TCU EMBA score high in Economist ranking

06 December 14: TCU Horned Frogs fans celebrate during the game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Iowa State Cyclones at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU beat Iowa State 55-3. (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

In the 2020 ranking by The Economist of Executive MBA programs around the world, TCU Executive MBA ranks No. 13 in the world (up from 18 in the previous ranking) and, once again, number 1 in Texas and the Big 12 Conference. Texas schools in the world ranking include TCU at 13, A&M at 37, Rice at 44, UT-Austin at 45 and SMU at 47. 

The Economist collected quantitative data from schools and surveyed current students and recent graduates for the rankings, released every two years.

“Our faculty and staff put their exceptional skills to work for the TCU EMBA experience, so our executive students thrive in an environment of strong curriculum, outstanding faculty, an agile approach to strategic leadership and a personal approach to career development. The result is one of the best programs in the world,” said Suzanne Carter, management professor and executive director of the Executive MBA program at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

TCU EMBA is an accredited 18-month program designed for successful executives, entrepreneurs and high-potential managers with a focus on developing agile, strategic business leaders. Average age is 39 with an average of 11 years managerial experience. Classes take place on alternating weekends. For more information visit

TCU Neeley School of Business EMBAWorld Rank
Student Rating of Faculty Quality2
Faculty Quality4
Career Progression4
Program Quality5
Work Experience10
Overall Rankings Top EMBAWorld Rank
University of California at Berkeley – Haas (US)1
Northwestern University – Kellogg (US)2
IE University/Brown University (Spain/US)3
Northwestern/WHU-Beisheim (US/Germany)4
Yale School of Management (US)5
University of Warwick (UK)6
University of Navarra – IESB (Spain)7
IMD (Switzerland)8
Northwestern /York – Schulich (US/Canada)9
UCLA/NUS (US/Singapore)10
University of Oxford – Saïd (UK)11
University of Mannheim/ESSEC (Germany/France)12
Texas Christian University – Neeley (US)13
Cornell University – Johnson (US)14
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