Small Program = Personal Best

Bring your "A" game.

Our learning environment will demand it.

Classes here — always small, always challenging — will push you to achieve your personal best. With core class sizes of 30, and elective classes averaging 20, you won’t blend into the background. You’ll be a vital voice in every class discussion. And because your professors know your work experience and goals, they can leverage their industry contacts to help your career take off. 

In MBA programs where herds of students are taught in echoing lecture halls, multiple-choice tests can’t be avoided. How else could a professor return a graded test to student #256 by next week? But at TCU, professors take pride in giving — and grading — essay exams. You can’t just guess your way to an MBA.

At TCU you’ll earn your pinstripes, but you won’t do it alone. You’ll spend your first year working in a five-member team that mimics a corporate project group. You may hit some bumps early on, as work styles and personalities mesh, but you’ll eventually find your team mojo. You’ll harness every member’s professional experience, see problems and solutions through a different set of eyes and pick up new skills from the strengths of your teammates. In the end, you’ll achieve results far greater than if you’d tackled the project alone.

TCU’s small program — and strong commitment to your goals — can deliver big results. Here’s the proof:

  • When a Raytheon recruiter at a national MBA conference complained that he couldn’t find a candidate with all the right skills, a TCU career coach — familiar with every student’s background — found him the perfect hire: Nick Troutz (who’s now part of the company’s Business Development Leadership program).
  • When Charlie McDonald got deployed to Afghanistan, TCU helped him plan how to stay on track to finish his MBA upon his return (and he received monthly care packages from his fellow students).
  • When Zac Walsh left his position as a market analyst at Corning Cable Systems in DFW to become a territory account manager at VMware in Austin, he recommended former classmate Matt Smart for his old position, prepped him for the interview and laid the groundwork for Matt’s hire.

The scoop about TCU people

  • 50 percent of first-year students earned 650+ GMAT scores.
  • 7:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • 19 percent international students.
  • 27 percent of faculty have owned their own businesses.
  • 8 concentrations from finance to supply chain management.

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