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E-ship Students Design, Market Handmade Products to Assist Struggling Women in Ethiopia

When students are engaged to combine good business sense with supporting the greater good, beautiful products, inspiring projects and authentic skills emerge.

December 02,  2014
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TCU MBA Swaps Community Service for Insight from Mark Cuban

Bryan Redd took an innovative approach to asking Mark Cuban for entrepreneurial advice: He offered three hours of service for answers to three questions. 

November 21,  2014
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TCU MBA Again Ranks in Top 50 in the World by Bloomberg Businessweek

BW surveyed more than 21,000 graduating full-time MBAs at 138 schools, and more than 8,000 recruiters at nearly 5,000 companies, for the 2014 rankings. 

November 12,  2014
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TCU BIS Team Represents Entire U.S. in India’s Capgemini Super Techies TV Show

Two TCU Business Information Systems majors were chosen to compete in the Indian reality show as the only team from the U.S. They bested five other nations to move on to the semi-finals. 

November 07,  2014
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Google Invites Dr. Abbie Shipp to Innovative Workplace Conference

Dr. Shipp’s research on time in the workplace earned her an exclusive invitation to Google headquarters to brainstorm with other researchers, thinkers and practitioners on the cutting edge of HR.  

October 28,  2014
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TCU MBA Team Wins First Place at Oil & Gas Finance Case Competition

Gus Gildner, Ray Serzanin, Kayvon Shahbaz and Mike Donovan worked long hours on top of their classroom curriculum to impress judges and oil and gas professionals to bring home the trophy.   

October 22,  2014
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The Economist Ranks TCU MBA Faculty No. 2 in the World and Graduate Career Services 20th

TCU is ranked one of the best in the world and is one of only four Texas universities in the ranking of full-time MBA programs. 

October 10,  2014
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TCU MBA Ranks No. 4 Nationally for Most Competitive Students in 2015 Princeton Review Edition of Best Business Schools

Workload? Pressure? High standards? TCU MBAs say bring it on. They helped the Neeley School of Business at TCU earn high marks to move up in the Top Ten Most Competitive Students specialty ranking. 

October 08,  2014
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Entrepreneurship Student Wins TCU Elevator Pitch Second Year in a Row

Tanner Agar won over his fellow TCU students again this year with a new concept for helping craft breweries get into the brats and salsa business.  

October 07,  2014
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New Faculty Members Bring Enthusiasm and Resources to the Classroom

The Neeley School welcomes six new faculty members to add their personal dedication and intellectual capital to TCU’s rigorous business curriculum. 

October 03,  2014
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Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Announces New Director for the Values and Ventures Program

Becky Gann, former executive director of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will lead the program and oversee the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition. 

September 30,  2014
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Five Hurdles Companies Can Overcome to Optimize Big Data

Dr. Morgan Swink details how companies, especially business-to-consumer companies, can overcome barriers to capitalize on the potential of big data. 

September 26,  2014

New TCU MBA Students Make an Impressive Start

The entering class of full-time TCU MBAs jumped right into their new academic environment during START Workshop, including making notable presentations to recruiters.

September 19,  2014
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TCU Entrepreneurship Program Ranks 20th in the Nation and Tops in the Metroplex

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announce the results of the annual survey that names the top 25 undergraduate schools offering the best entrepreneurship studies out of 2,000 nationally. 

September 16,  2014
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Students Take on the World with Study Abroad Programs

Want to know more about business around the world? We’ll take you there. Students gain first-hand experience and broaden their global perspective through programs in China, Europe, South America, Central America and Africa.

September 10,  2014
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TCU Neeley School of Business Announces the BNSF Railway Endowed Professor of Leadership

Renowned leadership expert Dr. Mary Uhl-Bien joins the Neeley School as the BNSF Railway Endowed Professor of Leadership, a new position made possible by a strategic investment from BNSF Railway, a company that values leadership in business and higher education. 

August 29,  2014
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Spencer and Marlene Hays make gift for ‘visionary’ expansion of TCU’s Neeley School of Business

Salesman Spencer Hays of Nashville and his wife, Marlene, have made a generous $30 million gift to Texas Christian University. The gift is a foundation gift in a $100 million facility expansion for the Neeley School of Business.

