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 experienced executives, our top-ranked EMBA program attracts leaders from all industries and broadens your perspective and your network. 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
- Standard class schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday
- Location: On campus
- Your degree: Master of Business Administration
Trying to decide between the Professional, Hybrid or 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
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. In their first year, Executive students follow a set core curriculum. For the second year, students select electives from a wide range of over 100 options, including 15 or more specialized sections scheduled exclusively for the Executive MBA.
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.
Rice Business is proud to offer an optional travel subsidy for students commuting to Houston for the Executive MBA programs. This subsidy includes the hotel portion of a student’s stay for class weekends. Hotel accommodations are provided by Westin Houston 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, Hybrid, or Executive MBA? Submit a Resume Pre-Assessment today and we'll help you find your fit.
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We offer a tight-knit MBA program in a city brimming with opportunities. Gain real-world experiences, expand your network, and shape your career. Our research-based curriculum, innovation, and purpose-driven approach empower you to become the leader you aspire to be. Discover the top reasons to choose Rice Business for your MBA.