MBAs get one-on-one time with execs through C-Level Confidential dinners

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At the Neeley School of Business, we expect our MBAs to be outstanding scholars, excellent colleagues and good stewards of the University's reputation. But we also understand that our MBAs are individuals. By developing experiential learning programs and constantly striving to make them ever more enriching, our faculty and staff remain committed to each student's personal and professional growth.

C-Level Confidential Dinners are integral to Neeley's educational mission. Conceived by P.D. Shabay, a Neeley School alumnus and retired Bell Helicopter executive, these Dinners have been a fixture of TCU's MBA culture since 2008. Each dinner provides a rare opportunity for groups a dozen students to sit down with a senior executive to talk candidly about industry trends. Through these conversations, students also learn about the challenges upper-level executives face in their decision-making process. Each C-Level Confidential Dinner is also a great opportunity for TCU MBAs to make an impression and grow their professional network.

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TCU MBAs: Making a difference in their communities and careers

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Thank you letters from second grade students in Junior Achievement
At the Neeley School of Business, we understand that the needs of the greater community provide vital context for the choices business leaders make. When our MBA candidates collaborate with community partners, they raise their own awareness and acquire invaluable expertise, all while assisting organizations across Dallas-Fort Worth in the fulfillment of their missions.

Neeley is currently home to four major community service initiatives: Junior Achievement, Lighthouse for the Blind, the Business Assistance Center (BAC) Business Plan Competition and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. The results have been impactful for all.

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How a Neeley MBA transcends borders in a global economy

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Today’s increasingly global business environment requires professionals to develop a truly global perspective. Differences in language, culture, currency and market structure aren't obstacles to advancement—they're opportunities to take your career in new and groundbreaking directions.

Tigran Abovyan's (MBA, '13) unique story shows just how far a wide range of experience can take you. Since earning his MBA in finance, Tigran has enjoyed incredible success. He's the CEO of Export Finance, a non-bank credit organization that delivers tailored financial solutions for non-resident legal entities doing business within the Republic of Armenia. These clients include members of both the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Cowtown Angels Fellows Program Offers Insight on Entrepreneurship

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Before deciding to enroll in in TCU’s MBA program, Amenemopé McKinney (MBA, ’18) knew more than a little something about strategy. She had already achieved a lot in her career as a management consultant for Deloitte and Accenture, including successfully transitioning from a role in human capital to one in finance after just four years on the job. But Amenemopé realized that to advance any further, she needed a greater understanding of how all parts of the business work together.Read more >>

Military background + MBA = endless possibilities

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Juan Meave stationed in Iraq

Veterans of the armed forces are often faced with questions about the marketability of their military experience and how transferable it is to the private sector. Basically, how does being in uniform correspond to being white collar?

Beyond having to apply new skills, assume new responsibilities and work toward the achievement of new goals and objectives, you also have to adjust to a new culture — new colleagues, new supervisors and new notions of what it means to be a high performer. 

TCU has a long-standing commitment to helping veterans continue their education. Military Times consistently ranks the Neeley School of Business in the top 75 best graduate schools for veterans based, in part, on the school’s participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. This benefit can in some cases pay for the entire cost of a degree. But Neeley’s commitment doesn’t stop at the financial. It’s our welcoming and supportive culture that helps veterans navigate their new career paths. 

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TCU MBA opens up opportunity in an evolving energy industry

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Anyone who has worked in the energy industry for long enough knows that its markets are influenced by complex factors and that its ups and downs follow more than one cycle. Neeley alum Juan Meave (MBA, ’15), a financial analyst with Lonestar Resources, believes it’s precisely this unpredictability that drives innovation in the sector.

“The future of the energy market, and the industry itself, will be reshaped again, and that reshaping is going to come from an innovator who was told repeatedly that they couldn’t do what they set out to do,” he says.

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