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Did You Know

Rice Business turns 50 this year! To celebrate, we're sharing fun facts from our history once a month. This month, it's the origin of Partio, one of our favorite traditions. Legend has it as a nervous student described the event happening in the business school's courtyard to an esteemed guest, they mistakenly mashed the words "party" and "patio" together.

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Intentionally Growing. Verifiably Great.

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Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review & Entrepreneurship Magazine Five Years in a Row (2020-2024)

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Best Career Prospects

Princeton Review, 2023

#5

Best MBA For Finance

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Best MBA For Consulting

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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 and 38,394 acres of parks.

Personally Speaking...

Dallin Bud Scruggs

When on campus, Rice introduced me to alumni, benefactors, and others who shared my professional goals and had gone the path I wanted to go. I knew right then that Rice was dedicated to creating a custom experience that would shape my future.

Dallin Bud Scruggs

Full-Time MBA

Sunita Dharani

There is more to an MBA besides the classes and grades. The events, information sessions, associations, workshops and everything in between will further enhance one's professional development and overall wellbeing.

Sunita Dharani

Professional MBA

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

OWL HAVE YOU KNOW

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.

 

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Flight Path

Amy joins host Scott Gale ’19 for a live event in McNair Hall to discuss her path to the higher ranks of academia, her vision for Rice’s future, continuing to foster the community Rice is known for, and how we can adapt and embrace new technologies.

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Up Next

Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez give the inside scoop on building Rice Business' public art collection, its alignment with our teaching approach, the overarching theme, and the significance of public art.

REFS Founders Podcast Episode
Flight Path

The Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) founders, Jan Goetgeluk '10 and Jesús Patiño '10, join host Scott Gale '19 to discuss how they first met at Rice Business’ international student orientation many years ago, the experience of launching REFS, and the importance of swinging big.

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.

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Rice Business Wisdom features faculty research applied in the classroom.

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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

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Yael Hochberg Head, Rice University Entrepreneurship Initiative

Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur

Whether you want to launch your own startup or shake up the company where you work, you’ll need to think like an entrepreneur. Rice Business gives every student the core skills and entrepreneurial mindset needed to adapt to a changing business world. That's why we're ranked the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program for the fifth year in a row.

 

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In The Media

“With the rise of AI, students in 2024 may need to focus more on digital skills compared to their predecessors. Online learning requires more technological familiarity and self-direction,” says George Andrews, the associate dean of degree programs at Rice Business.