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Neeley’s rising rankings demonstrate the importance of endowed faculty

The highly respected international magazine, The Economist, recognizes the Neeley School of Business MBA faculty as the second-best in the world in its latest rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek gives the graduate faculty an A for “Teaching Quality,” and the undergraduate faculty an A+ on the same measure.

Neeley has become increasingly attractive to distinguished faculty as a result of ten endowed positions established since 2004 — all carefully targeted toward the business school’s mission and aspirations — in addition to more than a dozen previously established endowed positions. These endowed positions will continue to attract and support superlative teaching and research at Neeley in perpetuity. 

“Endowed positions enable us to attract highly talented faculty who have established international reputations as preeminent teacher-scholars,” says Dr. O. Homer Erekson ’74, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business, who holds one of those positions. “They bring creativity and important professional networks which enable our students to have premium learning experiences and advantageous placement upon graduation.”

Neeley's overall rankings reflect those premium learning experiences. The Economist ranks Neeley’s Executive MBA faculty second in the world and the EMBA 12th in the world (fifth in the United States). The undergraduate program also has a high profile - for example, listed 27th in the Bloomberg Businessweek national rankings, with A+ for teaching quality, A+ for facilities and services, and an A for job placement.

Neeley School of Business positions endowed since 2004
  • John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School, Dr. O. Homer Erekson
  • J. Vaughn and Evelyne H. Wilson Chair in Business, Dr. Robert Leone
  • J. Vaughn and Evelyne H. Wilson Professorship in Business, Dr. Bill Cron
  • J. Vaughn and Evelyne H. Wilson Professorship in Business, Dr. In-Mu Haw
  • Davis Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Brad Hancock
  • Robert and Edith Schumacher Executive Faculty Fellowship in Innovation and Technology, Dr. Raymond Smilor
  • Duncan Faculty Fellowship in Business, Dr. Mary Stanford
  • Luther A. Henderson Chair of Strategic Management and Leadership, Dr. Richard Priem
  • Kleinheinz Family Foundation Chair in International Finance and Investments, Dr. Paul Irvine
  • Robert and Edith Schumacher Faculty Fellow in Enterpreneurship, Dr. Keith Hmieleski

To learn more about how endowed chairs and professorships shape the TCU experience and bring prestige to the University, click here.


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