Final deadline: June 30 for our Professional, Hybrid and Executive MBA programs.

Healthcare Management: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • No, courses are available to full-time, professional or executive MBA students. Contact an admissions officer for more information.

  • Specializations allow full-time and professional MBAs to demonstrate specialized knowledge of a particular business function or industry based on career direction. The Healthcare specialization consists of 12 credits hours of coursework and is reflected on the MBA transcript.

  • Yes, healthcare classes are open to all Rice MBA students.

  • No, the program length will remain the same at 22 months.

  • No, returning to school for an MBA is often an opportunity for a person to move into a new industry.

  • No, the GMAT is not required for this Executive Education program.

  • Students must be enrolled in the Full-Time MBA program. Information about the general Rice MBA programs can be found on the academics page.

  • No, however you may indicate your interest in healthcare on the Rice admissions application.

  • Successful completion of the program prepares students for careers in the hospital, biotechnology, life science, and managed care industries.

  • Through email at or via phone at 713.348.3056

  • No, but you must be registered as a Rice graduate student to take the classes. Rice also offers executive education for people interested in taking classes without obtaining a degree.

  • Classes take place throughout the day ranging from weekday mornings and evenings to weekends. Students from all MBA programs have the opportunity to take all of the classes as their schedules permit.

  • In the last few years, students have had offers from companies including: McKesson Specialty Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, Harris County Health System, IDEV Technology, Methodist Hospital System, TMC Orthopedic, DaVita, Medtronic, John & Johnson, Merck, Praxair and Humana.

  • To see a full list of the course available click here.