A Culture of Diversity

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.

"Diverse groups make the best decisions."

- Dean Peter Rodriguez

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Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.

21%

Underrepresented Minorities

35%

Women

15%

Foreign Nationals

#1

Full-Time MBA Program with The Most Minority Students in Top 25, Poets & Quants, 2020

Diversity Recruiting Events

Diversity Preview Weekend

At the Diversity Preview Weekend, you can get a closer look at our MBA programs and learn why you belong here. Join us for our Diversity and Inclusion Conference, alumni panels, and sessions with the Career Development Office and Recruiting and Admissions teams. You’ll also have a chance to get to know current students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Women’s Preview Weekend

Our annual Women in Leadership Conference brings business leaders from Houston and beyond. As part of our Women’s Preview Weekend, it’s a way to meet current students, faculty, staff and alumni and to learn more about what Rice Business has to offer. 

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Be Who You Are

Here in the heart of America’s most diverse city, Rice Business seeks, values and champions students from a range of backgrounds.

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Doug Fiefia Full-Time MBA '20

Why Rice

For Doug Fiefia, a Poets & Quants 2020 MBA to Watch, whose parents immigrated from Tonga in the 1970s, the diverse community at Rice Business is one of its best features. His family agrees. In fact, when he told his mother about the school’s International Partio, she flew to Houston from Utah — along with Fiefia’s grandmother, brother, sister, brother-in-law and nephew — to cook up authentic Tongan cuisine and perform a traditional song.

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion Lina Bell

We’re Here for You

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for helping foster a culture that not only values differences, but sees them as sources of strength and innovation — on campus and in the business world.

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Network with women who are innovators, influencers and inspirations in the workplace

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Build leadership experience, improve your business skills and develop relationships outside the classroom

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