Rice University's MBA for Executives
The Rice MBA for Executives program allows you to focus on management, thought leadership, and business strategy – without interrupting your career.
Designed for business leaders with significant experience, the Rice MBA for Executives provides you an opportunity to join an elite group of professional colleagues and capitalize on a rigorous 22-month curriculum, innovative classes, and expert faculty. You’ll share business successes and challenges with a diverse group of classmates who will become colleagues for a lifetime.
Rice MBA for Executives rises to top ten in the U.S.
Students meet on Fridays (8AM-6PM) and Saturdays (7:30AM-6:30PM) on alternating weekends with occasional consecutive weekends. Students will also be required to periodically participate in class sessions occurring on weekdays (such as Immersion). There is a summer break during the months of June and July.
CREDIT HOURS AND LENGTH OF PROGRAM
57 credit hours; MBA completed in 22 months. Complete 42 core curriculum credit hours and 15 elective credit hours.
Two mandatory six-day Immersion periods. Both are prior to the start of the respective school year.
All classes are held in McNair Hall, home of the Jones Graduate School of Business located on the Rice University campus.
All classes are taught by the same world-class faculty as the renowned Rice MBA Full-Time program. Many guest professors and lecturers are local business executives sharing real-world examples and experiences.
The focus for Executive MBA students is networking with an elite and talented crowd. From networking events to family-oriented social activities to executive coaching and professional development sessions, you have plenty of options to enhance your Rice MBA experience.
COMMUNITY CAPSTONE PROJECT
Students can participate in a real-world applied learning activity outside of work and the traditional classroom. Teams of students are matched with different community organizations to help solve critical challenges such as major growth plans or organization turnaround strategies.
Students can embark on trips to strategic locations such as China, Mexico, South America and India. Itineraries include visits to corporate offices, U.S. embassies, and plant sites, as well as alumni and prospective student events.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Offerings include individual career counseling and professional development sessions covering topics such as reputation management, leveraging executive search firms, and negotiating executive compensation packages.
Tuition for the class of 2015 is $109,000 for the 22-month program.