James Barton

Professional MBA - Evening, Class of 2020

Hometown: Kingwood
Home State: TX
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: United States Military Academy  BS in Computer Science

Pre-MBA Industry: Telecommunications
Pre-MBA Company: Comcast
Pre-MBA Title: Sr Project Manager
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Technology
Desired Post-MBA Function: Program Manager/Director

Student Organization Membership:

  • Technology Association
  • Veterans in Business Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The applicability of the material was shocking to me. I am learning something new almost every class, and can immediately apply most of the lessons either in my personal or professional life.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
The team building and new relationships made through this shared experience is great.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
It is a huge city and you'll always find something to do. You may have to drive forever to get there, but more often than not, it's worth it.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Sign up for more than you think you can handle, and don't say no to an opportunity until you've learned enough about it to close that door.