Neeley Spring Events

You Don’t Want to Miss These Neeley School Events for Spring 2015

Students competing for big money. Alumni competing for casino-night prizes. Plus inspiring speakers, exciting trips and more. The Neeley School offers plenty of events for you to attend this spring. 

February 17,  2015

By Elaine Cole

What’s on your calendar? Make sure you leave time for some of these exciting events.

Investment Strategies Conference: Capitalizing on Event-Driven Investment Opportunities
March 5
Bankruptcy, liquidations and spin-offs may not be top-of-mind when you think of investment opportunities, but these corporate events can make a sizable impact on stock prices. That means potential opportunities for savvy investors. Here is your chance to get tips from some of the top investors in the country.

New York City: Networking and Dinner
March 8
Come meet other NYC-area Horned Frogs and 32 highly motivated TCU sophomore business students from the Neeley Fellows business honors program. The Neeley Fellows are excited to meet you, learn about the business environment in NYC and hear about your journey from Texas to the Big Apple.

Neeley Family Night at Lupton Baseball Stadium
March 13
Join the Neeley School of Business for a fun evening with your family, friends and some great TCU baseball against the Baylor Bears. Meet us at the 3rd base patio for pizza, drinks and fun for the first home game conference series.

Tandy Executive Speaker Series – Barry Davis
March 17
Dean Homer Erekson hosts the president and CEO of Enlink Midstream (formerly CrossTex Energy) as he discusses his successful entrepreneurial journey. Come learn how Davis leveraged his TCU BBA in finance and his considerable experience to lead prosperous energy companies.

Dyess Lecture in Marketing: Taking Innovation Through the Sales Force
March 20
Come hear ideas for improving the performance of salespeople and sales organization from one of the best researchers in selling today. Dr. Michael Ahearne, the C.T. Bauer Chair in Marketing at the University of Houston, is the invited guest speaker of the Neeley School marketing department. His textbook, Selling Today: Partnering to Create Customer Value, is the highest grossing professional selling textbook in the world.

Neeley in Austin: Building a Bold Future
March 25
What will the future of business education look like, sound like, feel like? What will spark the imaginations of young business leaders? Come see what TCU has in store as Dean Homer Erekson shares TCU’s a bold vision of collaboration, inventive teaching, learning and research, with a touch of technological magic to stir innovation and generate exciting ideas.

Big 12 MBA Case Competition
March 27-28
Not all the competition in the Big 12 is on the field, the diamond or the court. Come cheer teams of quick-thinking MBA students from TCU and all the other Big 12 universities as they compete for First Place – and cash awards – for the best business plan. Let the brains begin!

Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition
April 10-11
It’s like Shark Tank with a soul. Teams of bright college students from around the world come to TCU for the Neeley School’s unique competition, now in its fifth year. Watch them pitch their ideas for profitable businesses that make the world a little better. Who will win the Grand Prize of $25,000? University of Arkansas, George Washington University, University of Houston and Belmont University won past competitions. Come see who will impress the judges this year.

Tandy Executive Speaker Series – Ronald Parker
April 16
Dean Homer Erekson hosts the president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, an organization representing global black senior executives, as he outlines the ELC’s goals to place more black executives in C-suites and on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. Parker retired from a 30-year career at PepsiCo as senior vice president for human resources, labor relations, and global diversity and inclusion.

Neeley MBA Alumni Weekend Golf and Gala
April 17-18
Join your fellow TCU MBA alumni for a fun-filled weekend of class reunions, golf and a Roaring 20s casino night and gala. Reminisce at class reunions Friday. Compete in a friendly golf tournament Saturday morning. Try your luck at a Roaring 20s casino night and gala at the Champions Club in Amon G. Carter stadium. Choose one or come to all three.

Neeley in NorCal
July 9-12
Yes, this event takes place in the summer, but it’s such an exciting venue that you’ll want to get in on it now. Join Dean Erekson and your fellow Horned Frogs in San Jose and the Santa Cruz Mountains for visits to Google headquarters, Santa Cruz wineries and Stanford University. Enjoy a lively murder mystery dinner, VIP wine tastings, shopping and dining in beautiful Northern California. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience.