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Meet the Newest TCU Neeley Professors

TCU Neeley welcomes eight new faculty members who deepen our already academically rigorous curriculum.

December 14,  2015
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Dr. Bill Becker Tells The Wall Street Journal that managers must be able to block out distractions and use reasoning and problem-solving skills

The Wall Street Journal featured Becker for his research on how specific cognitive skills are required for certain jobs, and how practicing those skills can sharpen your brain power.

December 10,  2015
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Investment Strategies Conference February 26 Features Keynote with Former President George W. Bush

The Global Competition for Capital, TCU’s 14th Annual Investment Strategies Conference, will feature insights from prominent portfolio managers and a keynote luncheon conversation with Former President Bush. 

December 07,  2015
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Find the Business Frogs in Your City

Neeley alumni are following their career paths all across the country. To help them find each other and students, we’ve established committees in Horned Frog-heavy cities across the U.S. 

November 30,  2015
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TCU Supply Chain Students Win at Michigan State Challenge

Supply chain majors Hayley Fry, Mark Branagh, Reid Waller and Paytin Specht took third place out of 13 teams from universities across the country.

November 19,  2015
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TCU Entrepreneurship Program Ranks Top 25 in the Country Five Years in a Row

The TCU Neeley School of Business continues to bring in accolades as a premier entrepreneurship hub. Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review once again place TCU in the Top 25 in the country. 

November 10,  2015
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Dr. Larry Lockwood’s Investing Insight Featured in Forbes

Lockwood tells Forbes that gold is a good investment now for those who wish to diversify their portfolios with a small allocation in a long-term position.  

October 26,  2015

Full-time TCU MBA Jumps 11 Spots to 38 in the 2015 Bloomberg Business National Ranking while Part-Time MBA Debuts at 26

The national MBA rankings for full-time and part-time programs are based on employer, alumni and student feedback, plus job placement and starting salaries. 

October 21,  2015
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The Economist Ranks TCU MBA Faculty No. 2 in the World Second Year in a Row

Out of 100 MBA programs across the world with only four Texas universities included, the TCU MBA ranks No. 2 in the world for faculty quality and in the top 25 for career services.  

October 15,  2015
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Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Announces New Director for Values and Ventures

Matt Smilor, a graduate of the TCU Executive MBA program, will oversee TCU’s Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition. 

October 14,  2015
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Putting Passion to Work in the World

Neeley School students learn that one way to improve the global challenges of the future is through businesses that fuel social and environmental change.

October 09,  2015
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TCU MBA Ranks Top 10 in the Nation for Most Competitive Students Four Years in a Row

“All of the students in the program hold each other to a high standard,” TCU MBAs tell the Princeton Review, publisher of the annual edition of best graduate business schools in the U.S.  

October 06,  2015
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Welcome Craig Helwig as Senior Director of Development

Helwig has extensive experience in fundraising and major program initiatives with UT-Austin, the John Hancock Sun Bowl, the Texas Longhorn Network and the University of North Texas.

October 01,  2015
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PepsiCo Awards $15,000 to Winners of MBA Case Competition at TCU’s Neeley School of Business

A team of four MBA students from Illinois, Iowa Tippie, SMU Cox and Vanderbilt Owen won first place and $7,000 in the first annual PepsiCo MBA marketing and finance case competition held at TCU.

September 22,  2015
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TCU Neeley School of Business Hosts PepsiCo Invitational MBA Business Competition

MBA students from top universities across the U.S. are coming to TCU to compete in a marketing and finance case competition that puts them in front of key PepsiCo executives.

September 17,  2015
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Business Acumen: The Best Rx for a Hearty Health Care Industry

The future of health care depends on new ways of thinking and leading. The Neeley School provides answers through partnerships with UNT Health Science Center and Cook Children’s Medical Center.

September 03,  2015
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TCU Accounting Ranks Top 15 and Top 40 in the Nation

The TCU undergraduate and graduate accounting programs rank in the top 15 in the nation for programs of similar size and in the top 40 among all U.S. colleges and universities in the 2015 Public Accounting Report.

September 02,  2015
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Executives: Add TCU Expertise to Your Resume

TCU Neeley Executive Education announces new programs in adaptive leadership and supply chain to help you leverage your skills and develop new strategies for greater success for you and your organization.  

September 01,  2015
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Accounting Professor Sandy Callaghan Named 2015 Neeley Alumni Professor of the Year

Callaghan is associate professor of accounting with experience as a tax professional and tax accountant. “Every day, I teach topics I am passionate about,” she said. 

August 27,  2015
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Entrepreneurial Internships: Variety, Innovation and Connections

From LA to India, TCU entrepreneurial management majors gained in-depth understanding of business, life, government, music, culture, technology, finance and fitness.

