Rice EdGE Students in Germany

The Jones Educational Global Experience, or Jones EdGE brand, was created to represent the numerous curricular and co-curricular international opportunities within the degree programs portfolio.

About Jones EdGE

Jones EdGE programs span the globe! Our unique international experiences allow our students to broaden their horizons and forge valuable connections in international centers of business. Below you can browse our current program offerings, learn about our school-to-school exchange program and brush up on tips and tricks for studying abroad,

Our History

International programming has existed in one form or another since the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University was established in 1974. Over time, and with the help of dedicated students, faculty, and staff, the program has evolved to offer a wide variety of high-quality experiences, including: 

  • short-term site visits
  • week-long immersions
  • semester-long exchange programs

If you wish to request additional information regarding Jones EdGE, please contact Abbey Hartgrove, Assistant Director, Full-Time MBA Program at ahartgrove@rice.edu.


January Intersessions Abroad (Course Title Depends on Location)
All Full-Time MBA and second-year MBAP students are invited to participate in any of the intersession abroad programs. In the past, these programs have included coursework and travel to China, India and locations in Central and South America. Students receive course credit when signing up for these programs and, in turn, are expected to produce a deliverable at the end of the trip. Students can expect to participate in company site visits and cultural excursions while abroad. Faculty, along with degree program staff members, lead these trips.
The January 2017 trips are to be announced August 2016.
MGMT 702: IPADE Doing Business in Mexico
The Doing Business in Mexico seminar is a week-long program in which the participants have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from Mexico and other visiting countries while learning about Mexico as an emerging market.

International Week gives international MBA students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Emerging Markets, the role that they all play in the current globalized world, and their impact on the global economy.
  • Interact with other international and Mexican MBA students.
  • Explore Mexico as an Emerging Market.
  • Experience Mexican culture.


  • Five business/academic sessions: IPADE professors will give three introductory conferences on the economic, political, and social environment in Mexico. To complement these sessions, professors will deliver two live case studies focusing on leading enterprises in Mexico.
  • Four to five conferences given by Guest Businessmen: Invited businessmen from companies in different sectors will come and share their experiences.
  • Three visits to leading companies in Mexico: Our program includes visits to successful companies in order for students to familiarize themselves with the “day-to-day” operations of enterprises in Mexico.
  • Assigned team projects: Students engage in an assigned project that enables them to establish a more meaningful relationship with our country and culture.
  • Intercultural and social activities: Guided tour of the Teotihuacan archaeological site (pyramids) Guided tour of the National Museum of Anthropology and History Guided tour of the Historic Center of Mexico city. 

WHU European MBA Summer Institute
This is a two-week program during the second half of May in Germany that brings together MBA students interested in international business, finance and corporate strategy. The program is made up of academic courses, cultural experiences and company visits. There is no tuition for students with partnership. Housing is available for the duration of the program and will range from €290 - €350 total for the two weeks. Students will be integrated with a variety of MBA students from all over the world. There is a very impressive partnership list and it is a competitive program to get into (they only accept 47 students per session and partnership schools get first opportunity for those spots). The Full-Time OSS Degree Program Office coordinates logistical aspects of the WHU MBA Summer Institute in close coordination with the senior associate dean of degree programs.
INCAE: Costa Rican Sustainability Seminar
The Sustainability Seminar is a very intensive two-week program that is offered during the first two weeks of January. It is a mandatory course for INCAE students, so visiting students are mixed with students from all over Latin America. The course is designed to familiarize students with global environmental challenges businesses face, especially in the Latin American context, and to provide them with tools as to how to deal with those challenges. Students will learn about global environmental problems and policies and about the methods companies are employing to cope and respond.
AWAY 500: Outgoing International Exchange
All full-time MBA students also have the opportunity to study abroad for a full-semester.  Currently, we have exchange partner relationships with Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa (Mexico), SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (India), INCAE (Costa Rica), the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership Monterrey Campus (Mexico), The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Germany), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany)and IE (Madrid, Spain). Most recently a system to codify the outgoing exchange process has been created and set in place in conjunction with the dean and senior associate dean of degree programs. This will allow JGSB students that wish to participate in exchange to do so more efficiently. The Full-Time OSS Degree Program Office coordinates logistical aspects of our outgoing exchange in close coordination with the dean’s unit.