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Faculty & Research

Faculty & Research

Learn from faculty who are known around the world for their academic achievements, their innovative research — and their open doors. With average class sizes of about 40, your professors will know your name and be invested in you, your success and your future.

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Faculty Members


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Publications in 2022


Best MBA Classroom Experience, Princeton Review, 2023

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Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research applied in the classroom.


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Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why You Should Know The Varieties of Customer Engagement Types

Based on research by Professor Vikas Mittal

Classic Instruments
Data Analysis | Peer-Reviewed Research
Revisiting The Merits Of Nondigital Data Collecting

Based on research by Professor Michelle "Mikki" Hebl

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Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Time To Rethink Social Climbers

Based on research by Professor Siyu Yu

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Faculty contributions in research, teaching and service are critical to fulfilling the Rice Business mission. Our faculty are recognized for their scholarship across 11 academic fields.

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Anastasiya Zavyalova
Anastasiya Zavyalova Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Why Teach At Rice

"Beyond providing an academically stimulating environment, Rice Business has created a supportive atmosphere where I am free to pursue my research projects, share my ideas with colleagues and students, and engage with the business community."

Faculty Teaching Awards

Balaji Koka
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Academic Director of Global Programming
Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson Assistant Professor of Finance

Featured Research

"Borrowing money can improve a person’s life in many ways, whether it’s being used to fund an education, start a business or buy a house. But there are also concerns about predatory lending and the implications for financial stability. This has led to regulations that restrict how much money people can borrow. I hope my research will be useful for evaluating and improving these policies."

Faculty in the Media

School Updates

Rice University today introduced the Rice Biotech Launch Pad, a Houston-based accelerator focused on expediting the translation of the university’s health and medical technology discoveries into cures. Yael Hochberg, head of the Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, is on the accelerator’s founding advisory council.