Rice Business School

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Congratulations Classes of 2020 and 2021

We're so excited to cheer you on in person as you walk the stage on May 14! We're proud of your perseverance and accomplishments and cannot wait to see how brightly you shine post-graduation. Congratulations on your hard work and well-deserved success.

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

Amit Pazgal Friedkin Professor of 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. Rice Business welcomes Tolga Tezcan, a leading scholar in business analytics and operations management from the London School of Business, to our growing operations management program. He has conducted extensive research on designing and managing service systems in customer service and healthcare. Tezcan joins Amit Pazgal, the Friedkin Chair in Management and Academic Director of Operations Management, with three additional faculty expected to be hired in the next year.

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