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Why Rice Business

Collaborative Culture.  Big Impact.

We say you belong here. And we mean it. Known for our tight-knit MBA program in a big city full of opportunities, Rice Business provides you with real-world experiences to inform your career and network. Our focus on research-based curriculum, innovation and purpose helps you become the leader you want to be.

Our Reputation Speaks for Itself.

When we’re recognized favorably by U.S. News, Businessweek, Fortune, Financial Times, Princeton Review, and Poets & Quants, we want to spread the word. We believe our rankings showcase the top-notch quality of our programs. If you choose Rice Business, you can be sure you're joining a supportive community that will help you achieve your career goals every step of the way.

See all our latest rankings here.

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Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Best MBA for Finance

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA for Consulting

Princeton Review, 2023


Best MBA Program

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Why You Belong at Rice Business

Our Career Development Office is available to students and alumni who want to get ahead in their career. Last year, 94% of our MBAs found employment within three months of graduation across a variety of industries, with the highest number of acceptances in consulting, financial services, energy and technology.

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Our tight-knit culture defines both your time as a student and your life as an alum. Since matriculating its first students in 1974, Rice Business has graduated just over 9,000 alumni. It’s an alumni network that’s close enough to build meaningful connections and large enough to span all industries across the world.

How to Chart a Path to a Consulting Career

Rice MBA courses are taught by globally recognized faculty who emphasize real-world applications of their research to unlock your potential as a leader. As recruiters know well, our rigorous curriculum fosters innovative thinking and equips students with tools to face any challenge in today's ever-changing business world.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Rice Business is an internationally recognized leader for educating and producing talented entrepreneurs. We’re especially proud of our business plan competition, the world’s largest and richest graduate student startup competition, which we’ve run for over 20 years.

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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. Not to mention, 87% of current full-time students are supported by our school's scholarships and grants.

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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.

Women at Rice Business

Recognizing the importance of co-curricular programming and global experience, we designed opportunities for all our students to help develop and practice skills recruiters seek from MBA students: strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership, including a global field experience for all MBA students. Find the right place to practice your leadership here.

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Are you passionate about the world of energy? Rice Business is uniquely positioned to support you. With a strong alumni network, proximity to the energy capital of the world, our faculty expertise, specialized concentrations and access to the latest technologies, the Rice MBA will help you lead the energy transition.

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One MBA, Multiple Formats

This degree is not one-size-fits-all. We offer a range of MBA programs to work with demanding schedules: full time, evening, weekend, hybrid, online and executive. Every program belongs to the same close-knit community and is taught by the same esteemed faculty. No matter which program you choose, you’re earning the same Rice MBA.