Delivered Online

Rice Business has long been known for innovation, transformation and our tight-knit community in Houston. Today, that legacy remains available to you through our online MBA program, MBA@Rice, which delivers the same engaging experiences and degree as its on-campus equivalent.

At Rice, Business Is Personal

We believe curious minds and entrepreneurial spirits grow in an environment that’s personal and collaborative, which is why we’ve designed the Rice Business digital campus and online MBA experience to serve you a top-notch Rice education.

Our online MBA program was created with busy professionals in mind—creating high-touch experiences that support you and your career goals at work and at home. Whether you’re a multitasking parent or military member serving your country, we’ve built an experience for you, and it’s based on real research that examines how online MBA students learn.

Pursuing my MBA at Rice in the MBA@Rice program has redefined my perspective of business and how I personally impact and contribute to the bottom line.”


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Live and Collaborative

Join professionals from different backgrounds and levels of expertise in weekly live classes. The online classroom is collaborative by nature. You can expect lively real-time discussion and virtual breakout rooms to work in smaller groups, as well as helpful in-class tools like the ability to record a session or annotate.

Engaging and Intuitive

Complete assignments at a time that works best for you in between your weekly classes. Designed specifically for online learners, coursework features interactive modules, videos, readings, discussion forums and quizzes. We encourage all students to meet and problem-solve in teams, so regular peer collaboration beyond the digital classroom is common.

In-Person Learning:
Immersive and In-Depth

Attend Intensive Learning Experiences—hosted on campus in Houston—and Global Learning Experiences—hosted in business hubs around the globe—to take your education across physical and cultural borders. You’ll connect with peers and faculty in a whole new way and apply your learnings through collaborative assignments that challenge you to think critically.

Tour the Digital Campus

Our digital campus features a student-first design and easy-to-use dashboard. Here, you’ll find one-click access to coursework, grades, syllabuses and support teams all in one place.

We’re Here to Help You Grow

Get the support you need, anywhere, anytime, from the moment you request information until you graduate from MBA@Rice.

Admissions Support

Upon requesting information, you will be assigned an admissions counselor who will help you learn more about admission requirements, upcoming deadlines and application best practices.

Academic Support

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a dedicated student success adviser who will help track your progress and ensure you are meeting the requirements for graduation.

Technical Support

While working in our digital campus, you will have 24/7, one-click access to a tech support team that can provide help in real time should any issues arise.

Online Learning

Turn on dark mode while studying late, search video transcripts for specific topics, cast videos onto your TV or download coursework to access offline.

Make Meaningful Connections

Our small, tight-knit community is known for being driven and diverse but also welcoming and kind. Student life at Rice Business is about more than networks and professional development—it’s also about friendship.

The collaborative online experience and small student body make it easy to form close relationships—and those relationships often grow to become lifelong connections. Once you graduate, you’ll be part of a supportive, worldwide network of 82,000 Rice Business and Rice University alumni spanning 50+ countries and every major industry.

It seems like our relationships are stronger because of meeting from a distance. The online program with Rice builds this network that can last a lot longer than people who have only ever been on campus together. We’ve already started strong bonds while being far apart.”


MBA@Rice Graduate

Regardless of when you attended or where you are in your journey, the Rice Business family is there for you. We have regular touch points and live communication with our dean, professors and class instructors — and that goes for alumni as well. Many of these professors and alumni have extraordinary academic pedigrees and do very important work, but they pick up every time you call and respond to every email.”


MBA@Rice Graduate

Access Rice Career Resources

Throughout your time as a student and your lifetime as a member of our worldwide alumni network, Rice Business is dedicated to helping you find fulfilling career opportunities with help of the Rice Business Career Development Office and our many resources:

Advising Appointments

We have a team of career coaches who are readily available to meet with students. For our more senior-level students, we have an executive coach available to work to address any unique career development goals.

Rice Business Online Career Course

You’ll have access to the Rice Business Career Development Office’s online course, which is available on Canvas. This covers a range of topics, including resume writing, networking, company research and interviewing best practices.

OWL Careers

This Rice Business career platform gives you access to job postings and allows you to schedule advising sessions, research employment data, update your employment status and RSVP for careers events.

Global Programs and Experiential Learning

We offer a full portfolio of externally focused applied learning courses that allow all MBA students to work on business challenges with domestic and international corporate and small business partners, not-for-profit organizations, and start-ups.

Global Programs Offered

Global Field Experience: Take what you learn in the first year of the program and apply it to short-term projects for organizations and communities in diverse cultural settings.

Global Offsite Electives: Every year, our faculty members lead international trips and host courses in those countries for credit.

Study Abroad: Choose to attend seminars hosted by business schools around the world and earn course credit.

Domestic Experiential Programs

Capstone Consulting Project: Gives students the opportunity to help community organizations solve critical strategic challenges.

Experiential Labs: For students interested in immersing themselves in specific industries.

Entrepreneurship Labs: Home of experiential learning and co-curricular activities in entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Washington Campus: 3-5 day intensive courses based in Washington, D.C. where students can earn 1.5 elective course credit towards their MBA.


At Rice Business, you will be empowered to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit and boldly pursue innovation. Learn more about how MBA@Rice can transform your career today. 

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