Bring Your Bold

At Rice Business, we’re a small school with big ideas. We seek bold thinkers who want to take risks and find groundbreaking solutions to today’s business challenges. If you’re ready to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit, boldly pursue innovation and create value for your organization, apply to join our tight-knit community today.

Application Deadlines

We offer class start dates four times per year: January, April, July and October. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and we review all parts of each submission. This means that we evaluate your candidacy based on a variety of elements in addition to your test scores and work experience — including your essays, virtual interview, leadership roles, community involvement and career progression. View our complete list of application requirements.

The application fee for MBA@Rice is $150. Applicants who submit their application for the Early Priority Deadline will have their application fee waived. Applications who submit for the Priority Deadline will have their application fee reduced to $50. All applications are eligible to receive an application fee waiver by scheduling a “Front Row” with their Admissions Counselor.

Applications are now being accepted for the following start dates:

January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023
March 3, 2023
April 2023


GMAT or GRE scores from the last five years are required to apply, however, GMAT/GRE Waivers are available for MBA@Rice applicants. Please see our Standardized Test Waiver Policy Page for more information. Applications may be reviewed with unofficial scores, but your official scores must be submitted by the time you start classes.

International Applicant Information

If you are an international applicant who did not earn your degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, you must submit a valid score report from one of the following:

Official scores are due by the first day of classes. View our application requirements for international students.

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