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The safety and well-being of the Rice Business community is our top priority.

We are working closely with Rice University to actively monitor local and global health concerns regarding COVID-19.

Steps We’ve Taken

  • In-person classes have been moved to a virtual format starting March 13 until further notice
  • The university has implemented travel restrictions and guidance.
  • Resources are available for remote instruction and remote work.
  • All in-person events have been suspended or moved virtual through May. We will continue to monitor and adjust events as needed.
  • We now have rolling admissions processes for Round 3 applications for all on-campus programs.
  • In-person Executive Education programs scheduled for spring 2020 have been postponed. We encourage you to review our fall 2020 program options.

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Academic Program Updates

Programs are making adjustments to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community, including prospective students, during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

  • On-Campus MBA and Master of Accounting Programs: In addition to ensuring smooth online delivery for our current students, we are fully committed to supporting applicants. We now have:
    • Rolling admissions processes for Round 3 applications for all on-campus programs
    • Waived application fees for all on-campus programs
    • Test requirement exceptions as a result to GMAT and GRE test and prep center closures
      • Please note our test exception policy for MBA applicants will include the option to  provide your ACT or SAT instead of the GMAT or GRE
    • Weekly online chats for applicants to connect with our Recruiting and Admission team

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  • MBA@Rice:
    • Our online hybrid MBA remains fully operational and is currently accepting applications for July 2020, October 2020 and January 2021.
    • Application fee and GMAT waivers remain available.

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Executive Education Updates

All in-person programs scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been postponed or canceled.

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