Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University

Texas Christian Accelerated Professional MBA Program Structure

The Texas Christian University Accelerated Professional MBA program at the Neeley School of Business is designed for professionals with a strong background in business. It is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in 21-33 months. Students select the core courses that complement their professional background. Classes for this program meet twice a week in the evening.

Curriculum

Texas Christian Accelerated Professional MBA students complete 15 hours of core courses and 21 hours of elective courses to complete the 36-hour curriculum. The curriculum for the Professional Accelerated MBA was designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make managerial decisions.

Students in the Accelerated Professional MBA program have the same options to complete a specialization and/or an industry emphasis as the Professional MBA program. Specialization options include finance, marketing or supply chain. Industry specific emphases include consulting, real estate, energy, entrepreneurship and health care. Specializations and emphases are completed through elective courses.

Class Profile

Due to the accelerated nature of the program, students in the Accelerated Professional MBA are required to have a minimum of three years postgraduate professional work or military experience. Thirty-nine percent of students enrolled in the TCU Neeley Professional MBA program are women. On average, students are 28 years old and have 6.2 years of work experience.

Careers

Students in the Texas Christian Accelerated Professional MBA come from strong business backgrounds. Students typically complete the program in order to move up to managerial positions in their current field. Companies that are represented by students in the PMBA program include Alcon Laboratories, American Airlines, Bank of America, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., DynCorp International and Fidelity Investments, as well as many others.

TCU Neeley students also have access to the Graduate Career Service Center (GCSC). The GCSC provides students with résumé help, job search assistance, networking opportunities, career coaching, interview prep and skill building programs.

The TCU Neeley School also provides its students with a wide range of networking opportunities through executive speakers, Neeley Alumni, company information sessions and various MBA conferences.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The estimated cost for the entire length of the Texas Christian Accelerated Professional MBA program at Neeley is $66,180. The total cost of the program will depend on the cost of tuition each year, the number of credit hours taken each year and the number of semesters that a student takes to complete the program. Books and materials are estimated at $2,500.

Texas Christian University offers a limited number of Professional Development Grants (PDG) for part-time graduate students enrolled in credit courses. Unlike student loans, grants do not need to be repaid after completion of the program. The PDG provide one-fourth tuition credit for up to six semester hours for each semester. To be eligible for these grants, a student’s income must not exceed $69,802 for independent, single students without dependents or $86,629 for married students or single students with dependents.

Tandy Corporation employees are eligible to be considered for special company grants. Students who demonstrate financial need can receive awards up to the full tuition cost. Students with no financial eligibility may also receive awards to a maximum of $5,000 for the year.

Neeley also accepts federal student loans, private loans, outside scholarship grants and military benefits as payment for tuition. The $75 program application fee is waived for active and former military members.

Applicants needing any additional information on need-based assistance can contact Debbie Mar, Graduate Financial Aid Advisor at d.mar@tcu.edu or by phone (817) 257-7872.

Admissions Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Texas Christian Accelerated Professional MBA program, applicants must possess a Bachelor of Business Administration degree or equivalent, have a competitive GMAT score, a solid academic record and have a minimum of three years of postgraduate professional work or military experience.

Applicants must complete the online application form and complete the application essays found with the application form. Prospective PMBA students must also pay the $100 application fee.

The GMAT is required for all applicants. GRE scores will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must also submit academic transcripts and provide contact information for three professional recommendations.

After a preliminary review of the application, candidates will be selected for an interview. The interview is by invitation only and not all applicants will be invited to interview.

Application Deadlines

The Early Application deadline for the Accelerated PMBA program is Nov. 1. Decisions will be made by Dec. 15.

The second Early Application deadline is Jan. 15. Applicants will receive a decision by Feb. 15.

The first General Admissions deadline is March 1. Applicants will receive a decision by April 1.

The second General Admissions deadline is April 15. Applicants will get an admissions decision by May 15.

The final deadline for the Accelerated PMBA program at Neeley is May 31. Applicants will receive an admission decision by June 15.