Rice University’s Jones School of Business

Rice University's Jones School of Business is ranked 27th among the best B-schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

Rice University’s Jones School of Business is ranked 27th among the best B-schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

27. Rice University

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Admissions: 713-348-4918 or 888-844-4773
Email: ricemba@rice.edu
Website: http://business.rice.edu/default.aspx

The practical learning approach of the full-time MBA curriculum at Rice aims to transform students’ careers by blending three essential elements for maximizing strategy, leadership, and creative credentials: a comprehensive core, an action learning project, and specialized concentrations. Upon completion of the core curriculum, customization of the Rice MBA degree is possible by choosing electives that establish depth in a particular area, or demonstrate a well-rounded perspective of business principles that span several functions. Independent study is also available as an elective, in which students work with a faculty supervisor on an approved project relevant to the student’s career path.

MBA candidates have the option to complete a maximum of two concentrations within the general management curriculum. While concentrations are not required in order to graduate, students who choose a concentration will be able to demonstrate specialized knowledge. There are 10 concentration options, each consisting of 9 to 12 credit hours of coursework.

Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): 27
BusinessWeek (2012): 34
Forbes (2013): 41
U.S. News & World Report (2014): 33
Financial Times (2014): 35 (Global), 19 (U.S.)
The Economist (2013): 43 (Global), 26 (U.S.)

Ranking Analysis:

Between 2011 and 2012, Jones dropped from 28th to 30th place in our ranking, but the school more than made up for it in 2013: At 27th, it landed between The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business at the top and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business at the bottom. Jones’ biggest gain came from the Forbes ranking, where the school rose from 45th to 41st place. Its rank slipped in the U.S. News ranking (five spots) and the Economist ranking (two spots), but gains in the rest of the rankings offset both drops.

Tuition & Fees: $48,500 per year
Average GMAT: 676
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 614-740
Average GPA: 3.34
GPA Range (mid-80%): 2.9-3.78
Acceptance Rate: 29.5%

Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 223
International: 29.6%
Female: 32.7%
Average Age: 28

Average Base Salary: $101,229
Average Signing Bonus: $21,315
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 79.2%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 93.8%