First application deadline is October 15. GMAT waivers available. 

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Life at Rice

We offer the best of both worlds at Rice Business: a small student body on an oasis-like campus surrounded by bustling Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in America. You’ll benefit from close connections as well as the broad opportunities available in a city with the world’s largest medical complex, more than 5,000 energy firms, and the second-largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Our entire school is housed in one building with plenty of communal gathering spaces that encourage students, faculty and staff to get to know each other. Your classes, your social life and support services are all integrated. Everything you need is close by, and everyone knows your name.

I would describe the Rice Business culture as being supportive and engaging. With students coming from different backgrounds and a curriculum that puts emphasis on working in teams, there is a naturally supportive environment that is created both in and outside of class. In addition to this the numerous student club initiated events provide opportunities to bond with classmates, their families, alumni, the community and more.

Lemboye Ayo-Vaughan

Professional MBA ‘20

Lemboye Ayovaughan profile

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Our Podcast

Ritesh Sheth
Owl Have You Know Podcast

Episode 19
The journey from management consulting, to product management and financial analyst, and finally to becoming a yoga teacher and focusing on serving others.

Scott Gale
Owl Have You Know Podcast

Episode 18
How entrepreneurship is becoming a key part of a successful company and the future of Houston as the energy capital of the world.

Dr. Tom Kolditz
Owl Have You Know Podcast

Episode 17
Why institutions of higher education don't necessarily deliver on their leadership development promises and what the Doerr Institute is doing to change that.

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Join the Club

Our student clubs give you a chance to develop as a leader, learn more about different professions and improve your business skills. We’ve got an array of active professional organizations, diversity associations, student government groups and social clubs to fit your interests.

Get Together

At the core of our culture is the wide range of events held for and by students. Our regular “partios” — outdoor happy hours held on our courtyard patio — help bring students together in intimate gatherings, while larger conferences and summits draw business leaders from Houston and beyond. 

Day in the Life

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Day in the Life

Rodrigo Duluc, Master of Accounting, '20

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Day in the Life

Baldwin Luu, Full-Time MBA ‘21

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Always an Owl

Even after you graduate from Rice Business, you still belong here. You can stay connected by attending community events for alumni around the globe, joining our alumni association, volunteering as a class ambassador or auditing a class.

Ready for the Next Step?