One-Year MBA


You're headed for success in your current career — and you want to get there faster. A full-time, 12-month program, the One-Year MBA at SMU Cox is tailored for early-career professionals who are looking for a rigorous, personalized experience in an intimate small-school setting. Learn in small classes from an award-winning faculty with open doors, connect with MBA students from around the world and dynamic business leaders from Dallas's Fortune 500 companies, and gain the skills, confidence and global alumni connections you need to take your career to the next level.

The SMU Cox MBA program proved valuable for many reasons, as it was well rounded, offered quality courses that taught transferrable tools I could use immediately in my post‐graduate career field, real world knowledge and exposure to the way business is conducted on a global scale.

Elizabeth Weix

One-Year MBA 2017

By the Numbers: The Cox One Year MBA Class of 2019

  • Class Size

  • Average GMAT

  • GMAT Mid 80% Range

    560 - 690
  • Average GRE

  • GRE Mid 80% Range

    300 - 317
  • Average GPA

  • Average Age

  • Average Years of Work Experience

  • Women

  • International

  • % Under-Represented Minority

  • Countries Represented


After Cox: Success Stories

  • Prajyot Bangera, One Year MBA 2016

    Senior marketing analyst at Toyota Financial Services

    After attending SMU as an undergrad, Prajyot Bangera became a software test engineer and then a consultant before he finally discovered his passion: marketing. Prajyot pivoted. He became head of marketing and operations at at a restaurant chain and in 2014 decided to up the ante and enroll in the Cox One Year MBA program. Here his interest in data driven analytics grew, and on graduating Prajyot accepted a role at Toyota as senior marketing analyst.

  • Inobat Igamberdieva, One-Year MBA 2016

    Principal, Interlock Partners

    As Inobat reflects on her time at Cox she says “Networking opportunities are everywhere because Cox takes special care to surround you with classmates from diverse backgrounds and experiences and expose you to top notch professors whose knowledge will benefit you for years to come. The unique Practicum classes where you can get hands-on learning experience in real time, and the opportunity to connect with Alumni and business leaders to expand your network further were invaluable.” Inobat used her international finance background to land a principal role at an early stage venture capital firm, Interlock Partners.

  • Annette Gore, One-Year MBA 2016

    Corporate strategist at AT&T

    Shortly after she enrolled in the One Year MBA program at SMU Cox, Annette Gore wrote, “I would like to join a corporate strategy team with a Fortune 500 company here in Dallas.” Annette had risen from sales rep at Schneider Electric to manager in Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare provider practice since earning her Bachelor's. At Cox she pursued concentrations in strategy and entrepreneurship, and after graduating became a strategist at AT&T in Dallas. Mission accomplished!