See how TCU Neeley compares to other top-ranked programs.

At the TCU Neeley School of Business, we know you have a number of Executive MBA programs to choose from in addition to our own – both in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across the nation. We make it easy for you to compare the top ranked programs side-by-side with the charts below. Explore the strengths and benefits of each to find the best fit for you.
 

DFW Programs Class Profile

School TCU (Neeley) SMU (Cox) Rice UT-Austin
(McCombs)
UT-Dallas Baylor UT-Arlington

Average Age

38

37

41

38

40

36

38

Average years of Work Experience

18

15

17

13

16

12

16

Ethnic Minorities

24% total

23% underrepresented

37% total
(19.7% incoming class)

18% international

34%

40%

59%

Women

24%

36%

24%

21%

16%

30%

29%

Class Size

30-35

70 (80 cohort size)

66

48

NR

36

20-30

*  "Total" typically refers to Asian American, African American, Hispanic American and Native American. "Underrepresented Minorities" typically refers only to African American, Hispanic American and Native American.

Program Format and Location

School TCU (Neeley) SMU (Cox) Rice UT-Austin (McCombs) UT-Dallas Baylor UT-Arlington

Program Duration

18 months
5 semesters

21 months
5 semesters

22 months

20 months

22 months

21 months
5 semesters

15 months
4 semesters

Class days/months

4
Fri-Sat
alternate weekends

4
Fri-Sat
alternate weekends, some half-day Fridays

4
Fri-Sat
alternate weekends, plus four week-long executive forums

3
Thu-Sat
(1 on-campus weekend per month for Class of 23; Class of 21/22 alternate Fri-Sat)

2-4
Saturdays only

4
Fri-Sat,
one weekend per month

4
Fri-Sat
alternate weekends

Program Emphasis

“Developing agile, strategic leaders”

“Enhance your ability to think globally, plan holistically and implement strategically”

“Experiential, integrated learning”

“Leadership, strategy, and analytics”

“Strategy for performance transformation”

“Expand your strategic vision and leadership skill set”

“Combines intellectual study with real-world, global-business savvy”

Curriculum

School TCU (Neeley) SMU (Cox) Rice UT-Austin
(McCombs)
UT-Dallas Baylor UT-Arlington

# of required courses

19

22

20 (incl. electives and Exec. Forums)

17 plus electives

21

20

14

Leadership/ Career  Program

Yes

-Students are assigned a leadership coach for the entire program to develop and execute a Personal Leadership Action Plan

Yes

-One-on-one career coaching
-Executive-level professional development workshops
-The Associate Board Mentor Program
-Networking events
-CareerShift online job search

Yes

-Strategy & Leadership: Foundations
-Strategy & Leadership: Leading Change
-Custom Executive Coaching

Yes

-Seminars with industry leaders
-Micro-consulting projects
-One-on-one coaching with seasoned business professionals

Yes

Executive coaching

Yes

Career and executive coaching

Yes

-Professional LinkedIn optimization
-Executive resume services
-Career transition services
-Executive coaching
-A professional development workshop series

Is an international trip required?

Yes
A 10-14 day trip at the beginning of summer session is the cornerstone of the Global Environment in Business course

Yes
During second year, visiting two countries

Yes
Mandatory international forum

Yes

Yes

Yes
6-day international trip.

Yes
Two weeks in China

Financial

School TCU (Neeley) SMU (Cox) Rice UT-Austin
(McCombs)
UT-Dallas Baylor UT-Arlington

Tuition &  Fees

$120,000
$2,500 deposit included in full tuition price

$123,495 
PLUS $2,800 nonrefundable deposit

$131,630 $5,000 deposit included in full tuition price

$149,500 
$2,000 deposit included

$90,000

$88,000
$2,000 deposit included

$75,900
$1,500 deposit included

What is included (trip, textbooks/ materials, meals on class days, etc.)?

-Textbooks and class materials
-2 meals on class days
-Study abroad: some air travel, ground travel, group meals and hotel stays
-A leadership coach for the entire program and assessment from Korn Ferry, CPP and SDI
-Wall Street Journal subscription
-Access to the state-of-the-art recreation center and TCU library

-Academic cases
-Meals on class days
-Parking
-Use of the business library
-Lodging, some airfare and some meals associated with the required global trip

-Textbooks and program materials
-Light meals before classes
-Parking
-Privileges at Fondren Library

-Registration fees
-Digital case studies, articles, and textbooks for 12 core classes
-Lodging and meals of 3 Executive seminars in Austin
-Full access to University of Texas Libraries and library resources
-Foreign health insurance, lodging and most meals during the global residency
-Access to career management advisors and recruiting events
-MBA+ consulting projects, workshops and up to 8 hours of personal executive coaching per year
-Guest speaker series and access to student organizations

-Class materials include textbooks, software licenses, business cases and access to web and video conferencing systems
-Breakfast, lunch and snacks on class days
-Parking permit
-Executive Coaching
-International Study Trip: hotel accommodations, ground transportation within countries, airfare between cities in between countries, the welcome reception, farewell dinner, breakfasts, lunches and hotel WiFi

