Spring is a big season at Rice Business: there’s the thrill of the Business Plan Competition, the satisfaction of Investiture, the sheer energy of our being on a beautiful campus. Here’s how the business school has adapted its culture and strengths during the era of coronavirus.
Accelerate your career or pivot without giving up your job. Evening or weekend options will allow you to adapt to your busy life.
- Average work experience: 7 years
- Work experience range: 4 to 11 years
- Program length: 2 years
- Class schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday or 2 evenings a week
- Location: On campus
- Your degree: Master of Business Administration
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About The Program
Our Professional MBA is for you. With part-time evening or weekend options, we’ll work with you to accommodate your busy life. In addition, we offer an extended format to allow those who want the option of completing the program in three years (or up to five years) instead of the traditional two years. The curriculum and faculty are still the same, you also have the flexibility to choose from 100+ electives in your second year. Come see why we’re highly-ranked in the nation, and learn what our students and alumni already know: you belong here.
We recognize the importance of co-curricular programming. We designed opportunities for all our students to help develop and practice skills recruiters seek from MBA students: Strategic thinking, problem solving, leadership and more. Find the right place to practice your leadership here.
Our Career Development Office is available to students and alumni, and is composed of a Career Advising team and an Employer Relations team. The talent and experience of our students draw a wide variety of employers and industries, led by consulting, financial services, energy and technology.
Weekend Residency Program
Professionals can earn an MBA by attending classes just two weekends a month for 22 months. Rice Business is proud to offer a travel subsidy for students commuting to Houston for the Professional MBA (PMBA) 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.
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. U.S. and World Report ranks Rice Professional MBA #13.
Rice MBA program provides a lot of opportunities for students to develop their careers. If you decide to change your life, Rice is the best choice.
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Below are just a few additional reasons why you belong at Rice.
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.
As an internationally recognized leader for educating and producing talented entrepreneurs, Rice Business is especially proud of its business plan competition, the world’s largest and richest graduate student startup competition, which celebrated 20 years in 2020. Learn more here.
Rice Business offers international opportunities for all MBA students. A global field experience is built into the curriculum so you can take what you learn in the first year and apply it to short-term consulting projects for organizations and communities in diverse cultural settings. Learn more here.
Why is a Rice MBA worth the investment? Watch our finance professor James Weston calculate the ROI of an MBA from Rice Business to help you make your decision. Limited scholarships are also available for Professional MBA students.
Rice MBA courses are taught by nationally-recognized faculty who emphasize real-world applications of their research to unlock your potential as a leader. You’ll work with professors who believe that case methodology and current industry knowledge are as critical to your education as textbooks.
At Rice Business, we believe that you belong here — and we are dedicated to helping you get here. Please use the application requirements checklist to guide you through the application. We accept either the GMAT or GRE test scores and we have no preference of which test you take. In addition, you may qualify for a test waiver. We encourage you to connect with our recruiting and admissions team for guidance on the application process and to get to know us better. Feel free to reach out to us at 713-348-4918 or email@example.com.
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