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SMU Cox measures enhanced academic expectations, in part, through students’ career success after graduation. These metrics include job placement, salary data and professional examinations such as C.P.A. exams.

Cox School Degree Programs – Student Outcomes
Spring 2016

Employment Data from Spring 2015 Graduates

Full-time MBA

Program completion:
FT MBA Entered Fall 2014
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 90 88.2%
Still enrolled 10 9.8%
No Longer enrolled   2 2.0%
Total 102 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

  • Number of domestic students who graduated in May 2015: 88 students
  • Number of domestic students searching for a job: 85 (3 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of domestic students with an accepted offer: 74
  • Number of domestic students with a job offer that was not accepted: 2
  • Percent with an accepted job offer: 87%
  • Percent with an offer that was not accepted: 2%
  • Number of international students who graduated in May 2015: 24 students
  • Number of international students searching for a job: 23 (1 graduate not searching for a job)
  • Number of international students with an accepted offer: 15
  • Number of international students with a job offer that was not accepted: 3
  • Percent with an accepted job offer: 65%
  • Percent with an offer that was not accepted: 13%

  • Total number of graduates in May 2015: 112 students
  • Total number of graduates searching for a job: 108
  • Total number of graduates with an accepted offer: 89
  • Number of students with a job offer that was not accepted: 5
  • Percent with an accepted job offer: 82%
  • Percent with an offer that was not accepted: 5%

  • Average base salary: $100, 304
  • Median base salary: $98,000

Professional MBA

Program completion:
PMBA Entered Fall 2013

Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2015 3 3.4%
Graduated Summer 2015
64 71.9%
Graduated Fall 2015 8 9.0%
Graduated Spring 2016 5 5.6%
 Total Graduated
80 89.9%
     
Still Enrolled 3
3.4%
No Longer enrolled 5 5.6%
Transfer to EMBA Program  1 1.1%
Total 89 100%

Post-graduation employment:
The Cox School does not track post-graduation outcomes for the Professional MBA program.


Executive MBA

Program completion:
EMBA - Cohort entering Fall 2014
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 80 96.4%
Still enrolled 0 0.0%
No Longer enrolled 3 3.6%
Total 83 100%

Post-graduation employment:
The Cox School does not track post-graduation outcomes for the Executive MBA program.


MS in Accounting

Program completion:
MSA Program - Cohort that entered Summer or Fall 2015
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 118 92.9%
Current student
7 5.5%
No Longer enrolled 2 1.6%
Total 127 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

  • Number of domestic students who graduated in May 2015: 74 students
  • Number of domestic students searching for a job: 74
  • Number of domestic students with an accepted offer: 74
  • Percent with a job: 100%
  • Number of international students who graduated in May 2015: 21 students
  • Number of international students searching for a job: 21
  • Number of international students with an accepted offer: 13
  • Percent with a job: 62%
  • Total number of graduates in May 2015: 95 students
  • Total number of graduates searching for a job: 95
  • Total number of graduates with an accepted offer: 87
  • Percent with a job offer or job: 92%
  • Average starting salary: $54,500


MS in Business Analytics

Program completion:
MSBA- Cohort that entered Fall 2015
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 60 100%
Current student
0 0.0%
No Longer enrolled 0 0.0%
Total 60 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

  • Number of domestic students who graduated in May 2015: 15 students
  • Number of domestic students searching for a job: 14 (1 graduate not searching for a job)
  • Number of domestic students with an accepted offer: 14
  • Percent with a job: 100%

  • Number of international students who graduated in May 2015: 15 students
  • Number of international students searching for a job: 12 (3 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of international students with an accepted offer: 11
  • Percent with a job: 92%
  • Total number of graduates in May 2015: 30 students
  • Total number of graduates searching for a job: 26
  • Total number of graduates with an accepted offer: 25
  • Percent with a job offer or job: 96%
  • Average starting salary: $70,419


MS in Finance

Program completion:
MSF- Cohort that entered Fall 2015
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 41 87.2%
Current student 3 6.4%
Transferred to PMBA program
1 2.1%
No Longer enrolled 2 4.3%
Total 47 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

  • Number of domestic students who graduated in May 2015: 25 students
  • Number of domestic students searching for a job: 23 (2 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of domestic students with an accepted offer: 19
  • Percent with a job: 83%
  • Number of international students who graduated in May 2015: 20 students
  • Number of international students searching for a job: 8 (12 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of international students with an accepted offer: 6
  • Percent with a job: 75%
  • Total number of graduates in May 2015: 45 students
  • Total number of graduates searching for a job: 31
  • Total number of graduates with an accepted offer: 25
  • Percent with a job offer or job: 81
  • Average starting salary: $55,738

MS in Management

Program completion:
MSM- Cohort that entered Fall 2015
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 41 78.8%
Current student
4 7.7%
Transferred to PMBA program
2 3.8%
No Longer enrolled 5 9.6%
Total 52 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

  • Number of domestic students who graduated in May 2015: 17 students
  • Number of domestic students searching for a job: 14 (3 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of domestic students with an accepted offer: 12
  • Number of domestic students with a job offer that was not accepted: 1
  • Percent with an accepted job offer: 86%
  • Percent with an offer that was not accepted: 7%

  • Number of international students who graduated in May 2015: 8 students
  • Number of international students searching for a job: 4 (4 graduates not searching for a job)
  • Number of international students with an accepted offer: 4
  • Percent with a job: 100%
  • Total number of graduates in May 2015: 25 students
  • Total number of graduates searching for a job: 18
  • Total number of graduates with an accepted offer: 16
  • Number of students with a job offer that was not accepted: 1
  • Percent with an accepted job offer: 89%
  • Percent with an offer that was not accepted: 6%
  • Average starting salary: $59,833


Fast-track MBA Program

Program completion:
Fast Track - Cohort that entered Summer 2015
Number Percent
Graduated Spring 2016 14 100%
Current student
0 0.0%
No Longer enrolled 0 0.0%
Total 14 100%

Post-graduation employment for the May 2015 graduates:

The Cox School did not offer the Fast-track MBA last year, so employment outcomes data do not exist yet.


MS Sport Management

Program completion:
MS Sport Management - Entered Fall 2014
Number Percent
Graduated Summer 2015 3 23.1%
Graduated Fall 2015
2 15.4%
Graduated Spring 2016
3 23.1%
Total Graduated
 8 61.5%
     
Currently enrolled
4
30.8%
     
 No longer attending
1
7.7%
Total 14 100%

Post-graduation employment:
The Cox School does not track post-graduation outcomes for the MS in Sport Management program.