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Professional MBA Program at Rice Business

  • Rigorous and relevant
  • Top-ranked MBA program
  • On-campus experience

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About our Part-Time MBA Program

If you’re a multitasker who wants to ramp up your career trajectory without giving up your job, you belong here in the Rice Business Professional MBA program. With part-time evening or weekend options, we’ll work with you to accommodate your busy life. Come see why we’re top-ranked in the nation and No. 1 in Houston, and learn what our students and alumni already know: you belong here.

The Professional MBA program charts a comprehensive course to career and personal growth:

  • Follow a 22-month program with evening or weekend classes.
  • Your first year builds a foundation of fundamental business principles.
  • Electives in your second-year allow you to customize your education.
  • The Capstone Course lets you put your learning to work at the end of your second year.
  • We even offer an extended format that lets you take up to five years to complete the program instead of the traditional two.
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Our Reputation


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2020, 2021 & 2022


Best MBA For Finance

Princeton Review, 2022


Best MBA for Consulting

Princeton Review, 2022


Best Part-Time MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2023



The final deadline for the Class of 2024 Professional and Executive MBA programs is now June 27. The application for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2025 will open on July 11. We respect your experience and your time. Candidates to our MBA programs may be eligible for a standardized test waiver. We also accept the Executive Assessment for our Executive and Professional MBA programs. Let's chat.


Learn and Lead

We’re living in extraordinary times right now — times that demand thoughtfulness, strength and compassion. Build the skills you need with an MBA from Rice Business. You belong here.

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