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The program at Rice Business has been consistently ranked among the top 10 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation, reflective of the depth and breadth of resources for entrepreneurs during their time at Rice and beyond. We are proud to be ranked the #1 Graduate Entrepreneurship Program by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine this year.

Entreprenurship classes emphasize a combination of mindset and skillset and focus on multiple stages of the entrepreneurial process. Classes include The New Enterprise, Enterprise Acquisition, The Social Enterprise and more, tailored to a wide range of interests.

In addition, entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to engage with an array of industries in novel ways. In courses such as Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Rice Business students join Rice graduate students in bioengineering and physicians from Baylor College of Medicine to work at the intersection of their fields. Classes at Rice Business are accompanied by co-curricular resources for entrepreneurs, including workshops, lectures, mentor office hours and special events to cultivate connections between Rice entreprenuers locally and nationally.

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Full-Time Faculty

Yael Hochberg

Yael Hochberg

Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship – Finance; Head, Rice University Entrepreneurship Initiative
713-348-3596
Hesam Panahi

Hesam Panahi

Lecturer in Management - Entrepreneurship
713-348-6267

Part-Time Faculty

Rafael Alvarez

Lecturer in Management - Entrepreneurship
 
Paul Cherukuri

Paul Cherukuri

Adjunct Professor of Management – Entrepreneurship
713-348-8159
Jim Cohen, Lecturer in Management - Finance

Jim Cohen

Lecturer in Management – Finance & Entrepreneurship
 
Al Danto

Al Danto

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship
 
Blair Garrou

Blair Garrou

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship
713-715-6820
Aziz Ahmed Gilani

Aziz Gilani

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship
 
Jack M. Gill

Jack M. Gill

Professor in the Practice of Entrepreneurship
713-348-2817
Dennis Murphree

Dennis Murphree

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship
713-655-8500
Mark Poag, Lecturer in Management – Finance

Mark Poag

Lecturer in Management – Finance & Entrepreneurship
 
Atul Varadhachary

Atul Varadhachary

Adjunct Professor in Management - Entrepreneurship
 

Emeriti Faculty

G. Anthony Gorry

G. Anthony Gorry (1941-2018)

Friedkin Professor Emeritus of Management
 
H Albert Napier

H Albert Napier

Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and Psychology
 
Edward E. Williams

Edward E. Williams (1945-2018)

Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship