The Rice MBA is shaping the next generation of action-oriented, innovative thought leaders, who will motivate peers and implement change. The practical learning approach of the curriculum effectively transforms the way students learn by blending essential elements to improve and amplify our students’ strategy, leadership and creative credentials.

The Healthcare Program was created within the Jones Graduate School of Business as a means to address the changing face of healthcare as a business. Enrollment is open to students in the full-time, professional or executive MBA program. Focus is given on key topics driving the healthcare industry. Successful completion of the program helps prepare students for careers in hospitals, biotechnology, life science, and managed care industries.

In the first year, students follow a required curriculum that involves analyzing multiple business cases. Students then begin tailoring their healthcare experience in the second semester of the first year and the entire second year. Some of the healthcare electives include but are not limited to; U.S. Healthcare Management, Healthcare Strategy and Healthcare Operations Management. Courses are continually being added to accommodate the changing healthcare industry.

The Jones Graduate School of Business also hosts healthcare events such as a speaker series and panel discussions. Rice invites inspiring and accomplished leaders in today’s Houston healthcare community to share their expertise and experiences among others in the healthcare network at these events. Panel discussions are held annually on topics critical to healthcare. These events help MBA students explore the different topics and problems in healthcare today.

  • Full-Time MBA Program

    Typically, the full-time MBA is a great fit for those who are looking to shift their career path to healthcare or those who have less than five years of experience. Students interested in this program demonstrate innovative excellence and exhibit high leadership potential. The program provides students with a concentration in healthcare to complement their core business classes over 22 months.

    The healthcare classes within the program offer a real world environment to prepare students for the challenges of working in healthcare after graduation. The classroom experience enables students to learn through a variety of techniques such as case method, group projects, structured lectures and open forums.

    MBA candidates are led by world-renowned, experienced faculty who engage them with distinctive learning techniques that will permit the candidates to utilize management and leadership skills to their maximum potential in the healthcare industry.
    • Healthcare Concentration

      Concentrations are offered strictly to full-time MBA students who desire a specialized knowledge of an industry based on their career focus. The healthcare concentration provides students with an understanding of how management principles are interpreted and applied in different healthcare settings such as pharmaceutical, biotech, and insurance companies, as well as hospitals and small private practices.

      In order to complete the healthcare concentration, students must complete 12 of the 24.5 credits available of the healthcare courses offered. To learn more about the full time MBA program please click here.
  • Professional MBA Program

    The Professional MBA program is an opportunity for currently employed students who have an interest in career advancement. The options of both an evening and a weekend schedule meet the demands of today's career accelerators.

    The program prepares individuals for the challenging field of healthcare by transforming them into world-class leaders and decision makers who are able to apply organizational techniques to attain maximum results. Upon completing the 22-month program with the option of a curriculum in healthcare, students are exposed to healthcare management concepts and core business values.

    An elite group of faculty engage MBA candidates with invaluable classroom experience, supported by a dedication to path-breaking research and unsurpassed teaching methods.

    The Professional MBA is designed for business leaders with significant experience and provides an opportunity to join an elite group of colleagues. The 22-month curriculum focuses on leadership development and business strategy. The program provides courses in healthcare in addition to the core business classes.

    To find out more about healthcare in the Professional MBA program, contact an admissions officer.

    To learn more about the Professional MBA program please click here.
  • Executive MBA Program

    The Executive MBA program is designed for business leaders with significant experience and provides an opportunity to join an elite group of colleagues. The 22-month curriculum focuses on leadership development and business strategy. The program provides courses in healthcare in addition to the core business classes.

    To find out more about healthcare in the Executive MBA program, contact an admissions officer.

    To learn more about the Executive MBA program please click here.