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Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 3 | 2009

Mexico’s Top Business Magazine Ranks Rice MBA Best in Southwest

“The Best Global MBAs for Mexicans, 2009,” an international MBA ranking by Mexico’s leading business magazine, Expansión, named Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business the best in Texas and the Southwest. The ranking also placed the Jones School 14th nationally and 26th globally.

The ranking evaluated the educational experiences of Mexico’s students at full-time foreign MBA programs, including the programs’ academic quality, their international population and the return on student investment. The schools’ reputations in the Mexican market also factored into the ranking as assessed by the corporate leaders, decisionmakers and top executives who make up Expansión’s readership base.

The Jones School has strong business connections in Latin America that include partnerships with the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership, based in Monterrey, Mexico, and an exchange program with INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. Over the past few years, Rice has recruited extensively in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Peru, and the university recently partnered with the Princeton Review GMAT prep centers in Latin America.