August 26,  2014
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Dr. Keith Hmieleski’s Research on Entrepreneurs’ Optimism is featured in The Wall Street Journal

Is your passion blinding you? A WSJ articles says founders of startups should find effective ways of tempering their rosy views with a healthy dose of reality. 

August 26,  2014
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New Leadership for Professional Program in Accounting

Emily Davis steps up as director and Renee Olvera comes in as faculty advisor for the Professional Program in Accounting, which integrates academic excellence with professional preparation for a seamless pathway from BBA to MAc.

August 20,  2014
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TCU Supply Chain Management Program Ranks 13th in U.S.

The undergraduate SCM program is one of the best in the nation based on program scope, internship and co-op participation, and observed value by industry, according to a Gartner study.

August 13,  2014
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Marketing Professors Honored for Research on Sales and Selling

Bill Moncrief was honored with two awards from the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, and Zach Hall was honored by the American Marketing Association for his dissertation. 

August 08,  2014

Neeley School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

August 02,  2014
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Dr. Abbie Shipp Talks to The New York Times about Employees Who Leave Only to Return

There is no hard data on how often employers rehire workers who’ve left, but “it is growing, and smart companies are the ones pushing it the most,” said Abbie Shipp, associate professor of management. 

July 29,  2014
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Finance Professor Barbara Wood Named 2014 Neeley Alumni Professor of the Year

Wood is associate professor of professional practice in finance and assistant director of the Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies at TCU.   

July 17,  2014
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Neeley Alumni Tapped to Serve on TCU Board of Trustees

We couldn’t be prouder that two Neeley alumni are joining 18 other Neeley alumni to serve TCU in the highest capacity.

July 10,  2014
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Face or Footnote? Where Companies Put Estimates on Financial Statements Makes a Difference

Research by Shana Clor-Proell, Assistant Professor of Accounting, shows that public companies and private companies take different approaches.

July 08,  2014
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Announcing Dr. Ray Pfeiffer as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

“I look forward to exploring new ways to hone the already impressive breadth and depth of the Neeley School’s significant programs, academics and experiential learning initiatives,” Pfeiffer said.

July 02,  2014

High School Students Navigate the Bulls and Bears at TCU

For 38 high school seniors, a week at TCU was more about bulls and bears than Horned Frogs, as they gathered for the TCU High School Investor Challenge.

June 23,  2014
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Neeley Supporters and Alumni Bleed Purple for the Horned Frog Cause

Congratulations to Nancy Richards, Bill Shaddock and Carlo Capua, Neeley School supporters and alumni honored by TCU for their Horned Frog service.

June 17,  2014
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Connecting Horned Frogs: Our People are our Strongest Building Blocks

Neeley alumni are dedicated to the Horned Frog cause. In countless ways, they strengthen the reputation and awareness of a Neeley School degree.

June 11,  2014
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Alumni Help Neeley Finance Students Land Top-Tier Investment Assignments

“It’s nearly impossible to land a prime investment banking internship or full-time position without talking to and working with someone who has done it before,” said Robert Strong BBA ’10, senior associate at Captra Capital.

June 05,  2014
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MBA Team Takes Honors at Finance Case Competitions

Think of a case competition as the varsity sport of MBA programs. Our TCU MBAs showed they can bring on the heat.

May 30,  2014
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Morgan Swink Leads Talk on Turning Big Data into Results

Retailers and suppliers learn how to overcome barriers and capitalize on the potential of big data. 

May 22,  2014
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When Do Shareholders Care About CEO Pay?

Research by Ryan Krause, assistant professor of strategy, says: Say-on-pay votes turn negative when the firm is performing poorly.

May 20,  2014
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The Happiest of Days for Horned Frogs: Graduation

They fidgeted, they laughed, they waved. Neeley graduates proudly lined up for the MBA hooding ceremony and TCU commencement, a little nervous and a lot joyous. 

May 16,  2014
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Students Impress Mayor with Food Bank Projects

“There is no better feeling than when we realize that what we are learning is useful, it actually works, and we can apply it to the real world to help people,” student Michael Daniels said.  

