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Corporate Programs

Be a part of the Bayou City’s bright future with expert-led training opportunities at Rice.

Partner with Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Houston is a city of global opportunity and diverse industries with a growing demand for highly qualified talent. Be a part of the Bayou City’s bright future with expert-led training opportunities at Rice.

We offer open enrollment and custom programming specific to your organizational needs in eight content areas.

  • Communication & Marketing
  • Computer & Data Science
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Project Management
  • Nonprofit Board Service
Custom Programming

Address challenges with comprehensive programming uniquely designed with your organization in mind. 

Whether you are looking to upskill your employees, improve performance, strengthen leadership or seeking specific training in one of our areas of expertise, let us tailor an experience to offer the best results for your team, department or organization. The Glasscock offers flexible, accessible and budget-conscious learning opportunities that combine the academic rigor of Rice University and the flexibility of continuing education. 

Open Enrollment

Rice University’s open enrollment courses are designed for the working professional. With classes available in the evening, online and over the weekend, access these offerings simply by registering independently or as a group. By investing in your professional development, set yourself and your organization up for success by learning the latest trends, strategies and techniques in your designated field. By connecting with colleagues across the city and beyond, expand your professional network and develop resourceful relationships as you continue to shape your career. 

Open enrollment offerings include:

  • Certificate programs (non-credit)
  • Data and decision analytics
  • Digital skills boot camps
  • Professional certification exam preparation
  • Concentrated courses 
  • Workshops, customized training for teams

Our open enrollment programs are available in the following formats:

  • Blended learning
  • In-person/Remote learning, these offerings use our Zoom-powered classrooms and allow students to attend in-person or remotely
  • On-campus
  • Online, live-instruction
  • On-Demand
  • Satellite in-person location


Communication & Marketing

The most successful leaders are exceptional communicators. We strive to help professionals in every industry hone their presentation, marketing, interpersonal  and business communication skills to help advance their careers, enrich their personal network and help their organization stand out. 

Computer & Data Science

In today’s market, the demand for leaders that can use data-driven decision making to solve complex problems is high. Explore constantly evolving technologies in analytics and cybersecurity as you learn how to improve decision making across all aspects of your organization. Build your industry sector knowledge and skills through one of our certificate programs including Decision Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Energy & Data Management, FinTech, Data Analytics & Visualization and more.

Financial Services

Sharpen your skill sets, expand your professional knowledge and earn your financial industry credential with one of our Financial Services programs. Designed by industry professionals, our exam-preparation courses are created to help you gain the skills you need to be competitive and earn a professional accreditation as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). By earning a professional certification, indicate your expertise, competency and commitment to your field and showcase you have been evaluated and approved by a well-regarded institution and professional organization.

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals are tasked with caring for their organization's most precious capital—their workforce. At the Glasscock School, our offerings are designed for human resources professionals at any stage of their career. Learn the basics of the human resources profession, tools to be an effective HR manager, or the latest in talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention.

Leadership & Management

Accelerate your management skills as you develop your leadership style and learn to make a bigger impact in your organization and team. Our Leadership & Management offerings are designed to help you become a confident, strategic leader while gaining interpersonal communication and team-building skills.

Legal Studies

The paralegal profession is in high demand, estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 15 percent between 2016 and 2026. From earning power to professional fulfillment, a career as a paralegal is rewarding, challenging and completely within reach. At the Glasscock School, we offer the Paralegal Graduate Certificate, assisting in building both a skill set in the legal industry and a portfolio with writing samples for prospective employers. 

Project Management

Project management is more than a job title—it’s a skillset that uses strategic thinking to organize and lead teams to achieve project goals. Whether your role requires it or you simply see the immense value of improving your abilities, our project management offerings teach the skills you need to help your organization meet its business objectives.

Nonprofit Board Service

Servant leaders are those who make an impact on both their community and their organization through their dedication to service. Our Nonprofit Board Service offerings empower those seeking leadership and board positions in the community with the knowledge and skills they need to make an impact. 


To accommodate the continued growth of the Glasscock School, the LEED-Certified Anderson-Clarke Center opened in spring 2014. The 53,000-square-foot building is dedicated to continuing and professional education and special events. It includes 24 classrooms outfitted with the latest technology, conference rooms, a language center, a 240-seat freestanding auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events.

Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is creating and delivering professional and executive education that tackles today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, one that also demands strategic, globally-minded leadership. Career-long professional learning programs target ambitious and emerging business leaders preparing them to have a dynamic impact on Houston and the world's evolving knowledge economy.

Rice University is globally recognized for producing graduates with the skills needed to compete in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our programs focus on applicable, in-demand skills and are designed to be convenient for working professionals. All of our classes provide the rigor, support and mentorship you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. 

Rice University is located in the 4th largest city in the United States, Houston is a global center for energy and healthcare. Conveniently located between the city’s two airports, Rice University is uniquely situated next to the medical center and 10 minutes from downtown Houston.


In early 2021 the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will offer educational programming at the Ion, Houston's innovation hub. The Ion, located at 4201 Main St., will anchor the 16-acre South Main Innovation District and is designed  to become the epicenter for Houston’s innovation ecosystem as an inclusive, dynamic, vibrant and highly dense hub focusing on quality collaborations between entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, corporations and the academic community when it opens in early 2021. The 300,000-square-foot building will accommodate multiple uses, including shared workspace, prototyping and maker resources, event space, classrooms, food and beverage offerings as well as indoor/outdoor communal areas with shared amenities.