Rice Business #1 for Entrepreneurship, #5 for Online MBA | Rice News | news and media relations

HOUSTON – (November 15, 2022) – Rice Business was ranked #1 on two prominent lists measuring academic excellence announced today: Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneurship Ranking (#1) and Poets and Quants’ Online MBA Ranking (No. 5).

For the fourth year in a row, the school is ranked as the top graduate entrepreneurship program in the United States for 2023 by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. It is the seventh year in the top 3 and the 14th year it has ranked in the top 10 on this prestigious list.

Poets and Quants ranked Rice Business 5th in its online MBA rankings, up from 7th in last year’s list. Like all courses at the school, the online MBA has dedicated, nationally-recognized faculty who draw insights from their own peer-reviewed research to help students explore topics in accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and strategy in the understand the context of today’s business landscape.

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“We are so proud to be part of the creation of new businesses and industries that are critical to the future prosperity of Houston and Texas,” said Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez. “Both our on-campus and online MBA recognition demonstrate how our faculty and staff strive to prepare Rice Business students for real-world applications and successful careers in ever-changing business dynamics.”

The Rice ecosystem for entrepreneurship is robust, offering a comprehensive range of resources and support system for entrepreneurs, prospective investors, and entrepreneurial students, faculty, and alumni. The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) offers courses and cross-curricular entrepreneurship programs, while the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) provides opportunities for community and global startups to experience the Rice ecosystem.

“Being number one for the fourth year in a row solidifies what our students know innately that Rice’s comprehensive suite of programs and education offers real practical value for founders and innovators,” said Yael Hochberg, director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative rice

Lilie’s suite of experiential programs, action learning courses, equity-free funding and mentoring is available to all Rice student entrepreneurs to develop their ventures, which are then accelerated through Lilie’s immersive programs like Launchpad and the Summer Venture Studio accelerator. The Rice Alliance offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to start their businesses, improve their pitching skills, and build their mentoring and investor networks through educational programs, accelerators, the Rice Business Plan Competition, and venture capital conferences.

“Rice Business is one of fewer than a handful of business schools to have made the top 10 for 14 consecutive years and been #1 for four consecutive years,” said Brad Burke, executive director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. “Our rise in awareness reflects the growth of our world-leading rice business plan competition, now in its 22nd year, with $2 million in prizes in 2022.”


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