Global Programs

Business is global, and so business leaders need firsthand knowledge of the international marketplace. That's why immersive international learning is core to the SMU Cox curriculum. Through your global program, you'll learn how shifting forces shape and reshape economies across the globe. And you'll gain an understanding of other countries’ business customs and cultures. Whether it's studying abroad, embarking on a professional development trip or participating in the Cox Global Leadership Program, you'll gain an international edge that will make you both competitive and ready to do business anywhere.
  • Full-Time MBA: Global Business Leaders Built Here

    Global Leadership Program The Cox Global Leadership Program is a mandatory year-long immersion that culminates in an expenses-paid 10-day trip touring a region's corporate headquarters and meeting C-level executives. Thanks to the extensive Cox alumni network, it's an experience you can't get anywhere else.

    Exchange programs You can live and study in the country of your choice for a semester, focusing on the complexities and opportunities of a global economy. SMU Cox has partnered with the world's finest business schools to offer this exchange program.

    Learn more about the GLP and exchange programs

  • Professional and One-Year MBA: Short-Term Trips That Fit Your Schedule

    Experience how business is done abroad through the immersive International Study Program. Cox offers five-day to weeklong intensive credit courses in the winter, spring and summer to accommodate professional schedules. Through class lectures, company visits, and meetings with business leaders and government officials, you'll be exposed to the nuances of other countries’ business customs and cultures. Recent trips include visits to Buenos Aires, Paris and Copenhagen.

    Learn more about PMBA and FastTrack global programs

  • Executive MBA: Get Close, Give Back

    Get a close-up view of other countries' business mechanics while you expand your understanding of the cultures. Through two nine-day trips that include face time with high-level executives and interactions with government officials, you'll immerse yourself in different economic, political and cultural environments. On each trip, you'll also do a community service project — a great way to give back and get close at the same time. Students most recently traveled to Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile.

    Learn more about EMBA international study

  • MSA How London Gets Business Done

    Gain international experience through a professional development trip to London. You'll tour business offices and cultural landmarks, and get exposure to one of the world's most important global business hubs.

  • BBA Explore the World Your Way

    Study and work You can get a global perspective as a BBA through a semester away or an internship overseas. "There's a large difference between vacationing and studying abroad," Evan Webb, BBA '19, says of his study abroad experience. "I truly felt immersed in a culture."

    Richter Fellowship This grant funds honors students to do independent research abroad on a topic that has international dimensions. Recent grantees have explored Ethiopia, Vietnam and Kenya, where a student studied micro-financing among the Maasai. Read about the Richter Fellowship Information and Application.