Will likely visit again with both parents if I get in EA. All unofficial transcripts/test scores can be sent via e-mail to cvarela@smu.edu or via postal mail to: Mailing Address: SMU Cox School of Business MSA Admissions PO Box 750521 Dallas, TX 75275 Prerequisites and Background Courses. The network is excellent too. At SMU, life begins outside of class. 6 in the U.S. by The Economist, the MS in Management at SMU Cox gives you a strong grasp of the fundamentals: finance, statistics, marketing, accounting, operations and strategic management. However, I am very concerned reading some reviews of SMU being a party school. He had recently celebrated his 99th birthday on October 20th and remained active and engaged with family and friends until his passing. hey u might have more responses if u make another post about it instead of this comment section :). Culture. SlimJim001 November 9, 2019, 9:34pm #8. Many of my friends and I never used SMU's career services (they aren't really necessary) so all the hype about SMU having an awesome career centre is overrated. My friends in Cox love it, especially the opportunities it presents for internships and jobs in Dallas. I would say career opportunities wise or in terms of quality of education there is really no meaningful distinction between the two schools. See how we support your career growth. If your stats are typical no way I'd have gotten in these days. She also went from a first-sem GPA of 0.63 to graduating with second-lower honours. On the downside, SMU can have quite a toxic/competitive culture, and there are many people who only care about others superficially and/or will only associate with those who can bring benefit to them. SMU is the 3rd best college in the state and the majority of the students are from outside texas, while at Baylor most students are locals. pro bono opportunities are plenty as well, since like smu, we have compulsory pro bono hours. SMU was a blast, too - whatever you are into you can find your people there. Afaik, the only compulsory core mods which still work on the lecture/tutorial system are contract, torts, property, constitutional law, and probably evidence law. I went to a few different schools (grad and undergrad) in different states, and I can say that a big part of how much you enjoy your time there depends on the town that surrounds the school, as much as the school itself. Sentiment amongst some practitioners is that SMU students take more risks, are more articulate and communicative etc (what you would expect), while NUS students have a stronger foundation of legal knowledge. It was a social issue. SMU Cox is located in the heart of Dallas, a world center for commerce and culture. They build things like missile systems for DoD. But no matter the name, the purpose of getting … The culture of the schools (I assume, I haven't attended Baylor) is going to be different and, thought SMU has its flaws, I can say the reputation of Baylor was a big turnoff for me. Can confirm summit food is pretty bad (except for the chicken rice). I can do it" Femi Olamolu Full-Time Two-Year MBA, 2018 Sr. NUS has a law + forensic science class and minor, NUS Electives: https://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/course_listing/courses_disp.asp?MT=LL&Sem=ALL&MGC=2, Agreed with all my nus pals - this quote ^ is golden - couldn't have put it any better =). Make sure you find the right crowd - create a healthy, non-toxic environment for yourself. Ranked No. More opportunities, more of everything. Two things I have to offer: Cox is a great program and Dallas is a fun city, fundamentally different from a town where the main attraction is the local university. The culture of the schools (I assume, I haven't attended Baylor) is going to be different and, thought SMU has its flaws, I can say the reputation of Baylor was a big turnoff for me. I actually think that SMU suits my learning style more because I could never ever pay attention in JC in either tutorial or lecture ... so a more engaging learning environment is definitely a big plus for me. … The Mustangs are seeking their second 5-0 start in as many seasons for the first time since the 1982 and 1983 seasons. Situated on a tree-lined campus that’s just minutes from the beating heart of Dallas, SMU Cox is a powerful ally for your future. Some modules even have like 3 presentations/projects per semester. Hall isn't really a consideration because the majority of NUS law students (as far as I'm aware) just become ghosts. If you want to prepare something, the most you can do is to prepare your self introduction. The topic we got was not related to business at all. class part is also a part of almost every nus law mod. Since graduation I've hopped jobs several times. Build Bridges. SMU offers a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in interdisciplinary combinations of these areas. Everything you said is pretty accurate. With more than 150 student clubs and countless events to be involved in, you can make university days as colourful as you want it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/course_listing/courses_disp.asp?MT=LL&Sem=ALL&MGC=2. In fact, for some mods (eg legal research, which is itself a core double weightage mod [8 MCs]) it's 30% of the grade. SMU football hasn't been this good since 1984. These are my consolidated points for why SMU law is just as great of a sch as NUS! SMU mourns the passing of renowned Dallas business leader, entrepreneur, public servant, educational pioneer and longtime University supporter and trustee emeritus Edwin L. Cox Sr. ’42, who died Thursday, November 5, 2020. do your own solid research, talk to current students and most importantly, trust in your own gut. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Now that I work for a university and see the more "business" side, this kind of thing makes me wonder what the culture is like in the administration, and makes me wary of schools involved in scandals like these. But I think that really differs from cohort to cohort. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cox is one of the best business schools in the country, second to only UT in the State. One of the companies I went through recruiting with was Raytheon. so i don't think it's that huge of a difference to warrant such a clear divide between the two schools. Dream Big. The SMU Cox Program accepts students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. the rest are lecture/tutorial). seniors are also very very friendly in nus. SMU (6-2, 2-2) has played twice since then, but it has come up empty both times despite playing on its own court, falling to then-No. Lots to do and see for a college student. For the most part, students are very chill and you'll have no issue making many friends and having a fun social life. are you starting your first sem this year? But alas, the kiasu-ism of Singaporeans has crept into the culture of SMU freshies. In other words, what you learn in class only sets the foundation for being a lawyer. New program draws from Cox and Simmons Schools, delivered through SMU Professional and Online DALLAS (SMU) – SMU is proud of its history of developing courses that address student interest in emerging markets. I think hall life is super great but frankly unnecessary. In NUS, you have to bid for conflicts/ICL. The rest will be