Sample Course Schedules

With MBA@Rice, you have the flexibility to adjust your course load as work and other priorities demand. You can complete the 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 what your program of study might look like. They include all required core courses, electives and Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs). Each term is 11 weeks.

Sample 24-Month Schedule

Term 1

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Competitive Strategy (1.5 credits)

Organizational Behavior I (1.5 credits)

MBA@Residential ILE (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)

Term 6

Business Law (1.5 credits)

Corporate Social Responsibility (1.5 credits)

Elective (1.5 credits)

Elective (1.5 credits)

Term 7

Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Elective (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)

Elective (1.5 credits)*

*This is a floating elective requirement and can be fulfilled by elective courses or additional MBA@Rice Residentials . You cannot repeat an MBA@Rice Residential to fulfill this requirement.

Sample 36-month Schedule

Term 1

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Competitive Strategy (1.5 credits)

Organizational Behavior I (1.5 credits)

MBA@Residential ILE (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)

Elective (1.5 credits)

Term 8

Entrepreneurship (3 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)

Elective (1.5 credits)*

*This is a floating elective requirement and can be fulfilled by elective courses or additional MBA@Rice Residentials . You cannot repeat an MBA@Rice Residential to fulfill this requirement.

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