<P>17 cox.smu.edugo to IN THE NEWS ‘‘ COX QUOTEABLESCOX QUOTEABLES Bloomberg Businessweek The Complete 2013 Executive MBA Ranking The Cox Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked #3 in the world, up four spots from seventh in 2011, in the Bloomberg Businessweek biennial rankings released in November. The survey listed Cox as #1 in the 2013 graduate poll rank and A+ in teaching, curriculum and support. The ranking is based on surveys of EMBA graduates and EMBA directors. The results of the 2013 student survey were combined with those from the 2011 and 2009 surveys for a student survey score that contributed 65 percent of the final ranking, with the directors survey contributing 35 percent. (11/7/2013) Bloomberg Businessweek The Complete 2013 Part-Time MBA Ranking The Cox Professional MBA (PMBA) program was ranked #3 in the nation (only U.S. schools are included in this ranking), up four spots from seventh in 2011, in the Bloomberg Businessweek biennial rankings results released in November. The survey listed Cox as #1 in post-MBA outcomes, A+ for teaching quality and curriculum and A for caliber of classmates. A survey of students who graduated in May 2013 contributed to 40 percent of the final ranking, with academic quality and post-MBA outcomes contributing 30 percent each. (11/7/2013) TIME Magazine Moving Thanksgiving Just Might Save the Economy Ed Fox, W. R. and Judy Howell Director of the JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence and associate professor of marketing, commented on the 2013 abbreviated holiday shopping season and its impact on the bottom line for retailers. The calendar is a structural factor, and it matters. Last year, Thanksgiving was on the 22nd. This year its six days later. All other things being equal — and all other things are never equal — it would be worth a few percentage points in revenue. People would spend more over the longer period. (11/7/2013) KERA-AM, 90.1 SMUs Major New National Arts Report: What Does Arts Leadership Do? Zannie Voss, director of the SMU National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) and chair and professor, arts management and arts entrepreneurship for Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business, presented an inaugural NCAR report exploring the health of arts and cultural organizations in the United States. We all know organizations that have built stronger relationships with their communities, those that have a stronger reputation. All those intangibles come back to the issue of leadership. There are some qualities that leaders are able to deploy that draw individuals and artists to that organization. (11/12/13) Fort Worth Star-Telegram AMR Stock Goes from Nearly Worthless to Worthwhile Don Shelly, professor of practice in ?nance, helped explain why shares of American Airlines parent company, AMR Corp., rose above $13 a share — a 1,380-percent increase since the beginning of 2013 — after almost two years of operating under bankruptcy court protection. The news came shortly before the merger with US Airways, following the settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit. There is potential upside for the shareholders. Everybody seems to be really optimistic. (11/16/13) The Dallas Morning News SMU Launches Latino Leadership Initiative Frank Lloyd, associate dean of executive education, explained how the programs new Latino Leadership Initiative ?ts with the Cox mission. Were at the leading edge of the demographic dynamic that is sweeping the country. Our mission at the Cox School is to serve the business community. We would be remiss if we werent taking a leadership position in this. Miguel Quiñones, O. Paul Corley Distinguished Chair in Organizational Behavior and academic director of the Latino Leadership Initiative, offered additional insight. We are raised to be good soldiers, which is why we probably make it to middle management faster. But when it comes time to look for a senior executive, companies want someone more assertive. This self-awareness of how their behaviors could be perceived by others and how organizations have a certain template has been eye-opening. (11/19/13) MSNBC Live and Weekends with Alex Witt The Assassination of JFK and Dallas Dan Howard, professor of marketing, explored the long-term impact on the brand or image of Dallas in the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Time moved on. People began to no longer blame the city, but to blame the person responsible, especially after the Warren Commission report. (11/22/13 and 11/23/13) CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley UPS, FedEx Scrambling to Deliver Late Christmas Packages Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute and adjunct professor of business economics, weighed in on the delayed shipping problems that plagued UPS and FedEx at Christmas: Its really the retailers who are at least partly to blame because they did overpromise. Too many retailers were promising overnight delivery when the capacity to deliver just wasnt there. (12/27/13) The Choice Blog Admissions Q&A: Grad School Edition! John Roeder, assistant dean of graduate admissions, was the featured guest in a Q&A column offering advice to students applying to graduate school. My advice is to be yourself. Dont tell us what you think we want to hear, as it will be a disservice to the admissions process and to your own potential career. Through the essay and interview, we are trying to assess if our business school will be able to get you into the job or position that you want to pursue following graduation. If you are not honest, or have not done the self-assessment necessary in advance of the essay or interview process, it is much harder for us to make an assessment of your candidacy. 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