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All MBAs Gain Global Experience

Become a Global Ambassador Through Our Global Programs at Rice Business

At Rice Business, we’re all about creating global ambassadors. All MBA students dive into a core global field experience. Plus, you can go further with offsite electives and study abroad opportunities. Learn to lead globally here.

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International Cities Visited in FY23


Global Consulting Projects in FY23


Global Field Experiences Conducted in FY23

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Become a Global Ambassador

Take what you learn in the classroom and gain hands-on experience in international emerging markets, addressing real challenges with real clients. At Rice Business, you will make a global impact. Our global field experience is built into the curriculum of all MBA programs.

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Drive Social Impact at Scale

Enhance your global perspective when you take elective courses abroad. We’re dedicated to empowering students to drive real change in emerging markets, focusing on ESG, social impact, sustainable development and DEI. Our electives are designed to improve the social and economic development of communities worldwide so you can make a difference.

Meet the Faculty

All our global programs are led by faculty who are recognized for their research and expertise, giving you a chance to work closely with them and get to know them better.

Balaji Koka
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Academic Director of Global Programming
Haiyang Li
H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management – Strategic Management
Yan Anthea Zhang
Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management – Strategic Management
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Fully Immerse Yourself Abroad

Want to develop your international outlook even more? You can choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner institutions and immerse yourself in the culture as well as the classes. Or take advantage of the opportunity to attend seminars hosted by business schools around the world to get a taste of the host country and city, without being away from home too long.

Personally Speaking

The GFE was the perfect end to this MBA journey, and I'll forever be grateful for such an epic experience.

Kevin Doffing

Executive MBA


The risks of coming across the Ocean to learn, see, taste, and experience all of this for myself was worth every doubt that had crossed my mind.

Norma Torres Mendoza

Full-Time MBA

Jerrica Givens
The GFE didn't just teach me about international business; it immersed me in the intricacies of fostering a global mindset that goes beyond textbooks and theories.

Jerrica Givens

Professional MBA