Student Experience

The only EMBA consistently ranked top 10 nationally in these four categories

We’re always excited to see the new EMBA program rankings come out from The Economist every other year. But as schools jump up and down the list each time, it’s perhaps more telling to look for the consistent trends.

Neeley EMBA, 9/10/2020

ROI on Monday, Student Experience, Women

WATCH: Unleash Your Inner Creativity in 20 Minutes

From kindergarten, the conventional education system teaches us to color inside the lines, foregoing creativity in favor of what is considered “correct.”

Neeley EMBA, 5/20/2020

Student Experience

WATCH: Improve Your Negotiation Skills in Less Than an Hour

Whether it's a multimillion-dollar merger or your child's bedtime, you are making negotiations every day of your life. And knowing how to negotiate effectively can make the difference between two very happy parties and total disaster.

Neeley EMBA, 5/7/2020

ROI on Monday, Student Experience

Making Innovation Personal: Dean Pullin's Executive MBA Course

Daniel Pullin, new dean at the TCU Neeley School of Business, saw great success as dean of the business school at the University of Oklahoma, and himself earned an MBA at Harvard. But he says there’s something special about TCU Neeley.

Neeley EMBA, 5/1/2020

Entrepreneurship, Student Experience

RECAP: Who Really Won at the 2019 Alumni Weekend?

There’s nothing like getting back together every year for laughs, drinks, news and a little friendly competition.

Four events made up the 2019 alumni weekend, and it was great to see representatives from every class since the Neeley Executive MBA program’s founding in 2002. Below is a quick recap in case you were unlucky enough to miss it. (Also check out our photo highlights.)

Neeley EMBA, 11/18/2019

Alumni, Career Impact, Student Experience

Alumni Profiles: The EMBA for High-Potential Leaders

There are all types of leaders, with all types of personalities and career goals, and the Executive MBA program offers a personalized experience to fit each of them.

Neeley EMBA, 11/5/2019

Alumni, Career Impact, Leadership, Student Experience, Women

WATCH: Returning to School Opened Up New Opportunities

Christian Holston was nervous about returning to school, but he knew he needed to round out his tech expertise with business savvy. In this video, he explains how Neeley eases people into the Executive MBA program – and how the program provided immediate results.

Neeley EMBA, 5/7/2019

Alumni, Career Impact, Student Experience

WATCH: My Classmates Helped Me Advance My Career

Steven Kim had a huge job opportunity that would move his entire family across the country – but he’s not a natural risk-taker. In this video, he explains how the diversity and the connectivity of the Executive MBA program helped him make the decision.

Neeley EMBA, 4/29/2019

Alumni, Family, Military & Veterans, Student Experience

WEBINAR: The Impact of an Executive MBA

We discuss the difference between an Executive MBA program and other types of MBA programs - and why it makes sense to pursue an MBA as an executive - in this Dallas Business Journal interview with Neeley alumni Jarie Bradley and Rodney Shrader, and executive director, Dr. Suzanne Carter.

Neeley EMBA, 11/13/2018

Career Impact, Student Experience

3 Major Benefits of our Introductory Seminar

Entering an Executive MBA program can be stressful. It’s been a long time since you were in school and you’re going to be in class with highly successful people, and that can be intimidating. Most if not all of our students start out feeling a bit of impostor syndrome.

Neeley EMBA, 10/2/2018

Admissions, Student Experience

Alumni Answer: Is the Executive MBA program worth it?

Obviously, the Executive MBA program is a significant investment of time, money and energy. So when it’s all over, are you going to be glad you did it? These alumni answer with a resounding “yes” – and they say you don’t even have to wait until graduation to see results.

Neeley EMBA, 8/30/2018

Alumni, Student Experience

What We Learned in India, United Arab Emirates and Sweden: 2018 Study Abroad

Diversity is a vital part of the Neeley EMBA program – from diversity of student backgrounds, to the countries we visit in our study abroad trip, to the industries we study in those countries.

Neeley EMBA , 8/10/2018

Student Experience

How to Find the Creativity to Fuel Your Business

“How many of you are amazingly, astonishingly, spectacularly creative?” asked Ray Smilor, Professor of Professional Practice, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, at the June 6 Preview Luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 7/2/2018

Career Impact, Leadership, Student Experience

Alumni Panel Recap: “I have lifelong friends I wouldn’t have had otherwise”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the April 5 luncheon.


Alumni, Student Experience, Women

Alumni Panel Recap: “It’s the best thing you will ever do.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the March 7 luncheon.


Student Experience, Women, Work/Life Balance

4 Ways to Preview the Program from Out of Town

The Neeley Executive MBA program has been ranked No. 1 in Texas, No. 5 in the nation, and No. 12 in the world by The Economist – which is probably why several of our students travel here from outside the DFW Metroplex. 

Neeley EMBA, 2/2/2018

Admissions, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance

The Top 8 Moments of the EMBA Year

It’s that time of year we are reminded how fortunate we are to be part of such a tight-knit, yet ever-growing, group of friends and leaders. The closing of the year is the perfect time to take a look back and reflect on all of our accomplishments. Here’s a recap of the best moments we shared in 2017.

Neeley EMBA, 12/18/2017

Alumni, Diversity, Family, Student Experience

7 Steps to Leading Change in Your Organization

We’ve all heard it: if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. But how do you take the risks necessary to innovate, without going under?

