Ranked the No. 9 online MBA by U.S. News & World Report for 20211, MBA@Rice empowers you to create an academic experience that aligns with your specific interests. Along with core courses and field experience opportunities, you have the flexibility to customize the curriculum to help you meet your career goals and create value across your organization.
The program consists of 54 credits, and each 11-week term comprises 6 credits.
CORE COURSES: 36 CREDITS
Our core courses prepare you to apply a wide range of skills in real-word business settings. You will gain an understanding of essential business principles such as financial accounting, business analytics, marketing strategy, leadership and finance—and develop interpersonal skills with courses relating to organizational behavior, negotiations and leadership.
ELECTIVES AND FOCUS AREAS: 13.5 CREDITS
Our elective courses give you the option to tailor your education to your career goals. You can choose electives that align with your specific interests, go with a general management approach or select from seven career- or industry-specific focus areas:
FIELD EXPERIENCES: 4.5 CREDITS
During your time as a student, you are required to complete at least two field experience courses—one MBA@Rice Residential and one international Global Field Experience (GFE).
MBA@Rice Residentials are on-campus experiences that consist of a variety of simulations, seminars, group projects and guided leadership exercises that bring you face to face with peers, faculty and industry leaders.
GFEs are Global Field Experiences that include optional seminars, intersessions and study abroad opportunities hosted throughout the program to diversify your perspective and enhance your business skill set.
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