GHPB Scholarships for Members

Rice Business Executive Education Professional Development Scholarships                                    

to be Awarded by Port Bureau

The Greater Houston Port Bureau will award two scholarships to our membership for professional leadership development at Rice Business Executive Education’s Strategy Formulation and Execution program October 30-November 1. Each scholarship is valued at $ 4,350 and includes full tuition, class materials, meals, and refreshments.

The interactive, three-day program engages participants with peers in real-time analyzing real world examples led by faculty.  By focusing on key elements of strategic management in the context of the competitive and fast-changing business environment, this course develops capability in evaluating, designing, and implementing value-creating strategies using strategic formulation concepts, techniques and frameworks.

Program takeaways:

  • Understand the implications the nature of an industry has on an organization’s strategy and advantage
  • Learn how a company builds advantage over rival companies
  • Evaluate alternative competitive positions and associated tradeoffs
  • Consider main issues executives need to consider when creating a winning strategic formulation
  • Explore multiple approaches to growth and the benefits and costs of specific growth strategies

The program is led by Prashant Kale, associate professor of strategic management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Professionals employed by Port Bureau member companies can apply or nominate a candidate from their company. Program participants should be leaders (director level) in their companies who can help drive success in business and develop skills to create strategies for achieving sustainable competitive advantage and growth. For more on the program visit:

Port Bureau members will receive an email announcing the opening of the application. All applications or nominations must be received by the Port Bureau by September 22, 2023. Scholarship awards will be announced on September 29, 2023. For more information, email or call (713) 678-4300. For application:

The Greater Houston Port Bureau would like to thank the Rice Business Executive Education, Rice University for their generous underwriting of these two scholarships.

For more information and details about Rice Business Executive Education programs, contact Zoran Perunovic at