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Members of the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 at Rice Business shed light on how the school's strengths factored into their decisions to attend.
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Here is a collection of the top news stories featuring Rice Business and other business schools on Poets&Quants for the year 2020.6 Jan
In The Media
Innovation Map's top interviews of the year include one with Kyle Judah, executive director of the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. "Houston has these big pillar companies in energy and health care and all these critical areas that the world, the economy, and the society needs."6 Jan
Houston being one of the most spread-out cities in the U.S., it is naturally a real estate-friendly town, making Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business a logical destination for those interested in the industry. The school offers a real estate concentration focused around a required course (MGMT 659) that introduces a series of basic business concepts commonly used in the real estate industry and covers in detail the application of the discounted cash flow model to real estate decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.