Cox Business School quad from aboveSMU’s Cox School of Business has been ranked in the top 20 for all its graduate programs by BusinessWeek magazine.

The school’s Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) program is No. 9 among the top programs in the world, while the Professional M.B.A. (PMBA) program is ranked No. 15 in the United States. In an earlier ranking, BusinessWeek ranked the Cox full-time M.B.A. program No. 18.

The Cox School is the only one in the Southwest and one of eight in the nation with full-time M.B.A., PMBA and EMBA programs ranked in the top 20. In other rankings, the Cox School’s PMBA program is ranked No. 11 by U.S News & World Report, and the EMBA program is ranked No. 15 by The Wall Street Journal.

“The Cox School is consistently recognized for its exceptional educational experience,” says Dean Al Niemi. “An outstanding faculty, a strong global network, a strategic location in one of the world’s best cities for business, and a number of innovative programs, centers and institutes keep our students on the leading edge of business.”

Results of the EMBA ranking were based on a two-part survey in which the opinions of graduates and program directors each accounted for 50 percent of a school’s score. The Cox EMBA program was noted for its outstanding teaching and curriculum by its students.

The PMBA rankings were based on a student satisfaction survey (40 percent), academic quality (30 percent) and post-graduation outcomes (30 percent). Students praised the Cox School’s myriad of networking opportunities, mentorship program and industry connections in Dallas for setting the school apart.

The complete list of rankings can be found at BusinessWeek online.