The MBA@Rice curriculum is designed to help you develop and apply foundational and advanced business skills in the context of modern business challenges. You will learn to apply functional knowledge like financial accounting and data analysis, as well as interpersonal skills such as managerial leadership and negotiations, to real-world scenarios.
In each 11-week term, you will take courses totaling up to six credits. The first year will consist of all core courses, and the second year will feature a combination of core and elective courses.
Exams will be held during the final week of each semester. You are required to complete 54 total credits including 36 core credits, 10.5 elective credits, 4.5 credits of Field Experiences, at least 1 Intensive Learning Experience (ILE=3 Credits) and 1 Global Field Experience (GFE=1.5 Credits), and 3 additional credits of either electives or ILEs.
10-Week Core Courses
Core courses for MBA@Rice include both full- and part-term courses. Below is a breakdown of all required 10-week, full-term, 3-credit courses.
Starting in the second year of the program, students will choose from a range of elective courses that focus on building specialized skills in areas such as finance, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship.
Some elective courses will span 10 weeks while others will be 5 weeks in length. Students are required to complete a total of at least 10.5 credits of electives during their time in the program.
Elective courses are subject to change by cohort. Select a course from the following to see a description and the date it is expected to be available.
Throughout your time as a student, you are required to complete at least two Field Experience courses—one domestic (ILE) and one international (GFE). ILEs 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. Domestic ILEs are frequently held on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.
GFEs are a part of our Jones Educational Global Experience (Jones EdGE) that includes optional seminars, intersessions and study abroad opportunities hosted throughout the program to diversify your perspective and enhance your business skill set.
You also have the option to take up to one additional ILE or two GFEs in place of two 1.5-credit electives. You may not take the same Field Experience more than once.
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