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Full-time MBA Ranks Top in Texas for Learning, Networking and Top 50 in Nation by Bloomberg Businessweek

Since last year, the TCU Neeley School of Business Full-time MBA program has risen 11 spots and is now ranked No. 42 in the nation by Bloomberg Business. Graduates of the program tout Neeley's access to high-impact experiential learning, personalized career advancement opportunities and access to industry leaders through valuable networking connections.

September 15, 2023

By TCU Neeley School of Business

The TCU Neeley School of Business Full-time MBA program is No. 1 in Texas for Learning and Networking, and No. 2 in Texas for Entrepreneurship based on rankings released this week by Bloomberg Businessweek. The graduate program is named among the Top 50 Best Business Schools for full-time MBAs in the nation at No. 42, an increase of 11 spots in the annual ranking.

“We stand out as a selective graduate program with outsized return on investment through extensive student-focused resources and industry connections across North Texas and beyond,” said Hettie Richardson, interim dean for the TCU Neeley School of Business.

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“Our students have access to real-world experience and an individualized, personal journey to accelerate and amplify their knowledge and skills. Neeley graduates are innovative thinkers, who are prepared for the future of business and ready to lead the way.”

In their evaluation of 110 full-time graduate MBA programs, Bloomberg Businessweek analyzed data provided by the participating schools, as well as responses to survey questions from students, alumni and employers. The ranking focuses on the categories of learning, networking, compensation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

In the category of Learning, Neeley ranked No. 1 in Texas No. 9 in the nation. For Networking, the school is No. 1 in the state and No. 18 in the nation. Both categories are prioritized by professionals seeking to advance their education and career through a graduate program. Neeley’s ability to connect students to a robust alumni network in high-profile corporations serving as industry leaders, sets the school apart.

For the Entrepreneurship ranking category, TCU Neeley is No. 2 in Texas and No. 12 in the nation. Through the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, students are introduced to innovative business leaders, valuable investment opportunities and creative programming.

For Andres Crosby ‘22, the Neeley Full-time MBA program gave him an opportunity to enhance professional skill gaps that were not originally evident to him and build connections that continue to positively influence his career.

“I thought I knew a lot, but I was amazed at how much I was able to learn from my professors, as well as my cohort,” said Crosby, who credits the Neeley MBA program with helping him earn a promotion. “A lot of things I learned helped me become more well-rounded and stand out amongst the competition.”

See the full Bloomberg Business rankings here.