September 17, 2007

Neeley Chosen for Best Business Schools for Hispanics

Only Two Texas Universities Make Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2007 List

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 17, 2007) – The Neeley School of Business at TCU’s long-term commitment to diversity landed it on Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2007 Best Business Schools for Hispanics at the No. 20 spot. The only other Texas college listed is the University of Texas at Austin, a large public school, at No. 2.
 
“We at Neeley are committed to encouraging a diverse workforce, which begins with diversity in our MBA program,” said Bill Cron, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. “We value diversity not only in race, ethnicity, age, religion and gender, but also in skills, ideas and thoughts. This energizes classroom discussions and promotes new awareness of opportunities, creativity and innovation.”
 
Neeley offers the Henry B. Gonzalez Scholarship and the National Society of Hispanic MBA Member Scholarship, as well as need-based loans and grants. More than 75 percent of full-time Neeley MBA students receive some sort of scholarship or graduate assistant awards.

Hispanic Business had this to say about the 2007 list, which expanded for the first time from 10 to 20: “While a handful of the schools have been among the top 10 Best Schools for Hispanics since the directory was introduced, 10 universities have joined this year's list, edging out schools such as New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.” [The Top 20 schools are available at HispanicBusiness.com.]

“Finding the right school is intensely personal, and although the process can't be reduced to an equation, certain objective criteria can help,” wrote Hildy Medina in the October issue of Hispanic Magazine. “Most college rankings…take into account a school's academic excellence. But the Hispanic Business lists go beyond the straight curriculum questions to look at enrollment by U.S. citizens, faculty, student services and retention rates.”

Neeley MBA graduate ’02 Tomas Puky, commercial manager for VA TECH Hydro USA Corp. in Charlotte, North Carolina, said that Neeley’s “strong focus on communications skills provided via the Center for Professional Communications, the cultural awareness created through programs such as the international lunch bunch and conscious efforts to maintain a diverse student population are strong examples of Neeley’s commitment to keep current with globalization trends.”

The complete list of the 2007 Best Business Schools for Hispanics from Hispanic Business is:

1. Hisp_Mag.jpgStanford University
2. University of Texas at Austin
3. Columbia University
4. The University of Miami
5. University of California, Berkeley
6. Emory University
7. Dartmouth College
8. Yale University
9. Duke University
10. Florida International University
11. New York University
12. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
13. University of New Mexico
14. University of Arizona
15. Rollins Chicago
16. Ohio State University
17. University of Central Florida
18. University of Notre Dame
19. University of Rochester
20. Texas Christian University
 
The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, U.S.News & World Report, Hispanic Business and The Princeton Review. From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders – each in their own individual way.

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