Our location in Houston, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich U.S. cities, is the second-largest minority-majority city in the USA; we consider it a forerunner to what America will look like in the future. This mindset informs our commitment to preparing all of our students for business leadership in an increasingly global and inclusive world.

Specifically, we want to create a rich learning environment that allows our students to consider and appreciate a multitude of perspectives that lead to enhanced decision making.

The collective energy generated from lively discussions, robust viewpoints and shared understanding makes the business school such a dynamic place to be! 

The business school at Rice supports diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways. We encourage participation in our campus-based student clubs. We engage with our affinity group partners to provide networking and recruiting opportunities for our students. We have been academic sponsors for annual conferences for the National Association of Women MBAs, the National Black MBA Association and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

In addition, we are involved with organizations and initiatives such as the FORTÉ Foundation, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Yellow Ribbon Military Program and the PhD Project – all of which provide opportunities such as scholarships, events and programming for women, veterans and underrepresented minority student populations.

You can be who you are …. and who you will become as a business leader here!

We also invite you to apply to attend Diversity@Rice, a flagship recruiting event that showcases the diversity our MBA program through the lens of our world-class faculty, top caliber students, engaged alumni and dedicated deans and staff.