Quick Stats

200x150
  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    N/A
  • Program Cost
    $112,000
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    159
  • Yield
    92%
  • Selectivity
    69%
Contact Information
3150 Binkley Avenue
Suite 208
Dallas, Texas 75205, United States
Website

Best B-School Road Trip: Cox School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane head to Dallas and Southern Methodist University to check out the Cox School of Business.

About Cox School of Business

SMU Cox School of Business brings together a world-class faculty with talented, ambitious students in a small, private-school setting. Three key elements enrich our collaborative classroom experience: our strategic location in one of the world's best cities for business, our strong professional network and the unmatched global immersion experience we provide. Dallas-Fort Worth is home to 20 Fortune 500 companies and to hundreds of private and public companies with revenue over $100 million, giving Cox students access to numerous internship opportunities, mentoring programs and real-world experiences in global organizations.

What Recent Grads Say See All 12 Comments >

My EMBA peer group were some of the smartest business leaders in the region. I have never been more impressed with the caliber of a peer group than I was during my EMBA program. SMU really does bring the best and the brightest together, coupling us with some of the most amazing professors I have ever known.

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Events Calendar

  • Jul 29
    4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    The MBA Tour - Houston

    Houston, TX

    Representatives from the Cox MBA Admissions Team travel to cities across the United States and around the world to seek out and personally meet with prospective MBA candidates. We strongly encourage you to participate in these events and meet with a member of the Admissions Team. The Team participates in events with several groups, including Kaplan Road to Business School, the QS World MBA Tour, The MBA Tour, Inside the MBA, Forté Foundation, and MBA Texas Tour.  We also attend graduate school fairs at selected Texas universities.

  • Aug 9
    11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    The MBA Tour - Santiago

    Santiago, Chile

    Representatives from the Cox MBA Admissions Team travel to cities across the United States and around the world to seek out and personally meet with prospective MBA candidates. We strongly encourage you to participate in these events and meet with a member of the Admissions Team. The Team participates in events with several groups, including Kaplan Road to Business School, the QS World MBA Tour, The MBA Tour, Inside the MBA, Forté Foundation, and MBA Texas Tour.  We also attend graduate school fairs at selected Texas universities.

  • Aug 11
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    The MBA Tour - Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Representatives from the Cox MBA Admissions Team travel to cities across the United States and around the world to seek out and personally meet with prospective MBA candidates. We strongly encourage you to participate in these events and meet with a member of the Admissions Team. The Team participates in events with several groups, including Kaplan Road to Business School, the QS World MBA Tour, The MBA Tour, Inside the MBA, Forté Foundation, and MBA Texas Tour.  We also attend graduate school fairs at selected Texas universities.

About Southern Methodist University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 168
  • Middle 80% 96 to 228
Admissions Selectivity
69% Cox School of Business 77% Average Across All Schools

N/A Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 129
69% 69.0
92% 92
Re-Applicants
3% 3
0%
Wait-listed
100% 0
Pre-MBA Careers
Marketing / Sales
27% 27
Operations
27% 27
Other
14% 14
General Management
12% 12
Finance / Accounting
8% 8
Management
6% 6
Human Resources
3% 3
Consulting
3% 3
Other
19% 19
Technology
13% 13
Financial Services
12% 12
Petroleum / Energy
12% 12
Manufacturing
12% 12
Consumer Products
9% 9
Pharma / Health Care
6% 6
Consulting
5% 5
Real Estate
4% 4
Media / Entertainment
3% 3
Non-Profit
3% 3
Government
2% 2
$139,326 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Texas Instruments
  • AT&T
  • Raytheon
  • JCPenney
  • Sabre Holdings

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$112,000
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$112,000
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
Loan guarantee policy No
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
47% Percent that received aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
85% 85
38% 38
Students in Core Classes
40 Cox School of Business 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
25% 25
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Student must present final company-specific project results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • All teaching technology at Cox has undergone major upgrades over the past few years. All lecterns are capable of high-definition and can be enhanced for teaching from portable devices (iPads to laptops). Wireless and wired networks have also been expanded and enhanced. We fine-tuned technology in the Business Library, which was redesigned in 2011 to include a state-of-the-art trading center with interactive walls.

Students: Who are my classmates?

37 Average age of student 4% International Students
23% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
62% 62
Asian American
15% 15
Hispanic
12% 12
Student Citizenship
North America
71% 71
Asia
14% 14
Dual Citizen
7% 7
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Campus
  • Campus distance from airport 5 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing None
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

12,687 Living MBA Alumni 22 Countries where alumni clubs exist
30 Active alumni clubs
16% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.