Educational Leadership Program (MBA/Ed.D. Dual Degree) | Overview

TCU created a comprehensive Educational Leadership Program that combines the best of education and business disciplines. Created as a dual degree program by TCU's College of Education and the Neeley School of Business, the program is one of only four in the nation to integrate the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).

The Educational Leadership, MBA/Ed.D Dual degree program is designed to prepare students to enter educational management in school systems, regional, state, or federal governments, research institutions, private foundations, universities or private sector companies  

Admission and Degree Requirements

Candidates must be admitted to both TCU’s MBA Program and the Ed.D. program in the College of Education. They also must meet all 36 hours of core requirements of the MBA Program as well as the START Workshop.  At the completion of the first year of the MBA program, students may elect to begin taking coursework in the Ed.D. program.

The Educational Leadership doctorate is a 60-hour program. The Higher Education Leadership doctorate is a 63-hour program. After completion of 42 hours in the College of Education, the student schedules comprehensive examinations. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive exams, and upon successful defense of the capstone or dissertation proposal, the student will be admitted to candidacy. Both the MBA and Ed.D. will be awarded at the same time.

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