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Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

Southern Methodist University Cox School of BusinessNoted as one of the leading business schools in the state, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. According to AbbreviationFinder, Southern Methodist University is abbreviated as SMU.
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2020)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $0

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 49.0%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.30
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.82-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 88
Average GMAT score (full-time) 650
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 590-710
Entrants providing GMAT scores 118
Students with prior work experience 107
Average work experience (months) 55

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 76.7%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.21
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.68-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 74
Average GMAT score 613
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 550-680
Entrants providing GMAT scores 92
Students with prior work experience 92
Average work experience (months) 51

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 69.0%
Average age of new entrants 37
Average undergraduate GPA 3.10
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.60 – 3.70
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 73
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience 73
Average work experience (months) 165

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions No
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores N/A
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students N/A
Median TOEFL of entering students N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

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 referrals, two essays and resume. Currently, there is no application fee.

Executive program

The Cox EMBA Program admits diverse and experienced professionals in mid-to-senior level management positions seeking to leverage their work experience. At least 8 years of work experience required. Application: resume review with preliminary phone interview, required class visit, online application with 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendation & official transcripts, and an in-person 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 Dustin Cornwell
Full-time program phone (214) 768-1214
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​coxmba.​com
Executive program phone (214) 768-3154
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​smuemba.​com
Part-time program phone (214) 768-2074
Part-time program email [email protected]
Part-time program website http:/​/​coxpmba.​com
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2018 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2018

Full-time graduates 107
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 95
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 55.8%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 72.6%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 68
Low base salary $50,000
Average base salary $91,830
High base salary $200,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $50,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $89,972
High base salary: U.S citizens $125,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $100,500
High base salary: Foreign nationals $200,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 31
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $19,563
High signing bonus $50,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $19,840
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $50,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $10,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $18,571
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $50,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 11
Low other compensation $4,500
Average other compensation $14,514
High other compensation $50,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $4,500
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $15,783
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $50,000

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 9
Marketing/sales low salary $84,000
Marketing/sales average salary $92,962
Marketing/sales high salary $100,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 0
Number reporting general management jobs 4
General management low salary $84,500
General management average salary $91,125
General management high salary $110,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 37
Finance/accounting low salary $50,000
Finance/accounting average salary $87,938
Finance/accounting high salary $200,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Number reporting consulting jobs 13
Consulting low salary $65,000
Consulting average salary $105,000
Consulting high salary $135,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 5
Other occupations low salary $70,000
Other occupations average salary $85,500
Other occupations high salary $100,000

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 $80,000
Manufacturing average salary $83,800
Manufacturing high salary $90,000
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) 2
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 3
South low salary $80,000
South average salary $91,667
South high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 2
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 61
Southwest low salary $50,000
Southwest average salary $92,574
Southwest high salary $200,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2018 data


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