The Online MBA From Rice Business, Ranked No. 10 by Fortune¹

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Intentionally Small. Verifiably Great.

Preparing for what’s next in your career requires knowledge of where business is going and a tight-knit community of invaluable connections. At Rice Business, you’ll find both.

Our future-focused STEM-designated online MBA curriculum reaches students far and wide, but our classes are small and our program remains rooted in the values we’ve long been known for: innovation, transformation and familial Texas warmth.



Familial Texas Warmth

Houston heart, wherever you are. Our university is located in one of the most diverse large cities in America²—and that’s by design. Prepare to get inspired, connect with classmates from all over the globe, and meet faculty who inspire.

Hard-earned experience speaks volumes here. GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified applicants who have seven or more years of professional experience or can demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical knowledge.

Program Overview

The online MBA program is taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus in Houston. As a student you can expect to:

Attend weekly, live classes hosted in a collaborative digital environment.

Complete interactive coursework that draws upon real-world scenarios.

Network with a diverse group of accomplished leaders from a wide range of fields.

Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is more than a class at the online MBA at Rice Business—it’s a way of thinking that drives our entire program.

Request information today to learn more.

Curriculum Overview

The online MBA curriculum gives every student the core skills and entrepreneurial mindset needed to adapt to a changing business world. You will develop and apply foundational and advanced business skills needed to shake up the company where you work or start something new altogether.

Students 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. You will also have the option to choose a career path focus area from a range of topics, like:


The program consists of 54 credits and can be completed in 24 months.

Admissions Overview

At the online MBA at Rice Business, we believe that you belong here—and our recruiting and admissions team is dedicated to helping you get here.

We offer class start dates four times per year: in January, April, July and October, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can expect to receive dedicated support from the moment you request information until you graduate. Request information today to speak with an admissions counselor about:

Admission Requirements

The admissions committee evaluates your candidacy based on a variety of elements in addition to your test scores and work experience—including your essays, virtual interview, leadership roles, community involvement and career progression.

Upcoming Deadlines and Application Best Practices

Our admissions team sends out helpful deadline reminders and can provide details on how to craft a competitive application.

Program Cost and Financial Aid

An MBA from Rice Business is a significant investment in yourself and in your future. The following options are available to help make that future attainable:

  • scholarships
  • federal student loans
  • military and veterans education benefits

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¹ Best Online MBA Programs, Fortune, 2021 (

² WalletHub, “Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.” Published Feb. 2021, accessed May 2021 (