The next MBA application deadline is January 6. GMAT waivers available.

Photo of McNair Hall

You Belong Here

Natalie N. Smith

Check Out Our Newest Podcast Episode

The newest episode of Owl Have You Know is one you won't want to miss. Natalie Smith '17 sits down with host Scott Gale '19 to discuss her early years working offshore with bp, her post-Rice pivot to consulting for the mergers and acquisitions practice at EY-Parthenon, working and living in China, and starting her own clothing business, Sisterly Village.

Interested in Rice Business?

 
Three students sitting outside looking at laptop

Small School. Big Ideas.

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

McNair Hall exterior shot black and white

Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.

#1

Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

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

#1

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

Poets & Quants, 2020

#6

Best MBA For Finance

Princeton Review, 2022

#10

Best MBA For Consulting

Princeton Review, 2022

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

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

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

Janet H. Moore
Janet H. Moore Director of Communication Program, Senior Lecturer in Communication

Finding the Right Words

In the global and digital landscapes of business today, the ability to communicate effectively has never been more important. Our faculty empower the next generation of leaders to be confident and capable communicators, a sought-after proficiency in new hires.

 

News & Events

In The Media

Rice Business professor Nicola Secomandi, along with University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration professor Selvaprabu Nadajarah, were recently invited by the European Journal of Operational Research to conduct a review of the operations literature on real options in energy.