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The Princeton Review Ranks TCU Neeley's MBA Program in the Top 10 for Operations in 2023

This is the second year in a row the school has earned the distinction from the publication in this Best Business Schools category.

February 17, 2023

By Nick Ferrandino

The Princeton Review recognized TCU Neeley’s MBA program as a Best Business School for 2023, designating Neeley the No. 1 MBA for Operations in Texas and No. 8 overall. 

“For the second consecutive year, Neeley’s MBA for Operations has ranked in the top 10,” said TCU Neeley Interim Dean Hettie Richardson. “This global recognition is a testament to the commitment of our incredible faculty and our culture that inspires our students to become active and passionate participants, not only on campus but also for the larger Fort Worth community and beyond.”

The Princeton Review determines these rankings through a grading system where they survey both the students and school administrators with a comprehensive list of questions covering everything from quality of classes to the availability of on-campus aid and career services.

TCU Neeley students applaud the fact that they have so many opportunities on campus to interact with veterans of the industry who can both give them insight into the business world, as well as provide them with new networking opportunities to aid in their own enterprises. 

Students also appreciate the smaller sizes of the classes at Neeley, giving them easier access to the professors and resources they need to succeed. 

“You are literally getting tutored by some of the leading academics of the country,” said Amanda Pape, 2020 Neeley MBA Alumna and current Material Program Manager for Raytheon Technologies. “And because of the nature of the small size of Neeley and the MBA program, you can really get as much access to them as you want.”

A commonly mentioned source of pride is Neeley’s robust network of alumni who collaborate with the university to engage with and support the next generation of MBA students, doing everything from serving as special guest speakers at events to hosting recruitment drives where students have the chance to interface with booming industries hailing from across the globe. 

It is a flourishing culture where every Neeley student who benefits from this alumni network is encouraged and inspired to “pay it forward” by supporting the next generation of students even after finding their own success in the business world, said Pape. 

The Princeton Review, which was established in 1981, is a highly regarded education service company that has provided tutoring and college admission services to over 400 million students since its founding. They also compile ratings and rankings for some of the most renowned business schools across the nation, annually releasing a top ten list of the best on-campus MBA programs nationwide in eighteen different categories.