Rankings & Acclaim

SMU Cox Undergraduate Degree Rises to #21

The SMU Cox School of Business Undergraduate (BBA) Degree program rose to #21 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools, released today.  The SMU Cox BBA program moved 9 points, up from #30 in 2013 and 2012. 132 business schools are ranked in this year’s survey.  The publication has conducted this survey annually since 2006.

In the category of academic quality, which is 30 percent of the overall ranking score, the SMU Cox BBA program earned a #9 ranking.   In the student assessment category, SMU Cox ranked #11, which represents another 30 percent of the overall score.  Employer assessment and how the school compares as a feeder to the MBA program are also factored into each school’s total ranking number.. 

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The complete list of the publication’s business school rankings can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-04/the-complete-ranking-best-undergraduate-business-schools-2014

Rankings of MBA, MSA, and BBA Degree Programs


Full-time MBA Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks SMU Cox #29 in the U.S.

The Economist ranks Cox #25 for potential to network

Entrepreneur magazine names the Cox School’s accounting program among the top 15 in the nation.

Hispanic Business ranks SMU Cox #20 as one of the top schools for Hispanic students, and

Poder 360 magazine ranks SMU Cox #18 as one of the top MBA programs for Hispanics.

Forbes ranks the SMU Cox MBA #25 in the U.S. for ROI.

Professional MBA Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Cox #3 in the nation.  PMBA graduates gave high marks to their post-graduation career success, which helped to make the SMU Cox PMBA program the #1 ranked program in the country for post-MBA outcomes.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Cox #34 in the U.S. 


Executive MBA Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Cox #3 worldwideSMU Cox’s EMBA program is also ranked at #1 in the survey of recent graduates, which contributes to about two-thirds of the EMBA ranking.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the SMU Cox EMBA #16 in the nation.

The Economist ranks SMU Cox EMBA #18 in the world. 

MS in Accounting Rankings

SMU Cox was just named by Parade Magazine as one of seven schools on its College A-List for Business and Accounting.

SMU Cox is ranked #10 in the nation for undergraduate accounting by Bloomberg Businessweek in its 2010 specialty rankings, the highest of any university in the southwest.  Additionally, the full-time and professional MBA programs which share electives with the SMU Cox MSA Program are ranked #12 and #15 in the nation.

SMU Cox MSA Program is ranked #17 among mid-size schools by Public Accounting Report.  This recognition was the result of over 1,900 accounting educator survey responses answering the question "Which programs consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status?"

SMU Cox is named one of the 15 best business schools nationwide in accounting, as part of The Princeton Review Annual Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools as reported in Entrepreneur magazine.

Congratulations to the SMU Cox NABA (National Association of Black Accountants) student team which recently won the national KPMG Case Competition in Houston!  The team was comprised of three undergrad and two incoming MSA students.  This follows on the heels of the SMU Cox ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) Chapter being named national chapter of the year last year.

BBA Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks SMU Cox #21 in the nation, #9 for academic quality.

Fiske Guide to Colleges commends the Cox School’s strong ties with the Dallas business community, claiming, “SMU is all but the official alma mater of the Dallas business and professional elite.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Cox BBA program #40 in the nation.