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Life at Rice

Life at Rice

We offer the best of both worlds at Rice Business: a collaborative, tight-knit 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.

Students entering McNair hall building

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.

Rice truly showed me the power of community. As a prospective student, I felt embraced by existing students and administration — Rice wanted me to win and I had not received an acceptance letter yet!

Raisha Smith

Full-Time MBA ‘22

Raisha Smith

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Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding.


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Flight Path

Amy joins host Scott Gale ’19 for a live event in McNair Hall to discuss her path to the higher ranks of academia, her vision for Rice’s future, continuing to foster the community Rice is known for, and how we can adapt and embrace new technologies.

The Intersection of Art and Business feat. Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez
Up Next

Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez give the inside scoop on building Rice Business' public art collection, its alignment with our teaching approach, the overarching theme, and the significance of public art.

REFS Founders Podcast Episode
Flight Path

The Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) founders, Jan Goetgeluk '10 and Jesús Patiño '10, join host Scott Gale '19 to discuss how they first met at Rice Business’ international student orientation many years ago, the experience of launching REFS, and the importance of swinging big.

Group of students posing at international partio

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


Why Houston?

The fourth-largest and most diverse city in America, Houston is a growing tech hub, an established energy town, and a healthcare industry hot spot for the win. Get to know and love the city and its culture (hello, culinary capital of the South) for your two years during grad school (and maybe more).

Alumni gathered at alumni reunion

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.