Rice Business Full-Time MBA

If you’re seeking depth and willing to step out of the workforce for two years to immerse yourself into everything the program has to offer, the Full-Time MBA is the perfect choice. It's a cohort-based program with a summer internship in between the first and second years so you can explore any career option.

A well-qualified candidate for the full time program is someone who wants a career change, exhibits high leadership potential and wants to contribute to an experiential, competitive learning environment.

  • 22-month program with day classes.
  • Your first year builds a solid foundation of fundamental business principles in small approachable classes.
  • Electives in your second-year allow customization.
  • Specialized concentrations give you functional expertise in a particular area of interest.
  • The Action Learning Project lets you put your education to work at the end of your first year.
  • A summer internship between the first and second years allows you to explore any career option.
  • Other options? Check out our dual and coordinated degree programs with Rice: MBA/ME (Engineering) and MBA/PSM (Science); and our dual degree: MD/MBA (Medical) with Baylor College of Medicine.

Engaging Faculty

All Rice MBA courses are taught by a dedicated, nationally-recognized team of professors who create an engaging, challenging learning environment. These faculty members maintain an important balance between teaching and research, integrating insights from their own rigorous, peer-reviewed research and helping students understand these topics in the context of today’s ever-changing business landscape. Visit Rice Business Wisdom for examples of our peer-reviewed business research presented in a compelling, quick-to-read package.

Members of our faculty also implicitly nurture skills and traits that are critical to success for tomorrow’s leaders. In every course, students have an opportunity to work one-on-one with an accessible, involved and energetic member of the faculty, who believes that academic research and current industry knowledge are as critical as textbooks to a student’s education.

Career Development

The business school’s Career Development Office (CDO) partners with students and alumni to meet their professional goals. Over the years, the CDO has developed relationships across a spectrum of Fortune 500 organizations and professional service firms.

Throughout the two-year program, students attend recruiting and career-related events, network with industry professionals and alumni, apply for positions through the Rice MBA internship/job board, and interview on-campus. The CDO also provides professional development content on topics such as resume writing and business correspondence, group workshops, an online course, and personalized one-on-one advising to help students develop and implement a career strategy for the MBA job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A total of 82 percent of full time students in the class of 2017 received a merit-based or named scholarship. Make sure to find out more from the office of recruiting and admissions. A dedicated associate director of financial aid in the office of recruiting and admissions assists students with any questions about financing the Rice MBA.

Profile of Class of 2018

  • Number of Incoming Students: 110
  • Average GMAT: 690
  • Median GMAT: 700
  • Average GPA: 3.30
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 5.0
  • % Women:  27%
  • % Foreign Nationals: 30%
  • Countries Represented: 13
  • % U.S. Underrepresented Minorities: 9.1%


Admissions Information

For questions, please choose the relevant contact below:

MBA Programs
Full Time MBA: ricemba@rice.edu
MBA for Professionals: mbap@rice.edu
MBA for Executives: emba@rice.edu

Ph.D. Program

MAcc Program