Curriculum

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Curriculum

The Full-Time Two Year Cox MBA curriculum is a 21 month program (65 credit hours) with a combination of core business courses and electives that gives you the flexibility to customize your learning experience in a rigorous academic environment. Our modular curriculum, consisting of eight-week courses, allows you to select courses from a broad range of offerings-- visit our MBA course catalog to learn more.

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The Cox Full-Time Two Year MBA Program offers students the ability to customize their curriculum with 38 credit hours of electives (19 elective courses).  This provides our students the opportunity to choose up to two academic concentrations.  Students will be given the opportunity to declare up to two concentrations and/or minors each semester in the program.

Each SMU MBA concentration consists of a set of core business courses and additional concentration-specific components.

You can also access further details about course descriptions in our Graduate Catalog.

Concentration List

  • Accounting
    • Concentration or minor
  • Finance
    • Concentration or minor with further specializations in Corporate Finance, Energy Finance and Investments
  • General Business
    • Concentration
  • Information Technology and Operations Management
    • Concentration or minor in Business Analytics
    • Concentration or minor in Information and Operations
  • Management
    • Concentration or minor
  • Marketing
    • Concentration or minor
  • Real Estate
    • Concentration or minor
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    • Concentration or minor

In addition, you may choose to participate in a MBA international exchange program with one of our partner schools in Asia, Australia, Europe, or Latin America.

During the past 10 years, SMU Cox has attracted a unique group of professors distinguished by their innovative research, passion for teaching, and corporate consulting experience. Including graduates of Wharton, Stanford, University of Chicago, Harvard Business School, and other top-ranked institutions, the Cox faculty today is one of the very best in the world.

In fact, Cox’s faculty is ranked among the top 30 business schools in the world for research productivity in economics, finance, information systems, marketing, and strategy, according to a recent study by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Only six other schools rank in the top 30 in all five categories.