Houston entrepreneurs, take note. Rice University and the University of Houston again are at the top of their class among the country’s best entrepreneurship programs.
Centers & Labs
A flexible, modern learning center and workspace, the Liu Idea Lab is Rice’s on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here, Rice Business students prepare to become innovators in whatever industry they choose — a tech startup, government agency, civic group, nonprofit, small business or large corporation.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for building successful tech ventures, linking the Rice Business community to Houston’s vibrant startup scene. Over the past 20 years, more than 2,500 companies have participated in over 220 Rice Alliance programs, raising more than $8.1 billion in early-stage capital.
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The Nucleus for Innovation
The Ion, a 266,000-square foot structure in the center of Houston Innovation District, fosters a community and culture where corporate innovators, academic partners, community partners, startups, and entrepreneurs come together to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.
Rice Business Wisdom
Based on research by Professor Jing Zhou
Based on research by Professors Jennifer M. George and Erik Dane
Based on research by Professors Douglas A. Schuler and Robert E. Hoskisson
Focus on Finance
The Rice Business Finance Center’s hands-on training complements our finance, accounting, data analysis and entrepreneurship courses. All on-campus students have access. The Finance Center is also home to the M.A. Wright Fund and Rice Fixed Income Fund, the business school’s coursework in which MBAs manage investment funds in equities and bonds.
You’ll find answers to all your business questions at our Business Information Center, staffed by professional librarians and student workers who can help you access resources and track down any information you might need. It’s also a quiet, comfortable place to study and work.
In The News
Rice Business received top billing on two prominent lists rating academic excellence that were announced today: Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s entrepreneurship ranking (No. 1) and Poets and Quants’ online MBA ranking (No. 5).
Two Houston universities are celebrating top spots on the 17th annual Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies lists released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
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