EMBA Stories

Is the Program Worth It?
An Executive MBA program requires a significant amount of time and money. Is it worth it for the return on investment?
Family, Leadership, Work/Life Balance

Neeley Alumni Share Study Abroad Experience
Class of 2018 grads share how the study abroad trip opened their eyes to the global business environment
Leadership, Student Experience

A Comfortable Place to Push Your Boundaries
Jay McCall '17 talks about how the EMBA program improved his ability to lead.
Career Impact, Leadership, Student Experience

Collin Hadley, DaVita Kidney Care, Class of 2014
How the Neeley EMBA program helps prepare students to be better strategic leaders.
Career Impact, Leadership, Student Experience

James “Opie” Fair, Agile Management Enterprises, Class of 2015
James “Opie” Fair talks about what he gained from the program and how he was able to immediately apply it to his own professional development.
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Military & Veterans

Claudia Zavala, Genuine Dickies, Class of 2015
How the Neeley EMBA program can invigorate a student’s personal and professional life.
Career Impact, Student Experience, Women

Ray Taylor, Trinity Harvest Church, Class of 2015
Pastor Ray Taylor discusses what he learned while attending the Neeley EMBA program, and how the return on investment came earlier than expected.
Nonprofit, ROI on Monday

Neeley EMBA Alumni Talk Leadership Skills
Members of the class of 2015 share the personal and professional benefits they experienced during the 18-month Executive MBA program.
Alumni, Leadership

Neeley EMBA Alumni Discuss the 360° Assessment
2015 EMBA alumni share how the 360° assessment helped them improve as professionals and individuals.
Career Impact, Leadership, Women

Dr. S. David Lloyd, Silverback Care Management, Class of 2015
Dr. S. David Lloyd shares his thoughts on the importance of having business sense in the health care industry.
Admissions, Career Impact

Brandon Mabry, Chief Mechanical Officer Central for BNSF Railway, Class of 2014
Brandon Mabry, chief mechanical officer central for BNSF Railway, class of 2014, explains how the leadership skills he learned in the Neeley Executive MBA program actually helped him find more time for classes and homework.
Leadership, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

Jeremy Spann, International Real Estate Consultant at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International, Class of 2014
Jeremy Spann, class of 2014, explains how the Neeley Executive MBA program gave him the skills and confidence to make the leap from a long military and police career into the business world.
Career Impact, Entrepreneurship, Military & Veterans

Kim Speairs, Director of Client Services, Balcom Agency, Class of 2014
Kim Speairs, Class of 2014, shares how she graduated as valedictorian despite a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment while completing the program – thanks to support from her classmates and professors.
Family, Time Management, Women, Work/Life Balance

Shannon D. Fletcher, Chief of Staff for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Class of 2014
Shannon D. Fletcher, chief of staff for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, class of 2014, talks about the lifelong benefits of receiving an EMBA from TCU’s Neeley School of Business.
Career Impact, Nonprofit, Student Experience, Women

Dennis Feeney, SVP, Sales, Innovation First, Class of 2006
Dennis Feeney, Class of 2006, shares how connections he made in the Executive MBA Program have impacted both his personal and professional life.
Alumni, Family

Tonya Veasey, CEO/Founder, OCG PR, Class of 2012
EMBA Class of 2012, Tonya Veasey, shares how the tools she gained in the Neeley EMBA program helped her grow her company's revenue by 20%.
Entrepreneurship, ROI on Monday, Women

Matt Houston, Principal, MLH Enterprises, Class of 2014
Matt Houston, Class of 2014, shares how the Neeley Executive MBA Program helped him improve his leadership skills to make an impact in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
Career Impact, ROI on Monday

FWBP "40 Under 40" Honorees on Neeley's Executive MBA Program
Seven Neeley EMBA alumni are Fort Worth Business Press "40 Under 40" Honorees Hear what these alumni have to say about their experience in the program and why they chose Neeley.
Alumni, Diversity, Women

Ray Smilor, Professor of Professional Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor Ray Smilor explains how the Neeley EMBA program meets the needs of each student’s learning style.
Student Experience

Suzanne West, Vice President Finance, Beechcraft Defense Company at Textron Aviation, Class of 2013
Still on the fence about pursuing an Executive MBA? What if you could ask your future self for advice? Neeley alumna Suzanne West, Class of 2013, shared how she would answer. 
Time Management, Women

Rob Rhodes, Professor of Professional Practice, Business Law
Professor Rhodes offers his take on how the Neeley Executive MBA program prepares students to think differently.
Career Impact

Neeley Notes: TCU Executive MBA Commercial
Still on the fence about pursuing an Executive MBA?  What if you could ask your future self for advice? How would you answer?  
Family, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

Jeff Montgomery, Vice President Lending, Pinnacle Bank, Class of 2013
Still on the fence about pursuing an Executive MBA? What if you could ask your future self for advice? Neeley alumnus Jeff Montgomery, Class of 2013, shares how he would answer. 
Career Impact

Rita Kosnik, Professor of Management, Negotiations
Visiting faculty member Dr. Rita Kosnik offers tips on negotiating with your employer and your family for time to pursue your Executive MBA.
Family, Time Management

Joel Coleman, Field Service Manager, ROSEN, Class of 2012
EMBA Class of 2012, Joel Coleman, shares how the Executive MBA program helped him transition from the military to the corporate world.
Career Impact, Military & Veterans

David Culler, Vice President, SunSource, Class of 2013
EMBA Class of 2013, David Culler, shares the aha moment he experienced during Neeley's 18-month Executive MBA program.  
Student Experience, Work/Life Balance

Kathy Novak-Johnson, Director, BNSF Railway, Class of 2012
EMBA Class of 2012, Kathy Novak-Johnson, explains Neeley's leadership coaching process.
Leadership, Women

Zach Fullerton, Senior VP, Market Leader, First Financial Bank, Class of 2012
How can students' employers can earn a return on investment from Neeley's EMBA program? Zach Fullerton, Class of 2012, explains.
Career Impact

18 Months Goes by Quickly
Returning to school for an MBA while working full time and raising a family can seem daunting. Here's how our students made it work for them.
Family, Women, Work/Life Balance