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 30 credit hours to complete with students completing 16 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. If you have — or find — a specific passion, you can focus electives around it. 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.

    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 add five elective courses from the Cox Graduate curriculum into the spring semester in order to build their resume towards a particular area of focus.

    MS in Management Program (Full-time)
    Cox School of Business
    30 Credit Hours

    Fall Term - 16 Hours
    Module A Courses
    Financial Accounting I
    Managerial Finance
    Managerial Statistics
    Marketing Management

    Module B Courses
    Financial Accounting II or
    Managerial Accounting I
    Managerial Economics
    Management Decision Analysis
    Organizational Behavior

    Spring Term - 14 Hours
    Module A Courses
    Operations Management
    Strategic Management
    2 Elective Courses:  Choose from ACCT / BL / CISB / FINA 6205 / FINA 6216 / ITOM / MKTG / MNO / STRA

    Module B Courses
    3 Elective Courses:  Choose from ACCT / BL / CISB / FINA 6205 / FINA 6216 / ITOM / MKTG / MNO / STRA

    Credit Hours in Full-Time MS in Management Program Summary

    20  credit hours of required courses
    10  credit hours of elective courses
    30  credit hours total for Cox MSM Degree

  • Electives

    At Cox, you can structure your degree to suit your goals. Up to one third of your courses in the MSM program are electives. With choices ranging from marketing to business law and entrepreneurship to accounting, you’ll be able to craft a track that ladders up to the career you want: change management, consulting, global business, marketing, real estate, human resources — wherever your passion takes you.

  • 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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