TCU’s EMBA makes the Top 12 in Economist ranking


Texas Christian University is in the Top 12 and not just in football or baseball.

In The Economist’s ranking of executive MBA programs around the world, released May 14, the TCU EMBA ranks No. 12 in the world and No. 5 in the U.S. behind only Northwestern (3), Thunderbird (7), Chicago (9) and Yale (10). The only other Texas schools in the ranking are Southern Methodist University at No. 13, University of Texas at Austin at No. 18 and Rice at No. 28.

The TCU EMBA also ranks No. 2 in faculty quality in the world, up from 9 in 2013; No. 4 in program quality, up from 5; No. 9 in culture and classmates, up from 22; and No. 12 in percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary after one year, up from 56 in 2013. The Economist EMBA rankings come out every other year.

“We are incredibly proud of the TCU EMBA program and everything it represents. The differentiated program that the students experience, including a strongly integrated curriculum with outstanding faculty, an emphasis on agile strategic leadership, executive coaching and a strong personal approach, makes this one of the best programs in the world,” said Dr. Suzanne Carter, executive director of the Executive MBA program at TCU’s Neeley School of Business.

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The Economist collected data using two questionnaires, one for business schools to submit information such as student work experience, faculty expertise and student salaries before and after the program, and a second circulated to current students and alumni to rate classmates, faculty, facilities and more. To see the complete ranking, go to

The Economist 2015 Executive MBA Rankings – TCU Neeley School of Business

Category World Rank

Overall Global Ranking 12

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Overall U.S. Ranking 5 (U.S. only schools)

Work Experience 1

Percentage of Faculty with PhD 1

Faculty Quality 2

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Program Quality 4

Quality of Students 5

Managerial Work Experience 6

Culture and Classmates 9

Personal Development & Educational Exp. 10

Percentage Increase in Pre-EMBA Salary 1 yr 12