Rice MBA-ME Program

The fast-paced nature of high-tech industries requires an unparalleled leadership style, one that blends a breadth of technical expertise with a firm foundation in business principles. The joint graduate degree of a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering provides graduates with the unique opportunity of leading technology firms through dynamic shifts of innovation.

Rice University's Brown School of Engineering collaborates with Texas Medical Center institutions and other Rice departments to enhance research opportunities in industries such as nanotechnology, information technology, and biotechnology. Please contact your department of interest for more information.


Program Options

Admission Requirements

All applicants applying to the MBA/ME joint degree program must complete a separate application to the MBA program and the Engineering program of choice. Please reach out to representatives in each department for specific questions. All MBA admissions inquires can be directed to Paige Goodson, Assistant Director of Admissions.

Course Requirements

  • 69 hours of coursework, including 24 in an engineering discipline and 45 in business administration
  • All core requirements of the MBA program
  • All requirements of the specific engineering department (nonthesis degree options are available)
  • Summer internships are strongly recommended
  • Course schedules are planned in consultation with the MBA program and the specific engineering department
  • All requirements can be fulfilled in two years