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).

My most memorable experience at SMU Cox? My first Boulevard tailgate was truly eye-opening. It showcased how the culture and vast network of SMU Cox would bring lifelong benefits of my investment. Alumni are genuinely interested in bringing current students into the fold — and that will undoubtedly pay dividends in the future.

David Trent

Two Year MBA '17

By The Numbers: Two Year MBA

  • Total # of Incoming Students

    109
  • Average Work Experience

    5 years
  • Age Range for Class

    22-42
  • % Women

    30%
  • % Military

    9%
  • % US Minority

    22%
  • Countries Represented

    13
  • % of Class Receiving Scholarship

    65%
  • Average Scholarship Award

    $45,000
  • Average Post MBA Salary

    $103,225
  • Average Signing Bonus

    $18,236
  • Average ROI

    14 months
  • Average GMAT

    653
  • GMAT Range

    590 - 760
  • Average GPA

    3.40

After Cox: MBA Success Stories

  • Baxter Box, Two Year MBA 2011

    Co-Founder/CEO at rewardStyle.com and LIKEtoKNOW.it

    Baxter Box never guessed that within months of earning his MBA from Cox, he would turn a background in tech and finance — and a romance with fellow Cox alum Amber Venz Box — into a global brand that has revolutionized how fashion influencers monetize their blogs and created $1 billion in sales for some of the industry's largest retailers.

  • 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.