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Rice MBA ranked among top 10 in US

by Jeff Falk

Rice MBA ranked among top 10 in US

The Master of Business Administration program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 10 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s new analysis of the best full-time MBA programs in the nation. This marks the second year in a row that the school is ranked among the top 10.

“What students want from a business school are the classes, professors and networks that help lead to a career that they will find gratifying,” said Jones School Dean Peter Rodriguez. “This top ranking reflects our commitment to students, the excellent work of our faculty and staff and the support of our stakeholders here in Houston and across the country.”

The rankings include 85 schools. To create the ranking, Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed recruiters and the programs’ alumni and students. It also looked at graduates’ success in finding jobs with high starting salaries. Each university was given an overall score out of 100, taking into consideration an employer survey rank (counting for 35 percent of the overall score), alumni survey rank (counting for 30 percent), student survey rank (15 percent), salary rank (10 percent) and job-placement rank (10 percent).

The Rice MBA full-time program provides students with a comprehensive MBA learning experience that combines specialized coursework and real-world experience to improve and amplify their strategy, leadership and critical decision-making credentials. The program features innovative classes, expert faculty and a diverse group of candidates who often become colleagues for a lifetime.

Rice Business is consistently recognized by several rankings publications for its programs, including the Rice MBA, Rice MBA for Executives and Rice MBA for Professionals. The school is internationally known for the research and thought leadership of its faculty. For more information on Rice MBA programs, visit

To view the complete Bloomberg Businessweek rankings and methodology information, visit