The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is ranked No. 3 in Poets & Quants’ World’s Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship rankings for 2022, up from No. 15 on the 2021 list.
A flexible, modern learning center and workspace, the Lilie Lab is Rice’s on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here, Rice Business students prepare to become innovators in whatever industry they choose — a tech startup, government agency, civic group, nonprofit, small business or large corporation.
While the Rice Alliance and RBPC bring the world’s startups to Houston, Lilie’s mission is to bring Rice innovations and startups to the world.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for building successful tech ventures, linking the Rice Business community to Houston’s vibrant startup scene. Over the past 20 years, more than 2,500 companies have participated in over 220 Rice Alliance programs, raising more than $8.1 billion in early-stage capital.
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The Nucleus for Innovation
The Ion, a 266,000-square foot structure in the center of Houston Innovation District, fosters a community and culture where corporate innovators, academic partners, community partners, startups, and entrepreneurs come together to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.
Rice Business Wisdom
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Focus on Finance
The Rice Business Finance Center’s hands-on training complements our finance, accounting, data analysis and entrepreneurship courses. All on-campus students have access. The Finance Center is also home to the M.A. Wright Fund and Rice Fixed Income Fund, the business school’s coursework in which MBAs manage investment funds in equities and bonds.
You’ll find answers to all your business questions at our Business Information Center, staffed by professional librarians and student workers who can help you access resources and track down any information you might need. It’s also a quiet, comfortable place to study and work.
In The News
Poets&Quants' third annual ranking of the Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship features 38 of the world's best business schools. Rice Business climbed to the third spot this year.
The world’s premier university-based entrepreneurship institutes and leaders were celebrated at the 25th annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference on Oct. 13-16. The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is the administrative home for the GCEC.
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