Rice Business School

You Belong Here

EMBA launch

Welcome EMBA Class of 2023

 Launch, your orientation to Rice Business, is finally here. It’s your first opportunity to come together as a class, begin to develop lifelong friendships and become more familiar with the program, McNair Hall and the school’s staff. We can’t wait to meet you!

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. 

Interested in Rice Business?

Three students sitting outside looking at laptop

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.

McNair Hall exterior shot black and white

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...

Headshot - Nalani

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

Francisco Alvarez Rincon profile headshot

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.


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

Based on research by Professor Amit Pazgal 

Lightening The Load
Psychology | Features
How The Science Of Possessions Can Help Foster Kids

Essay by Rice Business Wisdom contributor Deborah Lynn Blumberg with commentary from Jaeyeon (Jae) Chung

Sewing machine
Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
How Personalized Marketing Can Prevent Cancer

Based on research by Vikas Mittal

Linda Capuano
Linda Capuano Professor in the Practice of Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy

Our faculty bring commercial acumen and leadership experience from the vibrant energy sector of Houston. Courses in the geopolitics of energy, safety, business analysis and operations are widely regarded as conduits to leadership positions in the energy industry. Learn more about how our faculty provide students with a profound examination of the topics that define the scope of this dynamic sector. 

News & Events

Arthi Vasudevan
In The Media

Arthi Vasudevan, MBA '21, shares how she created a path for herself and remains determined to give back to the community and culture she loves so much. 

Office study
In The Media

During the pandemic, business schools saw a surge in applications. Rice Business had a 63% increase! With more competition, it's time to figure out what test is the best fit for you: GMAT, GRE or EA?