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Rice University (Jones) MBA Admission Details and Applications Essays 2022-23

Here is a snapshot of the vital information for the applicants


Required Short Answer Responses

Rice Business seeks to have a clear understanding of your career goals upon the completion of your MBA experience

Short Answer Response #1: “In 100 words or less, please share your short-term career goals.”
Short Answer Response #2: “In 100 words or less, please share your long-term career goals.”

Required Creative Essay

Prompt #1: “What movie, song, or book has most influenced your life and the way you view the world? Why?”
Prompt #2: “While we know a picture is worth 1000 words, in 500 words or less tell us the story of a photo of your choosing that has significant value in your life experiences. Please feel free to share your photo!”

Please choose only one method of communication that you would like to use for your response:
– Write an essay (500-word limit)
– Share a video (one to three-minute time limit)

Required Essay (750-word limit)

“As you evaluate where you are today, how have your educational, professional, and personal endeavors brought you to this point? In addition, please explain how the Rice EMBA is part of your future plan.”

Optional Essay (500-word limit)

If you have any additional information for the admissions committee or if you wish to clarify any aspect of your application (including breaks in employment, your choice of recommendation providers, your past academic performance, etc.), you may submit an additional, optional essay.


Round 1 October 7, 2022
Round 2 January 6, 2023
Round 3 March 31, 2023



Current Class Size


Female Students


Male Students


International Students

5.4 Years

Average Work Experience


Average GMAT


Average GPA

$66,000 per year

Total Tuition Fee


Application Fee




TOEFL Requirement

Data not available

School Based Loan

Need based as well as profile based

Scholarships/GA Opportunities

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On May 18th, 1891, a Massachusetts-born businessman William Marsh Rice chartered the William Marsh Rice Institute for the advancement of literature, science and art in the city of Houston. The terms of the charter said that the work on the new institute can begin only after Rice’s death. Rice’s valet Charlie Jones along with an unscrupulous lawyer Albert Patrick conspired against him by poisoning him to death and used a forged will to claim his estate. Though Patrick was convicted of murder, Jones agreed to provide state evidence and hence, got immunity from prosecution. The Rice Institute opened on September 23rd, 1912 on the anniversary of Rice’s murder with 77 students and a dozen faculties. In 1960, Rice Institute was formally re-designated as Rice University. In 1974, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration came into being.


We excel at developing principled, innovative thought leaders in global communities.

Core Strengths of the School

The Rice MBA program aims to develop the next generation leaders into innovative thought leaders through its unique curriculum that blends the three essential ingredients (comprehensive core courses, Action Learning Projects and Specialized concentrations) required to alleviate the strategy, leadership and creative credentials of its students. The first year of the curriculum gives an opportunity for the students to explore the various options to solve a problem and diligently arrive at a solution after weighing the pros and cons of all the alternatives. Students have the option to choose a concentration that aligns with their career goals. This will equip them with the required knowledge and skills pertaining to their chosen business discipline. Students immerse themselves into the elective courses that further integrate the business knowledge with their career objectives. Students can get personalized attention (due to a low student to faculty ratio) from renowned faculty members who carry years of experience in research, consulting and teaching. Students get exposure to an experiential and competitive learning environment that boosts their innovative and leadership potential, thus propelling them to strive for innovative and academic excellence.

Uniqueness in MBA Pedagogy

The Action Learning Project ALP is an excellent opportunity for the students to put the theoretical business concepts learned in the classroom to practice. As a part of the ALP, students study the host company’s business processes in depth and provide necessary recommendations under the guidance of expert faculty member. Students learn to collaborate and develop essential teamwork skills. They liaise with the top executives from the host company to understand the business processes and practices followed within the company. The students are evaluated by the faculty mentor based on their final presentations and feedback from the host company. A typical ALP could be a new product development or distribution, streamlining the purchase process, creating an annual sales forecast procedure or exploring the capital appropriation process.

The Capstone Course at the Jones Graduate School of Business is a culminating point for non-profit organization, students and professors to solve critical strategic challenges facing the community organizations. The Professors provide the business challenge to the student teams who come up with detailed strategic design solutions after thoroughly assessing the situation. Students regularly interact with the leaders and executives in the organization, conduct site visits, and delve into the data and information provided by the organization before providing rich and detailed strategic recommendations. The professors provide timely guidance to the students and are regularly in touch with the organization to help facilitate a smooth learning experience for the students and satisfactory outcome for the organization.

The El Paso Corporation Finance Center EPFC is home to M. A. Wright Fund, the School’s student-managed investment fund. The Center integrates the School’s finance curriculum with hands-on training and extra-curricular activities like trading simulations. Students get access to financial data, analytical tools and state-of-the-art software used currently in the finance markets. This helps them develop an understanding of all the financial components that operate in the market like commodities, fixed-income, equities, etc.


  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing


The Jones Graduate School of Business is located in Houston, Texas, which is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. The city is well known for its high employment rate, commerce, trade, energy industry and biomedical research. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Pride Parade, Houston Greek Festival, Art Car Parade, Houston Auto Show and the Houston International Festival are some of the annual festivals held in the city that celebrate the presence of diverse cultures in Houston. The Houston Theatre District houses several performances from all disciplines of performing arts such as opera, ballet, music and theatre. Houston has around 337 parks out of which, Hermann Park, Lake Houston Park, Memorial Park, and Tranquility Park are worth mentioning.


The Career Management Center plays an active role in crafting the career of the students by providing a plethora of services such as Professional Development Series, Corporate Education/Visits, Career Rodeo and Partios, etc. The Professional Development Series conducts workshops and trainings on topics such as Targeting the Hidden Job Market, Social Etiquette is Good Business and Training the Street Valuation Seminar. The CMC provides opportunities for the students to interact with the alumni, who are now working in some of the high-profile companies across various industries, thus enabling them to enhance their knowledge on the working of the industry. Career Rodeo is a Recruitment-cum-Networking Fair, where students get a chance to interact with the executives and professionals from Houston’s corporate and entrepreneurial companies. Partios or “Party on the Patio” is another networking opportunity for the students held at the School, where companies meet the students and faculty members. There are numerous online resources and tools provided by the CMC that have a database of information about all the potential employers from varied industries.


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