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TCU Executive MBA Continues to Rise in The Economist Rankings to No. 13 in the World, and Still No. 1 in Texas

In the 2020 rankings by The Economist, TCU Executive MBA ranks No. 1 in Texas, No. 1 in the Big 12, and No. 13 in the world.

June 29, 2020

By Elaine Cole

EMBA No 1 in TexasThe staff and faculty of the TCU Executive MBA work tirelessly both behind the scenes and in the classrooms to make the TCU EMBA one of the best in the world and the best in Texas.

They did it again.

In the 2020 ranking by The Economist of Executive MBA programs around the world, TCU EMBA ranks No. 13 in the world (up from 18 in the previous ranking) and, once again, number 1 in Texas and the Big 12 Conference. Texas schools in the world ranking include TCU at 13, A&M at 37, Rice at 44, UT-Austin at 45 and SMU at 47. 

In the world specialty rankings, TCU EMBA ranks No. 1 for Facilities, No. 4 for Faculty, No. 4 for Career Progression and No. 5 for Program Quality.

The Economist collected quantitative data from schools and surveyed current students and recent graduates for the rankings, released every two years.

“Our faculty and staff put their exceptional skills to work for the TCU EMBA experience, so our executive students thrive in an environment of strong curriculum, outstanding faculty, an agile approach to strategic leadership and a personal approach to career development. The result is one of the best programs in the world,” said Suzanne Carter, management professor and executive director of the Executive MBA program at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

TCU EMBA is an accredited 18-month program designed for successful executives, entrepreneurs and high-potential managers with a focus on developing agile, strategic business leaders. Average age is 39 with an average of 11 years managerial experience. Classes take place on alternating weekends. For more information visit


TCU Neeley School of Business EMBA

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Overall Rankings Top EMBA

World Rank

University of California at Berkeley - Haas (US)


Northwestern University - Kellogg (US)


IE University/Brown University (Spain/US)


Northwestern/WHU-Beisheim (US/Germany)


Yale School of Management (US)


University of Warwick (UK)


University of Navarra – IESB (Spain)


IMD (Switzerland)


Northwestern /York – Schulich (US/Canada)


UCLA/NUS (US/Singapore)


University of Oxford - Saïd (UK)


University of Mannheim/ESSEC (Germany/France)


Texas Christian University - Neeley (US)


Cornell University - Johnson (US)


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