Each program typically includes 20-30 individuals – the optimal range in class size for participant interaction and focused faculty attention.

Current pricing for our open enrollment programs are listed on each program page. Please visit our programs page to navigate to the course that most interests you. There you’ll find all program details including pricing.

Programs typically begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am, and you’ll have an hour lunch break around noon.

Rice Business offers non-accredited executive education programs focused on specific business topics. At the conclusion of your program, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion signed by the dean.

Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation, so we ask that you provide written notice of cancellation more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a 6% administrative fee. At our discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

Our Executive Education programs are held on Rice University’s campus in McNair Hall – the home of Jones Graduate School of Business. (https://business.rice.edu/directions-and-parking)

Rice does not offer housing for participants; however, there are a number of hotels near campus that offer discounted rates upon request and based on availability. Please contact us after you enroll and we’ll share a list of preferred partners.

Participants in our non-degree Executive Education programs are not eligible for student visas. If you require a visa, please contact a U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for appropriate credentials to enter the U.S. If requested, we can provide a letter after course payment has been received stating the purpose of your visit to the U.S. is to participate in our Executive Education programming.

Most of our open enrollment programs do not have prerequisites; however, our Rice Advanced Management Program does require an application. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. The Leadership Accelerator Program is best-suited for professionals with managerial responsibilities and more than seven years’ experience. To learn more, contact us.

An undergraduate degree is not required to enroll in our programs; however, most material is presented at a graduate level.

In response to COVID-19, we are currently offering 30%- 50% discounts on fall 2020 open enrollment programs. 

Tuition includes class materials, parking, a commemorative gift, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a Rice University certificate of completion. Airfare, transportation, hotel accommodations and personal incidentals are not included.