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The Economist ranks SMU Cox EMBA program in the top 20

July 22, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) — The SMU COX Executive MBA is ranked at #18 in The Economist magazine’s first-ever Executive MBA (EMBA) rankings survey. The results were released Friday, July 19. SMU Cox School of Business ranks in the top 20 out of 62 global business schools.

SMU Cox School of BusinessTom Perkowski, Assistant Dean of the Cox Executive MBA Program, credits its continued success to the strategic leadership and vision of Albert W. Niemi, Jr., Dean of the Cox School of Business, and Marci Armstrong, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.

“Their leadership, coupled with the Executive MBA team’s high energy, customer service and constant pursuit of excellence has resulted in recruiting the highest quality Executive MBA students,” says Perkowski. “These students take advantage of the increasing program resources and move into more successful roles after graduation.”

The business school data portion of the survey was conducted in the winter of 2013 and student questionnaires were distributed to students and alumni of the last three graduating classes. The programs were ranked on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development, with both categories equally weighted and each consisting of 27 subcategories. Those included such factors as the quality of students and faculty, student diversity, the percentage of students promoted after graduation, student and alumni networking potential and average alumni salary increases.

SMU Cox is one of four Texas-based business schools included in this new Executive MBA ranking. The Economist plans to make it a biennial rankings survey.

About SMU Cox

SMU's Cox School of Business, originally established in Dallas in 1920 and named in honor of benefactor Edwin L. Cox in 1978, offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate business education programs. Among them: BBA, Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Sport Management and Executive Education.

The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, including the Business Leadership Center (BLC), the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Maguire Energy Institute, the Global Leadership Program and the Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program, as well as an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries.

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