HOUSTON – (November 7, 2023) – Rice University’s Jones School of Business has been ranked No. 1 for graduate entrepreneurship programs for five consecutive years by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
The list, released today, identifies 50 undergraduate and 50 graduate schools with the best programs in entrepreneurship studies, based on a Princeton Review survey of more than 300 institutions. This ranking is based on academics, experiential learning opportunities, and career accomplishments.
The MBA Entrepreneurship program was recently ranked 3rd in the world by Poets&Quants and 5th in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Rice Business is one of the few MBA programs in the country that specializes in entrepreneurship., Entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to engage with a variety of industries in innovative ways. In courses such as the Technology Commercialization Lab, Rice Business students gain first-hand experience as entrepreneurs by collaborating with Rice scientists to develop commercialization plans for new technologies developed in university labs. pile up.
The Rice Entrepreneurship Ecosystem combines academic courses and co-curricular programs led by the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) with regional, national and co-curricular programs led by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is.
Yael Hochberg, director of Rice University's Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, said, “Students will learn about entrepreneurship at every stage of their Rice business journey. I'm learning,” he said. “Innovation is built into the coursework and ideas are evaluated and supported financially through a network of innovative thinkers and a business plan competition.”
In addition to offering multiple programs, competitions, and startup accelerators, Rice Business relies on strong relationships with Houston's business community.
“With our close ties to the startup ecosystem in Houston and across the country, students have a unique opportunity to pitch and connect with angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporations,” said Brad Burke, managing director of Rice Alliance. It gives me an opportunity.” “These connections not only allow for mentoring, but also a springboard for new ideas, not only for students but also for the city and surrounding communities.”
While Rice Business has doubled its student population over the past five years, it has maintained a low student-to-faculty ratio to ensure entrepreneurial business students receive hands-on programming and instruction. All courses are taught by top professors and practitioners. Her 89% of Rice University's entrepreneurship faculty have started, acquired, or run a business.
“Thanks to our connections in Houston and beyond, our students are able to learn in and out of the classroom through Rice Business,” said Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Rice School of Business. “Our class sizes are small and our program ensures that students not only pursue new ideas, but also develop both the skill set and mindset to navigate the rapidly changing world of business. It has been adjusted so that you can wear it to graduation.
Learn more about entrepreneurship at Rice Business.