The final application deadline for the Professional and Executive MBA programs has been extended to June 27. GMAT waivers available.

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You Belong Here

Peter Rodriguez, Dean of Rice Business School
Peter Rodriguez Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University

Check Out Our Latest Podcast Episode Featuring Dean Rodriguez

In this episode, Dean Peter Rodriguez sits down with host Christine Dobbyn to reflect on the last few tumultuous years. He talks about the future of the business school, who his mentors are, and a new appointment that will give him a front row seat to what's happening in the economy.

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Small School. Big Ideas.

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

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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 & 2022


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

Poets & Quants, 2020


Best MBA For Finance

Princeton Review, 2022


Best MBA For Consulting

Princeton Review, 2022

Personally Speaking...

Elizabeth Jones FTMBA

Prior to Rice, I started a career coaching business on top of my full-time job as a corporate tech recruiter. At Rice, I have been able to meet several folks who managed businesses outside of their "day jobs." I knew Rice is ranked #1 for its entrepreneurial program, but it was still so refreshing to meet people who share my same spirit of creating and innovating in business.

Lizzie Jones

Full-Time MBA ‘22

Imran Majeed

The classes I have taken have taught me many new things that I have not been previously aware of. I have also made many new friends that I will cherish forever and continue to be friends with post-MBA.

Imran Majeed

Professional MBA '22

Keyuri Popat

One of the things the MBA program has given me is confidence — the feeling that there’s nothing I can’t explore.

Keyuri Popat

Executive MBA ‘21

A Bold New Creation at Rice Business

Get an inside look as artist Kate Shepherd creates Rice Business’ stunning new wall painting in luminous shades of red and grey, a hypnotic visual connection to the architecture of McNair Hall’s octagonal atrium. The result, titled “Tricycle Red, Pelican Grey, etc., partial octagons,” is a work of art equal in boldness to the students of Rice Business.


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


Stand by me rbw
Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why you should know the varieties of customer engagement types

Based on research by Vikas Mittal

Long Shot RBW
Marketing | Features
More effective marketing could convince the vaccine hesitant to change their ways

By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Social Climbers RBW
Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Time to rethink social climbers

Based on research by Siyu Yu

Tolga Tezcan
Tolga Tezcan Professor of Operations Management

Supply and Demand

Successful business operations strategies are the foundation for growing and distributing a company’s products, services and profits in a post-pandemic world. Our growing operations management program is led by faculty who teach students to manage businesses confidently and effectively through design, planning, control, coordination and improvement of business processes.

News & Events

Jing Zhou
School Updates

Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, has been appointed deputy dean of academic affairs for the business school effective July 1. She succeeds Jeff Fleming, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Finance, who will complete a seven-year term as deputy dean this month.

In The Media

Celebrations are underway after Houston was named one of 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup. "Building things Houstonians need and use every day, that's the easy money and the great way to leverage this opportunity for us," said Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business.

Amy Dittmar will become Rice provost on Aug. 1.
School Updates

Amy Dittmar, a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in economics, finance and university administration, has been named the new provost of Rice University. She will be joined at Rice by her husband of 28 years, Robert “Bob” Dittmar, who will be a professor of finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business.