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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. Applications for Fall 2021 are now open.
- 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 Finance
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Best MBA for Consulting
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Why a Rice MBA?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Full-Time MBA Class of 2021 graduates accepted positions within a wide range of industries and job functions, including many who pivoted their careers into new jobs and companies.
|Average Base Salary: $131,384|
|Average Signing Bonus: $33,221|
|Job Acceptance By 3 Months Post-Graduation: 92% of students|
|Accepted Offers Through School-Facilitated Activities: 78% of students|
|Consulting: 32% of students|
|Financial Services: 22% of students|
|Energy: 17% of students|
|Technology: 14% of students|
|Other: 15% of students|
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An MBA is an investment in yourself. First, figure out YOUR "Why," 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 make every late-night study session worth it!
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U.S. Underrepresented Minorities
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.
Admit It: Rice Business MBA Blog
Americans faced historic challenges over the last two years. These experiences have forged a new urgency for creating work cultures that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. Rice Business is facing this challenge head-on.
Class of 2020 FTMBA Student, Stacy Fish, has two main pieces of advice:
1. Have a defined message and
2. Trust your instincts