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 20 school is committed to a businesss education focused on leadership, intergrity 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 degreed programs include the Rice MBA, MBA for Executives, MBA for Professionals as well as coordinated MBA's 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 one-year master of Accounting and undergraduate business minor round out the degrees 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 and marketing.

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 from Rice Business Wisdom ( - quick articles about why our faculty's research is relevant to the business of your daily life.

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Energy (MBA only)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA only)
  • Finance
  • Global Business (MBA only)
  • Healthcare (MBA only)
  • Management Consulting (MBA only)
  • Marketing
  • Mastering Creativity & Innovation (MBA only)
  • Organizational Behavior (MBA only)
  • Real Estate (MBA only)
  • Strategic Management 

Degrees Offered:

MBA. (full-time)
MBA for Professionals (evening and weekend options)
MBA for Executives
Ph.D. in Business

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

The School also offers the following joint degree programs:

MBA/Master of Engineering
MBA/Professional Master of Science

MBA for Executives (alternating weekends)

And a dual degree with Baylor College of Medicine:


Jones Graduate School of Business Contact Information:

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

Full Time Program:

Professional Program:

Executive Program:

PhD Program: