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The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $0

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 37.0% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.25 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.72-3.73
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 80
Average GMAT score 641 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 560-710
Students with prior work experience 103
Average work experience (months) 56

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 71.2%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.00
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.48-3.74
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 66
Average GMAT score 601
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-680
Students with prior work experience 94
Average work experience (months) 67

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Candidates must show potential for success in global environment; demonstrated analytical, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and outstanding academic achievement. Interviews are offered by invitation. Completed applications contain transcripts, GMAT, TOEFL/PTE (international), two professional references,essays,and resume.
Executive program
The Cox EMBA Program admits diverse and experienced professionals in mid-to-senior level management positions seeking to leverage their work experience. Candidates should have at least 8 years of work experience. The application requires 2 essays, a personal goal worksheet detailing their plan during and after the program, resume & cover letter, transcripts, two recommendations, and an interview.
Part-time program
Those with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years work experience are encouraged to apply for the SMU Cox PMBA. We seek to admit well-rounded individuals who have clearly demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capacity. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Interviews are conducted at the discretion of the admissions committee.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Marci Armstrong
Full-time program phone (214) 768-1214
Full-time program E-mail mbainfo@cox.smu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​coxmba.​com
Executive program phone (214) 768-3154
Executive program E-mail dteems@cox.smu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​smuemba.​com
Part-time program phone (214) 768-2074
Part-time program E-mail mbainfo@cox.smu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​coxpmba.​com
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(10) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
consulting production/operations management
entrepreneurship organizational behavior
finance real estate
general management other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, real estate
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time other, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available arts, law

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
MBAs participate in the Global Leadership Program in preparation for a mandatory two-week trip to China, India, or Europe. Students can enhance leadership and communications skills through the Business Leadership Center, which offers seminars taught by business leaders from the community. MBAs have access to a network of 260+ mentors as part of our Associate Board Mentoring Program.
Executive program
The 21-month Cox EMBA enhances the ability to think, plan, and act strategically in a competitive global market. Pre-program workshops and tutorials assist in transitioning back to the classroom. Study groups act as consulting teams on a global trip. Expert, tenured faculty and adjunct thought leaders teach classes that meet Fridays and Saturdays on alternating weekends starting each August.
Part-time program
The first third of this working professionals program is composed of core courses. The remaining coursework is made up of electives. Seven optional international study opportunities help students compare and contrast political climates and business practices. Benefits like the Business Leadership Center and the Associate Board Mentoring Program enhance leadership skills and career insight.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#54 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#21 in Executive M.B.A.
#34 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 50
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Acceptance rate 37.0% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $88,693 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.25 - Medium
Average GMAT score 641 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 61.1% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 81.1% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 246
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 606

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 246
Minority students 5.3%
International students 20.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 360
Minority students 10.0%
International students 5.6%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Barbara Waters
Financial aid phone (214) 768-2371

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $41,368 per year
Part-time: $39,312 per year
Required fees $4,440 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $16,400
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 5
Research assistantships 10
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Southern Methodist University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 107
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 90
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 61.1% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 81.1% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 70
Low base salary $48,000
Average base salary $84,465
High base salary $150,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $50,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $85,074
High base salary: U.S citizen $150,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $48,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $79,750
High base salary: Foreign nationals $135,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 24
Low signing bonus $4,000
Average signing bonus $12,333
High signing bonus $47,500

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $4,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $12,773
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $47,500

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 1
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 18
Marketing/sales low salary $55,000
Marketing/sales average salary $88,572
Marketing/sales high salary $150,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 3
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 6
General management low salary $48,000
General management average salary $86,500
General management high salary $125,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 35
Finance/accounting low salary $50,000
Finance/accounting average salary $81,838
Finance/accounting high salary $115,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 7
Consulting low salary $60,000
Consulting average salary $95,000
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 5
Manufacturing low salary $60,000
Manufacturing average salary $71,250
Manufacturing high salary $75,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 1
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 2
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 1
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 2
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 65
Southwest low salary $50,000
Southwest average salary $83,771
Southwest high salary $150,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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