Founded in 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business equips students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to succeed in business. Major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world.
The Cox School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as innovative executive education programs encompassing all aspects of business leadership and management. The school is led by Dean Albert W. Niemi, Jr., an active teacher, scholar, and author.
There are dozens of reasons to choose the Cox School for your business educationâ€”but four key advantages set the Cox experience apart:
- Strategic location. SMU Cox is located in the heart of Dallas, a world center for commerce and culture. You'll have the opportunity to interact regularly with business leaders and practitioners through speaker series, internships, and mentoring programs.
- Small private-school environment. Our size and culture encourage interaction and collaboration. You'll develop close relationships with professors and fellow studentsâ€”inside and outside the classroom.
- Strong professional network. The Economist ranks the Cox School #1 in the United States and #7 in the world for "Potential to Network." You'll have unmatched access to professional advice, career networking opportunities, and social connections around the world.
- Innovative programs. The Cox School has a strong history of developing innovative programs and resources that give students a leg up on their peers. In 1970, we introduced the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, one of the first such centers of its kind. We pioneered executive mentoring programs and leadership development centers for undergraduate and graduate business students. Our American Airlines Global Leadership Program launched in 2000, and BBA Business Scholars Program started in 2001, have been emulated but not matched by a number of other schools. These and other resources, including more than a dozen specialized centers and institutes, make the Cox educational experience truly unique.