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Beyond the Classroom

Explore Abundant Opportunities at Rice Business for Networking and Hands-On Experience

We all know an MBA is about more than just classes and grades. This is a chance to really develop yourself as a leader — to find new talents and strengths you never knew you had. At Rice Business, we shape students into leaders who have the skills companies need: strategic thinking, creativity, leadership, communication and more. Our programs help you learn and apply those skills both inside and outside the classroom, and our international programming will help you gain a global perspective.

Beyond the classroom

Run the Show

Summits, conferences and competitions — we offer lots of opportunities to network and practice running the show.

The Global Field Experience really challenges you to think about things in a new light. It pushes you to be more creative and innovative.

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Full-Time MBA

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Leadership and Coaching

Organizations place a premium on leaders who get the best performance out of people. And it grows increasingly important as you rise through the ranks. Our leadership coaching program prepares you to be more proficient at an essential component of effective leadership — the ability to develop individuals and teams.

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Finance Focus

The Finance Center’s hands-on training acts as a complement to our finance, accounting, data analysis, and entrepreneurship courses. It is also home to the M.A. Wright Fund, where MBAs manage investment funds in equities and bonds.

Career Treks

Explore new industries and network with professionals. Industry Treks take you across the country to learn more about business areas you may want to pursue.

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Board Fellows

The Board Fellows program is a year-long experiential appointment that matches talented, energetic and committed Rice MBAs (that means you) with nonprofit boards in the Houston community. 

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Go Global

Understanding how other cultures operate is essential in a global economy. The Global Field Experience is an adventurous, immersive opportunity that opens your mind and changes your perspective. Take what you learn in your classes and apply it to consulting and service projects abroad. Rice Business is committed to building strong, experienced global partners and leaders through the Global Field Experience. Join in.

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Engaging with Government

Located in Washington, D.C., The Washington Campus (TWC) offers short intensive courses on public policy for current and future organizational leaders. You'll meet with lobbyists and government officials, and will learn essential business and leadership skills. All MBA students are eligible to participate.

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Fund Fun

The Finance Center’s student-managed fund, the M.A. Wright Fund, provides hands-on experience — and its success supports Rice Business scholarships. The Wright Fund has consistently generated the highest return against other student-managed portfolios.

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