Project Schedule

Host company applications and draft Request for Proposals (RFP) will be accepted beginning October 1, 2013 and will continue until 21 projects meeting the school’s criteria have been identified. The application deadline is November 12, 2013; however, we encourage you to apply as soon after the opening date as possible, since applications will be processed as they are received.

Date Description
October 1, 2013 The Jones School begins accepting applications for 2014 Action Learning Projects. The applications will be processed as they are received and those that meet the program’s objectives will receive priority. We recommend submitting your materials as close to this date as possible.
November 12, 2013 Applications and draft RFP’s must be submitted by November 12, 2013.
January 1, 2014 Final Request for Proposals are due
January 15, 2014 ALP Project Company Day
January 24, 2014 Students have initial meeting with company
March 11-12, 2014 Teams present project proposals to company representatives
May 7-9, 2014 Final student team presentations to faculty at Jones School
May 12-14, 2014 Student team presentations to company management


Action Learning Project Host Company Application

“ I worked with Chloe Dao, The Project Runway winner and owner/designer of Lot 8 Boutique in Houston, to revitalize and streamline her business. While the project was a lot of hard work, it was the perfect way to culminate the first year class experience and put my MBA skills to work in a valuable way. It was also a great experience for my team to provide business solutions to a local small business ”


Mallory Engler
Rice MBA, Class of 2013

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