Curriculum

Neeley Fellows fits into any of the degree plans offered in the Neeley School of Business. We also try to accommodate those students who wish to pursue an additional degree outside of Neeley. All students should consult their academic advisor in Neeley Student Success Services to determine specific course sequencing.

Neeley Fellows take the same courses as other Neeley Students but different teaching philosophies are used, emphasis is more in-depth and there is a focus on experiential learning.  Neeley Fellows take most core classes with their cohort from sophomore to senior year.

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Program Sequence

Neeley Fellows complete a challenging, curricular and co-curricular program over their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. Neeley Fellows have the option to do Departmental or University Honors. Neeley Fellows are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Students in the program have an opportunity to take a semester abroad during the spring of their Junior year. Alternatively, they have an opportunity to travel internationally with the program and study abroad during the summer mini term as part of the International Business course taken during the spring semester of the Junior year. The International Business course is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Fall Fall
ACCT 20353
Fundamentals in Accounting *
MANA 30153
Organizational Management *
MANA 40153
Strategic Management *
MARK 30153
Marketing Management *
INSC 40970
Business Analytics *
Thesis Methods - One hour
credit thesis prep course
(for Departmental Honors only)
Spring Spring Spring
MANA 20153
Legal Environment of Business *
BUSI 20383
Global Business Perspectives (optional)
with a Maymester trip to Chile
(8 week course)
Three credit hours for thesis
in your department if you are
pursing Departmental Honors
FINA 30153
Financial Management*
BUSI 30153
Ethical Decision Making *
 
  Thesis workshop
(for Departmental Honors only)
 

Notes:
All classes are taken as a cohort.
You have a choice to do Departmental Honors or University Honors or both
*denotes honors courses

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Neeley Fellows Fit with the John V. Roach Honors College

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All Neeley Fellows are members of the John V. Roach Honors College, a community of academic excellence where highly motivated students explore the complexities of knowledge through innovative courses and high-impact learning experiences such as study abroad, interdisciplinary inquiry, and undergraduate research.

Neeley Fellows who complete all Lower- and Upper-Division Honors College requirements graduate with the added distinction of Honors Laureate as well as a Bachelor Business Administration degree from the Neeley School of Business.

Neeley Fellows who are not yet members of the Honors College should request information by writing to honors@tcu.edu. Upon admission to the College, each Honors student is assigned to an Honors Academic Advisor. For more information about the Honors College, visit their website at honors.tcu.edu.

Lower-Division Honors Requirements 

Sophomore year courses in Fundamentals of Accounting, Legal & Social Environment of Business, Financial Management and Marketing Management count toward the nine hours of Honors Electives needed to satisfy Lower-Division Honors. International Business in Chile study abroad satisfies one of two required Honors Cultural Visions.

To satisfy the remaining Lower-Division Honors requirements for the Honors College, students must satisfy an additional Cultural Visions requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Semester of study abroad
  • Additional summer study abroad class
  • Any course listed in TCU Class Search with the Honors: Cultural Visions Classes attribute

Students who complete Lower-Division Honors earn the distinction of Kathryne McDorman Honors Scholar and are invited to attend a celebratory dinner during the fall semester following completion of Lower-Division.

Upper-Division Honors Requirements

To complete Upper-Division Honors, students must choose either the Departmental Honors track or the University Honors track. Students should discuss these options with their Honors College advisor and with Dean Lynn Muller as part of their academic advising in Neeley Fellows. Senior Honors Research and Thesis Foundations courses count toward Departmental Honors. For University Honors, students are required to take 3 Honors Colloquia.

Other TCU Honors Requirements

Honors College students completing the Neeley Fellows Program are bound by the GPA and other requirements of the John V. Roach Honors College in order to graduate as Honors Laureates.

For more information about Honors College and admission, visit the www.honors.tcu.edu or email honors@tcu.edu.

Neeley Fellows Alumni Coaching Program

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The mission of the Neeley Fellows Alumni Coaching Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas and expertise among students and professionals. This program matches students with Neeley Fellows Alumni for insight, guidance and support, while offering the Alumni Coaches an opportunity to strengthen ties to Neeley Fellows and to the Neeley School of Business.

During the Junior year, Neeley Fellows in student groups are matched with Neeley Fellows Alumni to serve as their Alumni Coaching Team. Students are evaluated on their experience interacting with their Alumni Coaching Team in their Organizational Management course.

The goals of the Alumni Coaching program are for each student to:

  • Foster exchange of professional ideas and expertise among business professional (Neeley Fellows alumni) and students.
  • Help enhance understanding of content discussed in Organizational Management through conversations focused on how concepts covered in the curriculum exhibit in the professional world.
  • Practice networking skills and begin developing a network through Neeley Fellows alumni.

Students are expected to actively explore value-added benefit during the meeting with their assigned Alumni Coaching Teams and to proactively build their network to best meet their own personal and professional needs in addition to meeting the objectives of the class assignment.

Service Learning

We strive to serve our local and global communities in collaboration with non-profit organizations by applying business knowledge and leadership skills. Through engaging work that makes a difference in the community, service learning promotes social responsibility and develops a sense of stewardship.
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