August 13,  2015
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Finance Internships: Holding Their Own in a Fast-Paced World

Excel spreadsheets, quick keys, audit skills, teamwork, inquisitiveness, comprehension and a healthy love of energy drinks help TCU finance majors thrive in internships from Wall Street to Shanghai. 

August 12,  2015
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Supply Chain Internships: Every Day is Different

Amazon, Walmart, DFW Airport, Hewlett-Packard and other major companies employed TCU supply chain majors to keep their vast moving parts running smoothly to deliver goods to customers.

August 12,  2015
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BIS Internships: An Active Member of the Team

TCU business information systems majors teamed up with AT&T, BNSF, Bell Helicopter, UBS, EY, Mary Kay, Texas Health Resources and Super Bowl 50 to build business intelligence. 

August 12,  2015
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Marketing Internships: Fun, Fast-Paced and Exciting

Pets, chips, baseball, burgers, groceries, phones, media, ad agencies and nonprofits welcome TCU marketing majors to bring creative approaches to the table.  

August 11,  2015
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Accounting Internships: It All Adds Up to Trust

TCU accounting majors performed meaningful projects for the San Francisco 49ers, Deloitte, PwC, Fidelity, Hunt Oil, Lhoist, Red Ventures, UBS, AroundCampus and Burgher Haggard. 

August 11,  2015
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Cross-Cultural Understanding Leads to Better Business

Today’s business isn’t confined to a building, city or even a country. Business students must have a global perspective to meet the demand for international partnerships and assignments in an exciting, interconnected world.

August 05,  2015
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Is Communication Technology Causing You to Hate Your Job?

“We all struggle with how much we want to be connected and communicate, but organizations and supervisors need to be mindful of the time demands and tone of their messages,” says Dr. William Becker about the findings of his new research.

July 28,  2015

Honors Class Encourages Students to Change the World through Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Thousands of companies live in your smart phone. TCU students are learning how innovative businesses use technology to turn our global economy into connected communities with a shared purpose.

July 21,  2015
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Michael Sherrod Talks to Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle about Bass’ Investment in Blue Bell

Sherrod said the privately-owned, Texas-based ice cream company found a “white knight” in Fort Worth billionaire Sid Bass.

July 15,  2015
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Today TCU. Tomorrow the World.

“We teach our students to be informed, open-minded, responsible individuals who understand how their actions affect both local and global communities,” O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of TCU’s Neeley School of Business, said. 

June 30,  2015
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Alumnus Creates Student-Run Venture Capital Fund for Budding Entrepreneurs

Bill Shaddock BBA ’73 made a commitment to form the Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund, where students pitch their big ideas to other students who hold the purse strings. 

June 25,  2015
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Mother-Daughter Shopping Leads to Bonding—and an Opportunity for Retailers

It’s a common sight in any retail store: mother and daughter arguing over clothing. Whether it’s about the price or the style, new research by Dr. Julie Baker says these arguments are an important part of mother-daughter bonding—and present a golden opportunity for retailers. 

June 19,  2015

The Economist Ranks TCU Executive MBA 12th in the World and 5th in the U.S.

The TCU EMBA rose from 21st to 12th in The Economist's ranking of executive MBA programs around the world, making it 5th among U.S. programs. 

May 14,  2015
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MBA Alumni Weekend was a Festive Event with a 20s Theme

In the spirit of the dazzling Roaring 20s, TCU MBA alumni gathered for golfing, dancing and socializing during the second annual MBA Alumni Weekend. 

May 13,  2015
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TCU Students Make Winning Impressions at Competitions in California and Minnesota

What do California and Minnesota have in common? Winning TCU students in their competitions. TCU teams placed in the final award winning categories in entrepreneurship and supply chain. 

May 06,  2015
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Young Alumnus Makes Commitment for the Future Abe Issa Field Sales Lab

The lab will foster creative study of consumer behaviors and marketing capabilities with innovative simulation capabilities.

May 01,  2015
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Neeley & Associates MBA consulting is featured in Times

Clients are impressed by the big payback they get from TCU MBA consultants. “They’re getting to see talent in action,” Ed Riefenstahl tells the U.K.’s Times Higher Education.

April 20,  2015
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Bolin Innovation Forum Delivers a Thrill Ride for Your Brain

Jeffrey Stamp came to TCU to show students, faculty and staff how to transform their approach to creativity from accidental to intentional.  

April 16,  2015
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TCU MBA Team Wins Texas Real Estate Challenge

Andrew Chapin, Lindy Keyser, Matt McDonald, Stephanie Stare, Guillermo Patino and Vinny Nguyen worked long days and nights for a week to perfect their winning plan. 

April 15,  2015

TCU’s Values and Ventures® Competition Awards $25,000 to First Place Winner San Diego State University

SDSU’s plan to help alleviate poverty in Ethiopia by developing a better machine to harvest grains wins first place and $25,000 out of teams from 49 universities.

