Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Rice MBA with Health Care program only available to full-time MBA students?
No, courses are available to full-time, professional or executive MBA students. Contact an admissions officer for more information.

What is a concentration or specialization?
They are options for full-time and professional MBAs to demonstrate specialized knowledge of a particular business function or industry based on career direction. The Health Care concentration consists of 12 credits hours of coursework and is reflected on the MBA transcript.

Can I take health care classes without getting a concentration?
Yes, all health care classes are open to all Jones School MBA students.

Will a concentration or specialization extend the length of the MBA program?
No, the program length will remain the same at 22 months.

Do you need health care experience prior to school to participate in the health care program?
No, returning to school for an MBA is often an opportunity for a person to move into a new industry.

Do I still need to take the GMAT for the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management?
No, the GMAT is not required for this Executive Education program.

What are the admission requirements for the MBA with health care concentration?
Students must be enrolled in the Rice full-time program. Information about the general Rice MBA programs can be found on the academics page.

Is there a separate application for the MBA with health care program?
No, however you may indicate your interest in health care on the Rice admissions application.

What is the career outlook for an MBA with health care graduate?
Successful completion of the program prepares students for careers in the hospital, biotechnology, life science, and managed care industries.

How can I contact the health care department if I have further questions?
Through email at healthcare@rice.edu or via phone at 713.348.3056

Do I need to be an MBA student in order to take the health care classes?
No, but you must be registered as a Rice graduate student to take the classes. Rice also offers executive education for people interested in taking classes without obtaining a degree.

When are the health care classes offered?
Classes take place throughout the day ranging from weekday mornings and evenings to weekends. Students from all MBA programs have the opportunity to take all of the classes as his/her schedule permits.

Where have students interned within the health care sector?
In the last few years, students have had offers from many different companies. Some of these include: McKesson Specialty Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, Harris County Health System, IDEV Technology, Methodist Hospital System, TMC Orthopedic, DaVita, Medtronic, John & Johnson, Merck, Praxair, and Humana.

What types of health care classes are offered?
To see a full list of the course available click here.

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Dr. Prashant Kale
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Dr. Binata Mukherjee
Director of Healthcare Initiatives
binata.mukherjee@rice.edu
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Diane Nguyen
Healthcare Program Manager
diane.h.nguyen@rice.edu
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