Small Private-School Environment

Like a handful of business schools around the world, the SMU Cox School of Business brings a world-class faculty together with talented, ambitious students in a small private-school setting. This intimate, collaborative environment allows for close interaction in the classroom and offers students ready access to professors outside the class.

But at the Cox School, the classroom is only the beginning. Our enrichment programs add tremendous value to your MBA experience.

  • The number of students in Cox’s undergraduate and graduate programs and the number of students enrolled at SMU are small compared to other leading regional and national institutions.
  • The quality and frequency of interaction among students and faculty is superior at Cox. Professors—not graduate assistants—teach all of our BBA and MBA programs. The Princeton Review ranked Cox in the top 10 for best professors—based on their interest and accessibility.
  • Cox and SMU offer a variety of extracurricular activities to enhance your educational experience, including more than 100 student clubs and organizations, several speaker series and alumni events throughout the year. Our executive mentoring programs for undergraduate and graduate students connect business students with experienced leaders from the Dallas business community.
  • You’ll be part of a vibrant university environment. Located in a beautiful residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Dallas, SMU offers an ideal atmosphere for studying alone or with classmates, socializing with friends or interacting with professors. SMU’s arts and athletic programs—coupled with Dallas’ cultural and entertainment options—provide opportunities to relax and recharge.