September 10, 2010

SMART, EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ENTER TCU MBA PROGRAM – SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

The Neeley School of Business at TCU welcomes one of the largest MBA classes with record GMAT scores and the most professional experience of any previous class.  

“There is no doubt that we are recruiting a high caliber of students to the TCU MBA program,” said Dean Erekson, “and it will only continue to get better as word gets out to potential employers and students that the Neeley School is the place to go for ethical careers in business around the world.” 

Although national stats on MBA students are down this year, the new TCU MBA class is one of the largest yet, with 59 students. Almost one in five scored 700 or better on the GMAT, and half scored 650 and above.  

Their professional work experience comes from companies such as Accenture, Vought Aircraft Systems, First Command Financial, TTI, and The Recording Academy. Several are military officers and two are lawyers with a combined 15 years of practice. One out of four holds undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, or technology, almost double the average of other classes over the past five years. 

Two-thirds of the new TCU MBA class completed their undergraduate degrees outside of Texas, and 19% attended colleges outside the U.S. 

Not to be outdone, the second-year TCU MBA students are also demonstrating exemplary performance.  

Summer internships were spent at  leading companies such as Verizon Communications, Chesapeake Energy, Luther King Capital Management, Sabre Holdings, Texas Health Resources; Healthpoint and State Street Global Advisors in Boston. Almost half have received extensions from their summer employers, and two have received full-time job offers.