Tight-Knit Culture

We’re a small and selective business school with a unique learning culture. Because we’re small, you’ll be on a first-name basis with your classmates as well as your professors. And — bonus — you’re all on the same campus in the same building. Classes have a vitality that’s fueled by a diversity of views and backgrounds. In fact, Princeton Review ranked our classroom and campus experience No. 8 in the U.S. 

Learn and Lead

Our intimate campus and small student body lend themselves to close connections and strong collaboration with classmates. The learning is team-based; you’ll work together and challenge each other. The very nature of our size encourages you to step up and take a leadership role. It's all hands on deck. Your voice is heard. You matter.

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Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.


Building Houses the Entire School


Full-Time MBA Students


Average Class Size


Student to Faculty Ratio

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Big City, Big Dreams

Our tree-our tree-lined campus is in the heart of Houston. You'll have easy access to restaurants, theaters, museums, professional sports, lush parks, the world’s largest medical center and boundless innovation. You belong here.

Even though there are a limited number of top grades for each core class, classmates are willing to help re-teach a concept or do practice problems. There really is a sense that we’re all in this together.

Caitlin Waterman

Full-Time MBA '20

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You Belong Here

Ariel Chen, Full-Time MBA student, chose Rice for her MBA because of the small community that allows her to build close relationships with her professors and make life-long friends. Interested in learning more? Try a phone call or coffee chat to learn more.