Rice Business Executive Education
Executive Education

Our open enrollment, customized, and health care programs, provides you and your organization the opportunity to take charge of your personal and professional development, and your organization’s performance. (20% discount for Alumni)

Rice Business Plan Your Visit
Class Audit

Based on availability, you may also come back to the business school and audit an elective class in the MBA program. It can be a class that you didn’t get an opportunity to take during your time here or a refresher on a class you took some years ago. Either way, please take a look and maybe we can help! Unofficial Audits cost $100; Official Audits can be taken for $470 per course per semester.

Unofficial Audit Process

  1. View the Fall 2019 class schedule (pdf) and determine which class(es) you would like to audit.
  2. Contact the professor of the class(es) and request permission to audit.
  3. Click on the registration link and submit the audit registration form and payment to complete the process.
  4. Requests to audit and payment must be submitted no later than August 19th for the Fall 2019 semester. For questions and information on alumni audits, please contact Director of Advising Registration and Student Records Maria Johnson at JGSBRegistrar@rice.edu or 713-348-5246.

Official Audit Process

Any Rice Business Alum may officially audit one or more courses at Rice by securing permission of the instructor and by registering as an auditor with the Office of the Registrar. JGSB Registrar does not process official audits. It is imperative that you review and understand the guidelines for audit available here: Visiting Auditor.

Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University
Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Rice University’s Glasscock School offers a host of courses and programs ranging from non-profit managerial training to language programs. Alumni receive a nominal discount on select programs.

Rice Business Partners Thought Leadership Series

Join us for engaging speakers that are featured in the Rice Business Partners Thought Leadership Series. Gain different perspectives on current business issues from prominent industry leaders coupled with key Rice Business faculty. These evening events are free to attend and include a networking cocktail reception.

Rice Business Alumni

Graduation doesn't mean the end of the Rice experience! In fact, we want you to come back and visit as often as you can. The Alumni parking pass is $84 annually and will give you unlimited access to Greenbriar Lot, all other visitor lots from 5pm until midnight on weekdays, and any time on weekends. The card may be purchased in the Alumni Office or through their website. If you’ve had a permit in the past and still have your old key card it can be reactivated. If you don’t have your old key you can purchase a replacement for $30 (cash or check in the Parking Registration Office). Alternatively, you can pay the $12 daily visitor rate in the Central Parking Garage located under McNair Hall.


The cost of auditing a course includes access to course materials and content. However, some courses may require additional textbooks and supplemental materials. The cost of required textbooks is an additional cost incurred by the auditor. There are several online retailers that offer competitive pricing for textbooks. Textbook requirements are included in the course syllabus; after registering to audit a course we recommend searching for required textbooks by the ISBN number for accurate and competitive pricing. Textbooks will be delivered to the address provided with the order. Be mindful of available shipping options and delivery dates to ensure your materials arrive in time for class; some textbooks can take up to 4 weeks to arrive.


JGSB aims to have textbook information available to students prior to the start of a course. While a vast majority of the courses have submitted their textbook requirements prior to the start of the semester, some of the courses starting later in the year may not have. Make a note to check for any updated “TBD” information.


Rice Business Wisdom Faculty Research

Rice Business Wisdom

Clear, quick translations of faculty research that will change the way you think