April 13,  2015
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West Virginia Wins Big 12 MBA Business Case Competition at TCU

MBA teams from all 10 of the Big 12 universities competed for cash prizes at the event hosted by the TCU MBA program and sponsored by Deloitte.

March 30,  2015
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Entrepreneurial Students from 49 Universities Come to TCU April 10-11 for Values-Based Business Competition

Combine making a profit with doing something meaningful, and you get brilliant ideas from students around the world for TCU’s Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition. 

March 30,  2015
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MBA Students from the Big 12 Come to TCU March 26-28 for Business Case Competition

Not all the competition in the Big 12 is on the field, the diamond or the court. This weekend, MBA students from all the Big 12 universities are coming to TCU to compete for the best business plan.

March 25,  2015
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TCU MBAs Win 2nd Place in International Graduate Logistics Case Competition

The TCU MBA team of Matt Brown, Nathan Laughlin, David Kole, Tendai Matambanadzo, Justin Burns and Heather Jones had 24 hours to develop a winning solution to a supply chain management case. 

March 17,  2015
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CNN Expansion Ranks TCU MBA No. 51 in the World

Mexico’s leading business magazine ranks MBA programs based on GMAT scores, research, return in investment, faculty quality, percentage of international students and more. 

March 11,  2015
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U.S. News Ranks TCU’s Neeley School of Business No. 63 out of 464 for 2016 Top MBA Programs

The rankings are based on recruiter surveys, placement success, average starting salaries, GMAT scores, assessment by other business school deans and more. 

March 10,  2015
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Military Times Ranks Neeley School in Top 75 Best for Vets

Selection focuses on veteran culture and curriculum, cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies and publicly available quality measures.

March 10,  2015
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TCU MBAs Win Texas ACG Cup Case Competition

The TCU MBA team of Ray Serzanin, Benjamin Westcott, Gus Gildner and Dominick Robusto took first place in the Association for Corporate Growth’s Texas-wide competition.

March 04,  2015
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TCU Neeley School of Business Announces the Kleinheinz Family Foundation Endowed Chair in International Finance and Investments

Dr. Paul Irvine, an expert in capital markets, investments, investment banking and market microstructure, has been appointed to this new endowed chair in finance, provided by the generosity of John and Marsha Kleinheinz. 

February 26,  2015

Delivering Cutting-Edge Supply Chain Skills: TCU Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The hallmark of the MS SCM program is the breadth and depth of the Neeley School supply chain management department, to give students a forum to access some of the top minds in the field.  

February 25,  2015
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Fueling Careers in Oil and Gas: TCU MBA for Energy Professionals

The MBA for Energy Professionals provides in-depth knowledge strategies for managing the risks and opportunities in a dynamic and growing field. 

February 23,  2015
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You Don’t Want to Miss These Neeley School Events for Spring 2015

Students competing for big money. Alumni competing for casino-night prizes. Plus inspiring speakers, exciting trips and more. The Neeley School offers plenty of events for you to attend this spring.

February 17,  2015

Neeley Student Success Services: Advancing Students Toward Their Full Potential

Cutting-edge business knowledge isn’t the only thing that separates Neeley School students from the rest. School-wide collaboration helps them establish a purposeful, personal brand.

February 12,  2015
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How Do You Predict Corporate Events That May Affect Stock Prices?

Come hear distinguished investment professionals discuss winning strategies in event-driven investing at the 13th annual TCU Investment Strategies Conference March 5. 

February 11,  2015
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Dr. Paul Irvine Gives High-Rolling Investor Advice in U.S. News & World Report

Big returns are never a sure thing, but Irvine tells U.S. News that high rollers looking for potentially lucrative gains should look to gold, silver and platinum. 

January 29,  2015
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TCU E-Ship Student Shares Advice on Running a Biz in College with Nerdwallet

“Balancing it all is really hard,” Agar says, “but it’s well worth it.” And it helps to be at a university like TCU that offers resources for young entrepreneurs to give them a competitive edge.

January 21,  2015
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Welcome New Executive Director of the Tandy Center for Executive Leadership

Jim Roach has 25 years’ experience in corporate human resources and learning and development to build leadership capabilities, enhance organizational effectiveness and deliver improved business results. 

January 14,  2015
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Honors and Awards for Deserving Faculty

Important research, memorable teaching and big ideas. It’s all in a day’s work for our exceptional Neeley School faculty members. Here are a few recent accolades. 

January 13,  2015
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Neeley School Marketing Department Ranked 6th in the Nation

The marketing department is one of the best in the nation based on the number of research articles faculty members have published in the prestigious Journal of Marketing.  

January 09,  2015
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Congratulations 2014 TCU MBA Graduates

There is nothing like the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes when the Master of Business Administration regalia is bestowed on your shoulders on the stage in front of family and friends. 

January 08,  2015