Learning about the Rice MBA for Professionals program starts with immersing yourself in several of our Admissions events. These events are offered as a way for you to learn more about our programs, hear directly from our students, take a peek into our classrooms, catch a glimpse of student life, meet our world-class professors and most importantly, help determine where YOU fit into the Rice MBA.
The Admissions Team highly recommends that you participate in several Admissions events. This will not only help you better understand what we offer, but will also give you a hands-on look at the Rice MBA experience. All of this will provide you with special insight as you start to work on your Rice MBA for Professionals application.
On-Campus Information Sessions
On-Campus Information Sessions offer you the opportunity to visit with faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. On-campus sessions include a presentation and a reception, and will take place in McNair Hall, home of the Jones Graduate School of Business. This is a great way to see the campus and the building, and learn about the program in a large social setting.
For those prospective students who are further along in the application process, the Recruiting and Admissions team is pleased to offer these on-campus seminars during the lunch hour. We will talk to invited prospective students about putting together the best business school application. We will provide valuable insight into what we are looking for in a Rice MBA application and hopefully will allow you to put together your best application for this program!
Houston and Domestic Events
We encourage you to come out to attend and event and meet our Admissions team and alumni representatives to ask questions and learn more about the program.
Discover Rice Series
Join the Rice MBA admissions staff for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and information about the fully-employed MBA program offerings at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Find out how the MBA for Professionals and MBA for Executives will work with your job and your life. Energy, entrepreneurship, and health care support a strong foundation of first year core business courses along with a second year of wide elective course offerings. Combining all of this with our academic rigor, world-class faculty, challenging classmates, and professional service offerings (like Career Management, Professional Development, Executive Coaching) make the Rice MBA the right investment in your future.
Come learn how to embark on the academic investment of a lifetime in the Number 1 city rated “Coolest City to Live” (Forbes).
Come walk in the shoes of a Rice MBA for Professionals student. Have you wondered how you could possibly work full time AND be a part of one of the best MBA programs at the same time? How do you balance work, personal and school lives? Has it been a while since you’ve been back in the classroom?
Join us for a class visit to get a hands-on peek at life as a Rice MBA for Professionals student. Read about the available classes and professors who will be leading the classes. Then register for the one that interests you the most. We invite you to see the Rice MBA for Professionals program in action.
*** Please be considerate when signing up to attend a class since this is indeed a classroom setting. Due to limited space in the classroom, you are only allowed to register for one Class Visit
per school year. There are a limited number of seats in the classroom for prospective students. If you need to cancel, please allow at least 1 week
Evening Core Class Options:
A typical evening
class visit schedule will look like this:
5:30PM — Meet your Class Host on campus for dinner with Class of 2018
6:15PM — Class Begins
9:30PM — Optional Social Outing (only on Wednesdays)Finance: Professor Alan Crane
Introduction to the theory and practice of corporate finance,
with emphasis on topics such as valuation, capital budgeting, risk and
return, and capital structure. Required for MBA.
Marketing: Professor Connie Porter
Introduction to the key concepts underlying the function of
marketing and its interaction with other functions in a business
enterprise. Explores marketing's role in defining, creating, and
communicating value to customers. Primarily case-based with capstone
simulation exercise, providing a foundation for advanced course work in
Weekend Elective Class Options:
A typical weekend Saturday
class visit schedule will look like this:
7:15AM — Meet your Class Host on campus
7:30AM — Class Begins
NOON — Lunch with Class Host and the Class of 2018**You may leave at mid-morning break but are more than welcome to stay the entire morning session as well**Business Law: Professor Lee Butler
This course examines the broad subject of law as it relates to business
and is designed to help the student develop “legal astuteness.” That is,
the ability to communicate effectively with counsel and to work
together with counsel to solve complex problems and/or to protect and
leverage the firm’s resources. It is designed to be a guide to
understanding how the law impacts daily management decisions and
business strategies, to spotting legal issues before they become legal
problems, and to using laws and legal tools to marshal resources and
Portfolio Management: Professor Arzu Ozoguz
Review of classic investment theory, with emphasis on measuring and
managing investment risk and return. Includes the development of modern
portfolio theory and asset pricing models, an introduction to option
and futures contracts, market efficiency, and stock valuation.
Recommended for most finance students.
Geopolitics of Energy: Professor Bill Arnold
Geopolitics of Energy builds on critical thinking developed in
core courses such as Strategy, Finance and Ethics. The modules deal
with historical themes, access to resources, operational issues
occurring during the life of an investment, and decisions at the end of
investment life (at expected maturity or prematurely). Scenario
Planning is used - not to predict the future but to consider the
viability of strategies under alternate future directions. The course
uses the case method to a significant extent and deals with diverse
regions and levels of economic development..
Lunch and Learn Information Sessions
The Admissions team invites you to one of our Lunch and Learn Information Sessions around town. We understand that for working professionals, the lunch hour may be the easiest to slip away from the office. We invite you to learn about the MBA for Executives program in a casual setting. Following a brief presentation, you will have the chance to meet the Admissions team and enjoy your meal while chatting with current students in the program.
Other On-Campus Admissions Events
Admissions 101: Putting Together Your Best Application
For those prospective students who are further along in the application process, the Recruiting and Admissions Team is pleased to offer these on-campus seminars during the lunch hour. We will talk to invited prospective students about putting together the best business school application. We will provide valuable insight into what we are looking for in a Rice MBA application and hopefully will allow you to put together your best application for this program!
So bring your lunch for this working lunch session here at the Jones School in McNair Hall. The presentation will be brief and we will leave plenty of time to answer your specific questions regarding your application.
You must apply ahead of time for this event. To be considered, you need to have a Rice MBA application in progress in our system. To apply and be considered for this event, you must also include a copy of your current resume at the time of registration.
All Admissions 101 events are from 11:30AM – 1PM in McNair Hall on the Rice University campus.
Bring a Colleague to School Day
Do you ever wonder where your colleague goes after hours? Have you thought about working and going to school at the same time, but you didn’t know if you could do it? Do you want to jump start your career, add to your skill set and apply what you learn the next day at work?
Come experience the Rice MBA for yourself. We invite you to join your co-worker to see first-hand what life as a Rice MBA for Professionals student is like. Meet up with current students and your work mate for dinner, a building tour and a rigorous class and get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Rice MBA.