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Rice Business School

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Niche Industry Panel

Calling All Trailblazers

Are you interested in earning a Rice MBA to pivot into a niche industry? Join us virtually (September 27, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CDT) to hear about the recruiting and internship experiences of current second-year students who spent their summers at companies like PayPal and Tesla. Don't keep your dream waiting.

Rice Business Task Force on Racial Equity and Social Justice

The Rice Business Task Force on Racial Equity and Social Justice is charged with researching, evaluating and recommending actions to be taken by Rice Business to promote racial equity and social justice. 

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You've got goals. Together, we'll get there.

Our Location: Houston

Only in Houston

Welcome to America’s most diverse city. Home to newcomers from around the globe, there’s no better place to live and launch. Think foodie heaven, off the grid culture, wildcatter innovation, sports, arts, culture and 38,394 acres of parks.

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Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2020 & 2021


Full-Time MBA Program with The Most Minority Students in Top 25

Poets & Quants, 2020


Best MBA For Finance

Princeton Review, 2021


Best MBA For Consulting

Princeton Review, 2021

Personally Speaking...

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Rice Business is a family of people who are intentional about showing up with empathy and lending their expertise beyond the classroom to ensure that you have a meaningful MBA experience. This was a space where I could genuinely learn, connect and thrive.

Nalani Ortiz

Full-Time MBA ‘21

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There is a collaborative feel to the program. We study together, learn from one another, and most of the assignments are tackled in groups of three to five.

Francisco Alvarez Rincon

Full-Time MBA '20


Rice has a growth mindset culture. This is your safe place if you are looking to grow and feel challenged with such great faculty and students.

Marilia Maia

Executive MBA ‘20

New Art Installation at Rice Business

Rice Business is proud to join the university-wide arts initiative with our installation of Triple Virgo suspended in the McNair Hall rotunda. Rice Public Art offers innovative and meaningful experiences to students, integrating works across campus into academic life. California artist Pae White takes it to the next level, hoping Triple Virgo will make students think about “a globe in flux, a globe where nothing is solidified or congealed — a colorful, shifting sphere of excitement, intrigue and agility."


Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.


Pyramid Scheme
Workplace Culture | Peer-Reviewed Research
How Your Mind’s Eye Affects Performance

Based on research by Professor Siyu Yu

Putting Out Fires
Strategy | Features
Why Do So Many Companies Come Up Short In Their Strategy Planning?

By Vikas Mittal

Shades of Gray RBW
Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
How Unauthorized Markets Can Sometimes Actually Help Business

Based on research by Amit Pazgal

Petrus Ferreira
Petrus Ferreira Assistant Professor of Accounting

It All Adds Up

Our award-winning professors are trailblazing scholars who have made major contributions to accounting research and teaching. With an inspiring passion for educating future leaders, our faculty equip students with a comprehensive understanding of how accounting helps shape capital markets, business contracting and agency relationships.

News & Events

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School Updates

“This recognition in entrepreneurship has consistently told the story that we care about and support the entrepreneurial mindset, business plans and dreams of our students, alumni and the undergraduate and graduate community at large,” wrote Dean Peter Rodriguez.

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School Updates

Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Chair Professor of Strategy at the Rice Business, has been selected as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), a distinction honoring members of the society who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.