At the Jones Graduate School of Business, the face of change comes in many shapes and sizes. A rigorous curriculum designed and delivered by a faculty of experts provides a comprehensive intellectual framework for business thought. The skill sets acquired in the first-year core classes provide the foundation for deeper study in functional and industry specific elective courses. The combination of core coursework,
experiential learning, a summer internship, and your elective classes challenges your critical thinking, leadership and team skills to meaningfully alter your career trajectory.
The close-knit Jones School culture fosters the risk-taking necessary for you to grow both personally and professionally. Through leadership opportunities in clubs and hands-on learning in the Action Learning Project, you develop the skills and the perspective that are most relevant today. At the same time, you forge professional relationships that last a lifetime and develop friendships that leave you forever changed. Rice University is a hotbed of research, creativity, innovation and scholarship and is consistently ranked among top universities in the U.S. As a student at the Jones School, you are an integral part of the Rice community. You have the opportunity to gain the intellectual and personal growth needed to embrace and harness change, to transform your future.
As home to the Jones School, Houston is an essential part of your business education and a dynamic, progressive business-friendly city. Houston is also the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with one of the fastest growing economies. Widely know as the world's energy capital, the city also boasts the world’s largest medical center and a vibrant entrepreneurial community, earning a coveted spot on Forbes’ 2014 10 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs list. Houston is more than a backdrop to the Jones School; it is an engine of change.