Economist ranking

TCU MBA Faculty Rank Top 5 in the World Three Years in a Row

Out of 100 MBA programs around the world, The Economist ranks TCU Neeley No. 4 in the world for faculty quality, higher than any other Texas school. TCU Neeley also ranks No. 24 nationally for career services. 

October 13,  2016

By Elaine Cole

For three years in the row, The Economist ranks the TCU MBA program in the top five in the world for MBA faculty quality and in the top 25 for career services. The TCU MBA also ranks in the top 50 in the world for jobs and salary increase.

In the MBA Faculty Quality ranking, University of Maryland Smith School ranks first, followed by University of Warwick, University of Melbourne, TCU Neeley, SMU Cox and University of Queensland. Other Texas schools in the ranking are Rice University Jones School at No. 22 and University of Texas at Austin McCombs School at No. 73 for faculty quality.

“TCU MBA professors are impressive scholars who lead the classroom with energy and enthusiasm, share their extensive knowledge and experience, and give full attention to the academic, personal and professional development of each student,” O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business, said.

The TCU Neeley School of Business also ranks in the top 25 three years in a row for students’ assessment of MBA career services. Georgia Tech is first. UT-Austin McCombs is No. 39, Rice Jones is No. 45 and SMU Cox is No. 87.

“To once again be ranked in the top 25 nationally and first among Texas schools is a testament to the Graduate Career Services Center’s effectiveness in positioning students for professional transformation,” Anne Rooney, executive director of TCU Neeley graduate programs, said.

Overall, the TCU Neeley MBA program ranks No. 47 in the U.S. and No. 73 in the world. The Economist bases 80 percent of the MBA rankings on faculty quality, career services, alumni network, educational experience, salary increase and other criteria, and 20 percent on survey responses from students and recent graduates.

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