In a follow-up to her Preview Luncheon presentation comparing Apple and JC Penney, Dr. Suzanne Carter provides some extra insight into leading strategic change. Here are her seven steps.

Neeley EMBA, 11/30/2017

Leadership, Student Experience

Alumni Panel Recap: “The best time to do it is yesterday.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the November 8 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 11/20/2017

Admissions, Career Impact, Student Experience

Alumni Panel Recap: “I thought it was just a nice slogan – until I experienced it.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the June 7 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 7/26/2017

Alumni, Career Impact, Student Experience

Can Leadership Be Taught? Here's How Neeley Does It

Leadership development is a core component of the Neeley Executive MBA program – but can you really learn leadership? Isn’t it just something you are either good at or not?

Dr. Linda LaCoste, Director of EMBA Student Services and Operations and faculty for the personal leadership development process at Neeley, explains: “Leadership development isn’t a course in the program: It’s baked into every course.” As a student, you become the facilitator, while Neeley provides content and experiences that let you hone your skills.

Neeley EMBA, 7/6/2017

Leadership, Student Experience

3 Ways Neeley Takes Care of Its Executive MBA Students

What you learn in an MBA program is crucial – that’s the whole point, after all. But sometimes it’s the little extras that make a big difference. Take it from our students.

Neeley EMBA, 6/23/2017

Admissions, Student Experience

Alumni Panel Recap: “Other schools lacked the ‘it’ factor.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the May 4 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 5/31/2017

Alumni, ROI on Monday, Student Experience, Time Management

How to Get Your Family and Employer to Buy in to the Program

Whether you’re negotiating a multi-million dollar business deal, negotiating with the vehicle in the other lane to let you over, or negotiating with your six-year-old to put on his pants, negotiation is a fact of life.

Neeley EMBA, 4/21/2017

Family, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance

How to Avoid an Expensive International Business Blunder

“Business law” may bring to mind droning suits and textbooks the size of Volkswagens, but it’s far from boring when Dr. Robert Rhodes, Professor of Professional Practice in Business Law, is teaching.

At the recent Neeley Executive MBA Preview Luncheon, 29 prospective students, current students and alumni were just getting drowsy after a hearty lunch provided by the City Club of Fort Worth, when Dr. Rhodes stood to speak and woke us all up. 

Neeley EMBA, 3/29/2017

Career Impact, ROI on Monday, Student Experience

She's Revolutionizing Police Training with Her MBA

Most people don’t think of law enforcement when they think of a business degree, but one sergeant in the Fort Worth Police Department is making waves with the skills and knowledge she gained in the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program.

Neeley EMBA, 7/9/2016

Alumni, Leadership, Student Experience, Women

He Realized for the Lord’s Work, He’d Need Some Business Savvy.

Ray Taylor thought he was done with school when he graduated from Andersonville Theological Seminary with a Bachelor of Theology. The new lead pastor at Trinity Harvest Church in Hurst, Texas, he was prepared for the work as a preacher, teacher, shepherd and counselor. But he soon discovered he needed a boost in a vital skill set that people rarely consider in church leadership: business administration.

Neeley EMBA, 6/28/2016

Admissions, Leadership, Student Experience

Neeley Executive MBA Program Puts Latest Korn/Ferry Research to Use

Along with our recent ranking by The Economist as number 12 in the world, there’s something else drawing global attention to the Executive MBA program at Neeley.

The TCU Neeley School of Business is now one of only 13 business schools in the world to partner with Korn/Ferry International. Neeley is using the organization’s leadership development and talent management expertise to take our Executive MBA program to the next level.

Neeley EMBA, 4/20/2016

Leadership, ROI on Monday, Student Experience

6 Time-Saving Tips to Help Balance Life and Business School

No matter who you are or what you do, few things are more valuable than your time. But when you’re pursuing an MBA, time is your most precious commodity. Juggling the rigors of graduate school with, in many cases, a full-time career and family life can be a monumental task. That’s why it’s important to utilize tried-and-true time-saving methods whenever you can. And who better to share their wisdom than those who have already reached the MBA summit?

We asked TCU Neeley Executive MBA alumni what time-saving tips they had to offer to incoming EMBA students, each of whom brought their own unique perspective to conquering Father Time.

Neeley EMBA, 4/14/2016

Student Experience, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

10 Amazing Things Achieved by Neeley’s Executive MBA Class of 2015

Every class in Neeley’s Executive MBA program grows incredibly close, and every class makes incredible leaps forward in their careers and in their ability to lead – but every class is also slightly different. Here’s a look back at the some of the many unforgettable moments the Class of 2015 saw in the last year and a half. 

Class of 2015, 1/12/2016

Alumni, Student Experience

10 Amazing Things Achieved by Neeley’s Executive MBA Class of 2014

Ask any of our alumni and they’ll tell you: Neeley’s Executive MBA program is an intense, transformative, unforgettable experience. In December, we bid farewell to the Class of 2014, but thought it fitting to jot down some of the highlights from their time as Neeley Executive MBA students.

Class of 2014, 1/1/2015

Alumni, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Family, Military & Veterans, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance

My 4th Weekend In

Wow — what a weekend! I knew it would be rough with our Financial Accounting paper, presentation and final exam all due on Saturday. But, traveling out of town for work all day Tuesday and Wednesday did not help. Sleep was in short supply. 

Kim Speairs, Class of 2014, 10/6/2013

Student Experience