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About Rice Business

The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is preparing the next generation of leaders. Our commitment to innovation and diversity equips students with the skills, insight and experience to tackle global challenges. 


You Belong Here

At Rice Business, we pride ourselves on our tight-knit culture: one building for all students, an average of 40 students per core and elective MBA class and a community of caring. In the words of our dean, we are attentive, responsive and kind.



Developing principled, innovative thought leaders in global communities.


Rice Business will be widely recognized for its impact on the understanding of how individuals and organizations succeed and improve the world through their activities and for the capabilities of its graduates to lead or launch highly effective and innovative firms.



Dean Peter Rodriguez outside McNair Hall
Transforming Rice Business with visionary leadership
Dean George Andrews Reading newspaper by the window
Leading a top business school through research, teaching and inclusivity
Providing a vital and strategic advisory role for the school
McNair Hall
Belonging to a tight-knit community
McNair Hall
Recognizing our strengths
Event Parking map
Finding your way here
Explore the Space

Building the Future of Business

We are delighted to announce the unveiling of plans for a new school building. This impressive 112,000-square-foot structure has been designed to accommodate the evolving needs of our community and unprecedented growth, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, modern office spaces and vibrant amenities such as dining areas, open gathering spaces and facilities for private events. The new building will seamlessly integrate with McNair Hall, enhancing our campus environment and ensuring we continue to cultivate a collaborative culture. 

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Our Reputation


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


MBA in Texas

Financial Times, 2023 (based on global rankings)


MBA in Texas

Bloomberg Businessweek, 2023-2024

Katy Alumni Happy Hour 2021

9,000+ Graduate Alumni All Over the World

Become part of our vibrant alumni family. By staying connected and engaging with the school, you'll foster lasting connections and professional growth.



Our Programs

The Rice MBA

Coordinated and Dual Degrees


With every new program, student, staff and faculty member, I see incredible promise for the school and for the businesses and organizations our alumni will contribute to and lead.

Peter Rodriguez

Dean, Rice Business