-Books and instructional materials
-Meals and snacks each class weekend
-Executive coach
-Underground parking
-Expenses for all three residencies except your international trip airfare
-Concierge services (class registration, career coaching, special surprises)
-24/7 access to Baylor's Dallas Campus including conference rooms

-Orientation
-All textbooks, course binders and materials
-Breakfasts, lunches and dinners on class days
-Wireless facilities
-Free secure parking
-International trip: airfare to/from and within China, hotel and most meals, exclusive Asian Business Studies Certificate

National Programs Class Profile

School TCU (Neeley) Yale Berkeley Northwestern Arizona State U of Michigan Cornell (NY) Washinton University Columbia Georgetown

Average Age

38

36

35

38

40

38

36

42

32

37

Average Salary

$195,341

$133,717

$154,729

$174,218

$144,451

$186,456

$138,136

$156,431

$152,500

$144,107

Average Work Experience

18

13

12

14

12.1

14

12

14

9

14

Required Work Experience

8

5

NR

8+ preferred

10+ preferred

10

7

NR

NR

8

Required Management Experience

5

NR

NR

No minimum

5+ preferred

5

No minimum

No minimum

No minimum

No minimum

Ethnic Minorities

24% total

39% total (25% underrepresented)

11% underrepresented (16 countries represented)

42% total

4% international (minority info not available)

17% international (minority info not available)

49% total (21% underrepresented)

NR

16% international (minority info not available)

19% international (minority info not available)

Women

24%

31%

33%

31%

26%

25%

34%

28%

45%

40%

Class Size

30-35

77

70

65-75

27

88 (both locations)

75

36

152 (two clusters)

45-55

*  "Total" typically refers to Asian American, African American, Hispanic American and Native American. "Underrepresented Minorities" typically refers only to African American, Hispanic American and Native American.

Program Format and Location

School TCU (Neeley) Yale Berkeley Northwestern Arizona State U of Michigan Cornell (NY) Washington University Columbia Goorgetown

Ranking

13

5

1

2

23

16

14

18

19

24

Duration

18 months
5 semesters

22 months

22 months
5 terms

24 months

21 months

21 months
5 terms

22 months

20 months

20 months/
24 months

20 months

Class days/ month

4
Fri-Sat alternate weekends

4
Fri-Sat alternate weekends

3-6
Thu-Sat about every three weeks

4
Thu-Sun once a month (FL)
or
Fri-Sat every other week with occasional Sundays (IL)

3
Fri-Sat and one additional Saturday per month

2
Fri-Sat once monthly

4
Sat-Sun alternate weekends

3
Thu-Sat, once a month

4
Fri-Sat alternate weekends/every Sat

4
Fri-Sat alternate weekends

Full day Fridays?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes (20 month option)

Yes

Format

Lockstep cohort, with elective options (electives not required for graduation)

75% lockstep cohort, 25% concentrated on one of three areas of focus

Three terms covering 10 core courses; two terms covering electives; 25% of learning is experiential/
immersive

18.5 core courses, 3.5-5.5 advanced courses and 4-8 electives (choice of 40+)

Alternating class weekends plus two class trips

Two extended residencies, one major field project, monthly weekends on campus and distance learning.

Every other weekend at conference center plus four residential sessions on campus

Monthly classes plus two domestic residencies and one international residency

Two extended residencies, one week-long international seminar

Two domestic residencies, two international residencies.

Emphasis

"Developing agile, strategic leaders"

"The nexus of business and society—asset management, healthcare, and sustainability"

"Rooted in four pillars: Leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy and finance"

"Commitment to growth, diversity, collaboration and game-changing leadership"

"Develop a strategic perspective and learn how policy shapes business decisions, and how companies half a world away can impact your organization"

"Accelerate your career as a leader in today's progressive business world. Emerge as a stronger leader, prepared to shatter convention, inspire others, and drive innovation"

"A holistic view of how an organization works, applicable to students representing any industry or functional area of expertise, including entrepreneurship"

"Transformational leadership through broadening your ability to balance data and theory with principles and outcomes, in addition to expanding your global fluency"

"A flexible, dynamic curriculum that emphasizes big-picture business skills, prepares gradates for a lifetime of change, and fosters an entrepreneurial mindset"

"Uniquely positioned to prepare students as leaders who understand the existing complexities of today's business challenges at the nexus of commerce, government, and policy"

Location

TCU Campus, Fort Worth, TX

Yale campus, New Haven, CT

Berkeley-Haas Campus, Berkeley, CA (except for immersions)

Miami, FL or Evanston, IL

ASU Tempe campus, Tempe, AZ

Mix of distance learning and student choice of Michigan Ross campus in Ann Arbor or Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles

Tata Innovation Center, Cornell Tech Campus, NYC on class weekends. Cornell University campus for residencies, Ithaca, NY

St. Louis, MO

New York City, NY with residencies at Dolce Palisades Center in Palisades, NY

Washington, D.C.

