Ranked in the top 10 online MBA programs by Poets & Quants, The Princeton Review, and Fortune;1 MBA@Rice offers the same rigorous curriculum, best-in-class faculty and entrepreneurial spirit as its on-campus equivalent—and we hold our online MBA applicants to the same type of high admissions standards as our on-campus applicants.
We offer class start dates four times per year: January, April, July and October.
To apply to MBA@Rice, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
We accept applications on a rolling basis and evaluate your candidacy as a package—i.e., based on your essays, virtual interview, leadership roles, community involvement, career progression and test scores as a whole.
GMAT/GRE Test Policy
We go beyond test scores to identify which applicants are Rice-ready—looking at previous coursework and grades, professional development and certifications, and past and present job experience.
Students who meet the following qualifications are not required to submit a GMAT/GRE score:
3+ years of professional full-time work experience
Terminal degree of M.D. or Ph.D.
A master’s degree in a stem field
Professional certification of CFA or CPA
Submitting an Executive Assessment Score at the time of application
A waiver may be considered for other candidates, but you must demonstrate to the committee your ability to handle the rigor of the program by submitting this waiver request.
Waivers are still available on a case-by-case basis for students who do not meet the qualifications above, however a waiver application is required. Please contact your admission counselor for more information.
If you do not believe you qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver or are still debating which test to take, we strongly encourage you to take the Executive Assessment when applying for our program.
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