Rice MBA for Executives still on top

Program ranked No. 1 in the Southwest and Texas for second year in a row

EMBA Rice University's MBA for Executives (EMBA) is still on top in the state and the region, according to new rankings from the Financial Times. For the second year in the row, the Jones Graduate School of Business' program designed for upper-level managers was ranked No. 1 in Texas and the Southwest and No. 11 in the U.S.

"We are pleased to once again be recognized as a leader in business education by the Financial Times in 2011," said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School. "The school’s upward trajectory, particularly in terms of career progress of our graduates and research productivity of our faculty, is transforming business thought and creating positive global change."

Rice's EMBA program is designed for business leaders with 10 or more years of experience and allows students to focus on management, thought leadership and business strategy without interrupting their careers. The rigorous 22-month program features innovative classes, expert faculty and a diverse group of classmates who will become colleagues for a lifetime.

According to Glick, the most recent students entering the Rice EMBA program are employed in several industries, including energy, finance and health care, as well as the legal and military sectors.

The Jones Graduate School of Business is consistently recognized by several rankings publications for its programs, including the Rice MBA, Rice MBA for Executives and Rice MBA for Professionals.