DFW Gives TCU MBA Students a Unique Competitive Advantage

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TCU offers its MBA graduates several specific advantages that are impressive, even when compared to other top-tier programs, one of them being its Dallas-Fort Worth location. The DFW Metroplex, the world’s 14th largest metro economy, is home to 7 million people participating in Texas’ distinctive culture. Fort Worth continuously ranks among the top places to live and work in the United States, making it an ideal location for a fulfilling social life and successful career.

DFW is one of the most powerful economic engines, helping to drive not just the state economy, but also growth and opportunity nationwide. According to D Magazine, for 2017, at least the four largest industries in North Texas were expected to remain in decent shape and continue adding jobs, both locally and nationally. Those markets are “logistics and transportation; banking and financial services; healthcare and life sciences; and technology and telecommunications.”

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The Recent Wall Street Reunion of Two TCU Alumni Was No Mere Coincidence

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Graduates of TCU’s MBA program go on to seize new opportunities and take new responsibilities in a wide variety of industries both here and abroad. As large as the global economy has grown, and as international as Neeley's MBA cohorts have become, the world can still be a small place. So much so that two Frogs from the same class recently ended up on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) together.

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This TCU MBA Is Creating Her Own Opportunities in the Growing Business Analytics Field

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Tracey Smith, MBA '06

In business, every transaction, whether it involves an actual economic exchange or not, leaves a trail of information. Collecting that information is one thing. Organizing that data and transforming it into knowledge that informs actual business decisions and contributes to the bottom line, however, requires special expertise.

Tracey Smith (TCU MBA ‘06) is one such expert. In 2013, she founded Numerical Insights LLC, a boutique analytics firm that provides consulting expertise to clients such as Adidas, FedEx and ServiceMax. With her impressive background in engineering, supply chain and strategic operations, has also wisely leveraged the skills she honed at Neeley to establish herself as an author and speaker on numerous topics.

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Evening MBA and MS Students from Across DFW Find the Road to Success Starts in Fort Worth

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For professionals looking to enhance their skills, build their networks and get the experience they need to make the next big move in their careers, the Neeley School of Business' various Evening Programs offer a great work-life-school balance. Moreover, Neeley’s unique curriculum and diverse student body contribute to a learning environment that extends well beyond the classroom. Enlivened by a strong sense of community, Neeley attracts enterprising professionals from across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex — and beyond.

Nevertheless, DFW is a huge region. While that means it’s also a region full of great opportunities, its sheer scale and scope can make attending classes on nights and weekends a challenge. You'll be required to change old habits, adopt new ones and master the art of scheduling. And that applies to how you manage the time you spend getting from your home to your employer to campus and back again.

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Career Development Week Provides TCU MBAs with a Competitive Advantage During Peak Recruiting Season

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Career Development Week

Every autumn, TCU’s Career Development Week goes into full effect, giving full-time MBA students multiple opportunities to refocus on the reasons why they chose to further their education. At the same time, Career Development Week is a kind of homecoming as well. TCU MBA alumni, along with well-respected mentors and career coaches, arrive on campus looking give students real-time feedback on how they can best succeed in their future endeavours.

Falling between the semesters’ second and third modules, Career Development Week also coincides with the height of the corporate recruiting season. Both first- and second-year Neeley MBAs traditionally take advantage of this time to get fully prepared to impress as they re-enter the professional workforce. Mock interviews (complete with a workshop component that provides students with invaluable feedback on their performance), sessions on how to manage the emotional roller coaster that is the job search, strategic networking "boot camps" and more are all integral to the experience Career Development Week offers.

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Student Panel Recap: “At TCU, there's a true sense of community.”

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TCU Student Panelists
What challenges, opportunities and unique experiences can prospective MBAs expect to encounter at the Neeley School of Business? Several current TCU students recently offered their personal insights into these questions. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from their panel discussion.Read more >>