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Student Life

At Rice Business, you'll make friends for life. Everything you need is close by, and everyone knows your name.

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Time to Partio

The “partio,” or party on the patio, is a venerated Rice Business tradition. Whether it’s an international partio to celebrate the different cultures in our community or a family partio where you can introduce your littles and loved ones to your Rice Business family, partios are our favorite way to unwind and get to know each other better.

Female Hispanic Student

Diversity Matters

We call ourselves family, but we’re all different. Different opinions. Different career goals. Different cultures and backgrounds. We’re one of the most diverse communities of graduate business students in the U.S. and that’s intentional, because diversity is at the heart of our collaborations and essential to our ethos. Diversity is more than numbers at Rice Business. It’s friendships that span differences. It’s what makes us feel at home.

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Best of Both Worlds

We offer the best of both worlds at Rice Business: A small, tight-knit student body contained within a single building that offers access to the facilities and grounds of the 300-acre Rice University campus. Rice Business students are encouraged to visit and use the university’s library, student center, chapel, rec center, and coffee shops, as well as the Lilie Lab and the Turrell Skyspace.

Day in the Life

Join Full-Time Rice MBA '21 Baldwin Luu as he takes you on a tour of the Rice campus, MBA hot-spots, and to educational and social events!

Hear From Our Alumni

Personally Speaking

Kunal Shinde Headshot

Winning the Owlympics in the very first week at Rice, and getting bragging rights for the complete first year. Owlympics was a great opportunity to team up with classmates in a fun environment and the friendships and trust that we build in the first week helped us sail through the ups and downs.

Kunal Shinde

Full-Time MBA ‘21

Executive MBA Christine Dobbyn Headshot

I love sitting outside Brochstein Pavilion at Rice on a beautiful sunny day when it's in the 70s. Just watching the bustle of activity on campus and being a part of the academic experience is energizing.

Christine Dobbyn

Executive MBA ‘20

Cynthia Liang Headshot

One of our classmates is a certified personal trainer so he developed a "business school workout plan" for us. Pre-COVID, many of us followed the plan religiously! I loved seeing everyone at the gym using his workout plan!

Cynthia Liang

Full-Time MBA ‘21