Neeley School of Business

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Neeley School of Business
Type Public School
Established 1884
Parent institution
Texas Christian University
Dean O. Homer Erekson
Location Fort Worth, Texas, United States

The Neeley School of Business is the undergraduate and graduate business school at Texas Christian University (TCU), a private university located in Fort Worth, Texas. The Neeley School is fully accredited by the AACSB; Neeley’s Accounting program is among approximately 200 schools worldwide to be accredited by AACSB. The school provides a range of business education programs, including: BBA, Full-time MBA (21 months), Part-time MBA (24–33 months), Accelerated MBA (12 months), and Executive MBA (18 months), Master of Accounting, Master of International Management, and MBA/Ed.D.


TCU was founded in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark in Thorp Spring, Texas, as AddRan Male and Female College, and the School of Business opened in 1884 as Commercial School, renamed School of Business in 1896, and College of Business in 1901. The Department of Business Administration was established in 1922, and became the School of Business in 1938, the first year to offer a master of business administration. Student organizations included the TCU Chamber of Commerce, begun in 1939, and the Collegiate Business and Professional Women’s Club. E. M. Sowell was appointed the first dean in 1944. In 1967, the School of Business was named for M.J. Neeley in honor of his personal service of 25 years on the TCU Board of Trustees and financial contributions to TCU. Applications have risen steadily in recent years. The Neeley School of Business currently makes up one-third of the TCU student population.


TCU is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the "Fourth Best Metropolitan Area for Business," according to Forbes magazine. Metroplex corporations participate in Neeley School mentorships, internships, special projects, and hiring. The Metroplex is home to DFW International Airport. The Neeley School has active international connections and study abroad programs.

Degree programs[edit]

Business school rankings
U.S. News & World Report[1] 80

Student initiatives[edit]

  • Neeley & Associates Consulting - MBA students work on paid projects for national and international businesses, providing hands-on experience for students and quality consultation for the business organizations.
  • Neeley Fellows – Undergraduate honors program
  • BNSF Next Generation Leadership – Undergraduate leadership program
  • Student Organizations – American Marketing Association, Association for Information Systems, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Club (CEO), Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Management Association, Neeley Associates, Society for Human Resource Management, and Students in Free Enterprise
  • Neeley Premium Credentials - A personalized professional development program to equip students with the critical skills identified by employers as necessary to succeed in today's business environment.

Centers of Study[edit]

Tandy Center for Executive Leadership
The Tandy Center for Executive Leadership was founded by the Anne Burnett and Charles D. Tandy Foundation to strengthen American business. The center provides leadership training for major corporations and individuals through executive education, executive coaching, certification classes and a speaker series featuring prominent CEOs.
Neeley Entrepreneurship Center
The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center builds the skills and confidence of prospective and existing young entrepreneurs through exceptional teaching, scholarships, internships, research and awards. Special programs include the TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, Family Business Seminar, Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Entrepreneurial Expo. The TCU Collegiate Entrepreneur (TCU CEO) organization is the largest in the U.S.
Center for Supply Chain Innovation
The Center for Supply Chain Innovation develops future global supply chain leaders through academics and programs, the exchange of ideas and best practices between business partners, faculty, students and supply chain experts, and sponsoring leading edge research. The center hosts the annual Global Supply Chain Conference.
LKCM Center for Financial Studies
The LKCM Center for Financial Studies is named in honor of Luther King Capital Management, a leading investment advisory firm. The center enhances Neeley’s finance program with scholarships, research awards, industry partnerships and employment opportunities. The center sponsors the TCU High School Investor Challenge and the Investment Strategies Conference.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018. 

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