Majors

To major in business at TCU, declare pre-business as your major when you apply to TCU. In your second year at TCU, you’ll apply directly to the Neeley School of Business, where you’ll choose an exciting pathway among our majors. 

Do you like to find answers, solve problems and help people? Get ready for a rewarding, challenging, well-paying career in accounting. 

Accountants and auditors are smart, organized, detail-minded, objective professionals who are good communicators and possess high integrity. You can work with individuals, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, governments, startup companies, schools and more. Through TCU’s Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), you can get your BBA and Master of Accounting degrees in five years, putting you on the road to take the CPA Exam to be a Certified Public Accountant. 

Excited about technology? Do you love finding better ways for companies to serve their customers? Here’s your chance to apply the latest innovations to digitally transform modern business.

Organizations are struggling to recognize the opportunities and risks of what has been called the next industrial revolution – digital transformation. You can help executives understand and leverage the rapidly changing technologies of social media, the internet of things, mixed reality, blockchain and analytics tools.

Are you outgoing and persuasive? Have innovative ideas for better ways to do something or like to help others with their ideas? Launch yourself with this unique major. 

Entrepreneurial thinkers can spot a business opportunity and seize it. Whether you want to start your own company, help someone with their big idea, or innovate within an existing organization, a major in entrepreneurship and innovation gives you the skills to carve out your niche as an innovator. Your creative mindset will be equally valuable in a new business or an existing one. Learn to gather resources, recruit talent, design a business model, develop products or services, communicate a compelling vision, and manage and grow a business. 

Finance careers focus on adding value through the risk-return relationship, integrating finance with economics and accounting to make wealth-enhancing decisions. Investment specialists evaluate and select securities, manage investment portfolios and raise capital to finance businesses, governments and individual needs. Financial officers manage investments, oversee forecasting and budgeting, raise and allocate funds, perform cost analysis and formulate financial and credit operating policies. 

If your interests include mortgage lending, real estate development, asset management, appraisal or real estate management, consider this path to prepare for a career in the real estate industry. 

You'll cultivate the skills to manage portfolios, perform risk analysis and study capital market trends as they relate to real estate principles, valuation, law and finance/ investment analysis. Learn to appraise and develop real estate and evaluate real estate investments. Plan, implement and analyze real estate finance instruments, including mortgage markets, credit analysis and real estate lending. Develop discounted cash flow models for potential real estate investments. 

Business is about people. And people need managers with a leadership mindset for success. The best managers excel at decision making, finding common ground, communication, team building, adaptability and strategic planning. With a major in management, you’ll explore, learn and practice the range of skills employed by today’s most respected, successful, ethical leaders. 

Get the most out of your TCU Neeley degree with a management double major. The Wall Street Journal identified management as the most promising career of the next decade. By combining management with the technical skills from other Neeley majors, you prepare yourself not just for your first job, but for your entire career.

Are you innovative, curious and resourceful? Do you like problem-solving and discovering the next best thing? Put your passion to work with an exciting career in marketing.

Every organization wants to be successful. The key is understanding what customers want and need, and that’s where marketing comes in. With a degree in marketing you'll be uniquely positioned to leverage messaging, create and manage brands, explore partnerships, apply marketing research and engage with customers across an array of platforms. In today's fast-paced world the need for marketing has never been stronger, and demand is strong for high-tech, multichannel marketing skills. The opportunities are endless. 

With same-day delivery and global components, making sure products get to the right place at the right time for the right price is easier said than done. You’ll be in high demand with this major.  

Supply chain professionals play a critical role in bringing value to their companies. They must communicate effectively within their organizations and across a global network of suppliers and customers while applying analytic skills. You'll learn innovative techniques to develop sustainable solutions that holistically address business problems. Supply chain talent is in short supply, allowing graduates early career opportunities to make a difference in major corporations. 

Minors

You aren’t required to have a minor with a business major, but you may choose one below or outside the Neeley School of Business – to give you another area of expertise and more career opportunities. Note that the accounting, finance and global business minors may not be added to majors outside the Neeley School. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor is not available to business majors.

Only students majoring in another business major can pursue an accounting minor.

Required 18 hours:

  • ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • FINA 30153 Financial Management
  • ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I
  • ACCT 30163 Cost Analysis and Control
  • ACCT 30253 Financial Reporting II
  • ACCT 30303 Principles of Taxation

MINIMUM GPA: 2.5

If you are not majoring in business you may pursue a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Achieve the framework and skills to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors or be innovative and entrepreneurial wherever your career path takes you.

