Undergraduate Business Major
Our undergraduate business major is the first step to prepare you to be the leader you were meant to be.
Our business major will provide you with a robust foundation in leadership and business fundamentals, including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy and communications. When you declare a major in business, you must also declare a finance or management concentration, which requires additional advanced courses.
Who It's For
The business major was designed for highly qualified students who seek a well-rounded and in-depth foundation in business fundamentals that will enable them to be a leader in business and make an impact right out of their undergraduate studies. No matter what career path you choose, our business major will help take you there.
Current Rice freshmen and incoming undergraduates will be eligible. There will be no limit on how many take part.
At Rice Business, you will learn from the same top notch faculty who teach our MBA programs. Our tight-knit community means that professors know your name and are open to work one-on-one with various research projects. Get to know our faculty who teach undergraduate business major courses here.
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Our finance concentration will help you acquire knowledge, research and analytical skills to solve a broad array of corporate finance and investment problems, such as analyzing a company or an investment's performance and valuing real and financial assets. When you graduate, you will have developed the critical thinking and analytical skills required to apply theory to practice and learned to communicate effectively in the field of business.
Our management concentration will help you acquire the analytical skills to solve a broad array of management problems, such as devising and implementing a firm’s strategy, and those involving leadership, teamwork, negotiation and decision-making, and marketing strategy. When you graduate, you will have developed the critical thinking and analytical skills required to apply theory to practice and learned to communicate effectively in the field of business.
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We are excited to announce the business major. We will be adding more information in the coming days as it becomes available.
If you're a prospective student with questions about admission to Rice University, the business major, business minor or entrepreneurship minor, please contact Rice admissions at:
We also encourage prospective students to request information.
If you're a current Rice student and you need help figuring out the right courses to take for the business minor or major, discussing academic plans overall, pathways to majors or information on selecting the business major, contact the Office of Academic Advising at:
If you are a current Rice student with questions about course or program details or about declaring the business major or minor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Honors Program
Students completing the business major can apply for a separate departmental honors program. Once admitted, participating students, regardless of concentration, must:
- Complete 1 course (3 credit hours) from advanced coursework selected with a faculty advisor.
- Complete 3 credit hours of a research project selected with a faculty advisor.
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