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The Rice MBA

The Rice MBA

A tight-knit and selective business school with a challenging and supportive learning culture. Rigorous and relevant. Led by faculty that feed your curiosity and nudge you to ask the right questions.

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Best MBA Program in Texas

According to Financial Times 2023 Global Rankings


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Best MBA for Finance

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA for Consulting

Princeton Review, 2023


Interested in Rice Business?

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Why Choose Rice Business for Your MBA

We say you belong here. And we mean it. We offer a tight-knit MBA program in a city brimming with opportunities. Gain real-world experiences, expand your network, and shape your career. Our research-based curriculum, innovation, and purpose-driven approach empower you to become the leader you aspire to be. Discover the top reasons to choose Rice Business for your MBA.

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Which MBA program is right for you?

Once you decide to transform your career with a Rice MBA, the next step is picking the program that is perfect for you. Here's how to choose. 

Companies Who Recruit

Ernst and Young
Goldman Sachs
McKinsey & Company
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Great and Tight-Knit

Imagine studying and networking at a collaborative business school with full access to the university campus and the country’s fourth largest and most diverse city.

See Why You Belong Here

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Enter the job market with confidence. View job placements, employment reports, compensation information and more for the Full-Time and Professional MBA programs.

Alumni Network

At Rice Business, you'll build connections that last a lifetime. Learn more about our tight-knit alumni network that will support you during your MBA journey and beyond.

Admit It: Rice Business MBA Blog

Our MBA blog showcases captivating student and alumni stories, as well as unique features of our programs. Get an inside look at the Rice Business experience.

The Rice MBA Student Experience

My favorite thing has been the range of classes that I have taken even thus far. From Marketing to Data Analytics, I truly feel that I am getting the full business experience and have learned so much. 

Taylor Moser

Professional MBA '22

Taylor Moser
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Rice Business Wisdom features faculty research applied in the classroom.

Strategy | Peer-Reviewed Research
In emerging markets, pricing — not reputation — drives the partnership between underwriter and IPO.

Based on research by Yan Anthea Zhang and Haiyang Li

Energy Operations Decisions
Operations Management | Peer-Reviewed Research
The transition to clean energy sources may increase the complexity of already intricate operations.

Based on research by Nicola Secomandi

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Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Allowing employees to select their incentives increases both the quantity and quality of their ideas.

Based on research by Jing Zhou

Featured Faculty

Yan Anthea Zhang
Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management – Strategic Management
Constance Elise Porter
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Clinical Professor of Marketing
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Shark Tank — Rice Style

More than 40 teams compete for $1.5 million in prizes in the world’s largest and richest student startup competition. Entrepreneurship is baked into the MBA experience and the Rice Business Plan Competition is just one of many ways to get involved.

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All Hands on Deck

Whether you’re full time or part time, you’re going to want to get involved. Start a club or lead one of our many professional and social student organizations.

The most surprising part has been all of the amazing perks you get as a Rice MBA! From small things like free food on campus, to large things like top-notch professors, it has been such a great experience. Additionally the reception people give you when they learn that you are a Rice Business student is amazing. People are so willing to talk to you and share information based off of the Rice name alone.

Ashley Henry

Full-Time MBA ‘22

Ashley Henry


Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding.


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Flight Path

Amy joins host Scott Gale ’19 for a live event in McNair Hall to discuss her path to the higher ranks of academia, her vision for Rice’s future, continuing to foster the community Rice is known for, and how we can adapt and embrace new technologies.

The Intersection of Art and Business feat. Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez
Up Next

Alison Weaver and Dean Peter Rodriguez give the inside scoop on building Rice Business' public art collection, its alignment with our teaching approach, the overarching theme, and the significance of public art.

REFS Founders Podcast Episode
Flight Path

The Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) founders, Jan Goetgeluk '10 and Jesús Patiño '10, join host Scott Gale '19 to discuss how they first met at Rice Business’ international student orientation many years ago, the experience of launching REFS, and the importance of swinging big.

Go Global

The Global Field Experience is an adventurous, immersive opportunity that opens your mind and changes your perspective. Step out of your comfort zone, learn another country’s culture and how they do business, and become a more insightful leader.