Rice University MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • The online MBA@Rice program is taught by a nationally recognized faculty who integrate insights from their own research
  • Program length: 2 years
  • Live classes hosted in a face-to-face online classroom.
  • Interactive coursework that draws upon real-world scenarios.
  • Networking opportunities with a diverse group of accomplished leaders.
  • Resources and research from the distinguished Rice Business community.
  • Electives available in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy and operations


  • The program consists of 54 credits and can be completed online in 24 months.
  • The MBA@Rice curriculum helps students develop and conceptualize foundational business skills in the context of modern business challenges.
  • Students learn to apply hard skills like financial accounting and data analysis, as well as soft skills such as managerial leadership and negotiations, to real-world scenarios.

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Official transcripts
  • A professional résumé
  • One required essay and one optional essay
  • One letter of recommendation from a current direct supervisor or two recommendations from former supervisors
  • An application fee of $200

Application Process

  • MBA@Rice seeks ambitious professionals with a diverse array of experiences, backgrounds and skillsets.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, as well as valid GMAT or GRE scores from no more than five years prior to the date of applying.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Requirements

  • GMAT and GRE Waivers are available for professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience or who can demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical knowledge.

Rice Business Alumni Community

  • 7,340 Alums worldwide
  • 57 countries represented
  • 13 Regional chapters


  • $107,730

Acceptance Rate

  • 63%

US World News and Report Ranking

  • #123 in Best Online MBA Programs
  • #65 in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
  • #8 in Best Online Finance MBA Programs