Programs for Individuals

  • Gain the Expertise to Drive Your Success

    You'll get transformative skills training in small classes led by innovative Cox professors through SMU Cox Executive Education. Choose from our many professional certificate programs and other continuing education opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. These courses don’t require any prerequisites, and all will help you take your career and business to the next level. Upcoming courses are listed below.

  • Finance

    To compete and succeed, companies need leaders in every department who can speak the dollars-and-cents language of business. Managers who can interpret financial reports, assess the impact of decisions and communicate operating strategies have a definite career advantage. 

    SMU Cox Executive Education can give you the skills to make informed decisions and take an active role in setting and achieving your company’s goals.

    Finance classes include:

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  • Leadership

    SMU Cox Executive Education helps individuals and companies realize their full leadership potential.

    Our Leadership series teaches the skills and tools you need at critical junctions in your corporate career. Whether you're moving into your first managerial job or already at the senior executive level, we'll help you refine your essential competencies, business acumen and soft skills.

    Leadership classes include:

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  • Multidimensional Diversity

    Diverse perspectives open doors to enhanced business success. A recent Boston Consulting Group study suggests that greater leadership diversity spurs innovation and boosts financial performance. On average, diverse companies enjoyed a 19% increase in revenue compared to their less diverse counterparts.

    SMU Cox Executive Education offers award-winning programs to raise up the diverse perspectives within your own organization.

    Multidimensional Diversity classes include:

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  • Strategy

    You are challenged everyday to uncover ways to create value for ever more demanding customers and their rapidly changing needs. A sound strategy can guide what you choose to do and how you choose to do it to survive, grow, and prosper.

    SMU Cox Executive Education teaches a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach that encompasses every aspect of your organization to drive strategy and innovation.

    Strategy classes include

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Program Spotlight: Master Negotiation

“I've been provided with some real-life negotiating experience — and now I want more.” — Les Hurley, sales executive at Red Hat Negotiating — it's a crucial skill for business and everyday situations. In her three-day Master Negotiation course, Professor Robin Pinkley teaches you powerful strategies and techniques that effective negotiators use.

Upcoming Courses

Take a look at these upcoming courses - Registration is now open for all of these classes.

Highlight: The Latino Leadership Initiative

While the Latino market is exploding, Latino leadership in America's C-suites lags behind. Rising Latino Leaders is one program of SMU Cox's Latino Leadership Initiative, which was created to narrow the gap by helping businesses boost high-potential managers up the talent pipeline — all the way to the C-suite.


Next Steps

Questions? Not sure which program fits your needs? Reach out to our team.