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Rice Business is the youngest and fastest-rising business school in the U.S. and one of the best Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in Texas.

Rice Business’ intimate program fosters a diverse student culture that balances academic rigor with friendly collaboration:

  • Our 120 full-time students represent the smallest class size among the top business schools
  • Our small class size gives students the chance to be active learners and own their education, both in and out of the classroom
  • Students learn through a combination of case method, simulation and experiences with companies from all industries

Meet Sina Yilu FTMBA '19 as he discusses the value of his MBA and what makes Rice Business the best fit for him

Our tight-knit culture defines both your time as a student and the rest of your life as an alum — being part of a small family (where 26% of the family is in the C-suite) means true and meaningful connections.

Students can take advantage of studying a Rice University and living in Houston, the largest city in Texas and one of the most diverse cities in the country.

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Students may also consider MBA@Rice, the new online MBA from Rice Business. MBA@Rice will connect you with a diverse community of business leaders from around the world. Together, you’ll work to rethink your approach to business challenges like managing human and financial capital, solving problems across functional teams, and integrating new technologies into your core business strategies. Learn more about MBA@Rice.

Our school is created to change your career. We have built each program at Rice Business to give you the education and skills you need to further your career. Stay where you are and move up the ladder. Or take a leap of faith and try something new. Either way, the Career Development Office is available to meet with you six days a week and extended evening hours.

Students at the business school:

  • Intern in the summer between the first and second years, allowing students to explore any career option
  • Focus on as many as two of our nine academic concentrations
  • Use their entire second year to set themselves up for their dream job
  • Work with top employers after graduation, like Amazon, ExxonMobil, Deloitte, Ecolab, Phillips 66, EY and Citi
  • Benefit from a worldwide family of alumni

Rice Business is an internationally recognized leader for educating and producing talented entrepreneurs. Whether you're starting a new enterprise or making something happen inside the company where you already work, the entrepreneurial mindset is a necessary part of any successful person’s tool kit. For our students, it's not a matter of whether to become an entrepreneur, but when.

  • No. 3 Graduate Entrepreneurship, Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine, 2018, eight years in Top 10
  • Rice Business Plan Competition, world's richest and largest graduate student startup competition

In short, Rice Business offers one of the top Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs in the country. Apply today.


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