Full-Time Two-Year MBA

"My Time With The Program Prepared Me And Set Me Up For Success"

Femi Olamolu, Two Year MBA '18, AT&T

  • Admissions at Cox

    SMU Cox strives to build a vibrant learning environment, with diverse representation across the world’s best and brightest minds. We actively seek students with differing educational backgrounds, work experience, and personal aspirations and who are all strongly committed to advancing their careers.

    Admission to SMU Cox is highly selective. Just as you invest in your future by attending the school, we invest in ours by admitting top applicants to join the SMU Cox community. We seek candidates who demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:

    • A strong potential for success in today's global business environment
    • Outstanding academic record
    • Demonstrated leadership potential or experience
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
    • A personal commitment and learning and achievement

    The best way to find out if SMU Cox is the right school for you is to connect with us and learn more.  You can register for an Information Session or join us at an upcoming event. Click here for a list of all upcoming events

  • Application Information and Deadlines

    2022 - 2023 Deadlines
    Round Application Due
    (11:59pm CST)
    Decision Delivered Enrollment Deposit Deadline
    1* October 11, 2022 November 17, 2022 December 15, 2022
    2* January 5, 2023 February 17, 2023 March 14, 2023
    3 March 1, 2023 April 7, 2023 May 5, 2023
    4 May 2, 2023 June 9, 2023 June 22, 2023
    Rolling Admissions based on availability

    *Priority deadline for scholarships and fellowships

    Your application, supporting documents, and personal interview are very important to the selection process. If you are ready to submit your application, please do not wait for a specific deadline. We will process your application in the order it is received. Your completed application must contain the following:

    • Online Application Form
    • Professional Resume
    • Essays
    • GMAT or GRE Score, taken within the last five years*
    • Undergraduate Transcripts (required baccalaureate from an accredited college or university)
    • Two professional references (names and contact information only, no letters)

    For 2023 entry terms, SMU Cox will continue a test-optional policy for all MBA and Specialized Masters programs. For the benefits of taking a test, click here to learn more.

  • 2024 Class Profile

    Total # of Incoming Students


    Average Work Experience

    4.8 Years

    Countries Represented




    Under-Represented Minority


    International Students


    Average GPA


    Students Receiving Scholarships


    Average Scholarship Award


    Average GMAT


    Mid 80% GMAT Range


    Average GRE


  • Tuition and Financing

    A graduate management education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, and it's likely to produce one of your biggest ROIs — you won't just boost your career and earning potential, but you'll reap personal gains, too. To offset the costs, you may be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships at the time they are considered for admission. If you need additional funding, you'll find that a variety of loan and private scholarship opportunities are available.

    Estimated Annual Tuition & Fees:

    Tuition   $
    University and Program Fees
      $ 9,948 
    Total   $ 58,342
    Estimated Living Expenses*:
    Housing   $
    Books and Supplies   $
    Transportation   $
    Misc. Expenses (Health Ins., etc.)   $ 4,000

    *This estimated total is based on a 9-month school year for the 2023-24 academic year. The cost may be more or less depending on the student's lifestyle, whether the student lives on-campus or off-campus and whether any family members accompany the student.

  • Scholarships

    Each year, through generous support of our corporate and private donations and endowments, we are able to offer competitive scholarship packages to approximately 85% of our student body. The average scholarship award for our class of 2023 was over $50,000. If you need additional funding, you'll find that a variety of loan and private scholarship opportunities are available. All domestic and international candidates are automatically considered for merit scholarships.

    Click here to view scholarship awards

  • Additional Resources

Next Steps

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