Rice Business School

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We’re living in extraordinary times right now — times that demand thoughtfulness, strength, and maybe above all, preparedness. An MBA can be a powerful way to meet this demand. Read our Admit It: Rice Business MBA Blog post to learn more about how to flourish in opportunities that previously didn’t exist.

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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Small School. Big Ideas.

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

Changing Horses RBW
Entrepreneurship | Peer-Reviewed Research
When Are Venture Capitalists Likely To Replace A CEO?

Based on research by Professor Yan "Anthea" Zhang

Clearing The Air RBW
Investing | Features
How Activist Investors Can Reduce Pollution

Based on research by Professor Kunal Sachdeva

Opening Act RBW
Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why Famous Friends Don't Always Help

Based on research by Professor Alessandro Piazza

Haiyang Li
Haiyang Li Professor of Strategic Management

Strategy Rooted in Research. Real World Application.

Known as research pioneers on emerging markets, entrepreneurship corporate governance, merger strategies and more, our professors prepare students to understand and solve organizational challenges. It’s why Princeton Review ranked us the No. 6 Best MBA Program in Consulting.

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In The Media

Why do so many companies come up short in their strategy planning? Because CEOs end up playing the role of firefighter, implementer or counselor. Co-written by Vikas Mittal, J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice Business.