MBA for Executives

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

Program Description

MBA for Executives

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

The Rice MBA for Executives allows you to focus on management, thought leadership, and business strategy – without interrupting your career.
Designed for business leaders, the Rice MBA for Executives provides you an opportunity to join an elite group of professional colleagues and capitalize on a rigorous 22-month curriculum, innovative classes, and expert faculty.  You’ll share business successes and challenges with a diverse group of classmates who will become colleagues for a lifetime.

Why the Rice MBA for Executives

The Rice MBA for Executives is designed for business leaders who have at least 10 years of management experience and want to complement their managerial experience with better executive-level business decisions.

Consistently ranked amongst the top executive programs by Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, the curriculum is rigorous and blends cutting edge academic theory with practical thinking and experience.

Broad diversity among classroom peers creates compelling discussion which allows students to learn as much from high caliber colleagues as from faculty. Case study analysis will take on a more dynamic personality as our candidates discuss both the nature of the cases presented while interjecting personal anecdotes from years in a diverse blend of industries.

The MBA for Executives at Rice University will accelerate your career through experiential learning from faculty redefining the boundaries of business. You’ll form life-long relationships with colleagues who are C-suite executives: a majority of our students are senior level managers; In the class of 2013, 45% have advanced degrees in medicine, law, finance, engineering and many other disciplines. The diversity of the program is reflective of the diversity of Houston with 19 countries represented including Brazil, Argentina, Spain, India, Peru and Azerbaijan.

Selection Criteria

Admission to the Rice MBA for Executives program is a highly selective process. We recruit candidates who have demonstrated a history of superlative academic aptitude, through your 4-year undergraduate degree, GPAs, and test scores. An undergraduate degree from an accredited US institution or international equivalent is essential. If you have completed a 3-year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree, we also require a 2-year Master of Commerce (MCom) degree.

Your leadership potential is assessed by your management experience, both on the job and through extracurricular activities. Candidates with at least 10 years of work experience are preferred. Your resume, evaluations from employers and/or professors, and your essay responses should indicate your level of leadership skill.

Your personal goals, work experience, and reasons for choosing the Jones School are critical elements of your application, and should illustrate intangible factors, such as: Why are you pursuing an MBA? How have you benefited from your academic, professional and personal opportunities? What qualities will you bring to the Jones School, and what will you seek from us?

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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
22 months
Part time
104,000 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Houston, Texas
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 22 months
Price 104,000 USD