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If you’re a multitasker who wants to ramp up your career trajectory without giving up your job, you belong here in the Rice Business Professional MBA program. With part-time evening or weekend options, we’ll work with you to accommodate your busy life. Come see why we’re top-ranked in the nation and No. 1 in Houston, and learn what our students and alumni already know: you belong here.


The Professional MBA program charts a comprehensive course to career and personal growth:

  • Follow a 22-month program with evening or weekend classes.
  • Your first year builds a foundation of fundamental business principles.
  • Electives in your second-year allow you to customize your education.
  • The Capstone Course lets you put your learning to work at the end of your second year.
  • We even offer an extended format that lets you take up to five years to complete the program instead of the traditional two.

Engaging Faculty: All Rice MBA courses are taught by nationally-recognized faculty who emphasize the real-world applications of their groundbreaking research. Visit Rice Business Wisdom for examples of how our professors’ peer-reviewed publications are shaping the business landscape.

In every course, you’ll work with a professor who believes that case methodology and current industry knowledge are as critical to your education as textbooks. Above all, our faculty aim to unlock your potential as a leader.

Electives: In the second year of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to your professional needs by enrolling in electives. See our elective offerings here.


Rice Business wants to help you succeed in whatever career direction you’re headed. Network with other students and alumni from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and geographic areas. Our Career Development Office is available to students and alumni, with extended evening hours during the week.


Strong Rankings: Nationally and globally, the Rice Business MBA programs are consistently recognized for excellence by major media and have risen steadily in the rankings over the last decade, putting us in the company of the nation’s most distinguished business schools. See why Poets & Quants says “Rice is on the rise.”


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2020


MBA program in Texas for Women
Financial Times, 2018


Best MBA For Finance
Princeton Review, 2020


Best MBA For Human Resources
Princeton Review, 2020


Most Competitive Students
Princeton Review, 2020


Best Classroom Experience
Princeton Review, 2020

Intimate Culture: Rice Business is proud of its intentionally small, close-knit programs. It means you know your classmates and professors — and they know you. It means your classmates’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills enrich your understanding of the material and the world. Rice Business values its academic rigor as much as it does the camaraderie, inspiration and sense of belonging you feel in the classroom. 

Entrepreneurial Mindset: As an internationally recognized leader for educating and producing talented entrepreneurs, Rice Business is especially proud of its business plan competition, the world’s largest and richest graduate student startup competition, which celebrates 20 years in 2020. Find your entrepreneurial heart by starting your own business or bringing an innovative mindset to a major corporation.

Global Preparation: To broaden your perspective and prepare you to change the world, Rice Business offers international opportunities for all MBA students in the country of your choice. A global field experience is built into the curriculum so you can take what you learn in the first year of the Rice Business MBA program and apply it to short-term consulting and service projects for organizations and communities in diverse cultural settings.

Positive ROI: Why is a Rice MBA worth the investment? Let our finance professor James Weston calculate the ROI of an MBA from Rice Business to help you make your decision.


This is all great, right? But don’t take our word for it. Meet Lemboye Ayo-Vaughan and hear why a Professional MBA from Rice Business was right for him.

Want to meet other students? Connect with a student ambassador today.

In short, Rice Business offers one of the top MBA programs in the country. You belong here. 

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