Executive MBA

A Future Built Among Peers

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The Cox Executive MBA program is structured to build on your management experience by capitalizing on the power of collaboration that comes from a diverse business network. Join a group of business leaders like yourself — top minds from a range of industries and disciplines — and hone your management expertise in our modern academic environment.  

• 21 months, 5 semesters.
• About two weekends per month Fridays and Saturdays, with some half-days
• Global study trip in the second year visiting two international cities.
• Rolling Admission year-round with new cohorts starting every August.
• MBA degree is accredited by the AACSB.

Take the first step: Email Program Coordinator, Delania Teems at dteems@smu.edu to schedule a phone conversation with a member of the admission committee. Have your candidacy pre-screened and ask your admission questions.


Business Partnerships are found here

EMBA Alumni Chris and Noah Martin (no relation!) met as classmates in the Executive MBA Program. Discovering eachother’s business skillsets, and a mutual passion to start their own venture, Direct Access Capital was born. Chris and Noah are continuing to grow the business and have hired other SMU EMBAs and Cox students.

An Experience That's Built for Success

You have responsibilities at work and at home. And as a candidate for the powerhouse Cox EMBA degree, you'll have academic responsibilities to yourself and your peers. Everything about your experience as an Executive MBA student at SMU Cox will help you push your limits in the classroom while you forge ahead in your career.

  • Networking events with other Cox School MBA students.
  • A tight community of peers and faculty.
  • A class schedule that's easy on work and personal life.
  • Video-recorded classes that give you flexibility and a reference for study review.
  • Access to SMU's campus-wide entertainment and fitness facilities.
  • A strong support system for you and your family.

By the Numbers: The Cox Executive MBA 

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  • Underrepresented Minorities

  • Women


After Cox: Success Stories

  • Jason Cochran, EMBA 2018

    VP Operations, Chipotle Mexican Grill


    Jason Cochran brought his expertise in business operations and national retail management into the Executive MBA classroom, leveraging his experience from a successful career at GameStop. After graduation, Jason took on a new role as the Vice President at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Added bonus: Jason was also named Best EMBA by Poets & Quants.

  • Bethany Evans, EMBA 2018

    Director, Digital Marketing and Loyalty at The North Face


    Bethany Evans took all of her experience in brand management and social media marketing at both JCPenney and Southwest Airlines to the Cox Executive MBA Program. As a busy professional, wife and mother – Bethany challenged herself in the program and found time to grow her career. She is now the Director of Digital Marketing and Loyalty at the North Face. Academic Secret Weapon: Marketing Strategy.

  • Sabari Raja, EMBA 2011

    Co-Founder & CEO at Nepris Inc

    With an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India and a Master’s in Computer Science, Sabrina Raja joined the educational arm of Texas Instruments as a software developer. Over more than a decade there, her focus shifted to the business side of EdTech, and eventually she decided to enroll at Cox. Today, she presides over Nepris, the innovative multi-award-winning company she co-founded to create virtual connections between classrooms and industry.