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Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business has one of the country’s premier business programs, offering challenging academics, small classes, and excellent networking and travel opportunities for all. The professors and the administration are “fantastic in providing support in a timely fashion, answering questions over email, and being available to meet when students need them.” Modernity and applicability are valued here; classes often deal with real-life situations, so students “can tease out how we could translate [them] to our own industries,” and many members of the adjunct faculty are currently executives in industry today. The school looks to enhance learning via new technologies, such as collaboration tools and distance learning, and the optional Business Leadership Center workshops and networking opportunities outside of the classroom complement the curriculum. The introduction of new classes as a result of the changing economic environment has been a major advantage of the program; for example, “an accounting-based valuation class was offered and conducted by a professional leader who is changing the way in which people think about valuation.” In addition, professors are “very involved with keeping their course content up to date.”

The school’s dual degree options and flexibility were big draws for current students (courses are the same in the evening and daytime), who say the administration at SMU “works hard to balance the needs of Part-Time, Full-Time and Executive MBAs and overall does a fantastic job.” Students love the freedom to choose electives and concentrations over a fixed-course plan, and all students spend two weeks abroad for a global business course. “The business climate in Dallas, Texas is bustling as companies continue to relocate their headquarters to the area,” and the school has a unique mentoring program (The Associate Board) through which “students have the opportunity to select a Dallas professional as a mentor.” Most of the administrators “know each full-time MBA student personally.”

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J.R. McGrath
Director, Full-Time MBA Admissions

P.O. Box 750333
Dallas, TX 75275
United States





Applicants: 567
Acceptance Rate: 39%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.31
Years Work Experience: 4.4
Average Age: 27



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