Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University

Texas Christian Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Texas Christian University full-time MBA program at the Neeley School of Business is a traditional two-year program, which requires students to complete a total of 54 credits to graduate. Students must also complete an approved concentration with their elective credit hours.

Curriculum

Texas Christian full-time MBA students complete 30 credits of core courses and 24 credits of electives to complete the required 54 credits. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation of business and management knowledge that is needed to become a successful business leader. The elective courses give students the opportunity to become specialized in one of the following areas of study: accounting, finance, marketing and supply and value chain management.

In addition to the concentrations, students may choose to specialize in a specific industry by adding an industry emphasis. The industry emphasis option includes 6-9 hours of elective courses that are focused on a specific industry. Industry emphasis options include, energy, healthcare, real estate, consulting and entrepreneurship.

Students complete an Integrative Project at the end of their first semester. This gives them the chance to work in a team and come up with a solution to a business problem similar to one they may encounter in the real working world. Students will give their presentation to a group made up of their professors as well as business executives.

Students also have the opportunity to complete a study abroad option. Students have the option to complete the International Experience, which is a 10 to 14 day trip that counts as a three-semester hour elective. These trips are offered between regular semesters in winter, May and August. The other option is a semester abroad opportunity. Students who choose this study abroad option will spend the fall semester of their second year taking elective courses at one of TCU’s partner universities in France or Chile.

Class Profile

The 90 students in the Neeley full-time MBA class have an average GMAT score of 641. On average, students are 27-years old and have five years of work experience. Thirty-three percent of the full-time MBA class is female. Thirteen percent of students in the full-time MBA program completed their undergraduate degrees at Texas universities other than TCU. Twenty-eight percent completed their undergraduate degrees in business.

Careers

The Texas Christian full-time MBA program is designed for professionals who may not necessarily have a background in business, but are interested in changing careers or transitioning into a new field where business and management knowledge would be necessary.

MBA students also have access to The Neeley Professional Development Center and the Graduate Career Services Center. The Professional Development Center provides Neeley students with personal and professional training and coaching for presentations, business writing and career preparation. The Graduate Career Services Center provides students with resume help, job search, networking events, career coaching, interview prep and skill building programs.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The total tuition and program fees for the first year of the Texas Christian full-time MBA are $51,315. Second-year expenses are estimated at $32,655. Actual expenses will depend on the number of credit hours taken by the student in a year. Books and materials are estimated at $3,000 total. In total, all estimated tuition and fees for full-time MBA students is $98,370.

Neeley offers multiple scholarship and assistantship program options for students. Merit-based awards are available to qualified full-time MBA students from any country. About 85 percent of full-time MBA students receive merit-based scholarships of some sort. Scholarships come in many forms and sizes, from $5,000 scholarships to one that covers full tuition and include a stipend. Grants and loans are also available to students with demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship decisions are based on information provided in the submitted application. Many factors including prior academic performance, test scores, professional work experience, as well as other factors are considered when evaluating financial aid needs.

Neeley also offers full tuition ROTC scholarships. The TCU Army ROTC has two-year full tuition scholarships for students who are interested in serving in the National Guard or Reserves after completing the program. Prior military experience is not required for these awards.

The Neeley School also provides aid for military veterans. The school will waive the $100 application fee for all military personnel and will also give them priority consideration for the merit-based awards.

The school also welcomes outside scholarships, private and federal loans and other sources of private funding.

Admissions Procedures

In order to be considered for admission to the Neeley School of Business, applicants must complete the online application form, submit the application essays (found online with the application form), provide official GMAT scores (GRE scores will be considered on an exceptional basis), upload a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the application form, provide a copy of their professional resume and provide contact information for three professional references.

After initial review of the application materials, a subset of applicants will be invited to complete an admission interview. The interview is required for admission but not all applicants will be invited to complete an interview.

Applicants can contact an admissions representative with any questions at mbainfo@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7531.

Application Deadlines

The early decision for admission deadline is Nov. 1. This is also the scholarship priority deadline. The general admission and priority scholarship deadline is Jan. 15. The general admission and extended scholarship deadline and the final deadline for international candidates requesting student visas is March 1. The extended admission and scholarship deadline is April 15. Any application submitted after April 15 will be considered only if space in the program is available.

Admission will not be considered until the application form and all supporting documents are submitted to the admissions office.