July 20, 2011

Neeley School Ranks Highly in Entrepreneurship, Operations, Finance and Marketing in Bloomberg Businessweek Poll

Entrepreneurship, Operations, Finance and Marketing programs at the Neeley School of Business at TCU  received high marks in Bloomberg Businessweek’spoll of 80,000 senior business students from 139 schools. For the magazine’s annual ranking, the students were asked to assign letter grades indicating how well their business programs teach in specialty areas.

The Neeley School ranked highly in these undergraduate specialty areas:
Entrepreneurship – 19
Operations Management (Supply and Value Chain Management) – 21
Financial Management – 22
Marketing Management – 25

Of the other two Texas business schools ranked in the top 30 overall, the University of Texas at Austin ranked 109 in Entrepreneurship, 15 in Operations, 18 in Finance and 21 in Marketing. Dallas’ SMU Cox ranked 28 in Entrepreneurship, 39 in Operations, 25 in Finance and 57 in Marketing.

2011 has been a big year for the Neeley entrepreneurship program, which was honored as the National Model Entrepreneurship Program by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, their highest award. The new Values and Ventures program kicked off with an annual competition for undergraduate students across the country to present a plan for a values-based, for-profit business. The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center began the TCU/Coleman Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship, supporting faculty members teaching entrepreneurial skills in other schools across TCU. The TCU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (TCU CEO), the largest chapter in the U.S., will host the national conference in Fort Worth in October.

Neeley’s Supply Chain Management program ranked #19 in the country in a recent study by Gartner Supply Chain Leaders at how leading universities are educating students to be next-generation leaders skilled at synchronization across functions. The Supply and Value Chain Center, located in the Neeley School, provides networking and learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including professional roundtables, global travel, the Student Executive Program and the annual Global Supply Chain Conference.

Neeley is well known for its finance program and as one of the first schools in the world to offer the student-run Educational Investment Fund. The LKCM Center for Financial Studies provides the annual Investment Strategies Conference, student competitions, internships and employment opportunities. The annual Roadmap to Careers in Finance brings TCU finance alumni and other professionals to campus to talk to students about career paths.

Marketing is one of the most popular majors at Neeley. Neeley faculty members hosted the American Marketing Association’s Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium on the TCU campus last year, a first for Neeley and TCU. Many Neeley marketing faculty have authored or co-authored marketing textbooks used in classrooms around the world.

The Neeley School of Business at TCU (www.neeley.tcu.edu) is nationally ranked and recognized as a premier business school for both undergraduate and graduate programs by Bloomberg Businessweek,U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Parade magazine’s College A-List and The Princeton Review. The Neeley School is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of accreditation for business schools internationally.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU