The next Full-Time MBA application deadline is March 31. GMAT waivers available.

The Rice MBA

The Rice MBA

A small 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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Full-Time MBA Program with The Most Minority Students in Top 25

Poets & Quants, 2020


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023


Best MBA for Finance

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA for Consulting

Princeton Review, 2023


Interested in Rice Business?

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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. 

Our Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We invite you to read through Rice Business's first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion annual report. The office for DEI, along with Dean Rodriguez, designed the report to offer everyone time to pause and reflect on our progress toward making Rice Business more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Learn about the strides the school has made towards becoming a place where all people -- no matter their identity -- feel wholly accepted.

Companies Who Recruit

Ernst and Young
Goldman Sachs
McKinsey & Company
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Great and Small

Imagine studying at one of the most intimate business programs in the world with access to all the amenities of a university campus, in the country’s fourth largest city.

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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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.

Rice Business Wisdom

Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
How Gaining Power Can Undermine The Ability To Lead

Based on research by Professor Marlon Mooijman

Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
The Hidden Role Of Emotion In Decision Making

Based on research by Professors Erik Dane and Jennifer M. George 

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Voting | Features
Innovators Are Finding New Ways To Encourage People To Vote. Will It Work?

By Tracy L. Barnett

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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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

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.

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. 


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.


Joanna Nathan

In this episode, Joanna, CEO of Prana Thoracic, shares her career journey, passion for healthcare, deep connection to Rice, and how the heartbreaking loss of her young son serves as her inspiration for finding groundbreaking medical technologies to help others.

Takeya Green

Takeya joined Citi as an investment banking associate in Houston, Texas for the clean energy sector. In today's episode with host Scott Gale ‘19, she shares her experience overcoming the challenges placed in front of her to being honored this year by the Texas Business Hall of Fame as a leader of distinction.

Anastasiya Zavyalova

On October 24, we hosted our first live podcast taping event at Rice Business, with host Maya Pomroy ‘22 and associate professor of strategic management, Anastasiya Zavyalova. They discussed Anastasiya’s research on reputation management, how social media has changed the landscape of the field, how that relates to the Russia-Ukraine war, and her hopes for the future.

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