Rice Business is proud to offer a travel subsidy for students commuting to Houston for the MBA for Professionals and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. This subsidy includes the hotel portion of a student’s stay for class weekends. Hotel accommodations are provided by Houston Marriott Medical Center, located one mile from campus:

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Main Phone: (713) 796-0080

Please note that the Weekend Residency Program fee is not included in the MBA tuition. The fee for the program is $1,500/semester, which is added as a line item on a student’s tuition bill each semester.

What is/is not covered by the Weekend Residency program?

Rice Business covers payment for:

  • Room/tax for class weekends
    • MBAP program: Friday and Saturday nights
    • EMBA program: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
  • Room/tax for non-weekend programming
    • MBAP program: Immersions
    • EMBA program: Non-Residency Executive Forums

Rice Business does not cover payment for:

  • Parking
  • Incidentals (e.g. mini-bar tabs, late night meals at the hotel, room service, etc.)
  • Airfare or transportation

For more information regarding the Weekend Residency program, please contact the Rice MBA Recruiting & Admissions Office at 713-348-4622 or ricemba@rice.edu.