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.
Attend a Top-Ranked MBA Designed For Executives
Designed for leaders and experienced executives, our top-ranked EMBA program attracts leaders from all industries and broadens your perspective along with your network. Ranked #11 as the best Executive MBA program by Poets & Quants, it's the top Executive MBA in Houston, Texas: your home for work, study and building a life you’ve earned.
- Average work experience: 18 years
- Program length: 2 years
- Class schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday
- Location: On campus
- Your degree: Master of Business Administration
Trying to decide between the Professional MBA and Executive MBA? Complete our resume pre-assessment and we'll help you find your fit. In addition, you may be eligible for a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment waiver. Take the resume pre-assessment to find out and you will receive a result within five business days.
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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. It's one of the reasons why we're the best Executive MBA program in Houston.
Executives can earn an MBA at Rice Business by attending classes on campus just two weekends a month with our residency program. Rice Business is proud to offer a travel subsidy for students commuting to Houston for the Professional MBA and Executive MBA 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.
Find The Right Program For You
We encourage you to request more information to get to know us better. Trying to decide between the Rice Professional MBA and Executive MBA? Submit a Resume Pre-Assessment today and we'll help you find your fit.
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Below are just a few more 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 & 2022, 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.