Master of Science in Management

Get Where You're Going — Faster

Push ahead of the pack with a master’s program that puts you in the driver’s seat of your career. Ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by The Economist, the MS in Management at SMU Cox gives you a strong grasp of the fundamentals: finance, statistics, marketing, accounting, operations and strategic management. Tap into the Cox School's deep relationships with business leaders at Dallas's global 500s. These executives not only help shape the program you graduate from — they're on campus giving talks and connecting. Count on a return on your investment at Cox: More than 90 percent of our recent MSM grads received their job offers within three months of graduation.

A Jump Start on your MBA

Degree Students who excel in the Masters of Science in Management degree are accumulating credits that can be applied towards an MBA degree later in their career. Students must be admitted to the Professional MBA or One-Year MBA program within 5 years of graduating from the MSM program in order to utilize their credits. Students with their MSM joining the PMBA or One-Year programs need an additional 34 credit hours (17 courses) to complete their MBA. This is typically done in the PMBA program over 4-5 semesters and 9-12 months in the One-Year MBA.

Gain the Edge that Employers Seek

Students who have completed the Masters of Science in Management curriculum will be armed with a strong business foundation that will help to transform their resume into a more marketable and diversified set of experiences. MSM graduates will increase their personal earning potential and gain access to job opportunities and career tracks that are reserved for students who hold advanced degrees.

I’m most proud of the opportunity to learn how to handle a challenging curriculum while balancing my time to network with other professionals and classmates.

Elie Nabushosi

2018 MSM, 2019 MBA Candidate

By the Numbers: The Cox MSM Class of 2019

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After Cox: Success Stories

  • Chris Hipps, MS Management 2015

    Vice president of development at Direct Development

    A high school football star and college lacrosse player at Duke, Chris Hipps was headed to SMU Cox to compete in football with the Mustangs. But there was another story: Although he was a history major at Duke, Chris had discovered a passion for real estate during his summer internship, and he had chosen SMU Cox for its MSM program. Just a year later, Chris landed the role of vice president at Dallas real estate development company Direct Development.

  • Chelsey Caldwell, MS Management 2018

    People Advisory Services Staff Consultant at EY

    "The MSM program engaged me, and changed me. My coursework enabled me to travel to Dubai, and the career resources helped me secure my dream job. I cannot wait to start my next chapter in consulting."

  • Cameron Smith, MS Management 2016

    Treasurers Specialist at JCPenney

    "I was attracted the MSM program because of the versatility it provides candidates in the workspace. Not only did I receive a world class education, but I gained a network that will last a lifetime."