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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 Quiñones and Tom Klein, CEO of Sabre

Tom Klein, Sabre CEOBig data is the buzz word that everyone's using these days, but what the heck does it really mean? What do we do with big data, if indeed we have access to it? And should we care?
Tom Klein knows why. As CEO of Sabre, a company originally started as a result of a collaboration between American Airlines and IBM, Klein knows that big data is the fuel on which his global travel technology company runs. From customer buying and travel patterns to providing critical insights for Sabres customers, the millions of transactions processed daily via Sabres systems make today's travel easier, faster, safer and more convenient. Listen in and find out what big data is, how Klein harnesses its power and how even our day-to-day tasks like hailing a cab are being completely disrupted by this data revolution. Find out more at The Corner Suite »

More Blockbusters, Please: Operas' Repertoire Mix and Competition

Photograph of Kim, Bo KyungOpera companies have the ability to distinguish themselves from other opera companies and competition from other performing arts venues that vie for audiences. In new research, SMU Cox Strategy Assistant Professor Bo Kyung Kim of SMU Cox and co-author Michael Jensen explore the options opera companies have to address their competitive positioning. Paradoxically, the authors find, to create space for unconventional repertoire choices it may be necessary to make yet more conventional choices. Opera companies will then want to include even more popular operas or blockbusters — Puccini's La Bohème, Verdi's La Traviata, or Bizet's Carmen.
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Cox Today Fall 2013CoxToday 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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Cox EMBA Student Gives the Gift of a Lifetime

MBA and BBA Campus @ SMU CoxWith the spring semester in full swing, most of us would be hard put to recall most of the gifts we gave or received for Christmas just one month ago. Not so for SMU Cox Executive MBA student Rob Hamilton (EMBA '14).

Rob's journey to giving the most meaningful gift of his life began in October, as he was preparing to depart on the EMBA global study trip. His 35-year-old sister Shannon, who is a life-long diabetic, called him to say her kidneys were failing. She asked a simple question of her big brother: "Will you donate one of your kidneys to me?"