Economist ranking 2018

TCU MBA Ranks No. 1 in the World for Faculty Quality

In its annual ranking of MBA programs around the world, London-based The Economist ranks TCU MBA faculty No. 1 in the world and career services in the top 30.

October 31,  2018

By Elaine Cole

Five years in the row, The Economist ranks TCU MBA faculty in the top five in the world, this year at No. 1 in the world. 

Four years in a row, TCU MBA career services ranks in the top 30 in the world, this year at No. 29. 

David Allen, associate dean of graduate programs at the TCU Neeley School of Business, credits much of the success to TCU MBA’s intentionally small class size, exceptional faculty and dedicated staff. 

“We have a faculty-student ratio of 1:13, which allows our expert faculty to fully engage in the academic, personal and professional development of each student. We have a dedicated career services team who put students in touch with the best opportunities for their ongoing success,” Allen said. 

Overall, the TCU MBA program ranks No. 45 in the U.S. and No. 67 in the world, up six spots from 2017. 

“Everything we do is focused on our students’ success, from recruiting students who are a strong match for our program, to ensuring that they and the faculty are on the same page from before they arrive all the way through graduation and into their careers,” Allen said.

Each year The Economist surveys more than 100 MBA programs and thousands of MBA students. The rankings are based on quantitative matters such as salary, average GMAT scores and number of registered alumni (80% of the ranking), and qualitative surveys filled out by current MBA students and the recent graduating class (20% of the ranking). 

For the full 2018 ranking by The Economist, visit

For more information on the TCU MBA program, visit