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Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business - Executive MBA

Rice University Executive MBA Program Structure

Designed for experienced executives, the top-ranked Rice University Executive MBA program attracts leaders from all industries and broadens your perspective along with your network. Complete our resume pre-assessment to see if the Executive MBA is right for you. Houston, Texas, is your home for working, studying and building a life you’ve earned.


Designed for leaders and experienced executives, our Executive MBA curriculum focuses on experiential, integrated learning. We open and close each academic year with five-day intensives that target the development of an executive mindset. Executive MBA students follow a core curriculum in their first year, then choose from 100+ electives in their second year.
We offer leadership and strategy executive forums and seminars focused on building an executive mindset. We develop leaders with core courses in functional areas, enhanced by a network of like-minded classmates, and capped with an overseas trip focused on creating the mindset to lead a global firm. We are confident that earning an Executive MBA at Rice Business will help you be the leader you were meant to be.
Throughout the program, you will work with an experienced executive coach to fill identified gaps in your leadership portfolio. Each executive coach provides support in formalizing a personal strategic development plan and executing that plan. The coaching program complements the leadership development curriculum, providing a safe environment for challenging assumptions and promoting new thinking.

Executive MBA Rankings

• The Economist: 37

Class Profile

Approximately 66 students are recently enrolled in the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Management Executive MBA program. These students are, on average, 41-years old and have 17 years of previous work experience.

The class is comprised of 24 percent female students and 20 percent U.S. underrepresented minority students.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The projected tuition for the Rice University Executive MBA is $65,815 each academic year. Students pay 25% of the tuition each of the four semesters. Once accepted a student must pay a $5,000 deposit. Tuition may be covered by the use of personal resources, Federal Student Loans, private student loans, or a Semester Payment Plan available through the Cashier’s Office. Many students in the MBA for Executives program cover their tuition needs through their company’s financial support. Rice encourages applicants to check with their company regarding education benefits and tuition reimbursement programs.


To be considered for admission to the Rice University Executive MBA program, applicants must complete the following steps for application:

Complete an online application, one personal essay, a professional resume and submit official test scores to the Jones School (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or PTE Academic). GMAT, GRE, and English proficiency exam waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis for Rice’s EMBA program. Executive MBA applicants may be eligible for a standardized test waiver. For more information, please complete a Resume Pre-Assessment.

Applicants are also required to provide one confidential professional recommendation submitted to the admissions office provided that the recommendation is from the applicant’s current, direct supervisor. If the recommendation is not from a current supervisor, applicants are required to submit two confidential recommendations. Applicants also need to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

There is a $200 application fee payable online or by check.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Class of 2024 Executive MBA Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline 1 November 15, 2021, 12:00 PM (noon) CT Rolling Decisions
(Decisions within four
to six weeks after
application is complete
Priority Deadline 2 March 7, 2022, 12:00 PM (noon) CT
Final Deadline June 15, 2022, 12:00 PM (noon) CT

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