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Rankings & Acclaim

Full-time MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Full-time Cox MBA #31 in the U.S. The Class of 2016 ranked SMU Cox #3 in the nation for student experience as part of the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.

The Economist ranks SMU Cox #6 in the world for faculty quality. The publication also ranks Cox #20 in the world for potential to network, and among the top 30 schools in the world for breadth of "alumni effectiveness."

Professional MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Cox #7 in the nation for part-time MBA programs.

PMBA graduates praised the program for post-graduation career success. SMU Cox PMBA students ranked Cox #5 in the country for program effectiveness.

Executive MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Cox EMBA program #3 worldwide. Cox EMBA graduates gave Cox an “A+” across the board for teaching, curriculum and student support,
earning the SMU Cox EMBA program the #1 spot in the publication’s graduate poll.

The Financial Times ranks SMU Cox #13 among U.S. EMBA programs, higher than any other Texas-based business school. SMU Cox is ranked at #14 globally in “career progress,” also higher than any other Texas-based business school and all but one U.S.-based business school.The Economist ranks SMU Cox #13 in the world.

The Economist ranks SMU Cox EMBA #13 in the world.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SMU Cox EMBA #22 in the nation.

BBA

Poets & Quants for Undergrads, in its inaugural ranking of U.S. undergraduate business schools, ranks SMU Cox #17 among the nation’s top 50 BBA programs, based on admissions standards, academic experience and employment placement. Alumni rank SMU Cox #9 in the country for academic experience. In conjunction with its release of this heavily data-driven survey, the publication cites SMU Cox as a school that excels “in delivering an academic experience that exceeds expectations.”

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks SMU Cox #21 overall in the nation, and #5 in the nation for post-graduation BBA salaries.

Program and Department Rankings

The Economist ranks the SMU Cox Master of Science in Management (MS Management) #6 in the U.S. and #25 in the world. The publication lists the Cox MS Management degree #16 in the world for potential to network, as well #16 for post-degree salary.

USA Today’s “College Factual” ranks SMU Cox #7 “overall best in the nation” for business schools that offer marketing education and #10 for “highest paid graduates.”

USA Today’s “College Factual” ranks SMU Cox #18 “overall best in the nation” for business schools that offer real estate education and #2 for “highest paid graduates.” This ranking takes into account both early career and mid-career salaries.

USA Today’s “College Factual” ranks SMU Cox #18 “overall best in the nation” for business schools that offer finance and financial management and #13 for “highest paid graduates.”

 

Spotlight on Dallas-Fort Worth

“The #1 Best Big City for Jobs 2017” (Dallas-Plano-Irving) Forbes, 2017

“Largest over-the-year percentage [+4.1%] increase in employment” among metro areas
(Dallas-Plano-Irving) Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

“Home to 39 Fortune 1000 companies” (DFW area) Fortune, 2016

“#4 Best City for Highest Starting Salaries (adjusted for cost of living)” Wallethub.com, 2016