The next MBA application deadline is March 15. GMAT waivers available.

Photo of McNair Hall

You Belong Here

Top-Ranked MBA

Verifiably Great

The results are in! Rice Business hits it out of the park again with nine top ten rankings from Princeton Review. In addition to being the #1 best MBA for entrepreneurship for the fourth year in a row and the #4 best online MBA program, we're the #5 best MBA for consulting, #5 best MBA for finance, #7 for greatest resources for minority students, #7 for most competitive students, #8 in best career prospects, #8 best administered program and #10 for best classroom experience. Choose the MBA that sets you up for career success, no matter what your goals are. You belong here.

Interested in Rice Business?

The Rice MBA

Small School. Big Ideas.

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

McNair Hall exterior shot black and white

Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023


Best Career Prospects

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA For Finance

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA For Consulting

Princeton Review, 2023

Image of Houston skyline

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.

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


Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding.


Mike Narvaez

Mike Narvaez describes himself as a “husband, father, manager, student and volunteer trying to make more right decisions than wrong.” Mike sits down with host Maya Pomroy ’22 to talk about how his son pushed him to get his MBA, maintaining connections with his cohort even though he did the online MBA program, and being a lifelong learner.

Chuck Yates '94

Chuck sits down with host Scott Gale '19 at the Digital Wildcatters Podcasting Studio right here in Houston to talk about his long-standing ties to Rice, his advice for those pursuing careers in investment banking, his connections to Nashville and the music industry, and his hopes for rebranding the energy industry.

Mike Dey '20

Tune in as Mike Dey ‘20 talks with host Maya Pomroy '22 about building a cohort community in the online MBA program, how Rice Business inspired him to pivot from avionics engineering to business ownership and the importance of networking and connections

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

Omar Matuk-Villazon
Omar Matuk-Villazon Lecturer in Management, Healthcare

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare

Leveraging its relationship and close proximity to the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, Rice Business develops leaders across all segments of the healthcare industry. Our faculty bring expertise from the field into the classroom, providing students with an understanding of how management principles are interpreted and applied in hospital, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and managed care settings.


News & Events