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BusinessWeek Ranks SMU Cox EMBA #9 and PMBA #15

SMU Cox is Ranked Top 20 For All Graduate Programs

November 9, 2009

Dallas (SMU) - BusinessWeek has just released its biennial ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) and Part-time MBA (PMBA) programs. The Cox School is pleased to announce its EMBA program ranked #9 among the top programs in the world and the Cox PMBA program ranked #15 in the U.S. In an earlier ranking, BusinessWeek ranked the Cox Full-time MBA program #18.

SMU Cox is the only school in the Southwest and one of eight in the U.S. with the Full-time MBA, PMBA and EMBA programs ranked in the top 20. In other rankings, the Cox School's PMBA program is ranked #11 by U.S News & World Report, and the EMBA program is ranked #15 by The Wall Street Journal.

"The Cox School is consistently recognized for its exceptional educational experience," said Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of the Cox School. "An outstanding faculty, a strong global network, a strategic location in one of the world's best cities for business, and a number of innovative programs, centers and institutes keep our students on the leading edge of business."

Results of the EMBA ranking were based on a two-part survey in which the opinions of graduates and program directors each accounted for 50 percent of a school's score. The Cox EMBA program was noted for its outstanding teaching and curriculum by its students.

The PMBA rankings were based on a student satisfaction survey (40 percent), academic quality (30 percent) and post-graduation outcomes (30 percent). Students praised the Cox School's myriad of networking opportunities, mentorship program and industry connections in Dallas for setting the school apart.

The complete list of rankings can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

About SMU Cox

SMU's Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), 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.


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