Tuition and Fees
Executive MBA (EMBA) tuition is $64,815 each academic year. Tuition also covers textbooks, parking, meals and more.
An enrollment deposit of $5,000** is due upon acceptance and will be applied toward your first semester bill.
The total two-year tuition for the Class of 2022 is $131,630*. The tuition covers the complete 22-month schedule of course work and is billed evenly over 4 semesters.
|Tuition and Fees||Per Term||Annual||Two Year Program Costs|
|Full Regular Tuition*||$ 32,907.50||$ 65,815||$ 131,630|
|Optional Fees||Per Term||Annual||Two Year Program Costs|
|Weekend Residency Fee*||$ 1,500||$ 3,000||$ 6,000|
|Health Insurance***||$ 1,290||$ 2,580||$ 5,160|
Included In Tuition
Students pay no required institutional fees*** and the following items are included within tuition:
- Textbooks and program materials
- Resources at Fondren Library
- Light meals before classes
A Rice MBA is Worth The Investment
An MBA from Rice Business is an investment that will pay dividends throughout your career. See Rice Business Professor James Weston explain why.
Weekend Residency Program
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:
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Main Phone: (713) 796-0080
Please note that the Weekend Residency Program fee is not included in the MBA tuition. The fee for the program is $1,500/semester, which is added as a line item on a student’s tuition bill each semester.
Rice Business covers payment for:
- Room/tax for class weekends
- MBAP program: Friday and Saturday nights
- EMBA program: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
- Room/tax for non-weekend programming
- MBAP program: Immersions
- EMBA program: Non-Residency Executive Forums
Rice Business does not cover payment for:
- Incidentals (e.g. mini-bar tabs, late night meals at the hotel, room service, etc.)
- Airfare or transportation
- Room/tax for class weekends
For more information regarding the Weekend Residency program, please contact the Rice MBA Recruiting & Admissions Office at 713-348-4918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s the sticker price of an MBA? Even for candidates who know their next step is business school, the financial commitment is significant. For candidates who are still deciding, calculating the variables — tuition, time, meeting responsibilities to family, work and community — can be overwhelming. Both types of achievers may be surprised at how affordable a Rice MBA really is.
Tuition may be covered by the use of personal resources and student loan. Military and veterans may also have education benefits.
In addition, many students’ tuition needs are supplemented by company financial support. We encourage you to check with your company regarding education benefits and tuition reimbursement programs.
Billing and Payment Deadlines
- Fall: Billing begins the first week of July with a payment deadline of September 10th
- Spring: Billing begins the first week of December with a payment deadline of February 10th
- Semester Payment Plan
*Tuition and fee rates subject to change.
**The $5,000 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program and serves as a guarantee of enrollment in the year for which you are accepted. Failure to enroll in that year results in forfeiture of the deposit and will require reapplication.
***Health Insurance is an institutional requirement. You may waive this requirement by submitting proof of alternative medical insurance that meets Rice University minimum standards.