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Rankings & Acclaim

Full-time MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Full-time Cox MBA #32 in the U.S. The Class of 2017 ranked SMU Cox #7 in the nation for "student experience" as part of the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.

The Economist ranks SMU Cox #7 in the world for faculty quality. The publication also ranks Cox #16 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 #16 among U.S. EMBA programs. SMU Cox is ranked at #29 globally in “career progress,” higher than any other Texas-based business school and and #7 among U.S.-based business school.

The Economist ranks SMU Cox EMBA #13 in the world.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SMU Cox EMBA #18 in the nation, and one of only two EMBA programs in Texas ranked in the top 25.

BBA

Poets & Quants for Undergrads ranks SMU Cox #19 among the nation’s top 82 BBA programs, based on admissions standards, academic experience and employment placement. The publication ranks SMU Cox #15 in the country for admissions standards. 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

The Economist ranks the SMU Cox Master of Science in Management (MS Management) #6 in the U.S. and #25 in the world. The publication lists the Cox MS Management degree #1 in the world for ratio of faculty to students and #6 for faculty quality.

USA Today’s “College Factual” ranks SMU Cox #5 “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 #15 “overall best in the nation” for business schools that offer finance and financial management and #13 for “highest paid graduates.”

USA Today’s “College Factual” ranks SMU Cox #28 “overall best in the nation” for business, management and marketing educations and #14 for “highest paid graduates.”

Spotlight on Dallas-Fort Worth

“The #1 Best Big City for Jobs 2017” (Dallas-Plano-Irving) Forbes, 2017

Dallas ranks #4 among “The 10 U.S. cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, and presenting business opportunities” Business Insider, 2018

“Home to 42 Fortune 1000 companies” (DFW area) Fortune, 2018

“#10 Best Places for Business and Careers” Forbes, 2017

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