Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Community

  • Overview
  • Rice and its Jones Graduate School of Business have the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S., according to the 2021 rankings announced Nov. 17 by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. This marks the second consecutive year the Rice program has topped this category, its fifth time in a top 3 position nationally and the 12th year in a row ranked in the top 10. Rice Business offers an incredibly strong community to create new businesses and realize the key role entrepreneurs play in the economy. Turning an idea into a profitable venture can seem like a daunting task, but may turn out to be the most rewarding thing for your career. Many great entrepreneurs experience many failures before seeing success, but with the courses taught at Rice and a supporting community, our program is fully equipped to assist innovation and turn passion into revenue.

3 Essential Tips for Navigating a Career Change

The idea of a lifelong career has changed a lot in recent years. In the past, the majority of people focused on getting in on the ground level and working their way up a company until they retired. But today’s …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Leadership Lessons from 15 Women Founders & CEOs

At the time of writing, women are the CEOs of 41 companies of the Fortune 500; for anyone not looking to do math today, that’s about 8%. And that distressingly low number is actually higher than its ever been. The …

By Vault Careers - Firsthand
Firsthand
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Considering Earning An MBA? 5 Tips to Help You Prepare

Michele ReynoldsStaff
CORe Earning Your MBA

If you’re considering earning your MBA, you may be furiously researching and visiting schools, studying for the GMAT, or starting your applications. What you might not have considered is how to get ready once …

By Philip Heavilin II
Philip Heavilin II Executive Director
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Startup Funding Stages You Should Know About

A startup demands much more than just a great idea. It demands a lot of time, discipline, dedication, and most importantly, funding. A 2016 British Business Bank Survey highlights the fact that more than 60% of startups require external funding …

By Arsalan Sajid
Arsalan Sajid
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5 Habits of Highly Successful Founders

Consistent entrepreneurial success rarely happens by accident. The most successful founders have cultivated habits that help them become more effective, work smarter, and make better use of their time. Here are just a few of those habits.

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To …

By Matt Shealy - Firsthand
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Liz Rowe

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  • Incoming Strategy Analyst Accenture
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Record-Breaking Employment Outcomes

The Rice MBA continues to deliver exceptional results for our students and graduates, who consistently demonstrate resilience and fortitude in their job search. Our graduates accept positions in a wide range of industries and job functions, including many who secure promotions and pivot to different companies.  Use our interactive tool below to explore career outcomes for the selected Class of Full-Time MBA.  

About The Rice MBA  

Full-Time MBA Class of 2021 Highlights

$131K 97% 100% 78%
average starting salary received job offers within three months of graduation of students get internships received offers through school- related activities

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Full-time MBA Employment Outcomes Reports

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Professional MBA Employment Profile Report

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Post Graduation Plans

Rice Business graduates are intelligent, driven and entrepreneurial. Explore their post-graduate plans, which include employment and starting new businesses.

Contact & Location

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(713) 348-2622
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Address

6100 Main Street - MS 531
Houston, TX 77005

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