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Even as most of the rest of the U.S. top 25 full-time B-schools were shedding MBA app volume in the 2018-2019 cycle (and at every school, going back three years), the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston was bucking the national trend, reporting not only increased applications but a falling acceptance rate, too.10 Sep
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Executive Education at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business, which creates peer-based learning and professional programs for business leaders, has created a new program called Corporate Innovation.9 Sep
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, said many of the jobs that have been lost in the hospitality sector aren’t likely to return for the foreseeable future, despite efforts in recent weeks to kick-start the statewide economy by allowing such businesses to begin opening back up. “I think the reduced activity we’ve seen (in terms of the willingness of consumers to dine out or travel) is going to continue,” Rodriguez said. “People aren’t going to feel completely the same until there is an all-clear with a vaccine.”
The coronavirus lockdown caused the cancellation of the Rice Business Plan Competition in March, but the fabled event that has student startups vying for big money has been reborn as a virtual contest. The event will be held online June 17-19, with two of the days open to the public.
Searching for ideas on how to make your child’s birthday party special while social distancing? You’re not alone! Insert POP: a virtual party planner founded by Rice MBA Mercede Barnes.
In this Q&A with Dr. Brent Smith, find insights on leading during times of disruption and how decisions have lasting impacts on company culture. Dr. Smith is the Senior Associate Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Management and Psychological Sciences at Rice University.
“We probably have to let go of energy as being the No. 1 industry in the long run,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, told the Texas Tribune in a recent interview. “That primacy is no longer in the cards for Texas.”
Scott Sonenshein is the co-author of Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life with Marie Kondo. Scott recently hosted a Twitter Q&A answering readers’ questions on how to best adjust to a new work routine during the coronavirus pandemic.
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, does not believe that Houston is facing the end of the oil economy. But he does agree that this latest bust is different from previous cycles.
With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, during the global coronavirus pandemic, Rice University experts are available to discuss a wide variety of storm-related topics with reporters. Terry Hemeyer, adjunct professor in Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, can discuss crisis management and communication challenges that communities, the public, corporations and government entities face in times of disaster.
If anyone could be pardoned for not having the time or energy to do more — to “go the extra mile” — it’s Mercede Barnes. The mother of a middle-schooler and an entrepreneur with her own business, Barnes is also a graduating MBA student at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
“We probably have to let go of energy as being the No. 1 industry in the long run,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, said in an interview. “That primacy is no longer in the cards for Texas.”