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Full-time TCU MBA Jumps 11 Spots to 38 in the 2015 Bloomberg Business National Ranking while Part-Time MBA Debuts at 26

The national MBA rankings for full-time and part-time programs are based on employer, alumni and student feedback, plus job placement and starting salaries.  

October 21,  2015

By Elaine Cole

The TCU Neeley School of Business full-time MBA program improved on past Bloomberg Business rankings, jumping from 49 in 2014 to 38 in the nation in the 2015 ranking of the best graduate business schools in the U.S. Harvard ranks first.

The part-time TCU MBA for working professionals made Bloomberg Business’ rankings for the first time this year, debuting at No. 26 in the nation. Northwestern ranks first. TCU’s 48-hour PMBA program requires a minimum of three years of professional or military experience.

“We are pleased to announce the enhanced position of the full-time program and new high one for the part-time program. While rankings are not the sole reason professionals choose an MBA program, they validate TCU’s place among the elite business schools in the nation and the world,” said Bill Cron, senior associate dean of graduate program at the TCU Neeley School of Business.  

“This significant rise up the full-time MBA rankings demonstrates the staying power of the TCU MBA,” said Bill Wempe, executive director of graduate programs at the TCU Neeley School of Business. “Debuting so high in the part-time MBA rankings is further testament to the reputation of the overall MBA program at the TCU Neeley School.”

Andrew Sweeny MBA ’12, formerly a risk-management consultant and now senior financial analyst at Weir Oil and Gas, came to the full-time TCU MBA program to improve his opportunities for career advancement.  “TCU sparked my interest because I kept hearing these glowing recommendations from both MBA grads and undergrads. A lot of these people owned companies and were highly successful.”

James Stanley PMBA ’13, manager of operations planning and control at BNSF Railway, said, “A main strength of the [part-time MBA] program is the high caliber of students that the TCU PMBA attracts. There was a great deal of exchange between students that allowed us to share our work experiences. These conversations helped me grow tremendously.”

Bloomberg Business bases 35 percent of the MBA rankings on employer feedback, 30 percent on alumni feedback, and 15 percent on student feedback from surveys. Job placement and starting salary account for 10 percent each.

For the full 2015 ranking by Bloomberg Business, visit

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