Curriculum

School TCU (Neeley) Yale Berkeley Northwestern Arizona State U of Michigan Cornell (NY) Washington University Columbia Georgetown

# of required courses

19

28

22 including electives and immersion modules

28

19 plus electives

28 including electives

27 including electives

25

60 credits (24 core, 36 elective)

21 including electives

Leadership/
Career program

Yes
Students are assigned a leadership coach for the entire program to develop and execute a Personal Leadership Action Plan Students receive a subscription to Ivy Exec for 2 years

Yes
Leadership Development Curriculum runs through the entire program. Students benefit from professional and career coaching including ongoing workshops, one-on-one advising, a job database and various networking opportunities

Yes
Executive coaching, advising, job listings and job search services, resume posting, career fairs and networking events, and career management workshops and webinars

Yes
Career coaching, career management workshops, self-assessment tools, job postings, alumni directory, video library, subscription to business databases

Yes
Coaching sessions, workshops, online resources and career fairs

Yes
360 assessment, one-on-one executive coaching, workshops, speaker sessions, team coaching

Yes
Workshops, webinars, alumni panels, executive coaching, career coaching, team coaching, career forums, networking, career advisory board, video library, job postings

Yes
Executive coaching,  career coaching, assessments, Capstone Leadership Development Project

Yes
Coaching, Workshops, Self-assessments, Online Research, Job postings and resume databases, Access to Executives in Residence program

Yes
Leadership assessments, webinars, individual coaching, mentorship program, career coaching, networking, Recruitment Roundtable, Leadership Forum

Is an international trip required?

Yes
A 10-14 day trip at the beginning of summer session is the cornerstone of the Global Environment in Business course

Yes
One week at a Global Network for Advanced Management partner school

Yes
One week in an international hub

Yes - global campus
Two electives taken at one of 7 global campuses over 5-6 days

Yes
2 International and Washington DC trips

No, but international ExecMAP opportunities will be made available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (two trips)

Financial

School TCU (Neeley) Yale Berkeley Northwestern Arizona State U of Michigan Cornell (NY) Washington University Columbia Georgetown

Tuition & Fees

$120,000
$2,500 deposit included in full tuition price

$198,500
$7,500  deposit included in full tuition price

$194,000

$217,836
$5,000 deposit included in full tuition price

$87,397
$500 non-refundable deposit

$168,000 Michigan resident
$173,500 Non-Michigan resident
$5,000 non-refundable deposit included

$202,536

$139,950

$213,240 

$144,600

What's included?

-Textbooks and class materials
-2 meals on class days
-Study abroad: some air travel, ground travel, group meals and hotel stays
-A leadership coach for the entire program and assessment from Korn/Ferry, CPP and SDI
-Wall Street Journal subscription
-Access to the state-of-the art recreation center and TCU library

-Textbooks and study materials
-Meals on class days
-Yale parking
-Lodging/ parking at the Omni New Haven Hotel during summer residencies and Friday evenings on class weekends.

-Books -Ebook reader
-Hotel accommodations
-Administrative fees
-Most meals in residence and on field immersions off-campus

-Textbooks and course materials
-Three meals and snacks on class days
-Campus or hotel accommodations for core and electives
-Lifetime one-on-one career coaching
-Career workshops, networking and resources.
-Lifetime access to elective courses on an auditing basis

-Textbooks and other course materials
-Breakfast and lunch on most class days
-Accommodations, programming and inter-visit transportation on D.C, and international trips
-Parking pass
-Executive coaching
-24-hour access to team rooms, kitchen and lounge, and printers
-Admission to EMBA-exclusive networking and professional development events such as guest speakers, off-site company visits, and professional development sessions
-Admission to Economic Club of Phoenix events
-Subscription to The Wall Street Journal
-Graduation registration and regalia

-Textbooks and course materials, software, and communications needs
-Accommodations
-3 meals on class days, snacks/coffee breaks, and occasional group dining excursions
-All accommodations and meals during extended on-campus residencies
-International and/or domestic travel required for the EMBA MAP project course

-Academic services
-Books and printed materials
-Room and meals for residencies in Ithaca
-Room for Saturday night and all meals for class weekends at HNA Palisades
-Lodging and some meals during the Global Business Study

-Course materials
-textbooks
-Meals
-On-campus parking passes
-Lodging and most meals during Washington D.C. residency and international trip

-All required textbooks
-Meals on all class days
-Conference center accommodations during residence weeks
-Residence and meals during the week-long international seminar

-course materials including e-books
-specified meals during class weekends
-parking during class weekends
-accommodations at off-site and international residencies
-consulting project expenses
-international travel insurance

App fee

$100
Waived for applicants with military experience

$225

$200
May be waived for military and nonprofit/public service employees

$150

$70 domestic/$115 international
May be waived for military/citizen service

$200

$200

NR

$250

$175
Waived for applicants with military experience