Cox M.B.A. program makes BusinessWeek Top 20

SMU Cox School of Business quadThe full-time M.B.A. program in SMU’s Cox School of Business has been ranked among the top 20 in the United States by BusinessWeek, coming in at #18 in the nation in the magazine’s 2008 ranking. When surveyed, Cox students gave the faculty an A+ for teaching and an A for career services.

The ranking solidifies the Cox School’s position among the top 20 for all of its graduate programs. BusinessWeek ranks Cox #11 and #13 worldwide for its Executive M.B.A. and Professional M.B.A. programs, respectively. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the Cox E.M.B.A. program #15, and the P.M.B.A. program #9 in the nation.

In September 2008, The Wall Street Journal ranked the Cox E.M.B.A. program #15 in the United States.

“Our students and recruiters have spoken, and the Cox School has received glowing recognition,” said Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of the Cox School. “Having top-ranked M.B.A. programs begins with an outstanding faculty and offering admission to students with strong academic and professional backgrounds. The classroom environment allows our students to learn not just from our tremendous faculty but also from each other. This collaborative atmosphere prepares them well for their careers.”

“We have always said that we will continue to make this the best M.B.A. experience possible and the rankings will follow,” said Marci Armstrong, associate dean for graduate programs. “We are delighted that our students and faculty are finally receiving the recognition they so richly deserve.”

“The Best B-Schools” is featured in the November 24, 2008 issue of BusinessWeek and online at

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