August 25, 2009

USNEWS RANKS NEELEY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM #18 IN THE COUNTRY

THE NEELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT TCU ROSE IN THE OVERALL RANKINGS FOR 2009

U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Colleges for 2010 rankings of undergraduate colleges and specialties for 2009, and the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program ranked No. 18 for undergraduate business schools offering entrepreneurship majors. The Neeley School of Business at TCU also ranked higher for the 2009 overall undergraduate business school rankings, moving to 83 from 95 in 2008 out of the 567 business schools ranked. The rankings are based on peer evaluation.

The Neeley Entrepreneurship Program is renowned for having the largest student organization in the country. The TCU Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization, or TCUCEO, has received numerous accolades at the national level. The entrepreneurship staff and faculty are equally lauded. Brad Hancock, Director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, was honored with theĀ  National Entrepreneurship Master Teacher Award from the Acton Foundation in 2008. Garry Bruton, Management Professor and Academic Coordinator for the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program, is editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives and the first non-Asian President of the Asia Academy of Management.

U.S. News surveyed deans and two senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Participants were asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). U.S. News asked for nominations of the best programs in business specialty areas such as entrepreneurship.

The Neeley School of Business at TCU ( www.neeley.tcu.edu ), which focuses on personal development, important connections and real experiences, is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by major business publications. Calculated career development gives TCU business students a winning edge, while renowned faculty and leading executives share best business practices. TCU business students also consult with real clients to solve critical challenges. Graduates from the Neeley School of Business at TCU possess business skills, team strategies and workplace experience, and are renowned as ethical leaders with a global perspective who help shape the business environment.

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