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TCU entrepreneurship program ranked No. 6 in U.S.

 Texas Christian University's undergraduate program in entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business is ranked No. 6 in the country, up from No. 9 last year, by Bloomberg Businessweek. TCU said the magazine surveyed more than 85,000 students at 145 top business schools and asked them to rate their program’s performance in entrepreneurship. The top program was at Worchester Polytechnic Institute. Baylor's Hankamer School of Business was No. 3 and the top Texas program for entrepreneurship.

“We have built an innovative program with our entrepreneurial management major and the rich diversity of programs offered through the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center,” O. Homer Erekson, dean of the Neeley School, said in a prepared release.

TCU was ranked No. 28 overall among undergraduate business programs overall, its same rank a year ago, according to the magazine's website. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business was the top Texas undergraduate program at No. 9. Notre Dame was No. 1, followed by the University of Virginia and Cornell University. Other Texas undergrad business programs included: Southern Methodist University, No. 30; Texas A&M University, No. 33; Baylor, No. 66; and the University of Texas at Dallas, No. 75.

-- Jim Fuquay


Job market better for this year's college graduates

The hiring outlook is better for new college graduates.

Employers expect to hire 10.2 percent more new college graduates from the college class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011, according to a new National Association of Colleges and Employers study

That’s up from the 9.5 percent hiring increase they projected for the class of 2012 when polled in September.

“Although employers haven’t revised their earlier projections significantly, this upward movement along with other positive economic indicators show that the job market for new college graduates is improving steadily,” said Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director.

This marks the second straight year that employers adjusted their hiring expectations between the fall and Spring surveys, NACE said.

- Scott Nishimura


TCU's Neeley business school moves up in U.S. News ranking

The Neeley School of Business at TCU’s undergraduate business program moved up 19 spots to 69th on the 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Undergraduate Business programs.

The report rated 633 schools. The ranking noted 40 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 13-to-1.

No. 1 was the University of Pennsylvania. Among Texas programs in the ranking: University of Texas, 6; SMU and Texas A&M, tied for 36; Baylor, tied with TCU at 69; UT-Dallas, 81; Texas Tech and University of Texas at Arlington, tied at 115; Trinity University, University of North Texas, and University of Texas at San Antonio, tied at 185.

- Scott Nishimura


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