Overview

Applicants
195
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.33
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
510 - 700
GPA
2.18 - 4.0

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 30

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
89

71
Full-time
30
Female
29
Part-time
8.5
Minority


Students Say

Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business offers the best of both worlds, uniting a "small-school atmosphere with big business ties." Located in the heart of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area, the school has "access to and relationships with many top companies." "Networking opportunities are second to none," and career and internship prospects look particularly positive in this vibrant business-oriented city. At the same time, "personalized attention" is a hallmark of the TCU Full-time program. With fifty to sixty students in each incoming class, the "small and accessible size" of the school guarantees that students benefit from plenty of interaction with the "world-class faculty." Here, "it is easy to reach professors and ask questions." In addition to the faculty, "every TCU employee involved with the MBA program has a clear and unwavering passion for growing the program and graduating successful students." Administrators are "very accommodating, know all of the students well, and are very accessible."

Depending on your needs and your career experience to date, Neeley offers a range of MBA options, including a part-time evening program, an executive MBA, a twenty-onemonth full-time program, and an accelerated twelve-month full-time program. In the full-time program, students are assigned to small project teams during the first year, a great way to get to know your classmates. While the atmosphere is close-knit, the curriculum is rigorous. There is an "extremely heavy workload in the beginning" of the full-time MBA, and "all of the students in the program hold each other to a high standard." Described as "outstanding," Neeley professors bring "a ton of practical industry experience" to the classroom. Students point out that "the professors in supply chain are really good," and the school offers the opportunity to pursue a functional concentration in that field, as well as in marketing, finance, and accounting. MBA candidates may further tailor their studies through elective courses in a specific industry, like health care or real estate; the school's "up-and-coming" MBA for Energy Professionals is particularly suited to its Texas location.

A Neeley education "focuses more on experiential learning" than strict academics. In this "applicable career-focused program," there is an emphasis on developing a practical perspective, and professors are committed to "pushing our limits and growing our skills in communication, presentations, etc. from the moment classes begin." Throughout the MBA, class work is "supplemented with a great deal of real-world work experiences, though programs like Neeley & Associates Consulting," a specialized class in which students review and evaluate real-world clients with the guidance of faculty experts. Students can further augment their education through study abroad, frequent "networking events," and special trips and events, like "going to meet Warren Buffet."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
“Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Business”. This interactive class explores current value chains through the “lens” of sustainability. Course includes an introduction to the basics of sustainability and systems thinking as well as sustainability challenges and opportunities in the various business functions.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Electronic class material to reduce use of paper

School's environmental commitment 2:
Convenient recycling collection points across the business school

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$93,010
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
84%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
31%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
28%
Unknown Facilitiated
3%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

28%
Finance/Accounting
22%
General Management
19%
Other
16%
Marketing
16%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

74%
Southwest
13%
West
7%
Northeast
7%
South

Students Say

In addition to the many real-world projects incorporated into the Neeley MBA cur- riculum, the school offers a robust suite of job-related resources for MBA candidates, including individualized career coaching, internship placement, interview prep, and annualcareer-oriented trips to places such as New York City, Chicago, or San Deigo. There are also ample networking events on campus, including roundtables and special dinners with national and regional business leaders. Students say the school has deep ties in the local business community, and "the alumni are fiercely loyal to their own and most will go out of their way to help."

Eighty-five percent of students graduating from TCU in May 2013 had a job within three months of graduation, with starting salaries averaging $85,367. Students recently took jobs or internships at Accenture, AT&T, Deloitte Consulting, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Frito-Lay, Galderma, Halliburton, Healthpoint LTD, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corp., JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's, Kimberly-Clark, Merrill Lynch, Sherwin Williams, Texas Instruments, and Verizon. The school has a "great reputation in DFW," but students do note that the school "tends to place best at companies in DFW. For stu- dents looking for jobs elsewhere, that can be difficult."


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 28% $72,750 $81,688 $65,000 $125,000
General Management 22% $98,000 $99,646 $81,877 $125,000
Other 19% $97,000 $95,400 $67,000 $117,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $101,000 $98,800 $80,000 $117,000
Operations / Logistics 16% $95,000 $94,983 $75,000 $120,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 25% $101,750 $101,125 $70,500 $120,000
Petroleum / Energy 16% $81,887 $83,559 $75,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 13% $90,000 $91,000 $67,000 $117,000
Financial Services 13% $97,500 $96,250 $65,000 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 13% $91,000 $90,375 $69,500 $110,000
Other 13% $95,000 $90,000 $75,000 $100,000
Real Estate 9%

Prominent Alumni

Bob McCann
Chairman, UBS Americas at UBS

Luther King
President, Luther King Capital Management Corp.

Lorna Donatone
COO and Education Market President at Sodexho

Chris Kleinert
CEO & President, Hunt Consolidated Investments

Laurent Attias
Senior VP, Head of strategy, BD&L, Market Access/Gov. Relations

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$43,848

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$35,923

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

New Students Receiving Loans
31%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$39,960
Tuition (Out-State)
$39,960
Fees (In-State)
$6,900
Fees (Out-State)
$6,900

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,480
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,480
Fees (In-State)
$250
Fees (Out-State)
$250

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,500
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
338
Part Time
72%

In State
71.0%
Out of State
29.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

13.00%
Minorities
31.00%
International

28% female
72% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Despite its modest size, you'll find plenty of diversity on the TCU campus. The school attracts a unique group of students whose collective "experience crosses the globe and many different industries." An ambitious and "capable" group, MBA students are also collaborative: Here, "students are often found working and studying together" as they try to keep up with group projects and assignments. Despite the program's demands, TCU is a "welcoming" environment, where "people know each other well and easily become friends."

"The community is very vibrant" at TCU, with ongoing extracurricular activities and social events taking place on campus. For example, "there are multiple networking opportunities every week," as well as "free movies, speeches from famous professors from other schools, festivals for minority communities," and more. In addition to school-related activities, students meet up for "happy hours, meals, working out at the Rec, or other fun activities as the occasion arises." Students can also take advantage of the multitude of recreational activities, arts, and entertainment in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, where they'll find everything from "honky-tonk" to "golfing" to world-class muse- ums in addition to the thriving professional and collegiate athletic teams and events.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Peggy Conway
Director of MBA Admissions

Address
TCU Box 298540
Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States

Phone
817-257-7531

Fax
817-257-6431

Email
mbainfo@tcu.edu


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