You really take something out of every single class, every single night.
Kelli Muegel, Professional MBA Student
On how TCU’s MBA upgrades your job performance immediately
Wearing steel-toed boots, blue jeans and a work shirt, Kelli Muegel makes a stark contrast with her suit-clad classmates each night she leaves her job as a field rep to attend classes at the Neeley School. Aiming for a more diverse résumé, Kelli plans to use the financial, accounting and business fundamentals she gains from her MBA to pursue a management role in the aerospace industry.
The DFW advantage
From the latest defense aircraft to the next generation of commercial jet liners, Fort Worth is at the center of aviation. Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in aircraft engines, values professional development. That’s why Kelli took advantage of the company’s tuition assistance program at TCU. “I wanted to diversify myself and get to know the finance, accounting and business skills that I had yet to learn in my work experience. TCU is very prominent in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and I wanted to be part of this community.”
The TCU factor
Earning a TCU MBA is academically tough, but refreshingly personal. After attending other schools, where she felt disconnected or like just another number, TCU stood out. “TCU tries to help you in any way possible. My TCU professors, even my fellow classmates, really embody professionalism and a higher standard than the other universities that I have attended.”
The group approach
In your core courses, you’ll work in a five-member team that mimics a corporate project group. Kelli believes that this team approach is a great strategy for simulating the real-world workplace. “There are things that I learn working with my TCU group and its different personalities that very much translate into the workplace. You have to learn how to effectively communicate, how to take constructive criticism and how to make sure that your end product or service is reflective of the school’s values or your company’s goals.”