August 10, 2009

Forbes Ranks Neeley School Among Best Business Schools 2009

The Neeley School of Business at TCU ( www.neeley.tcu.edu/ ) continues to be among the best for return on investment in  Forbes magazine's sixth ranking of U.S. business schools offering MBA programs. The Best Business Schools 2009 ranking is based on return on investment that 2004 TCU MBA graduates have achieved after five years. The magazine surveyed 17,000 business school alumni from 103 two-year MBA programs in the U.S.

"We are pleased to be among the elite schools ranked by Forbes magazine, especially since they look at the financial return of obtaining an MBA degree. It emphasizes what we hear from our alumni: that even in this tough economy the TCU MBA degree is a solid investment," said O. Homer Erekson, John V Roach Dean of the Neeley School .

Forbes  said that the 2009 rankings show that alumni from the ranked schools command large salaries with their MBA degrees. Of the MBA alumni who responded to the survey, Forbes compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees). They adjusted for cost of living expenses and discounted their earnings gains using a rate tied to money market yields. Stanford is the top ranked school on the list.

The Neeley School of Business at TCU ( www.neeley.tcu.edu/ ), which focuses on personal development, important connections and real experiences, is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by major business publications. Calculated career development gives TCU MBA students a winning edge, while renowned faculty and leading executives from major corporations share best business practices. TCU MBA students also consult with real clients to solve critical challenges. From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, Neeley School graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.