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The No. 9 Ranked Online MBA by U.S. News & World Report1

At Rice Business, we value diverse perspectives, authentic voices and entrepreneurial thinkers.

Through a combination of core skills training and personal support from best-in-class faculty, the online MBA program from Rice Business will teach you to fearlessly pursue innovation, solve complex business problems and nourish bold ideas.

As a student, you will amplify your technical and leadership skills and can customize your program by selecting electives in areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy and operations.

Are You Rice-Ready?

The true value of an education isn’t to impress other people or to get past some artificial bar set by somebody else; it’s to enable you to express yourself and fight for the ideas you really believe in.”


Learn to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Our hometown of Houston is a hub of innovation.2 At Rice Business, we’re hungry for big ideas—which is one reason we’re ranked No. 1 for graduate entrepreneurship in the nation.3

See some of the ways Rice Business encourages you to seek out innovation and new enterprise:

Entrepreneurship is integrated throughout the curriculum, which benefits professionals from corporate managers to startup founders.

The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Rice campus hosts classes, networking events, competitions and workshops. 

In the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest intercollegiate startup event, you can pitch to investors and advance your startup.

Personalized Learning. Full-Service Support.

At Rice Business, you’ll find that all of our learning experiences—online and on campus—are built around our core values of being attentive, responsive and kind.

The online MBA program is designed to help you create personal connections with diverse peers and faculty who are invested in your growth.

  • Engage in live online classes and interactive coursework.
  • Attend at least two in-person field experiences.
  • Access services from academic advising to technical support.

These supportive experiences empower you to develop essential business skills and lifelong relationships while still honoring your personal and professional commitments.

Learn more about our purpose-built digital campus.

Accomplished, Forward-Thinking Faculty

Rice Business faculty members will reshape the way you think about business. Not only do they prepare you for sustained career success through teaching and mentorship, but they are consistently publishing new research and insights about modern business challenges.

Learn more about our acclaimed faculty members on our Faculty page, or at Rice Business Wisdom—our online ideas magazine that features clear, brief synopses of the academic research being done at Rice.

Our Admissions Process: Selective, Not Exclusive

Rice Business is selective about who we admit because staying small is important to us. We want to know about your accomplishments—and we also want to see authenticity and boldness.

Explore our admissions and application process below.

Deadlines and Requirements

View upcoming admissions deadlines as well as detailed application requirements.

Learn more about admissions.

Upcoming Events

Hear directly from admissions and/or faculty at the next online information session.

Learn more about upcoming events.

GRE/GMAT Waiver Policy

See if your experience qualifies you for a standardized testing waiver.

Learn more about GRE/GMAT waivers.


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1 Best Online MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2021) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2 Greater Houston Partnership, Innovation (accessed April 15, 2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
3 Top 50 Entrepreneurship: Grad, The Princeton Review (2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference