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Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University - Executive MBA

Texas Christian Executive MBA Program Structure

The Texas Christian University Executive MBA program at the Neeley School of Business is an 18-month program designed for experienced executives who are looking to advance their career and leadership skills. Classes for the program are held on alternating weekends from Friday to Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most courses have eight four-hour class sessions over an 8-week period. Students in the program complete 19 courses (47 credit hours) over an 18-month period.


The Texas Christian Executive MBA program starts with a three and a half day In-Residence Seminar to help students to become oriented to the program experience. Students complete courses covering topics including strategic management, finance, supply chain management, and business law.

After the first half of the program, students participate in a two-week international study abroad experience. This trip is taken as part of the Managing in a Global Business Environment course. The trip includes business visits, meetings with government and economic development officials as well as experiences that will help students develop an awareness of the challenges of conducting business in different parts of the world.

Texas Christian Executive MBA students are also assigned a leadership coach. These coaches assist students in developing their leadership skills at work and in the classroom and help to identify areas where there are opportunities for growth. Students meet with their leadership coach to develop a personal leadership action plan and receive coaching on how to execute that plan throughout the program.

During the program, Executive MBA students also work in teams to complete assignments, study together, and provide each other with academic support. Each student will work in teams of four to five students throughout the program.

Executive MBA Rankings

The Economist: 18

Class Profile

The average age of Texas Christian Executive MBA students at the Neeley School of Business is 39-years old with an age range of 28 to 54-years old. Students have an average of 17 years of work experience and an average of 11 years of managerial experience.

Students come from a range of industries such as aviation, communication, consulting, defense, education, electronics, engineering, entertainment, finance, government, healthcare, information systems, manufacturing, marketing and sales, oil and natural gas, transportation, and retail.


Texas Christian Executive MBA students generally come to the program looking to advance into more managerial and leadership positions in their company and to help advance their company into broader markets.

Executive MBA students are required to complete the Personal Leadership Development Process. Students are assigned a leadership coach to assist them in developing their leadership skills and creating a leadership action plan.

Students also have a wide variety of networking opportunities while working in student teams and through their cohort and through the faculty, leadership coaches and the large network of Neeley alumni.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the Executive MBA program at TCU Neeley is $115,000. The cost of the program can be covered by employee sponsorship, private loans, federal loans or veteran’s benefits.

The TCU Neeley Executive MBA program offers a limited number of scholarships to executives employed by non-profit organizations. To be eligible for a non-profit leader scholarship, applicants must be employed by a non-profit organization in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The minimum Non-Profit Leader scholarship award is $10,000. The maximum scholarship award is $20,000. There is also one merit scholarship available for $10,000, which is distributed in five installments of $2,000.

For more information about financial aid, scholarships and student loan options, prospective EMBA students can contact Debbie Mar at (817)- 257-7872.


To be considered for admission for the Texas Christian Executive MBA program, prospective students must complete an online application form. The application form consists of biographical information, educational background, professional information and four essay questions.

Applicants must also provide a copy of their professional resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and complete the Sponsoring Organization’s Statement of Support with signatures from both the applicant and the applicant’s employer.

Executive MBA students are not required to take the GMAT exam but are required to have at least eight years of professional work experience, with at least five years of management experience.

Each candidate is required to complete an interview with two to three members of the selection committee before an admissions decision is made. Applicants are required to pay a $100 application fee.

  • February 1 — Applications must be received to be considered for the Non-profit Leaders Scholarship or the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • July 19 — Last day for applications to be submitted.

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