What a proud day! On Saturday, December 21 in the Moody Coliseum, our graduates walked across the stage and were individually recognized and applauded. This included graduates receiving their Bachelor of Arts (12), Bachelor of Science (4), Bachelor of Science with Finance Applications (19), Master of Arts (1) and PhD (1). And, they represented a diverse background including minority students (27%), transfer students (44%) and a mix of international students (24%) from four countries together with Texas residents (44%).
We are confident that our graduates are well-equipped for a lifetime of success with specialized analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills to dominate the job market. Their resilience, passion, commitment and dedicated pursuit of their career goals and aspirations will allow them to thrive in their future endeavors and make impactful contributions to world.
Exit surveys of economics graduates indicate a high degree of satisfaction with our programs and almost two-thirds of undergraduate students mention the high quality of the economics faculty as the best part of their experience. Some of our graduates wrote:
I’m honored to be able to say I am the 7th member of my family to be graduating from this prestigious institution. Economics has taught me how to think in a more systematic and cohesive way, allowing me to simplify the way in which I make choices, interpret information, view different situations and come up with efficient solutions.
— Shayan Gagan
The academics are phenomenal here and I’ve always been intrigued by the prestigiousness of SMU.
— Malori Sanders
Before I transferred to SMU, my major was economics but I didn’t like it. However, when I took an economics class at SMU, the professor was so inspiring and knowledgeable. I really started to love this subject and decided to continue studying Economics.
— Yue “Luna” Cui
Congratulations on your well-deserved success!