September 30, 2008
Dallas (SMU) – The Wall Street Journal yesterday released its premier ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, and the Cox School is proud to announce it ranked #15 in the U.S.
This ranking further solidifies the Cox School’s standing as being consistently ranked among the top 15 for its working professionals programs. The Financial Times currently ranks the Cox EMBA #15 in the nation. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the Cox EMBA program #15 and the Professional MBA (PMBA) program #9 in the nation. And BusinessWeek ranks Cox #11 and #13 worldwide for its EMBA and PMBA programs, respectively.
There are 10 schools consistently named as top EMBA programs in all the rankings: Columbia, Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, Southern California, Emory and SMU Cox.
"We are delighted that The Wall Street Journal has ranked the Cox School’s prestigious EMBA program one of the top programs in the world," said Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of the Cox School. “Our faculty, staff, current students and graduates work hard to make the Cox School the best it can be, and they deserve the credit for this recognition.”
The average age of a Cox EMBA student is 37 with 15 years of work experience. And with a total of 184 students combined, it is the largest and most prestigious EMBA program in Texas.
The ranking was compiled based on three components: how a school scored in a survey of members of the most current graduating EMBA class; status in a survey of companies familiar with EMBA programs; and how well it imparted management and leadership skills identified as crucial in the student and company surveys. To calculate the final ranking, the student, corporate and skills scores were added up, with the student and corporate scores each given a weight of 40% of the final total and the skills score weighted at 20%.
For additional information, methodology and the full list of rankings, please visit http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB122244975223379303-lMyQjAxMDI4MjMyMDQzNDA5Wj.html
About SMU Cox
SMU’s Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Management , and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute, and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report.