlson (Rice MBA '99)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (at Houston) hosted by Susan Kizer

Field Trip Photos:


2010 - Field Trip 1
Field trip to underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

2010 - Field Trip 2
Field trip to sponsor ConocoPhillips 

2010 - Field Trip 3
Field trip to sponsor Houston Texans

2010 - Field Trip 4
Field trip to Invesco

2010 - Field Trip 5
Field trip to the Federal Reserve  


Students receive nuts-and-bolts assistance on planning for college and careers.

  • Rice Office of Admissions - Brandon Mack (Rice '06) - College Admissions Process
  • Jones School Career Management - Associate Director Nicole Van Den Heuvel (Rice '81)
    - World of Business Careers / Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Jones School Office of Student Services - Assistant Dean Sean Ferguson (Rice MBA '01)
    - The Rice MBA

Hands-on Learning
Students dive into the curriculum with hands-on exercises focusing on tools, business communications, and real-world cases:

  • Team-building exercises including a fun competition to drop an egg from the second story of McNair Hall
  • Calculator exercises on the time value of money and compound interest rates
  • Stock market simulation in the Jones School's El Paso Finance Center - Nolan Waugh (Rice '04)
  • Business Negotiation - "The Apprentice" - Mark Cory (RSBI Instructor '05, '06) - Protiviti
  • Communications exercises - PowerPoint, making presentations, networking, resumes and cover letters, e-mailing

Team Business Analysis / End-of-Institute Awards Luncheon
During the final few days of the Institute, cross-school teams conduct an in-depth business analysis. The Institute culminates with team presentations on this analysis followed by the end-of-institute Awards Ceremony / Luncheon.

2010 Instruction Team
Students benefit from a program planned and executed by an experienced team of Jones School faculty

  • Executive Director - Professor Barbara Ostdiek
  • Institute Director and Instructor - Professor Jill Foote (Rice ‘87)
  • Institute Manager and Instructor - Finance Center Associate Director Nolan Waugh (Rice '04)
  • Instructors - Professor Gale Wiley, Professor Rick Schell (Rice '75, '76)
  • Teaching Assistants - Admir Ljuca (Harmony '10) and Tashi Nkululeko (Yates '11)

2010 - Underwriter 

2010 Corporate Sponsors

2010 - Sponsors 

2010 Designated Gifts

2010 - Gifts