Executive MBA

"Starting the SMU Cox Executive MBA has been one of the best decisions I’ve made."

Javi Virk
Executive MBA
Class of 2021
  • Applying For The Executive MBA

    A strength of the Executive MBA program at SMU Cox is its students. Each class is made up of a select group of motivated high-achievers who've grown personally and professionally, who share strong interpersonal and communication skills and can sustain a rigorous academic program. Ready to get started? Contact us or meet with us at an upcoming admissions event.


    The best way to determine if an MBA in the Cox Executive Program is right for you at this point in your career is to email mbainfo@smu.edu. We will schedule a short phone call to talk about your background and goals, answer your questions and help you determine your next steps.

  • Rolling Admissions

    We review applications throughout the year in the order that they are submitted. Rolling admission means the committee will provide you with a decision in about two weeks from the time your online application is submitted. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they are ready to be in the best position for both admission and scholarships.

    Key Dates & Deadlines - Fall 2022

    January 24, 2022 - Early Decision Deadline*

    March 31, 2022 - Priority Scholarship Deadline

    May 16, 2022 - Regular Decision Deadline

    August 1, 2022 - Final Deadline

    *Applicants who apply by the Early decision deadline will automatically receive a $5,000 scholarship if admitted.

  • By The Numbers: Class of 2023

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  • Commuter Residency

    If you live outside the DFW area, and plan to pursue your Executive MBA at the Cox School, you may qualify for a commuter residency. The Commuter Residency would include local hotel accommodations on class weekends. It's our way of making a world-class MBA experience more accessible to busy professionals who are driving or flying into Dallas to complete their studies. Interested in learning more? Email mbainfo@smu.edu or click on the link below to view SMU Cox Executive MBA Commuter Residency details. 

    Executive MBA Commuter Residency

  • EMBA Admissions Events

    Assistant Dean with Students

    By attending events, speaking with current students and alumni, and meeting faculty and staff, you'll gain a better understanding of Cox School culture. You can come for a class visit, chat over coffee with the assistant dean or associate director of the EMBA program, schedule a meeting with a current student and attend an admissions meeting or information session.

    EMBA Admission Events

  • Tuition and Scholarships

    A graduate management education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, and it may produce one of your biggest ROIs — not just a boost to your career and earning potential, but personal gains, too. We have a dedicated financial aid counselor to provide you with advice and help you navigate your options one on one.

    To offset the costs, you may be eligible for a Cox Executive MBA scholarship. The Executive MBA Program awards scholarships on a rolling, funds-available basis. Candidates should complete the scholarship essay in the online application to demonstrate their interest in this opportunity.

    Click here for Financial Aid and Tuition Information

  • Additional Resources

Next Steps

Have a question? Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about our MBA programs.