SAMPLE COURSE
SCHEDULE

MBA@Rice offers every MBA student the flexibility to create an experience that works for their learning styles—and their lives. Adjust your course load anytime to accommodate your work schedule and other shifting priorities—all while pursuing a top-notch Rice education.

You can complete the online MBA program in as few as 24 months, or you can take fewer courses per term to earn your degree in 36 months. The first year will consist of all core courses, and the second year will feature a combination of core and elective courses.

The below schedules are examples of how your program of study might look. They include all required core courses, electives and Intensive Learning Experiences. Each term lasts 11 weeks.

Sample 24-Month Schedule

TERM 1

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Competitive Strategy (1.5 credits)
  • Organizational Behavior I (1.5 credits)
  • MBA@Rice Residential (3 credits)

TERM 2

  • Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • Strategic Business Communication (1.5 credits)
  • Operations Management (1.5 credits)

TERM 3

  • Marketing (3 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (1.5 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)

TERM 4

  • Finance (3 credits)
  • Economic Environment of Business (1.5 credits)
  • Business-Government Relations (1.5 credits)
  • Global Field Experience (1.5 credits)

TERM 5

  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation (1.5 credits)
  • Leadership (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • MBA@Rice Residential Elective Track (1.5 credits)*

TERM 6

  • Business Law (1.5 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 7

  • Enterprise Acquisitions (1.5 credits)
  • New Enterprise (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 8

  • Capstone Consulting Project (3 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

*Students are required to attend one MBA@Rice Residential and participate in a Global Field Experience. Students may attend a second MBA@Rice Residential as an elective or take an elective course.

Sample 36-Month Schedule

TERM 1

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Competitive Strategy (1.5 credits)
  • Organizational Behavior I (1.5 credits)
  • MBA@Rice Residential (3 credits)

TERM 2

  • Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • Strategic Business Communication (1.5 credits)

TERM 3

  • Marketing (3 credits)
  • Operations Management (1.5 credits)

TERM 4

  • Finance (3 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)
  • Global Field Experience (1.5 credits)

TERM 5

  • Economic Environment of Business (1.5 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (1.5 credits)
  • Business-Government Relations (1.5 credits)

TERM 6

  • Business Law (1.5 credits)
  • Leadership (1.5 credits)
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation (1.5 credits)

TERM 7

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • MBA@Rice Residential Elective Track (1.5 credits)*

TERM 8

  • Enterprise Acquisitions (1.5 credits)
  • New Enterprise (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 9

  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 10

  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 11

  • Elective (1.5 credits)
  • Elective (1.5 credits)

TERM 12

  • Capstone Consulting Project (3 credits)

*Students are required to attend one MBA@Rice Residential and participate in a Global Field Experience. Students may attend a second MBA@Rice Residential as an elective or take an elective course.

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