Jones Graduate School of Business

The Jones Graduate School of Business (Rice Business) at Rice University is a forward-thinking business school for the next generation of global leaders. Through teaching, research and an atmosphere of discovery, this top 10 school is committed to a business education focused on leadership, integrity and authenticity. Students have the opportunity to work with the bold ideas for our faculty, cut through the complexities of the business world and make breakthroughs, both personally and professionally.

Named in honor of the late Jesse H. Jones, a prominent Houston business and civic leader, the school's degree programs include the Full-Time MBA, MBA for Professionals and Executive MBA as well as coordinated MBAs in engineering and professional science and an MD/MBA with Baylor College of Medicine. The Ph.D. in Business attracts candidates aspiring to become faculty in prestigious research universities internationally. The MAcc program is designed for students with non-accounting undergraduate academic backgrounds and is committed to producing highly-educated accounting professionals with critical thinking skills and integrity. The undergraduate business minor rounds out the programs offered.

A full schedule of non-degree executive education open enrollment and customized courses for business and industry are also available, along with certificates in finance and accounting, health care management and leadership.

All Rice Business courses are taught by a team of dedicated, nationally-recognized professors who integrate insights from their own rigorous, peer-reviewed research to help students understand topics in accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and management in the context of today's ever-changing business landscape. Learn more at Rice Business Wisdom - clear, quick translations of faculty research from Rice Business that will change the way you think.

Areas of Study

Full-Time MBA Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Management


Ph.D. Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management


Executive Education

  • Custom Programs
  • Accelerated Development Program
  • Graduate Certificate:
    • Leadership
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Health Care Management
  • Rice Education in Management for Physician Trainees

  • Full-Time MBA
  • MBA for Professionals (evening or weekend options)
  • Executive MBA
  • Ph.D. in Business
  • Master of Accounting 

  • MBA/Professional Science Master’s
  • MBA/Master of Engineering
  • MBA/MD with Baylor College of Medicine

Jones Graduate School of Business Contact Information:

Peter L. Rodriguez, Dean 
McNair Hall 210E
Phone: 713-348-5928

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