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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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Cox Today Fall 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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Social Media Fundamentals: Cyber- and Real-World Identities Grow and IntertwinePhotograph of Ulrike Schultze

Hundreds of millions of users around the globe gravitate toward the offerings of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. By spending countless hours on these social media sites, what are we accomplishing? In new research, SMU Cox Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) Professor Ulrike Schultze and co-author offer clarity in interpreting how and why people are using social media.   Read more »


Photograph of Darius MillerShareholder Voting and Activism Influences Foreign Firms' Governance

In the U.S., shareholder voting and activism is increasingly used to influence firm policy. New research by SMU Cox Finance Chair Darius Miller and co-authors suggests that shareholder voting can be an effective governance mechanism in countries outside the U.S. "This is important," says Miller, "since in many countries outside the U.S., the need for governance is greatest." The authors set out to test shareholder activism in global markets in a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study. Prior to this paper, there was not any evidence on whether shareholder voting in other countries was effective or not.  Read more »

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Aaron Barnard
MBA Class of 2014
Concentrations:  Finance

Currently: Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs & Company, Dallas, TX

Aaron Barnard, MBA '14Aaron Barnard grew up in Dallas, Texas. Despite calling Dallas home, Aaron has lived in many places including Washington, D.C., San Jose, California and Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, Aaron gained international experience living in Hong Kong and Taiwan for 5 years and 2 years, respectively. While living in Taiwan Aaron learned to speak Mandarin Chinese. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.