Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian University

Texas Christian Professional MBA Program Structure

The Texas Christian University Professional MBA program at the Neeley School of Business is a cohort structured program that can be completed in as little as 24 months or as many as 33 months. The amount of time it takes to complete the program depends on how students schedule their elective courses. Classes for this program meet twice a week in the evenings.

Curriculum

Texas Christian Professional MBA students complete 28.5 credit hours of core courses together in the cohort and 19.5 credit hours of elective courses, on their own schedule, for a total of 48 credit hours needed to complete the program. The core courses serve as the foundation of knowledge that students will need to advance their business management careers.

The elective courses allow students to tailor their education around their career goals and interests. Students in the Neeley Professional MBA program have the option of pursuing an area of specialization through the selection of their elective courses. Specialization options include finance, marketing or supply chain. Students can also complete an industry specific emphasis in consulting, real estate, energy, entrepreneurship or healthcare.

Class Profile

The Texas Christian Professional MBA program is designed for mid-level professionals from an array of industries and backgrounds. Students do not have to have a background in business to complete this program but the typical Professional MBA student has five to seven years of professional work experience and is looking to move forward in their current career.

Thirty-nine percent of students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at Neeley are women. On average, Professional MBA students are 28 years old and have 6.2 years of work experience.

Careers

Texas Christian Professional MBA students have access to the Neeley Professional Development Center and the Graduate Career Service Center (GCSC). The Professional Development Center provides students with the relevant communication tools needed for today’s business environment, personal and professional training and coaching for presentations, and career preparation. The Graduate Career Service Center provides students with résumé help, job search, networking, career coaching, interview prep and skill building programs.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The estimated expenses for one year of the Texas Christian Professional MBA program are $33,090. This estimated cost includes tuition and other program fees. Books and other course materials are estimated at about $1,000.

Texas Christian University offers a limited number of Professional Development Grants (PDG) for part-time graduate students. 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 each semester. To be eligible for these grants, a student’s income must not exceed $69,802 for independent, single students without dependents, or exceed $86,269 for married or single students with dependents.

Tandy Corporation employees are eligible to be considered for company grants. Qualifying students who demonstrate financial need can receive awards that can cover up to full tuition costs. Students with no financial eligibility can also receive tuition assistance up 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 tuition 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 TCU Neeley School of Business’s Professional MBA program, applicants must first complete the online application form and complete the application essays. Prospective students must also pay a $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 transcripts from all degree granting institutions and provide contact information for three professional recommendations.

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

Application Deadlines

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 receive a decision by May 15.

The final General Admission deadline for the PMBA program at Neeley is May 31. Applicants will receive a decision by June 15. After this final deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.