May 14,  2014
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Dr. Mo Rodriguez Gives Tips for Choosing a Loan Officer to U.S. News & World Report

When dealing with a loan officer for a mortgage, Rodriguez tells U.S. News readers to ask about fees, backgrounds and, above all, whether you trust this officer. 

May 13,  2014
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MBA Alumni Weekend was a Big Win for Everyone

Put TCU MBAs in a competitive, fun situation, and you have a hit on your hands. The Neeley School’s first MBA Alumni Weekend was a big success with friendly competition around the casino tables and on the greens. 

May 08,  2014
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Four Day Weekend Improv Comedy Teaches Students the Power of “Yes, and…”

Imagine how creative or productive you could be if you knew that every idea you brought to the table wouldn’t be brought down but instead would be built upon with “yes, and...”

April 24,  2014
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BioBotic Solutions to Increase Efficiency of Pathology Labs Wins 2014 Values and Ventures® Competition at TCU

The University of Arkansas team wins first place and $25,000 in the TCU competition that champions strong business viability in social entrepreneurship.

April 15,  2014
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Bob Schieffer Visits the Neeley School to Talk About the Future of News

“Business people need to know more about communication, and communication people need to know more about business,” veteran newsman Bob Schieffer told a group of TCU business students.

April 09,  2014
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Neeley Students and Programs Stand Out at National and Regional Competitions

The Business Information Systems program, Educational Investment Fund and TCU MBAs were selected as finalists in prestigious competitions.

April 07,  2014
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Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Neeley School of Business at TCU Top 30 in the Nation Five Years in a Row

Students and employers give the Neeley undergrad program high marks for teaching, facilities and jobs.

April 04,  2014
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Entrepreneurial Students Around the World Come to TCU April 11-12 to Compete for Best Values-Centered Idea

What if you had an idea for a profitable business that also made the world a little better? If you are a bright young business student, you’d bring it to TCU.

April 01,  2014
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MBAs Rub Shoulders with Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett

In the middle of an Omaha winter, Warren Buffett takes time to meet, lunch and share advice with TCU MBAs and Dean Erekson.

March 24,  2014
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Neeley Welcomes Entrepreneurs, Grad Students and Professors from Around the World

From Slovakia, Chile, Asia and across the U.S., people are coming to the Neeley School to share ideas, explore best practices and create better business opportunities.

March 21,  2014
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Upperclassmen Step Up to Help Sophomores Applying to the Neeley School

Juniors and seniors from Neeley’s premier programs volunteered to coach incoming students through the interview process, and the results were “awesome.”

March 17,  2014
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Dr. George Low Talks to NPR and Fox 4 News about RadioShack

When Fort Worth-based RadioShack announced the closing of 1,100 underperforming stores, news stations turned to business experts at the Neeley School of weigh in on the move.

March 17,  2014

U.S. Assoc. for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Gets a Dose of Texas Hospitality from Neeley

More than 500 entrepreneurship educators from around the world came to Fort Worth in January as the Neeley School hosted the annual conference “Cowboys, Culture and Creativity.”

March 07,  2014
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Entrepreneurial TCU Student Wins "Shark Tank Challenge"

With the support of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, Gabrielle McBay won first place and $5,000 in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge, beating out students from SMU and the University of Arkansas.

February 18,  2014
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Entrepreneur: Sherrod Says Tolerance of Ambiguity is the Key Trait of Successful Entrepreneurs

“It all boils down to being able to successfully manage fear,” Neeley’s entrepreneur-in-residence told the magazine. 

February 13,  2014
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BNSF Exec Matt Rose Honored with Bob Bolen Civic Leadership Award

The Neeley School created the award, named for former Fort Worth Mayor Bob Bolen, to honor a civic or corporate leader of national stature for contributions to our communities and nation.

January 28,  2014
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Neeley Honors MBA Grads at Hooding Ceremony

The official Hooding Ceremony and commencement exercises are wonderful opportunities to recognize the accomplishments of our hard-working graduates.

January 14,  2014
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Dr. Suzanne Carter Named Executive Director of the Executive MBA Program

Effective January 2014, Suzanne Carter, Associate professor of professional practice in strategy, will be executive director of the Executive MBA program.

January 06,  2014