Master of Science in Management

  • Overview

    The future is yours to create. Cox gives you the tools to do it, starting with a fast-paced curriculum led by the same nationally renowned faculty that teaches MBA students. The Cox MSM program takes 32 credit hours to complete with students completing 18 credit hours during the fall semester and 14 credit hours during the spring semester. In 10 months, you’ll learn business fundamentals like budgeting, management, marketing, finance and strategic planning, adding muscle to your resume. And if you want to push farther, after earning your MSM at Cox you may be able to apply some credits toward a Cox Professional or One-Year MBA. Please note that you must have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience before pursuing your MBA. Applicants without the required two years of work experience will not meet the minimum qualifications for admission.

    The Foundation for your Success in Business

    The curriculum of the Masters of Science in Management is designed for recent non-business graduates who are looking to gain exposure in the fundamentals of business and for business graduates who are seeking to gain a more strategic comprehension of the core building blocks of business.

    The curriculum focuses on Finance, Statistics, Marketing, Accounting, Operations, and Strategic Management and allows for students to gain real world experience through the Management in Action Project.

    MS in Management Program (Full-time)
    Cox School of Business
    32 Credit Hours
    (Curriculum subject to change)
    Fall Term - 18 Hours
    Module A Courses
    Financial Accounting I
    Managerial Economics
    Data Analytics
    Organizational Behavior
    Managing Your Career

    Module B Courses
    Managerial Finance
    Management Decision Analysis
    Data Analytics (continued)
    Business Presentation Techniques
    Methodology Course

    Spring Term - 14 Hours
    Module A Courses
    Financial Accounting II or 
    Managerial Accounting
    Marketing Management
    Operations Management
    Management in Action Project
    Strategic Management

    Module B Courses
    Leadership Course
    Management in Action Project (continued)

    Credit Hours in Full-Time MS in Management Program Summary

    30  credit hours of required courses
    02  credit hours of elective courses
    32  credit hours total for Cox MSM Degree

  • Beyond the Classroom

    The best way to gain leadership experience and confidence is by connecting with people in leadership positions and immersing yourself in real world business environments. At SMU Cox, we bring opportunities for hands-on experience to life outside the typical classroom setting, tapping our strong ties with business leaders in Dallas and beyond. Among your experiential learning opportunities at SMU Cox:

    • Thanks to our global connections, the Business Leadership Center is able to schedule a robust seminar series led by Fortune 500 executives and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.
    • Applied leadership opportunities include the Nonprofit Consulting Program, which gives you the option to join a team of peers in addressing the challenges of a local not-for-profit organization.

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