Where Innovation Meets Connection
The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is a forward-thinking business school for the next generation of global leaders.
From the beginning, Rice Business has prioritized connection over size. Our intentionally small classes mean you’ll be part of a tight-knit group of peers and faculty, and you’ll receive the personal support and expert guidance to bring your big ideas to life.
Whether you earn your MBA on our Houston campus or online, we want you to know what our students and alumni already feel: You belong here.
Get to Know Rice Business
Learn more about Rice Business and our online MBA option, MBA@Rice.
Our Educational Philosophy
Our teaching is grounded in being attentive, responsive and kind. We believe that when you treat people
right, good things follow.
Online or on campus, here’s what all of our MBA programs share:
Same Innovative Curriculum
At Rice Business, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking that is central to our teaching. Our MBA programs connect you with collaborators, mentors and investors, empowering you to launch a new venture or enact big ideas within an organization.
Top-Notch Rice Faculty
Each program is taught by the same accomplished Rice Business faculty. These nationally recognized professors integrate insights from their own peer-reviewed research—and explain these topics in the context of today’s business landscape.
Our home in Houston is more than a campus setting—it informs our values as a hub of innovation, diversity and industry. No matter where you live, Rice brings you the vibrant energy of Houston, one of the most diverse large cities in America.3
The Rice Business Community
Joining the Rice Business family will have lifelong implications for your professional relationships and your career. You’ll benefit from the support, camaraderie and lofty ambitions of some of the best in business—we have more than 8,000 alumni in 55 countries in every major industry.
Get to know some of our people and the work they’re doing:
- Explore the bold ideas of our faculty and read clear, quick translations of their research from our online ideas magazine, Rice Business Wisdom.
- Listen to the Rice Business podcast, Owl Have You Know, where students, alumni and faculty share real stories of the road to success.
- Read how MBA@Rice students are achieving their goals, from pursuing lifelong growth to bridging the gap between business and medicine.
Rice Business Recognition
Nationally and globally, Rice Business continues to be recognized by major media. Rankings are based on various criteria including peer, student and recruiter assessment as well as school metrics such as admission selectivity, placement success, intellectual capital and more.
Here’s a sampling of just a few of the recent rankings we’ve received:
Online MBA Rankings
Poets & Quants5
ONLINE MBA FOR VETERANS
U.S. News & World Report6
BEST ONLINE MBA
U.S. News & World Report7
ON-CAMPUS MBA Rankings
Bring Your Bold to Rice
Life is unpredictable, and career trajectories are long. Rice Business sets you up with connections you can rely on. Start your online MBA journey today.
1 2023 Best Business Schools, U.S. News & World Report (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2 Top 50 Entrepreneurship: Grad, Princeton Review (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
3 2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S., WalletHub (published September 2022, accessed September 2022).arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
4 Top 50 Online MBA Programs, Princeton Review (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
5 Best Online MBA Programs, Poets&Quants (accessed June 2022) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
6 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, U.S. News & World Report (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
7 “Best Online MBA Programs”, U.S. News & World Report, 2023. Accessed February 2023arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
8 The World’s Best MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship In 2022, Poets&Quants (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
9 Best MBA for Finance, Princeton Review (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
10 2023 Best Part-time MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
11 Best MBA for Consulting, Princeton Review (accessed September 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
12 2022–2023 Executive MBA Ranking, Poets&Quants (accessed September 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
13 Best Classroom Experience, Princeton Review (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
14 Most Competitive Students, Princeton Review (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
15 Best Business Schools 2021-2022, U.S., Bloomberg Businessweek (accessed June 2022)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference