Another week, another top ranking for Rice University. Bloomberg Businessweek released the its latest rankings of the country's MBA programs, and Rice's Jesse H. Jones School of Business is among the top.
For part-time MBA programs, which Businessweek says are increasingly popular as less companies are covering tuition, Rice ranked sixth, moving up two spots since the most recent ranking in 2009. The ranking means the part-time MBA program is once again the highest-ranked in the region, coming in just ahead of the Cox School of Business at SMU (No. 7) and UT's McCombs School (No. 10).
Among full-time programs, Rice is ranked No. 29, behind SMU (No. 12), The University of Texas (No. 25) and first-place University of Chicago and just ahead of Texas A&M. The Jones Executive MBA program was scored out of the top 30 programs, in the second tier.
Businessweek used separate criteria to evaluate each type of program, but included a student survey, the quality of the courses and post-graduation results.