There is still time to apply to the Professional, Executive and Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs. Final deadline is June 30.

Rice Business School

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Last chance to apply

Last Chance to Apply

Don’t miss your chance to apply to the Rice Business Professional MBA, Executive MBA or Deferred Enrollment programs. No matter which program you choose, you’ll learn from world-class faculty in our small, tight-knit community. The final deadline for rolling admission on a space-available basis is June 30. You belong here. 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. 

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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 is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.


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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

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

Based on research by Vikas Mittal

Eleanor Putnam-Farr
Eleanor Putnam-Farr Assistant Professor of Marketing

Pitch Perfect

The most successful companies are masters of innovation and marketing. It’s not enough to have a great product – you must be able to communicate its value. Rice Business champions the multidisciplinary nature of marketing, conducting cutting-edge, award-winning research published in the most prestigious marketing journals. Our faculty is dedicated to advancing marketing thought and practice and training a new generation of marketing leaders.


News & Events

Juneteenth 2021
School Updates

Rice’s second annual Juneteenth celebration will bring together professors across the university — including Rice Business professor Connie Porter — for three panels exploring ideas and questions central to the meaning and promise of the important holiday.