Requirements:

  1. Complete at least one full semester at TCU with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and TCU cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  2. Must have Sophomore status
  3. Complete the online application
  4. Submit a transcript.

Required Courses – 12 hours:

  • ECON 10223 Introduction to Microeconomics (grade of at least C-)
  • ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting
  • ENTR 30533 Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition (Part 1) - prerequisite for all electives
  • ENTR 40143 New Venture Development (Part 2)

Electives – 3-6 hours from the following:

  • ENTR 30303 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ENTR 30543 Entrepreneurial Innovation & Creativity
  • ENTR 40123 Small Business Management
  • ENTR 40162 Ventures in Transition
  • ENTR 40233 Family Business
  • ENTR 40243 Raising Entrepreneurial Capital
  • ENTR 40313 Values-Centered Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 40333 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 40970 Special Problems in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Free Elective Courses (0-3 credit hours):
Courses may be offered by other TCU schools/colleges upon approval by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Note: Students may not simultaneously pursue a minor in General Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor.

Only students majoring in another business major or economics can pursue a finance minor.

Required 12 hours: 

  • FINA 30153 Financial Management
  • FINA 30203 Money and Banking
  • FINA 30213 Investments I 
  • ACCT 30153 Financial Reporting I

Six semester hours chosen from the following: 

  • FINA 30223 Financial Modeling
  • FINA 30233 Investments II 
  • FINA 40153 Advanced Financial Management  
  • FINA 40183 Educational Investment Fund  
  • FINA 40193 Educational Investment Fund  
  • FINA 40533 Topics in Applied Financial Analysis
  • FINA 40623 International Finance  
  • FINA 40613 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis 

MINIMUM GPA: 2.5 

If you are not majoring in business you may pursue a general business minor.  
Required 18 semester hours of coursework (21 hours including prerequisite).  

Prerequisites 

  • Complete ECON 10223: Introductory Microeconomics
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 
  • Have sophomore standing 
  • Complete one full semester at TCU 

Required 18 hours:  
Once you enroll at TCU, you must complete all coursework in the general business minor at TCU. 

  • ACCT 20653 Introduction to Accounting  
    • (grade of “C” or better required to enter FINA 30653, INSC 30653 and MANA 40653) 
  • MARK 30653 Principles of Marketing 
  • MANA 30653 Survey of Management  
    • (grade of “C” or better required to enter ENTR 40653) 
  • ENTR 40653 Survey of Entrepreneurship 
  • FINA 30653 Financial Planning 
  • INSC 30653 Supply Chain Management 

MINIMUM GPA: 2.5

Only students majoring in another business major can pursue a global business minor. Achieve cross-cultural competency through a unique combination of experiences, academic coursework and international skills.

Required 9 hours:

  • BUSI 30383 Global Business with Ethical Lens
  • Six hours chosen from the following courses: 
    • FINA 40623 International Finance 
    • MANA 40223 International Management
    • MARK 40213 International Marketing 
    • INSC 40353 Global Supply Chain Management 

Required 6 hours:
Six semester hours of non-business, non-foreign language courses with an international focus. TCU core requirement classes do not count.  

Qualifying courses include: 

  • On-campus courses with a "Global Awareness" designation  
  • Courses taken during a Semester Abroad program if approved by TCU Neeley’s Director of International Programs 

Language Familiarity
You must be familiar with at least one language other than English.  

  • If your primary language is English, you must complete a second semester foreign language class at TCU (or its equivalent). 
  • If your primary language is not English, you’ll need to demonstrate proficiency in both your primary and secondary languages. You must complete the English courses required in the TCU Core Curriculum (or their equivalents).

Study Abroad
Required 6 credit hours in a Study Abroad course approved by TCU Neeley’s Director of International Programs. 

Certificates

At TCU Neeley, we offer two certificates to complement your undergraduate studies.


Companies across a variety of fields are looking for students with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of selling as well as real sales experience. This certification will show that you have both. Open to TCU students of all majors.

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Our Fintech Certificate is designed to give you both the experience and specialization you need to implement the latest technologies with financial strategies to solve real-world problems. Learn to foster digital innovation and gain the in-demand skills you need to thrive in rapidly-changing and technology-driven professions. Open to TCU business students only. 

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