Faculty & Research

Over the last decade, the SMU Cox School of Business has attracted an outstanding group of professors distinguished by their innovative research, passion for teaching and corporate consulting experience. With graduates of Wharton, Stanford, University of Chicago, Harvard Business School and other top-ranked institutions, the SMU Cox faculty today is one of the very best in the world.

  • The SMU Cox faculty is ranked among the top 30 business schools in the world for research productivity in economics, finance, information systems, marketing and strategy, according to a recent study by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Only six other U.S. business schools rank in the top 30 in all five categories.
  • The Princeton Review ranks SMU Cox #9 for best professors, based on interest and accessibility.
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks SMU Cox #12 in the U.S. (When surveyed, students gave the faculty an A+ for teaching and an A for career services.)

Cox professors do more than teach the latest business trends and topics. They influence the direction of business through cutting-edge research on wide ranging topics, including the effects of terrorism on global capital markets, the evolution of the four-generation workplace, new compensation models for the health care industry and the collateral value of fine art.