Marketing Programs & Courses

MBA Full-Time 
The Rice MBA is earned in an intimate, focused and interactive environment that encourages both independent thinking and strong relationships. As a result, the Rice MBA program meshes with today’s business world—and fosters thinking that can shape the future. Rice’s MBA program combines three essential elements: (1) a comprehensive and challenging core curriculum provides you with a solid foundation of basic business disciplines; (2) a required Action Learning Project, a summer internship, and numerous field-project-oriented electives offer you ample oppor­tunities for real-world practice; and (3) a host of specialized electives allows you to further integrate your knowledge and empowers you to achieve your career objectives. Throughout your Rice experience, you’ll cultivate your ability to articulate problems, explore alternatives and reach solutions. Leadership communications and ethics are integrated across the curriculum with instruction in strategic communications plus team and individual coaching in oral and written communication.

MBA for Executives
The MBA for Executives program draws experienced managers, professionals and executives from the Houston area. Houston boasts more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other U.S. city except New York and Chicago. MBA for Executives students have the opportunity to form lasting relationships with a locally-based faculty and fellow students who are active in the Houston business community. The top-ranked Rice MBA for Executives allows experienced professionals to acquire a valuable education without career interruption. You will be able to apply classroom knowledge to the workplace immediately. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes strategic management skills as well as a solid foundation in general business knowledge. You will benefit from outstanding faculty, small classes and opportunities to interact and network with a diverse group of experienced executives. In addition, you will have access to our state-of-the-art facility, including the El Paso Corporation Finance Center. Classes are held every other Friday and Saturday for 22 months.

MBA for Professionals
The Rice MBA for Professionals offers women and men who want to accelerate their careers a unique opportunity to earn a Rice degree while continuing to work. The Rice MBA for Professionals students have the same rigorous learning experience, faculty and facilities, as our MBA Full-Time and MBA for Executives students. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings or alternating Friday evenings and Saturdays, both for 22 months.

Ph.D. in Business 
The Jones School doctoral program is intended for candidates aspiring to become faculty members at business schools in prestigious research universities. Students engage in both coursework and research as part of their doctoral training. Students close to graduation interview for faculty positions, hoping to start their careers as assistant professors at business schools around the world.


A prospective student chooses an area of study when applying to the Ph.D. program. Areas of study include: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Strategy. Each of these areas is supervised by a faculty advisor, a member of the faculty specializing in that area.


Business Undergraduate Minor 
The Jones School undergraduate business minor enables students to pursue any of the excellent majors on campus, while enhancing their education with select business courses.