SMU Cox/GMAC Media Briefing on Rising Prospects for MBAs in DFW and U.S.: Feb. 3 at Noon

SMU Cox/GMAC Media Briefing on Rising Prospects for MBAs in DFW and U.S.: Feb. 3 at Noon


What Do Rising Prospects for MBAs
Mean for the Dallas/Fort Worth Job Market?

Join SMU’s Cox School of Business
and the Graduate Management Admission Council
for a Look Ahead at 2006

Press Luncheon: February 3, 2006 — 12 p.m.

What: MBAs across the country are commanding bigger salaries and getting heftier signing bonuses as demand increases for their skills. And interest in the MBA degree is on the rise in the United States and around the world.

  • What do the improving prospects for MBAs mean for the Dallas/Fort Worth economy?
  • What is the significance of the latest national trends in graduate business education?
  • Why do people pursue an MBA—and what industries attract them the most?
  • How are Dallas/Forth Worth-area employers responding as the market for business school graduates strengthens?

George Johnson, Assistant Dean and Director of the Career Management Center at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and David A. Wilson, President and CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council—owner of the GMAT—will share predictions, observations and data about the opportunities and challenges in front of MBAs and businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and across the United States.

When: Friday, February 3, 2006

Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m. (lunch begins at noon)

Where: Ernst & Young Gallery at the Cox School of Business
Fincher Building
6212 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75275

RSVP appreciated.

Background: The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) supports a comprehensive research program designed to collect and analyze data from students, management schools, and employers worldwide. The organization annually surveys thousands of MBA students, recent management school graduates and corporate recruiters as part of an intensive effort to provide information and guidance to potential MBAs, educators, employers and the public.

GMAC ( is a nonprofit organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. Founded more than 50 years ago, the organization owns the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®), used as part of the admissions process by 3,000 graduate programs at more than 1,500 business schools around the world.

SMU’s Cox School of Business ( offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute, and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report.