Two-Year MBA

Build Your Future

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).

I achieved my goal of transitioning from the public sector to management consulting and now corporate finance in large part due the quality of education and people associated with SMU Cox. The rigor of study, the quality of my fellow students, and the caliber of the professors, created the perfect learning environment for me to excel and to achieve my goals. It is truly amazing how 21 months at SMU Cox changed my life and set my career on an even higher trajectory.

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

    5 years
  • Age Range for Class

  • % Women

  • % Military

  • % US Minority

  • Countries Represented

  • % of Class Receiving Scholarship

  • Average Scholarship Award

  • Average Post MBA Salary

  • Average Signing Bonus

  • Average ROI

    14 months
  • Average GMAT

  • GMAT Range

    590 - 760
  • 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.

  • Amanda Isbell, Two Year MBA 2016

    Senior Financial Analyst at Alcon/Novartis

    Amanda graduated from law school with a JD — and then realized she was more interested in business. Never shy to try something new, she came to Cox with a dream of finding her career path while earning her MBA. Smart move! Amanda discovered her passion while interning at a division of healthcare giant Novartis and successfully took on the role of senior analyst at the company the minute she graduated.

  • Vik Thapar, Two Year MBA 2009

    Partner at Cypress Growth Capital

    These days, Vik is well known in the worlds of venture capital and private equity — but when he entered the Cox MBA program, he was an information technology consultant. His career shift paid off. Combining his IT expertise with a deep understanding of how innovative businesses grow, Vik is responsible for all aspects of the investment lifecycle at Cypress, from identifying promising companies to providing ongoing support.