Rice Advanced Management Program

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Upcoming dates:

Spring 2019

Week 1: February 11-15, 2019

Week 2: April 7-12, 2019

Fall 2019

Week 1: September 16-20, 2019

Week 2: October 13-18, 2019

Overview: Delivered in two one-week sessions separated by an intersession, our Rice Advanced Management Program is an immersion program exclusively designed for high potential leaders to successfully move into general management or functional lead roles. Upgrade your capability and visibility by leveraging our world-class management faculty, research, case studies, assessments, esteemed executive coaches, and selectively admitted fellow participants that will add value to your development. Read more to learn about your professors and the topics covered in the two-week program.



  • Enhance self-awareness to improve leadership impact 
  • Learn to analyze context to identify behaviors associated with exceptional executive leadership
  • Enhance ability to lead and develop high performing teams and individuals
  • Understand organizational culture and key leadership challenges associated with leading through culture
  • Learn to conduct strategic analysis of industry and organization and identify opportunities for growth
  • Learn the language of corporate finance and financial accounting and improve financial decision making
  • Lead enterprise-level change and execute strategy
  • Improve strategic decision making by identifying cognitive, social, and emotional biases that affect judgment
  • Create personal development plans with support of an executive coach

Program Schedule:

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Tuition: $15,000/certificate

Your Professors:

D. Brent Smith, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education

Vikas Mittal, Ph.D. J. Hughe Liedtke Professor of Marketing

Prashant Kale, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Brian Rountree, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting

Barbara Ostdiek, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance and Statistics

James P. Weston, Ph.D. Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance

All Rice Advanced Management Program faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at Rice Business and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about their research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s 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.

Sheree Ahart

Sheree Ahart

Director, Executive Education
Brent Smith

D. Brent Smith

Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, Associate Professor of Management and Psychology (Organizational Behavior)
Prashant Kale

Prashant Kale

Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Vikas Mittal

Vikas Mittal

J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Management (Marketing)
Brian Rountree

Brian Rountree

Associate Professor of Accounting
Barbara Ostdiek

Barbara Ostdiek

Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance and Statistics
James Weston

James P. Weston

Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance