Rice MBA for Professionals Class of 2013 – Evening Schedule
"Before starting my MBA at the Jones School, I held various engineering positions with my previous employer, Valspar. I am currently the Global Engineering Manager for Baker Hughes Chemical Manufacturing. As an engineering manager, I am responsible for leading the engineering staff to execute capital project budgets, addressing process and production issues, and improving the efficiency of all the plants.
I moved from Tulsa to Houston to pursue my MBA. I knew Houston offered more MBA programs and my company, Baker Hughes, has a strong presence in the area. I began researching various MBA for Professional programs in Houston. After attending an on-campus information session at the Jones School, I knew Rice was the place for me. The opportunity to speak with staff and students about their experiences at Rice was eye-opening, and I was impressed by their pride in the Jones School.
As I start my second year, I have been so impressed by the caliber of the faculty as well as my classmates. My MBA classes have been interesting, different, and engaging which has given me a broader perspective when compared to the engineering classes I took during my undergraduate days. This is exactly the classroom experience that I was hoping for from my Rice MBA. I am looking forward to my elective classes this second year, and it’s hard to believe that graduation is just one year away."