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The Glasscock School and the Ion

Education and programming for the epicenter for Houston’s innovation ecosystem. 


Partnership offerings are now live to the public! Register for courses that will take place today at the Glasscock School and in the future at the Ion in early 2021.



Advanced Decision Analytics Certificate  NOW OPEN
This five-course certificate program includes three supply chain analytics and two decision analytics-focused classes. 

Supply Chain Analytics NOW OPEN
This course introduces the fundamental models and tools within optimization that are useful in designing and managing supply chains. This can apply towards the Advanced Decision Analytics Certificate.

Cybersecurity Boot Camp NOW OPEN
The curriculum combines cybersecurity, networking, systems, programming, marketable hard skills, hands-on experience, behavioral interview prep, and skills applicable to industry certifications.

Data Analytics Boot Camp NOW OPEN
The curriculum includes Advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API Interactions, Social Media Mining, SQL, Hadoop, Tableau, Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub, and more. It also incorporates a blend of real-world projects, marketable hard and soft skills.

Data Science for Business: Building a Data-Driven Organization NOW OPEN
Learn how data can improve decision-making across all aspects of your organization from building the organizational data pipeline to discovering new insights using analytics.


Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional™ (FP&A™) NOW OPEN
Prepare for your FP&A certification exam with Rice’s online course. FP&A professionals are well equipped to transform data into actionable knowledge – a skill that is in demand.


Essentials of Human Resources NOW OPEN
Recommended for those new to human resources, small business owners and entrepreneurs, equip yourself with critical knowledge to improve your ability to handle challenging human resources issues.

The Rice University Inclusive Leader Development Program (RUILDP) COMING SOON
Learn diversity best practices through an organizational science systems approach including solidifying behavioral change and equipping participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to positively influence others within their respective organization.


Leadership Principles Certificate NOW OPEN
This program is designed to assist those aspiring to leadership roles reach new levels of success by teaching cutting-edge leadership and management concepts and providing tools and resources for the integration of learning into everyday practice. This certificate is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact and is guided by research-based assessments.

Leading Teams: High Performing Teams  NOW OPEN
Through interactive activities, discover how to diagnose and address challenging competencies and leverage team strengths.


Agile Project Management NOW OPEN
This 24-hour course prepares you to lead Agile projects and teams by covering many approaches to agile including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and hybrid.

Project Management Professional (PMP) NOW OPEN
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized project manager by earning the most sought-after credential in the profession with Rice University's exam preparation course.

Fundamentals of Project Management NOW OPEN
Designed for business professionals who need a fast-tracked and hands-on introduction to project management principles and techniques, learn how to deliver results effectively and consistently by initiating and planning projects, building effective teams, leading teams to execute projects and controlling performance to ensure business value is delivered.


About the Ion

The Ion, located at 4201 Main St., will anchor the 16-acre South Main Innovation District and is designed to become the epicenter for Houston’s innovation ecosystem as an inclusive, dynamic, vibrant and highly dense hub focusing on quality collaborations between entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, corporations and the academic community when it opens in early 2021. The 300,000-square-foot building will accommodate multiple uses, including shared workspace, prototyping and maker resources, event space, classrooms, food and beverage offerings as well as indoor/outdoor communal areas with shared amenities. For more information, please visit