TCU MBA Ranks No. 2 in the World for Faculty Quality, Top 5 Four Years in a Row

When it comes to the world’s best MBA professors, TCU MBA professors are second to, well, only one.

October 26,  2017

By Elaine Cole

In its annual ranking of MBA programs around the world, London-based The Economist ranks TCU MBA faculty No. 2 in the world. That makes four years in a row that TCU MBA faculty have ranked in the top 5 in the world. 

In The Economist 2017 MBA faculty quality ranking, University of Maryland ranks first, TCU Neeley is second, University of Warwick (England) is third, University of Mannheim (Germany) is fourth and University of Pittsburgh is fifth. Among Texas schools in the ranking, SMU is No. 7, Rice is No. 10 and University of Texas at Austin is No. 50.

“TCU MBA professors bring energy, enthusiasm and unmatched expertise to the classroom to galvanize students to think differently, adapt to changing environments and lead others to a better way of doing business that goes beyond bottom-line results to encompass ethics, insights and global perspectives,” said David Allen, associate dean of graduate programs at the TCU Neeley School of Business.  

TCU Neeley also ranks in the top 35 four years in a row for MBA career services, at No. 34 in the 2017 MBA world rankings. Among Texas schools, UT-Austin McCombs is No. 33, Rice Jones is No. 46 and SMU Cox is No. 76.

The TCU Neeley Graduate Career Center partners with employers, recruiters, career fairs and national student organizations to match TCU MBA students with exceptional job offers. Of the full-time TCU MBAs graduating in 2016-17, 92 percent received job offers within 90 days of graduation. The average starting salary for TCU MBAs is $93,093, with the highest salaries in management and finance. The average signing bonus is $12,311. 

The Economist bases 80 percent of the MBA rankings on quantitative information from schools and 20 percent on survey responses from students and recent graduates. 

For the full 2017 ranking by The Economist, visit

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