The final application deadline for the Professional and Executive MBA programs has been extended to June 27. GMAT waivers available.

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Global Programs and Experiential Learning

We offer a full portfolio of externally focused applied learning courses that allow all MBA students to work on business challenges with domestic and international corporate and small business partners, not-for-profit organizations, and start-ups.

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Global Programs Offered

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Our immersive international learning experience, built into the core curriculum for all MBA programs, lets you take what you learn in the first year of the program and apply it to short-term projects for organizations and communities in diverse cultural settings. It will change your perception of the world and the way you do business in it.

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Every year, our faculty members lead international trips abroad and host courses in those countries for credit. These optional courses give you the chance to gain exposure to different cultures, make business contacts, hear from dynamic speakers and network with local alumni.

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Want to develop your international outlook even more? You can choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner institutions  Or take advantage of the opportunity to attend seminars hosted by business schools around the world.

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DOMESTIC EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMS

Capstone Consulting Project

The Capstone Course gives Professional MBA students the opportunity to help community organizations solve critical strategic challenges, such as major growth or expansion plans, organization turnaround strategies and new ventures by the organization in need of a business plan.

Action Learning Project

The Action Learning Project is a thirteen-week, team-based consultative project, where Full-Time MBA student teams tackle a company’s tough challenges and critical needs to provide detailed and actionable recommendations.

Experiential Labs

The Experiential Labs at Rice Business are for students interested in immersing themselves in specific industries.

Entrepreneurship Labs

The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) is the home of experiential learning and co-curricular activities in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice University.

Personally Speaking

Christopher C. Lau

In our ever connected and globalized society, gaining more exposure to businesses and cultures in other countries will ultimately prove valuable for anyone in the MBA program.

Christopher C. Lau

Professional MBA ‘22

Megan Smith

Participating in the global elective in Madrid is an adventure I’ll never forget. My cohort learned about how business is done abroad from leading experts in politics, economics, entertainment, and entrepreneurship — all while immersed in rich, Spanish culture.

Megan Smith

Full-Time MBA ‘22

Bojan Babic

I met people on the global field elective trip to Uganda who have had a profound effect on me, and I'm so grateful for having had that opportunity.

Bojan Babic

Professional MBA '20

Meet the Team

Kailen Bond
Program Specialist, Global Programs & Experiential Learning
Sofia Cormack
Program Administrator, Global Programs & Experiential Learning
Kelly Vlaskamp
Assistant Director, Global Programs & Experiential Learning

Gain Global Experience

The Rice Business 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.