November 07, 2005

The Wall Street Journal Honors the Neeley School of Business in its Ranking of Top Business Schools


FORT WORTH, Texas (September 22, 2005) - The Neeley School of Business has been ranked as #18 among regional programs in the nation by the The Wall Street Journal Guide to Top Business Schools and was the highest ranked business school in Texas, above such schools as University of Texas Austin, SMU, Texas A&M, and Rice.

The rankings were the result of a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive that asked 3,267 corporate recruiters to rate business school programs on 20 different attributes, as well as to rate their past and future recruiting plans with the schools. Recruiters gave the Neeley School high marks on student's teamwork abilities, personal ethics and integrity, the core curriculum and the career-services offices.

According to Daniel Short, Dean of the Neeley School, the ranking reflects the enduring commitment the school has on providing a high quality, personalized education to the students that really helps prepare them for their careers. "As the premier business program in Texas, our goal is to help each individual develop to the full extent of his or her unique potential. Recognition by recruiters is especially significant because it is positive proof that the market recognizes the quality of our graduates."

The Wall Street Journal's Guide to Top Business Schools is the only business-school ranking based solely on feedback from corporate recruiters. In a special Editor's Note, The Wall Street Journal highlights that the most distinctive feature of this survey is that it focuses strongly on corporate recruiters and the job market. "As the buyers of MBA talent, recruiters have strong opinions about the schools they know best. And, those opinions should be of the utmost importance to prospective students, who after all hope to graduate into a better job…" Additionally, "According to a survey of prospective M.B.A. students by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the Journal's rankings were rated the 'most credible' of all media rankings."

This is the second consecutive year the Neeley School of Business has been honored in the Wall Street Journal ranking.