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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.

Forbes ranks SMU Cox School of Business #37 in the U.S. based on the return on investment graduates earned after five years. This biennial ranking among the nation’s business schools determines where students’ MBA investments pay off the most.

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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SMU Cox EMBA #20 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

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

“America’s #1 Most Business Friendly City” MarketWatch, 2015

“#7 Among America’s Next Boom Towns” Forbes, 2016

“Top 3 Metro Area in Job Growth” Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

“Home to 21 Fortune 500 companies” Fortune, 2015

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