Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    680
  • Program Cost
    $102,806
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    56%
  • Selectivity
    29%
  • Job Offers
    97%
  • Average Salary
    $101,229
  • Top Industry
    Petroleum/Energy
Contact Information
6100 Main Street - MS 531
Houston, Texas 77005, United States
Website
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Jones Graduate School of Business

About Jones Graduate School of Business

The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is one of the world’s leading business schools. Named in honor of the late Jesse H. Jones, a prominent Houston business and civic leader, the Jones School is distinguished by its strong foundation in accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and management with areas of excellence in energy, entrepreneurship and health care. Degreed programs include the Rice MBA, MBA for Executives, and MBA for Professionals as well as joint MBAs in medicine, engineering and professional science and a PhD for candidates aspiring to become research faculty.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.32 GPA of All Applicants 3.4 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 57
  • Median 54
  • Middle 80% 24 to 100
Admissions Selectivity
29% Jones Graduate School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

680 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
81% 650
85% 680
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 638
29% 29.0
56% 56.0
Female
33% 33
International
63% 63
Re-Applicants
3% 3
2% 2
Wait-listed
100% 26
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • Texas A&M University
  • Rice University
  • Vanderbilt
  • US Military Academy
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$69,600 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Ernst and Young
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • Accenture
  • IBM
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
2% 2
740 to 769
8% 8
13% 13
710 to 739
16% 16
20% 20
680 to 709
22% 22
19% 19
650 to 679
17% 17
20% 20
620 to 649
14% 14
17% 17
590 to 619
9% 9
6% 6
560 to 589
4% 4
2% 2
530 to 559
4% 4
2% 2
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
6% 6
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Petroleum/Energy 33%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 23%
  • Consulting 20%
  • Technology 8%
Ernst & Young 5
Top Employer
  • ExxonMobil 3
  • Deloitte 3
  • HP 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
97% Jones Graduate School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
84% 84
64% 63.699022556390986
84% Receive Offers
79% 79
58% 57.85206896551723
79% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13
21% 21.110859375
13% Receive Offers
15% 15
25% 24.93132867132867
15% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Ernst & Young 5
  • ExxonMobil 3
  • Deloitte 3
  • HP 3
  • ConocoPhillips 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
24% 24.4
$117,140.00
75K 150K
Finance/Accounting
47% 46.7
$98,480.00
55K 132K
General Management
6% 5.6
$92,200.00
36K 110K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
10% 10
$86,800.00
68K 105K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
7% 6.7
$99,167.00
91K 110K
Other
7% 6.7
$96,833.00
83K 113K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
$120,753.00
90K 150K
Consumer Products
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
23% 23.3
$96,200.00
72K 132K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 2.2
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1.1
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
33% 33.3
$97,148.00
55K 115K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4.4
$91,333.00
80K 103K
Real Estate
3% 3.3
Data not provided
Technology
8% 7.8
$94,667.00
36K 125K
Other
4% 4.4
$103,333.00
100K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1.1
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
20% 20
$96,278.00
36K 132K
More than five years
33% 33.3
$99,510.00
55K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
1% 1.1
Data not provided
North America
99% 99
$101,229.00
36K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3.3
$117,333.00
100K 132K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1.1
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
90% 90
$100,740.00
36K 150K
U.S. Midwest
1% 1.1
Data not provided
U.S. West
2% 2.2
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
1% 1.1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Hewlett Packard 7
  • GE 4
  • Credit Agricole 4
  • Atwood Oceanic 3
  • The Methodist Hospital System 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 68
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 131
  • Average intern length in weeks 11
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Houston - Career Rodeo
  • New York City - Week on Wall Street
  • San Francisco Trek
  • NBMBAA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$269,625
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $102,806
  • Budget $77,468
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$269,625
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $102,806
  • Budget $77,468
17 Full Tuition Scholarships
$27,738 Average Scholarship Amount 96% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
96% 96
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$5,714,130
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $59,216
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
53 Jones Graduate School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
25% 25
Experiential learning
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Energy; Mastering Creativity and Innovation
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Added smart boards to conferences rooms; AV upgrades in the classrooms; Audio upgrade in Shell auditorium; AFC video projection upgrade; Adobe Connect for EMBA students; New research server for faculty; Upgrade of El Paso Trading lab; Upgrade of Exchange server; HD Camcorders for communications courses; Upgrade of high speed copiers/printers for administration and phd students Audience response technology; Refresh of loaner laptops; El Paso Trading Room refresh; Staff technology refresh; 3 New AV equipped conference rooms.

Students: Who are my classmates?

26% Married Students 31% International Students
37% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
62% 62
Asian American
14% 14
Hispanic
12% 12
Student Citizenship
North America
70% 70
Asia
18% 18
Middle East and North Africa
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,775 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
3 Active alumni clubs
22% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.