TCU MBA Jumps in The Economist Ranking and Ranks No. 1 in the World for Faculty Quality  

MBA Ranking 3News of the high quality of the TCU MBA program is spreading around the world.   

In only our second appearance in The Economist’s international ranking of MBA programs, the TCU MBA program jumps to No. 35 in the U.S. and No. 61 in the world, making the Neeley School of Business at TCU one of the fastest-rising schools on the list.

But the best news is that our outstanding professors are ranked tops in the world at No. 1.

“We make it an emphasis in our MBA program that graduates learn to stand and deliver as they begin a new career after school and later in the boardroom,” noted Dean Homer Erekson. “This recognition provides clear evidence that our faculty members deliver first-rate education, our TCU MBA graduates prove their effectiveness in the marketplace, and our alumni respect their alma mater enough to stay connected and committed to help those who come after them.”

The Economist ranks MBA programs around the world on faculty quality, student quality, jobs found through career services, salary increases for graduates, depth of alumni network and more, which accounts for 80 percent of the overall ranking. Survey responses from students and recent graduates make up the other 20 percent.

TCU/Neeley’s 2013 full-time MBA ranking in the top programs in the world from The Economist:



Faculty Quality


Percentage increase on pre-MBA salary


Potential to network


Breadth of alumni network


Student rating of alumni effectiveness


Student assessment of career services



Full-time MBA program in the U.S.


Full-time MBA program in the World

Only four MBA programs from Texas were included in the world ranking: UT Austin/McCombs at No. 31, Rice/Jones at No. 39 and SMU/Cox at No. 93.

“Our commitment to the highest standards of teaching and career building is reflected in these high ratings by The Economist,” said Bill Cron, senior associate dean for graduate programs and research at the Neeley School. ““I proudly hold up our MBA professors and graduates against any in the world. They are tough, smart and leading the way, every day.”

For a complete list of The Economist 2013 rankings for MBA programs, visit

For more information on the TCU MBA program, visit

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