EMIS benefits from a close relationship with visionary industry leaders through the SMU EMIS Distinguished Advisory Council (DAC).
Many of the United States' most respected companies call DFW home. This provides fertile ground from which SMU pulls industry expertise. Many quality company leaders are drawn to SMU's premier reputation and strong heritage when they look at partnering for their educational needs.
- Employ SMU educational programs to advance your employees’ skills.
- Discover and interact with qualified applicants before your competitors.
- Strengthen and improve your firm’s operations through joint research with SMU faculty. Your operational challenges become the subject of SMU classroom assignments, research papers, lectures, and projects.
- Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back! You will enrich a student’s education by sharing your experience and expertise with them.
SMU Lyle students are not stereotypical engineers!
- Nearly half of our undergraduates are women.
- Unlike the Dilbert caricature, the typical EMIS student has strong leadership, quantitative, and analytical skills, presents well, has a broad range of interests, and has taken courses in economic analysis, systems engineering, operations, and management.
You likely know these SMU Lyle students…
- Jerry Junkins, Texas Instruments
- Bobby B. Lyle, Lyco Energy
- Robert Palmer, Rowan Companies
- Gov. William Clements
Industries that EMIS students serve include:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Research and analytics firms
Companies/Organizations need EMIS experts who:
- Understand the big picture and priorities while they dive into the details.
- Possess technical depth and use analytical thinking to make strategic decisions.
- Know how to discern marketing hype vs. real value.
- Stay abreast of current technology and best practices.
- Think ‘what if’ and proactively ask insightful questions.
- Demonstrate a spirit of helpfulness and eagerness to make things better.
- Know when to listen and when to talk; understand and then solve.
- Discern when to lead and when to follow.