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 core classes with only 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 *
BUSI 30153
Ethical Decision Making *
Thesis Methods - One hour
credit thesis prep course
(for Departmental Honors only)
Spring Spring Spring
MANA 20153
Legal Environment of Business *
BUSI 30223
International Business (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*
Thesis workshop
(for Departmental Honors only)

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 highly encouraged and expected to join the John V. Roach Honors College, which offers extra benefits such as additional distinction at graduation, residential facilities, priority registration, specialized Honors Abroad programs, scholarships and more.

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.

Students can satisfy most of the Honors College requirements through the Neeley Fellows curriculum with these courses:

Lower-Division Honors Requirements 

Sophomore year courses of 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:

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

By completing Lower-Division Honors, students 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

Organizational Management and Senior Thesis Honors Research count toward the requirements for Departmental Honors.

Students who complete Upper-Division Honors will be honored upon graduation as an Andrews Honors Scholar, graduating with either Departmental Honors in the field of their research or University Honors, and will be invited to attend the Honors Laureate Ceremony prior to Commencement.

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 or email

Mentor Program

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Alumni Mentors
During the fall of the junior year, we match the students with Neeley Fellows alumni who are experienced professionals who gladly provide guidance and support to these future business leaders. Alumni mentors increase the value of this experience because they have personally been a part of the program. In the role of mentor, you are the link between academic theories taught in Organizational Management and the realities of the business world. Mentors can provide unique insight into your career path, decisions, and business aptitude. 

Students will gain exposure to the business community and practice networking skills to begin to develop a strong career network. Through the mentor program, you gain insight into specific career paths and attributes and experiences companies are looking for in potential candidates. Neeley Fellows are expected to meet with their mentor(s) a minimum of two times during the academic semester. The first time will be at the Mentor Reception held in September.

Mentor Expectations

  • Invite the student to visit your workplace
  • Introduce the day-to-day work environment
  • Provide opportunities for job shadowing
  • Expand the student's knowledge of your industry
  • Share stories of successes and failures
  • Assist the student with job search techniques
  • Offer business etiquette insight and coaching
  • Suggest books and professional articles to read

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.