October 12, 2013

TCU MBA Jumps 10 Places in The Economist World Ranking and Ranks No. 1 for Faculty Quality

In the just-released rankings of MBA programs around the world, The Economist ranks the Neeley School of Business at TCU No. 1 in the world for Faculty Quality, and the overall MBA program No. 35 in the U.S. and No. 61 in the world, up ten places from last year to make it one of the fastest-rising MBA programs on the worldwide list.

The Economist ranks MBA programs around the world on faculty quality, student quality, jobs found through career services, salary increases for graduates, depth of alumni network and more, which accounts for 80 percent of the overall ranking. Survey responses from students and recent graduates make up the other 20 percent.

“This recognition provides clear evidence that our faculty members deliver first-rate education, our TCU MBA graduates prove their effectiveness in the marketplace, and our alumni stay connected and committed to help those who come after them,” noted O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School.

TCU/Neeley’s 2013 full-time MBA ranking in the top programs in the world from The Economist:


1 Faculty Quality
22 Percentage increase on pre-MBA salary
25 Potential to network
27 Breadth of alumni network
36 Student rating of alumni effectiveness
36 Student assessment of career services


35 Full-time MBA program in the U.S.
61 Full-time MBA program in the World

Only four MBA programs from Texas were included in the world ranking: UT Austin/McCombs at No. 31, Rice/Jones at No. 39 and SMU/Cox at No. 93.

“Our commitment to the highest standards of teaching and career building is reflected in these high ratings by The Economist,” said Bill Cron, senior associate dean for graduate programs and research at the Neeley School. “I proudly hold up our MBA professors and graduates against any in the world. They are tough, smart and leading the way, every day.”

For a complete list of The Economist 2013 rankings for MBA programs, visit http://www.economist.com/whichmba.
For more information on the TCU MBA program, visit www.mba.tcu.edu.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU