Full-Time Two-Year MBA

Build Your Future

SMU Cox is continuing its test-optional admissions policy for Fall 2021 applicants for all Cox Graduate Programs. Students applying to Fall 2021 entry term may choose whether to submit a GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment or TOEFL/IELTS score as a part of their application.


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You're ambitious and passionate, and you want an MBA program that will take you to the next level. An innovative curriculum that lets you tailor your learning to your goals is just the start. At SMU Cox, we have high expectations of you and we give you what you need to exceed them — from deep connections with an MBA faculty that The Economist ranks No. 7 for quality, to a tight-knit global alumni community and support that keeps giving as you build your career.
Experiential learning is a core part of your program here. The result: You'll learn from and connect with industry professionals and corporate leaders in the city named No. 1 Metro for Job Growth  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).


The rigor of study, the quality of my fellow students, and the caliber of the professors, created the perfect learning environment for me: 21 months at SMU Cox changed my life.

Andrew Rehwinkel, Two Year MBA 2015

VP of Finance at Crow Holdings Capital

By The Numbers: Two Year MBA

  • Total # of Incoming Students

  • Average Work Experience

    4.5 years
  • Age Range for Class

  • % Women

  • % US Minority

  • % URM

  • Countries Represented

  • % of Class Receiving Scholarship

  • Average Scholarship Award

  • Average Post MBA Salary

  • Average Signing Bonus

  • Average ROI

  • Average GMAT

  • Mid 80% GMAT Range

    600 - 700
  • Average GPA


After Cox: MBA Success Stories

  • Jen Delaney, Two Year MBA 2018

    PwC - Senior Associate, M&A Advisory

    How do you sum up a two-year experience that pushed you out of your comfort zone and challenged you on every spectrum imaginable? SMU Cox was a whirlwind of classes, new faces, coffee, and late nights. What made it the most memorable in the chaos of diving back into academia, were the people. Working on cases and drawing on every inch of the whiteboard with one or two close friends until the building shut down for the night. Traveling to foreign countries with people you just met – and coming back with incredible stories. What made SMU Cox so memorable to me is exactly what made the experience so valuable, the people. You put 120 odd folks together for two years and in the end, you have a family.

  • Jean Perez, Two Year MBA 2016

    Deloitte – Consultant, Finance

    SMU Cox was a turning point both in my career and in my personal life. It enabled me to acquire the new skills I was seeking and empowered me to land the job I wanted. In complement to that, I learned so many things about myself and grew a lot as a father, a husband, a colleague, and a friend. My time at SMU Cox was one of the most enriching experiences of my life, and I am very proud of my involvement with the community through clubs and case competitions, which make those two years even more memorable.

  • Jennifer Kesterson, Two Year MBA 2015

    UBS Financial Services – Financial Advisor, Wealth Management

    My experience at SMU Cox was incredible! I received my BBA from SMU Cox as well, so being able to come back 7 years later to experience it again, at a higher level, was amazing. I love SMU more than words can express, and wish that everyone could look back and say they had a great experience at both an undergrad, and graduate level. The network and people that I have met throughout the years in every city that I have every traveled to or lived in is invaluable. I know that no matter where I go, or what company I work for, there will always be an SMU Pony there who will be an immediate friend and/or helping hand. We Cox Alumna are everywhere, and am beyond proud to be a "double Cox pony"!!