Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    657
  • Program Cost
    $100,140
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    45%
  • Selectivity
    46%
  • Job Offers
    92%
  • Average Salary
    $97,804
  • Top Industry
    Other
Contact Information
6212 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75205, United States
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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, located in the heart of Dallas--the country's fastest-rising corporate, high-tech, and entrepreneurial city--brings together world-class experienced faculty with talented, ambitious students in a small, private-school setting. What sets us apart from other business schools also gives you a career edge: the dynamic Cox alumni network; the unique mentor program that fosters connections between students and more than 260 business leaders; the Business Leadership Center, which offers seminars and workshops to help you network; and a strong international travel component.

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The interaction between the faculty and students is phenomenal as the professors truly care about teaching the courses and engaging the students.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Applicants 3.25 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 57
  • Median 50
  • Middle 80% 30 to 90
Admissions Selectivity
46% Cox School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

657 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
80% 637
82% 657
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 494
46% 46.0
45% 45.0
Female
32% 32
International
54% 54
Re-Applicants
1% 1
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 17
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Finance
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • UT Austin
  • SMU
  • TCU
  • Texas A&M
  • Vanderbilt
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$48,595 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • U.S. Military
  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
3% 3
710 to 739
14% 14
19% 19
680 to 709
20% 20
24% 24
650 to 679
15% 15
14% 14
620 to 649
17% 17
18% 18
590 to 619
12% 12
11% 11
560 to 589
7% 7
5% 5
530 to 559
5% 5
4% 4
500 to 529
3% 3
1% 1
Under 500
4% 4
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 23%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 20%
  • Consumer Products 15%
  • Consulting 15%
JPMorgan 5
Top Employer
  • Wells Fargo 5
  • Infosys 3
  • AT&T 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
92% Cox School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
75% 75
61% 60.97325153374234
75% Receive Offers
70% 70
56% 55.69710982658959
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
17% 17
22% 21.9117610062893
17% Receive Offers
22% 22
25% 25.424767441860464
22% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
90% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • JPMorgan 5
  • Wells Fargo 5
  • Infosys 3
  • AT&T 3
  • Kimberly-Clark 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
5% 5
$106,333.00
85K 135K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$94,667.00
65K 135K
General Management
17% 17
$107,125.00
70K 135K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
16% 16
$92,964.00
50K 115K
Information Technology
1% 1
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3
$101,000.00
85K 115K
Other
24% 24
$98,350.00
70K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$109,100.00
50K 135K
Consumer Products
15% 15
$102,042.00
90K 105K
Financial Services
20% 20
$99,412.00
70K 135K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
5% 5
$85,750.00
65K 108K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 5
$82,750.00
70K 103K
Real Estate
3% 3
$80,000.00
75K 85K
Technology
12% 12
$93,100.00
67K 123K
Other
23% 23
$99,778.00
77K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
28% 28
$92,905.00
67K 130K
More than five years
29% 29
$100,676.00
75K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
1% 1
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
99% 99
$97,257.00
50K 135K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
$109,000.00
98K 135K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
75% 75
$95,020.00
50K 135K
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. West
10% 10
$103,083.00
77K 127K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Sabre 7
  • Wells Fargo 4
  • JPMorgan 4
  • American Airlines 4
  • Essilor 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 8
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo
  • Wall Street Trek
  • MBA Veterans Conference
  • Reaching Out MBA Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$203,894
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $100,140
  • Budget $67,916
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$203,894
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $100,140
  • Budget $67,916
10 Full Tuition Scholarships
$26,431 Average Scholarship Amount 74% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
82% 82
74% 74
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$3,611,536
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
99%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
65 Cox School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
25% 25
Team project
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
  • Business Analytics; Management; Finance Specializations in Investments, Corporate Finance, Energy Finance
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • All SMU Cox teaching technology has recently undergone major upgrades. 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?

24% Married Students 24% International Students
37% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
88% 88
Hispanic
7% 7
Asian American
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
76% 76
Asia
20% 20
Africa
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

12,934 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.