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, Most Diverse Full-Time MBA Program
Join us on our campus in the heart of Houston for our top-ranked full-time program. Dive into clubs, extracurricular activities and networking events, and personalize your education by choosing from more than 100 different electives. Or secure your spot a few years down the road through our Deferred Enrollment program.
- Average work experience: 5 years
- Work experience range: 2 to 8 years
- Program length: 2 years
- Class schedule: Monday through Thursday
- Location: On Campus
- Your degree: Master of Business Administration
Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
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Best MBA for Consulting
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Why A Rice MBA
Below are just a few reasons why you should earn an MBA at Rice Business.
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.
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.
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. 92% of our MBAs accepted jobs within three months of graduation last year. The talent and experience of our students draw a wide variety of employers and industries, led by consulting, financial services, energy and technology.
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S., home to 20 Fortune 500 headquarters, with one of the youngest, fastest-growing and most diverse populations in the world. Overflowing with tech, oil, gas, health care, banking, startups, foodies, arts, sports and Texas charm, Houston is a great place to land for your MBA.
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.
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.
An MBA is an investment in yourself. First figure out YOUR "Why" and then go out and make your dreams come true. Your MBA may be the hardest two years of your life, but the opportunities and friends that come from it, makes every late night study session worth it!
Full-Time MBA '20
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admit It: Rice Business MBA Blog
Full-Time MBA Katie Chung's next column of the Rice Report just dropped for Poets&Quants. Check out her latest advice about networking and how to break through the discomfort to form real relationships.
Professor David Van Horn explains the difference between the Action Learning Project and Capstone, and the ways in which they prepare Rice Business students with the skills required in consulting, creating well-rounded and solution-oriented leaders.