learnt on the job. nus law students have won almost major moot competition it has entered into (competing with the likes of lse, kings college london, even oxford). SMU business graduate Ho Yan Yan completed three internships as she felt it was important to experience different real-world work environments, which would help decisions on career paths. Both schools have a decent amount of JLCs yearly. if so we'll be classmates! Students will graduate with two undergraduate degrees from two different SMU schools within four to five years: @dg That’s is what everyone says. I’m not sure. Ultimately, your decision shouldn't be based on the "quality" of the school - which can't really be measured in this case - but on more intangible factors like the school culture, the learning environment, the exposure to opportunities (through CCAs and the like), and how much the professors care about you. you can leave smu after 4 years with a 6 figure job from cox. By the SMU Social Media Team The big day is coming. I think the reason why I was initially apprehensive about going to SMU is because I thought the people there were noobs (LOL sry) and that they were not as ‘smart’ as NUS. Double Degrees Students can choose a double degree option and combine their BBM with another area of expertise, such as Economics or Law. Best to make your choice based on cultural fit. I'd pick SMU simply to avoid having to live in Waco for 4 years. It’s not incredibly hard to get, but worth considering (especially since TYL teaches conflicts). I think I also got rejected from Colgate, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Brown, Cornell as well. It doesn’t really matter for some, but I’d hate for anyone to go into a school and realise they can’t take an elective in a practice area they are interested in. My D is a very active conservative republican with hopes of going into politics. The placement in Dallas is vastly better for jobs and more fun than Waco. Nice work. You're unlikely to be different. SMU quarterback Shane Buechele announced he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft. It's the wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas (Highland Park, University Park). The SMU women’s basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-21 season because of concerns about COVID-19, the school announced Wednesday. But, Baylor has been involved in some shady as hell practices lately, read about their sexual assault scandal (here)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baylor_University_sexual_assault_scandal]. SMU Business - Lots of presentations. I’m sure throughout ur life u also didn’t think every lecture u attended was important, so in this context, not every presentation/group work component will be ‘important’ or ‘useful’. I'll let someone more recent than me answer in more detail. many nus mods are changing to seminar style classes as well. Feel free to discuss in the comments if u have any concerns.. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Wᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ʀ/SGExᴀᴍs – the largest community on reddit discussing Singapore schools and examinations. Thank you for articulating in better words than I ever could about how theres more to choosing a school by rating one as better than another without relating it by personal preferences and interests rather than simply prestige, please, please, please avoid the food at the summit (bukit timah). SMU OFFERS ESPORTS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE. And you can be sure that people will be rather judgmental. My college counselor was pretty shock too. It made me think, Oh, she did it. 5 Houston and to Cincinnati. Academic culture: SMU is not as research-intensive as NUS because it has yet to develop a university-wide Ph.D. program. We give you the support to push past your career goals — and keep growing. Some firms prefer NUS students, some prefer SMU students. Boardroom Diversity: A Question of Culture. Ultimately, which school you choose doesn't really matter. This was way cheaper than what my parents thought they would need to pay for college so I’ll end up close to debt free out of college! You definitely won't regret coming here! It's how you make use of the opportunities given to you and how driven you are. can't speak for smu, but there's this thing called the muggers in nus, which are notes passed down from seniors in the dean's list. Both schools have their own strengths. SMU churns out business leaders who know how to make money and in turn create jobs for others. The one that sting is Boston College cause I’m from New England, but my college counselor said it’s honestly a crap shoot. I would say it's not possible to conclusively say that one school is better than the other. My wife and I never left, we live just north of campus and still go to all the football and many of the basketball games. both schools are excellent, and there is no reason to shun from either one just because you hear rumours of a school being too toxic and competitive, or a school being too mugger and no life. … SMU has not lost to Tulane since 2012. “When you take over a program you want to always try and get better. When I think back on my university life, it was these factors which made a real difference. Take that from someone who transferred in having gone somewhere else first. For the record, Raytheon absolutely recruits at Baylor. i'm actually really confused where the whole "stereotype" that smu law students are more vocal while nus law students are more academic comes from. Also, you'll be surprised at how many moots smu actually wins over nus haha. Really, go compare the course catalogs of both schools. My parents are a little worried about the money/frat/party culture there. the culture is pretty supportive, but of course, we are all still bellcurved, so don't be too naive. That’s why SMU deferred my early action as well. Plus I think people from SMULaw are definitely more articulate than NUS because they’re trained in presentations and class part :-) I did take the whole class participation thing in smu into consideration, but I do think that it does help to have a more engaged class that understands concepts as compared to one that just takes down notes and studies, especially in the context of law. Chase goals, pursue passions and embark on a journey of self-discovery and belief, beyond your own limitations. The intangible aspects of SMU are the most valuable in my opinion. They’ve saved more than enough to pay for SMU but aren’t convinced is worth 72k. They didn't go to Baylor or A&M or Tech or Rice, and they straight up said that in the first info-session for recruiting, they wanted the best of the best. So much more. How one Singapore girl switched from SMU Business to NUS Engineering, and survived. Some like them, some hate them. the only difference lies in frequency (if i'm not wrong, all of smu's mods are seminar-style, while only some nus mods are seminar-style. SMU is secretly one of the best places to get a college degree hands down. For more information on SMU’s latest news related to COVID-19, please click here. But then again, I prefer cities to small towns. My friends in Cox love it, especially the opportunities it presents for internships and jobs in Dallas. 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