Rice University - Jones School of Business

Essay Questions for 2016-2017 / Class of 2019

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Rice University's GSB MBA Program. 

Round 1
Application Deadline: October 5, 2017
Decision Notification: December 15, 2017
Round 2
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Decision Notification: March 30, 2018
Round 3
Application Deadline: April 5, 2018
Decision Notification: May 10, 2018

Required Video Essay
“Everyone has a unique story and path that have led them to this point. What is your story from both a professional and personal standpoint? How does the Rice Business experience fit into your story?” (Three minute limit)
We encourage you to be creative with your video! However, please note that the video essay must include you speaking on camera so that the admissions committee and can not only hear you, but can also see you share your story. 

Required Written Essay (choose one)
“Describe a defining moment or event that changed your life.” (300 word limit)
“What are the top 10 items on your bucket list?” (One-page limit, bullet points allowed)
“Tell us something, different, quirky, and/or interesting about yourself that the admissions committee wouldn’t glean from the rest of your application or interview.” (250 word limit)

Optional Essay
If you have any additional information for the admissions committee or if you wish to clarify any aspect of your application (including breaks in employment, your choice of recommendation providers, your past academic performance, etc.), you may submit an additional, optional essay. (One-page limit, bullet points allowed)

Reapplicant Essay
Think about the time that has elapsed since you last applied to a Rice Business program. What actions have you taken to improve your candidacy? (Maximum 750 words) 

Visit the Rice Jones GSB admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.