Rice Business Executive Education

The Rice Executive Education Program offers an Accelerated Development program as well as certificates in:

What our students are saying about Executive Education: 

"Excellent format and learning environment. The professors' and coaches' methods have been incredibly effective and motivating." - Accelerated Development Program

"Exceeded my expectation in integrating business concepts into my physician leadership career." - Custom Program

"Insightful and very engaging." - Graduate Certificate in Leadership

"Handling a 9-person team, all very young and from different cultures; after this program, I got lots of ideas that if I can translate it into actions, will not only allow me to grow as a leader, but also [my colleagues], as a team and as professionals." - Custom Program


Executive Education programs are taught by a select group of faculty who have received teaching accolades from the MBA population. Each faculty also has relevant experience outside of academic research through consulting, work experience, or other project work. All of our programs contain fewer than 35 participants, so participants receive personalized attention from faculty. Below is a selected faculty list that teach in our open enrollment programs.

Practical Approach

Rice University Executive Education believes that for working managers, the best courses are those that provide actionable steps upon return to work. Through a variety of learning methods, faculty seek not only to provide their own experience and expertise, but also to capitalize on the knowledge of the participant group. Case study, simulation, assessment, coaching, and small group work create an environment where the learning is co-created by all in the classroom.

Alumni Benefits

All participants in Rice University Executive Education courses are permitted to join our LinkedIn group and are invited to future school events, including executive speakers and student-run conferences. In addition our graduates of the Accelerated Development Program are provided a subscription to the Jones Journal and are invited to our annual reunion.

Houston, Texas

Located in the 4th largest city in the United States, Houston is a global center for energy and health care. Conveniently located between the city’s two airports, Rice University is uniquely situated next to the medical center and ten minutes from downtown Houston. Proximity to some of the largest and most notable companies in the world afford our faculty and participants an opportunity to learn from best practices and interact with international peers.

D. Brent Smith Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, Associate Professor of Management and Psychology (Organizational Behavior)
Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey

Executive Director, Executive Education

Sheree Ahart

Director of Executive Education
Emily Reichenbach

Emily Reichenbach

Client Manager, Executive Education

Kelcie Johnson

Client Manager, Executive Education

Kari Mullen

Assistant Director, Executive Education
McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005