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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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Why Earn An MBA

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

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Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.


Full-Time MBA Program with The Most Minority Students in Top 25, Poets & Quants, 2020


Graduate Entrepreneurship Program, Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship Magazine, 2020


Best MBA for Finance, Princeton Review, 2020


Best MBA Classroom Experience, Princeton Review, 2020

Interested in Rice Business?

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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 power of the Rice Business Career Development Office and alumni network when it comes to recruiting was a good surprise. The caliber of companies that come to Rice Business and the amount of opportunities available has exceeded my expectations. 

Lemboye Ayovaughan

Professional MBA '20

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Featured Faculty

Yan Anthea Zhang
Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management – Strategic Management
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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

Get to Know Us

We have also moved all admissions events to virtual interactions and are offering online chats with our recruiting and admissions team. Hope to connect with you then.

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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 specific factors that set Rice Business apart for me were first, its ranking and reputation and then its student-teacher ratio. The third thing that set Rice apart was its location in Houston, the most diverse city in the U.S. Interacting with people from so many backgrounds sets me up for success.

Mayank Gulati

Full-Time MBA ‘20

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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. 

Ready for the Next Step?