Rice University sits in the middle of Houston on a 285-acre campus less than 5 miles from the corporate headquarters of ConocoPhillips
, Baker Hughes
, and EOG Resources
MBA candidates at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business make up a quarter of the university's graduate population. The school offers full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs and has about 570 students enrolled across the three. The university has a total of 2,275 graduate students and 3,485 undergrads.
Jones also offers an undergraduate business minor. No business major is offered. Economics narrowly beats out psychology as the most popular undergraduate degree.
Jones was founded in 1974 and is Rice's first graduate professional school. Since 1978, the school has run a series of executive education courses that today attracts employees from the 23 S&P 500 companies headquartered in the city.
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