Think Big. SMU & Dallas.
Business runs deep in Dallas' DNA, from its founding in 1841 as a center of commerce in the region to its present stature as a global hub for finance, banking, technology, health care and other industries.
SMU and Dallas offer world-class preparation for a successful professional career. Dallas' position as an international global business and cultural center has enhanced SMU's ability to attract and retain top faculty and students, making SMU a nationally prominent university with a global reach and an impressive national ranking. Our students are global citizens with the skills and the preparation to pursue their passion in any corner of the world.
As an SMU student, you learn in a close-knit community with small classes while being surrounded by the excitement that comes with a city on the move. Tap into the energy of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area and home to about 6.5 million people. Dallas is on track to become the third largest metropolitan area, increasing the wealth of opportunities for a successful career after college.
Career preparation with national scope begins right here in Dallas.
Dallas ranks third in the nation in the number of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. SMU students in every discipline have access to networks of professional connections in Dallas' business-friendly environment through 4,400 internships in the region plus work-study opportunities. Most of our students graduate with professional experience from internships or co-ops.
About 40,000 SMU graduates live and work in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Many among them are entrepreneurs, executives and civic leaders who give of their time to SMU students as mentors. smu.edu/alumni.
Forbes ranks Dallas No. 1 in the nation for good jobs, and Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Dallas No. 3 in the nation for job prospects for new college graduates.
Dallas is No. 8 in Forbes' 25-city roundup of the best places for business and careers. Dallas tops the list's Texas contingent of five.
The Dallas area is No. 6 on Forbes' list of the best big cities for jobs.
According to Forbes, Dallas' gross metro product surged 6.2% last year – second best in the nation – to $254 billion.
Dallas bolsters the economic strength and entrepreneurial energy of Texas, which is No. 2 for the most startup activity nationwide according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.