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Career Management

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Career Management

The Cox Career Management Center (CMC) partners with MBA candidates, alumni, and employers to build collaborative relationships that culminate in successful careers.
Our mission is twofold:
  • Support our students and graduates in assessing their skill sets and career aspirations and to provide timely and specific preparation as they evaluate goals and options.
  • Develop, cultivate, and grow corporate partnerships with the organizations that recruit MBAs at the Cox School of Business

From the moment you are accepted, the CMC gets to work on your behalf.  The CMC works with students in a variety of ways: initial self-assessment survey, working directly with a CMC Career Coach, company presentations and info sessions on-campus, on-campus interviews, networking events and organizing annual treks:  Wall Street Trek to New York, Marketing Trek to various cities, and the Houston Energy Trek.  Additionally, the CMC manages two specialized academies for select students: Cox Consulting Academy and the Cox Marketing Academy.

CLASS OF 2015

Full Time MBA Placement & Salary Information
Offers (90 days post-graduation)   87%
Average Base Salary   $100,304
Average Signing Bonus   $19,946
% Receiving Signing Bonus   55%

Average Salary by Functional Area
Consulting   $104,333
Finance   $101,321
Marketing   $97,181
Other/Unknown   $96,583
     

CLASS OF 2014

Full Time MBA Placement & Salary Information
Offers (90 days post-graduation)   92%
Average Base Salary   $97,804
Average Signing Bonus   $28,456
% Receiving Signing Bonus   53%

Average Salary by Functional Area
Consulting   $106,333
Finance   $94,667
General Management   $107,125
Marketing   $92,964
Operations/Logistics   $101,000
Other/Unknown   $98,350
 

Placement by Industry and Function
2013-2015

Full Time MBA Placement by Industry
Classes 2013-2015
Consulting Services   15%
Consumer Products   13%
Financial Services   22%
Manufacturing   4%
Other Services   10%
Petroleum/Energy    6%
Real Estate     5%
Technology    14%
Other     11%
     
Full Time MBA Placement by Function
Classes 2013-2015
Consulting   15%
Finance   49%
Marketing   16%
Other   20%




 


Companies That Have Recently Hired Cox MBAs

7-Eleven   Deloitte Consulting
  JLL
  Saputo Dairy Foods
Accenture   Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  Johnson & Johnson
  Saudi Aramco
Alcatel-Lucent   ECG Mgmt Consultants
  J.P. Morgan
  Sendero Consulting
Alcon Novartis
  Emerson
  Kimberly-Clark
  Sony Playstation
Amazon   Ericsson
  KPMG
  Southwest Airlines
American Airlines
  EY
  L'Oreal
  Starbucks
AT&T
  Exxon Mobile
  Match.com
  Target
Bank of America
  FedEx
  McKinsey & Co.
  Texas Instruments
Bank of Texas
  Frito Lay
  Microsoft
  Texas Rangers
Best Buy
  Galderma
  Morgan Stanley
  Toyota
BMW
  General Electric
  Murphy USA
  Travelers
Booz Allen Hamilton
  General Mills
  Nestle
  Trinity Private Equity
Brinker International
  Goldman Sachs
  PepsiCo
  UBS
CBRE
  The Hershey Company
  Pizza Hut
  United Airlines
Chevron
  Hewlett Packard
  PwC
  Vanguard
Citi
  Hitachi Consulting
  Procter & Gamble
  Walmart
Coca-Cola
  Hunt Oil
  Prudential Capital
  Walt Disney 
Colgate-Palmolive    IBM   Raytheon
  Wells Fargo
Credit Suisse
  Infosys
  Sabre Corporation
  Whirlpool
DaVita
  Intel
  Samsung   Yum! Brands


MBA Career Management Center

Cox School of Business Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750333, Dallas, TX 75275-0333
Phone: 214.768.6227 / Fax: 214-768-3116 careers@smu.edu