Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    613
  • Program Enrollment
    300
  • Yield
    61%
  • Selectivity
    77%
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 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 >

The best networking value for someone planning to stay in Texas and specifically DFW. Also, the Business Leadership Center program is something I have not ever heard of before and was very beneficial.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 8
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Forté Forum - Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    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.

  • Sep 8
    3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - Boston

    Boston, MA

    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.

  • Sep 9
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Forté Forum - New York

    New York, NY

    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 59
  • Median 51
  • Middle 80% 21 to 103
Admissions Selectivity
77% Cox School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

613 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
72% 575
77% 613
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 150
77% 77.0
61% 61.0
Female
22% 22
International
4% 4
Wait-listed
100% 1
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
36% 36
Operations
25% 25
General Management
14% 14
Marketing / Sales
11% 11
Management
5% 5
Consulting
4% 4
Other
4% 4
Human Resources
1% 1
Financial Services
22% 22
Manufacturing
18% 18
Petroleum / Energy
15% 15
Consumer Products
12% 12
Other
11% 11
Pharma / Health Care
7% 7
Technology
6% 6
Consulting
5% 5
Real Estate
3% 3
Non-Profit
1% 1
Government
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
3% 3
3% 3
680 to 709
9% 9
8% 8
650 to 679
10% 10
10% 10
620 to 649
16% 16
16% 16
590 to 619
23% 23
21% 21
560 to 589
16% 16
12% 12
530 to 559
22% 22
13% 13
500 to 529
5% 5
1% 1
Under 500
19% 19
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • Other

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1
57% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
36% 107
0%
Students in Core Classes
46 Cox School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
25% 25
Team project
25% 25
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy
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
  • One elective must be an international business course; must meet proficiency in business presentation techniques
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 24
  • Six-Year completion rate 93%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Days, Evenings, Every weekend
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
Asian American
7% 7
Hispanic
4% 4
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

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.