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“The launch of our online program marks a significant milestone for our school as we prepare to welcome a new group of business leaders to our family,” said Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business. “MBA@Rice will make our outstanding programs accessible to working professionals who don’t live in Houston. Their contributions will, in turn, strengthen our existing programs, allowing students and faculty to draw new inspiration from diverse experiences and industries across the U.S.”

The MBA@Rice is a way to deliver our program to working professionals with extensive experience who may not have the option to study on campus. This new format will reach students we have long sought but who have not been able to join us on campus. Delivering an online MBA also brings new capabilities to our faculty and staff and benefits our on-campus programs by increasing awareness, positioning Rice Business for the future and offering the degree to more students than ever before.

From its launch, we will ensure that the quality of students admitted to this new MBA format helps raise the admissions standards of our MBA programs. We will have the same admission process and charge the same tuition as we do for our on-campus programs.

The program consists of 54 credits and can be completed online in 24 months.

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Rice Business Online Program

An MBA Curriculum Focused on Modern Business Challenges

Rice Business believes that succeeding in business today means approaching problems with an entrepreneurial mindset. As a student, you’ll learn to think cross-functionally and to collaborate across teams to maximize each element of a business.

The MBA@Rice curriculum develops your understanding of essential business principles such as financial accounting, business analytics, marketing strategy, leadership and finance. You’ll learn to apply these larger concepts throughout an organization as you hone your skills in a focused specialization of study.

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Sample Course Schedule

The online MBA program allows you to fit your degree into your schedule without sacrificing your personal and professional commitments. You will take up to six credits in each 10-week term. At the end of each term, there will be a week reserved for exams and an additional week that can either be used for Residential Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs) or an extended break between terms. Take a look at a sample course schedule for two terms below:

Term 1 (10 Weeks)   Term 2 (10 Weeks)
10-Week Core Course 1 (3 Credits)   10-Week Core Course 2 (3 Credits)
5-Week Core Course 1 (1.5 Credits)   5-Week Core Course 3 (1.5 Credits)
5-Week Core Course 2 (1.5 Credits)   5-Week Core Course 4 (1.5) Credits






An Interactive Online Learning Experience

Today’s most successful businesses are those that understand how to use new technologies to enhance collaboration. At MBA@Rice, we believe the same philosophy applies to business education, which is why we created an online program that helps our diverse community communicate, collaborate and connect seamlessly.

As an MBA@Rice student, you will learn through a variety of interactive formats, including:

  • Live Classes Hosted Online: Join classmates and professors each week in face-to-face, webcam-enabled class sessions for review and debate of the week’s lessons.
  • Mobile-Friendly, Multimedia Coursework: Complete assignments like real-world case studies, video simulations and collaborative projects each week from anywhere, using any connected device.
  • In-Person Learning and Networking Outings: Meet with classmates, alumni, faculty and industry leaders for engaging in-person events hosted both on and off campus.
  • Residential Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs): Hosted both on and off campus, ILEs bring you together in person with peers, faculty and mentors to participate in simulations and to develop and practice new skills.

A Faculty That Puts Your Development First

Recognized for their achievements in teaching, research and practice, Rice Business faculty members are devoted to both innovation and student support. They consistently publish groundbreaking business insights while working with students one on one to help them explore their own big ideas.

Learn more about individual leadership and faculty members below or at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine that features clear, quick translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

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The Rice Business Alumni Community

At Rice Business, we are proud of the amazing things our alumni have accomplished across almost every major industry. Our alumni community of more than 6,360 professionals spans 59 countries and nearly every U.S. state.

As an MBA@Rice student, you will have access to our alumni, who regularly connect with current students looking for advice, mentorship or professional opportunities.

6,360+ Alumni Worldwide | 1,279 Alumni in C-Level Roles | 59 Countries Represented

GMAT/GRE and Admissions Requirements

To help our admissions team evaluate your potential as a business leader, GMAT or GRE scores are required as one element of the application process.

Learn more about applying to the program and important admissions deadlines

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If you’re ready to bring your unique voice to our diverse MBA community, we want to meet you. Take the first step toward career advancement by starting your application now.

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