We Value Your Insight and Leadership. Join Us.

At Rice Business, we honor your service and value the breadth of experience you can bring to our online MBA program. Our rigorous curriculum, tight-knit community and best-in-class faculty will empower you to leverage the leadership and management skills you have gained through your military service to advance in the global business world.

As a military MBA applicant and student, you’ll have access to dedicated resources and benefits designed to support your academic journey and ensure your success. We invite you to bring your wisdom and expand your skills with the Rice Business community—ranked the No. 16 Best MBA Program for Veterans.1

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We want to attract veterans to our school and MBA program because they’re a very deep and talented pool of individuals. They’re trained in specific skills; they’ve worked in teams; they’re leadership-ready.

“But even beyond that, they want to have an impact on the world. I can’t think of a better school for a veteran to attend than Rice Business.”


Dean, Jones Graduate School of Business

Military and Veterans’ Benefits

If you are an active-duty service member, veteran, or military spouse or family member, you may be eligible for benefits that can help make earning your MBA more affordable. Your benefits may vary based on your individual circumstances.


The majority of students who are eligible to receive veterans’ benefits utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. If you are eligible, you can receive funding that includes

  • tuition and fee coverage for up to 36 months,
  • a monthly housing allowance while you are enrolled, and
  • as much as $1,000 a year for books and supplies.


You may be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® if

  • you have at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty;
  • you are an honorably discharged veteran; or
  • you were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of active-duty service.

The percentage of eligibility ranges from 50 percent to 100 percent. To determine your percentage of eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website.


The Yellow Ribbon Program is a component of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® that allows institutions to enter into a voluntary agreement with the VA. It is designed to help you fund the tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® annual allotment. In addition, you may also receive funding toward a monthly housing allowance, books and supplies.


To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must:

  • be 100 percent eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and
  • not be on active duty or a spouse of an active-duty member.


As you research the education benefits that may be available to you, it’s important to keep in mind:

1. You must determine your eligibility before you apply for benefits. To do so, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

2. To apply for benefits, you will need the following documentation:

a. your Certificate of (Honorable) Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) if discharged from active service

b. your military transcript

c. your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). To request your COE, you will need to complete the Education Benefits Application.

3. Funding cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.

Hear from Our Military Students and Graduates

Having the MBA gives me some actual business chops that I can bring to the table and say, ‘OK, not only can I go anywhere, work anywhere and do anything, but I bring the skill set from MBA@Rice.’”


First Sergeant, U.S. Army

Rice Business really prides itself on not just admitting veterans but admitting the right veterans—people of caliber and character.”


U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Div.

Rice Business Veterans Association

The Rice Business Veterans Association is dedicated to supporting and providing assistance to our veterans who are transitioning from military service to student life. We offer a range of benefits to our military MBA students, including transition support, leadership guidance, job-search advice and networking opportunities.

We give all Rice Business students an opportunity to contribute toward and participate in fundraising efforts that support veteran and military service organizations in our community. It is our goal to create a strong academic, professional and personal network among alumni and the military community at Rice Business.

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1 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (2024). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved February 2024.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference