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Cox brings talented, motivated students together with a premier faculty in a unique environment -small enough for collegiality and large enough
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The SMU Cox BBA and all three MBA programs (Full-time, Executive and Professional) are ranked in the top tier globally by leading business publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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CEO Moments of Truth - Miguel QuiƱones and Joe DePinto, CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc.

Joe DePinto, CEO of 7-ElevenServant leadership is a term you might not expect to be uttered - much less ushered into management - by the leader of close to 53,000 convenience stores worldwide. But “servant leadership” is exactly what 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto wants to see demonstrated by and within his organization every day, and at every level. What is servant leadership? Imagine flipping a typical management pyramid with headquarters on the top and field services at the bottom, on its head. At 7-Eleven, headquarters serve the stores, not the other way around. Watch to learn more from the original “Undercover Boss”, CEO Joe DePinto.
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Why the Popular Becomes More Popular: How Demand Concentrates When Product Variety Increases

Photograph of Tom Tan Ever wonder why Disney's Marvel superhero machine keeps audiences coming back for more?
The recent follow up with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" after "Thor: The Dark World" satisfied a large swathe of movie audiences. New research by ITOM Professor Tom Tan and co-authors reveals why popular movie titles keep getting more popular. The new findings run counter to the trendy "long tail" effect that captured the imaginations of researchers and marketers. The study shows that consumers tend to watch more and more hits as product variety grows. 
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Cox Today Spring 2014CoxToday captures the essence of SMU Cox for alumni, students and friends. Two times a year, the magazine features in-depth articles on intriguing business issues, updates on SMU Cox events and news from the SMU Cox community—on campus and around the world.
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Catherine Tramuto (PMBA '14)
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Catherine Tramuto, PMBA '14I wanted to attend a school that was well known and highly regarded, not only among the Dallas community but also nationally. Additionally, many of the executives in my current organization received graduate degrees from SMU Cox. I value their leadership and am thankful to have learned similar content from many of the same professors.

SMU is not only a beautiful campus, but also the quality of the professors and course material, including the ability to choose a concentration, was very important to me. Finally, the international courses and immersion trips were an incredible way to learn business practices first-hand in other cultures.