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Experiential Learning

Being a Neeley Leader is about more than attending class. Your coursework is paired with workshops, corporate visits, team challenges and a two-semester impact project that maximizes your experience. The integration of co-curricular activities along with coursework makes the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program an unparalleled experience.

Each year students participate in domestic and international travel, corporate site visits and speaker events, among other opportunities.

Domestic Leadership Trip
Explore life in corporate America while interacting with business leaders from impressive companies. Connect with your fellow cohort members and mingle with successful TCU alumni. Every NLP sophomore is expected to participate in this highly impactful trip.
International Leadership Trip
For over a decade, our students have experienced incredible leadership and travel opportunities through NLP. The primary focus of this trip is to help students deepen their understanding of leadership through exposure to world-class leadership development in an international context. Students will strengthen their abilities to collaborate with others, and develop cultural humility through meaningful experiences with other cultures. Students participate in deep personal reflection and complete team-building activities to sharpen their leadership skills. Every NLP junior is expected to participate in this highly impactful trip.
Friends in Learning and Life
Friends in Learning and Life

We are not about competition – we’re about learning. In your cohort of 30 students, you will develop bonds and connections that lead to deep and lasting friendships. Your peers will challenge and support you to become the best leader possible. Cohort activities include retreats, lab courses, case studies and impact projects. 

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World-class Faculty and Curriculum

With five in-depth courses from sophomore to your senior year, you will go far beyond what is offered by other leadership programs.

The BNSF Neeley Leader Competency Model provides the most comprehensive undergraduate business leadership development in the world. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a skilled communicator, an effective team player and an agile thinker prepared to make a positive difference in the workplace.

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