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BBA, MBA & MS Programs in Supply Chain Management at Neeley School of Business

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Texas Christian University (TCU) is a major private teaching and research university in Forth Worth, Texas with the residential, person-centered environment unusually found on a small college campus. While accomplishing its mission of educating individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community, the University provides the unique TCU experience.

Comprising seven academic divisions - AddRan College of Liberal Arts, M.J. Neeley School of Business, the College of Communication, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and the College of Science & Engineering - TCU is independent and self-governing.

The M.J. Neeley School of Business at TCU prepares students to contribute to the professional world and the larger community through emphasis on a balanced curriculum. A unified program provides a solid knowledge base upon which students add principles of accounting, decision sciences, finance, management, marketing, information systems and supply chain management, as well as distinct competencies that allow them to lead in the business world.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BBA with Major in Supply and Value Chain Management: Supply and value chain management is cross disciplinary and encompasses interrelated elements of marketing, logistics, purchasing, operations management and information technology. In today's highly competitive environment, the multiple firms in a supply chain must be able to collectively respond to rapidly changing customer requirements. To do this efficiently and effectively requires working together across functions within the firm and beyond the boundaries of the firm to understand and respond to changing customer requirements and to match supply to customer demand. This program is designed to give students the skills and capabilities needed for supply chain positions in companies facing such challenges.

Graduate Programs

  • MBA with Concentration in Value and Supply Chain Management: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at TCU is a professional degree designed to provide graduates with the broad business background necessary for a career in management. The emphasis is on the most current concepts, processes and analytical methods of business administration. The value and supply chain management concentration encompasses logistics planning, supply chain analysis, project management, and other operations issues. TCU’s MBA program was ranked in the nation’s top 15 programs specializing in business operations, according to the Princeton Review’s Student Opinion Honors survey of student satisfaction.
  • Professional MBA with a Specialization in Supply Chain Management: Through the challenging academic program, extensive corporate network and global experiences, you’ll have the perspective and tools needed to move ahead. The evening-only format makes the Professional MBA accessible to motivated professionals like you looking to earn an MBA without putting your career on hold. The Professional Accelerated MBA allows you to complete your MBA in the evenings in just 21-33 months, without putting your career on hold. Designed for those with significant professional experience and a distinguished academic record in business, the abbreviated 36-hour format builds upon and enhances your existing business background. Rather than take the full array of MBA courses and experiences, you select those that complement and complete your résumé.
  • MS in Supply Chain Management: Neeley's MS in Supply Chain Management is an evening program designed to help professionals earn a first-class specialized graduate degree in 16 months without leaving their careers. The MS SCM program attracts talented professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  They are highly motivated individuals who call on their professional experience to give as much to the class as they receive. After completing the first half of the program, students participate in a 2-week international study abroad experience as part of the Global Supply Chain Experience course. The trip includes business visits, meetings with government and economic development officials, and cultural experiences designed to give the student an appreciation for the opportunities and challenges in the global business environment.


With a controlled enrollment of about 8,700 students, TCU draws from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. Of the 479 full-time faculty, 54 percent are tenured; the student-faculty ratio is about 14:1. TCU is composed of seven academic units offering undergraduate bachelor's degrees in 101 majors. These colleges and schools also offer graduate degrees (see TCU Graduate Studies Catalog for more information). In addition, students can earn certificates in University programs in ranch management or take a full range of non-credit courses through the Office of Extended Education.

  • Campus: The 283-acre campus of TCU is located only a few miles from downtown Fort Worth, Texas, houses more than 3,300 students and offers a full range of activities and recreational facilities for students.
  • Accreditation: TCU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The Neeley School of Business is fully accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education and is a member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).
  • Career Services: Career Services offers students and alumni hands-on assistance to take their careers to the next level. From creating a resume to mastering interviews, finding internships and making successful career transitions, Career Services provides the tools and techniques to jump start your career.
  • Leadership Program: As TCU's premier resource for co-curricular leadership development, the TCU Leadership Center acts as a clearinghouse for programs, information and resources related to leadership development and training.
  • Supply and Value Chain Center: The Neeley Supply and Value Chain Center (SVCC) builds connections between students, faculty and business partners to provide students a real-world perspective and valuable business connections. Specifically, the center focuses on: Developing future supply chain leaders with integrative skills and a global perspective; Exchanging ideas and best practices between business partners, faculty and supply chain experts; and Sponsoring leading-edge research to advance supply chain practices that deliver exceptional business results.
  • Neeley School Industry Ties: The Neeley School's close ties to the business community enrich the student experience inside and outside the classroom. Industry leaders provide input on the knowledge and skills that will give graduates a competitive edge. The Neeley Speaker Series, sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCooper, provides MBA students multiple opportunities to hear industry leaders speak about their careers and what is happening in their industries. Following the presentations, students have the opportunity to engage the executive in a question-and-answer session. Subsequently, six MBA students enjoy dinner with the guest speaker and a partner from PriceWaterhouseCooper.
  • Professional Development Center : Through the M.J. Neeley Professional Development Center (PDC), the Neeley School offers a unique approach to helping students become proficient in business communication. The Neeley School is rated consistently as one of the best business schools in the country for the development of strong communication skills.
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Club (CEO): CEO! empowers students through leadership training, professional development and commitment to the discipline of entrepreneurship. There are on-campus chapter meetings, interesting guest speakers, social gatherings and a monthly newsletter. Students may attend the national conference and participate in a new business idea competition.
  • University Student Employment: TCU offers a number of student jobs through the various departments on campus. Students may also find employment in the Fort Worth area. Business establishments adjacent to the campus frequently employ TCU students. Other business enterprises in more distant areas of the community also employ TCU students who have means of transportation to and from the job.
  • Housing: Residence hall rooms are designed for student comfort and are used for study as well as sleeping and socializing. All accommodations are air-conditioned, non-smoking facilities. Most rooms are designed for double occupancy. The basic student room contains a bed, a desk and chair, a chest, and a closet for each student. Each room is also equipped with a MicroFridge, access to the Internet, TCU cable television and local telephone services.

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 17, 2019