A year ago I was in your shoes — passionate about my career and eager to take the next step in my professional development. Applying to Rice Business was the best decision I made in 2020.
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Designed for leaders and experienced executives, our top-ranked EMBA program attracts leaders from all industries and broadens your perspective along with your network. Complete our resume pre-assessment to see if the Executive MBA is right for you. Houston, Texas, is your home for work, study and building a life you’ve earned.
- Average work experience: 17 years
- Work experience range: 12 to 22 years
- Program length: 2 years
- Class schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday
- Location: On campus
- Your degree: Master of Business Administration
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About Our Executive MBA Program
Designed for leaders and experienced executives, our Executive MBA curriculum focuses on experiential, integrated learning. We open and close each academic year with 5-day intensives that target development of an executive mindset. Executive MBA students follow a core curriculum in their first year, then choose from 100+ electives in their second year.
We offer leadership and strategy executive forums and seminars focused on building an executive mindset. We develop leaders with core courses in functional areas, enhanced by a network of like-minded classmates, and capped with an overseas trip focused on creating the mindset to lead the global firm. We are confident that earning an Executive MBA at Rice Business will help you be the leader you were meant to be.
Throughout the program, you will work with an experienced executive coach to fill identified gaps in your leadership portfolio. Each executive coach provides support in formalizing and executing a personal strategic development plan. The coaching program complements the leadership development curriculum, providing a safe environment for challenging assumptions and promoting new thinking.
Executives can earn an MBA at Rice Business by attending classes just two weekends a month in our residency program. Rice Business is proud to offer a travel subsidy for students commuting to Houston for the MBA for Professionals and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. This subsidy includes the hotel portion of a student’s stay for class weekends. Hotel accommodations are provided by Houston Marriott Medical Center, located one mile from campus.
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Below are just a few reasons why you belong at Rice.
Nationally and globally, the Rice Business MBA programs are consistently recognized for excellence by major media and have risen steadily in the rankings over the last decade. We have consistently been ranked in the top ten for entrepreneurship for over ten years. In 2020 & 2021, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Rice Business #1 Graduate Entrepreneurship Program. In 2020, The Princeton Review also ranked Rice Business #3 in Finance.
Our tight-knit culture defines both your time as a student and your life as an alum — being part of our small family means making true and meaningful connections. In its 45 years, Rice Business has graduated just over 7,000 alumni. That makes for strong bonds and close ties.
At Rice Business, we believe that you belong here — and we are dedicated to helping you get here. We encourage you to connect with our recruiting and admissions team for guidance on the application process and to get to know us better. We have provided an application requirements checklist to guide you through the application.
Please note you may be eligible for a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment waiver. Take the resume pre-assessment to find out.
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