SMU and the Cox School of Business provide ample opportunities for students to engage with the world around them through research, study abroad, service, internships, and more. University funded grant programs like BigiDeas or EngagedLearning help our students sharpen their business skills and make an impact locally and globally. Students can also embark on amazing adventures to Taos or their choice of nearly 150 global programs.
Your professional success is our focus from the beginning. Our Cox Career Center is here to help get you prepared, connected and hired. The Cox Career Center provides individual coaching, skills assessments, specialized career prep workshops and seminars, mentoring programs, resume reviews, critiqued mock interviews, employer recruitment activities including career fairs, information sessions, job interviews and more. The Career Center also coordinates the Cox Mentor Alliance, which connects students with a mentor in the Dallas business community.
Thousands of internships and jobs are posted on our job database, MustangTrak, for business majors to pursue. Hundreds of companies recruit Cox business students each year. Companies recognize the value of a Cox education-Cox BBA graduates are prepared, professional and passionate about business.
SMU Cox is located in a great place to learn and work: Dallas, TX. Dallas is a top 3 location for Fortune 500 companies and is home hundreds of private and public companies with revenue over $100 million. Students have access to numerous internship opportunities, mentoring programs and real-world experiences in global organizations.
While you will find that our on-campus activities keep you busy, you will also discover one of the world's most business- and entertainment-rich environments surrounds you. Known worldwide for its Southern hospitality, appreciation of the arts, support of professional sports, cosmopolitan shopping, and modern sophistication, the Dallas area offers students an endless supply of entertainment and professional opportunities.
Dallas: Our Numbers Add Up
With relocations and expansions continuing to foster growth in the region's economy, the city's position in the international marketplace, skilled workforce, cost of living, and sporting and entertainment events helps the city retain its number-one ranking for both social and professional opportunities.
- Dallas ranked #1 "Best City for Good Jobs" by Forbes
- #1 Fastest Growing Metro in the U.S. (Census Bureau)
- #5 Best City for New College Grads by Bloomberg Businessweek
- 150 of the "Inc. 5000" companies are headquartered in Dallas
Dallas is also home to the largest urban arts district in America, 5 professional league sports teams, and among the most restaurants per capita.
Clubs and Organizations
Beyond the classroom, students can strengthen their business skills, build a peer network and grow as a leader in our business-oriented organizations on campus. From national business fraternities to a student-run investment portfolio, you can find a place in our community. The organizations bring students with a business interest together for social and networking events, speakers, community service and professional development.
Business is global, and business majors need global skills for success. At SMU Cox, you can develop those skills through a variety of programs. Take advantage of every opportunity to globalize your experience. Participate in lectures, seminars, and symposiums that are international in nature. Apply for a Richter Fellowship grant to fund an international research project. Seek out international internships, or internships with multi-national corporations. Study abroad. Learn the language. Get global!
Learn a language. At SMU you can study Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian, Hindi, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Latin, French, and Russian.
Add a second major or minor in foreign language or international studies. The Cox BBA will give you the skills you need for business, and your elective courses can be used toward a second major or minor that will expand your awareness of the historical, political, economic, and social issues facing our world.
Study and work abroad. All business majors are strongly encouraged to include a summer, semester, or year abroad in their curriculum. Approximately 40% of all SMU students take advantage of our extensive student abroad options, some of which include international internships. Studying abroad through SMU is a seamless experience; SMU scholarships and financial aid automatically apply to the semester abroad, students do not lose enrollment priority while abroad, and SMU programs are facilitated through on-site coordinators. Complete information on SMU study abroad options can be found on the Study Abroad web page. Specifically, we have internship programs in London, Sydney, and Dublin for our students to explore in the summer months.