Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Master your field or fill a knowledge gap with a specialized SMU Cox Graduate Certificate.

The ROI is immediate, as you can improve your job performance and outcomes while ensuring your resume stands out in a competitive job market.

As a graduate-level student, you’ll earn course credit and learn from SMU Cox faculty along-side degree seeking students. Our globally ranked and regarded, academic and industry professionals, are easily accessible with low student to faculty ratios.

SMU Cox Edge modality allows you to access world-class education online or on-campus. And, programs are flexible, tailored to meet students' needs, regardless of your career stage.

  • Finance

    The economic landscape is changing at warp speed. To stay ahead of the curve you'll need the latest research and techniques - plus experience applying them. The finance department's state-of-the art programs are designed for the future. Taught by a superstar faculty and top practitioners, our courses offer a deep foundation in finance theory and practice. Our holistic approach allows students to graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective financial and business professionals.

    Graduate Certificate in Finance

    Courses include:
    • Managerial Finance
    • Finance Theory & Practice
    • Portfolio Theory & Asset Pricing
    • 2 Finance Electives

    SMU Cox Edge Modality: All courses offered on-campus with option to take up to 4 courses online.
    Duration: 2 Terms, 9-10 months
    Total Credit Hours: 10
    Total Cost: $21,010

  • Accounting

    Accounting isn't only for CPAs — it's the foundation for success in business, no matter your job title. When you study accounting at Cox, you'll get more than a rigorous education in theory, technical proficiency, and a thorough grounding in business. You'll learn everything you'll need to become an ethical professional with strong leadership skills, an understanding of culture and society, and the ability to manage complexity and ride change — or drive it.

    Graduate Certificate in Accounting

    Courses include:
    • Financial Accounting I
    • Financial Accounting II
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis I
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis II
    • 1 Accounting Elective

    SMU Cox Edge Modality: All courses offered on-campus or online.
    Duration: 2 Terms, 9-10 months
    Total Credit Hours: 14
    Total Cost: $29,414

  • Real Estate

    Combine the study of finance and real estate to develop special competency in real estate law, structuring real estate transactions, real estate valuation techniques and an in-depth understanding of the mortgage markets. Recent graduates have chosen careers in real estate appraisal, development, investment management, and commercial lending.

    Graduate Certificate in Real Estate

    Courses include:
    • Managerial Finance
    • Real Estate Investment
    • Real Estate Analysis & Strategy
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Real Estate Development

    SMU Cox Edge Modality: All courses offered on-campus with option to take up to 4 courses online.
    Duration: 3-4 Terms, 19-21 months
    Total Credit hours: 12
    Total Cost: $25,212

  • Marketing

    The business of marketing is exploding, and Cox is at the forefront. Home of the first academic institute devoted to the study of customer engagement and loyalty, as well as a Center of Excellence for the study of consumer behavior, the department offers powerful programs that emphasize the art and science of marketing. We prepare students at every level to conduct meaningful research in a highly data-driven real world. Our tagline: Managerially focused and empirically driven.

    Graduate Certificate in Marketing

    Courses include:
    • Data Analytics
    • Marketing Management
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Customer Insights and Market Intelligence
    • Marketing Mix Implementation
    • Digital and Social Media Marketing
    • 1 Marketing Elective

    SMU Cox Edge Modality: All courses offered on-campus with option to take up to 4 courses online.
    Duration: 3-4 Terms, 19-21 months
    Total Credit hours: 16
    Total Cost: $33,616

  • Coming 2023

    Finance and Accounting
    Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance
    Graduate Certificate in Energy Finance
    Graduate Certificate in Investments

    Information Technology & Operations
    Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Operations Management
    Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

    Strategy Entrepreneurship
    Graduate Certificate in Strategy
    Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

    Management and Organizations
    Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance & Board Leadership
    Graduate Certificate in Commercial Diplomacy
    Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
    Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
    Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management
    Graduate Certificate in Management Consulting

    Graduate Certificate in Customer Engagement

  • Admission Requirements

    • A completed bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience
    • A submitted online application which includes
    • A professional resume
    • Unofficial copies of undergraduate transcript(s)
    • One short essay
    • There is no application fee
    • An admission interview
      • After the online application is submitted, the admission committee can offer an invitation for the applicant to complete an admission interview as a next step.


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    Please note, the Cox Graduate Certificate programs do not offer student visas.  If you are interested in studying at Cox full-time and require a student visas, please consider one of our full-time programs: Full-Time Two-Year MBA, Full-Time One-Year MBA or Specialized Masters.

  • Deadlines

    The admission application is open, and we are accepting applications for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

    Candidates are encourage to apply ahead of these deadlines to be best prepared for admission and enrollment prior to the start of classes.

    Start Term Deadline to Apply Classes Begin

    Fall 2023

    July 28th Week of August 21st
     Spring 2024  December 4th January 8th

  • Tuition

    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.

    Estimated Tuition and Fees – Graduate Certificate Students Entering in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024

    * Tuition = $1,797 per credit hour
    * Fees = $304 per credit hour
    * Deposit at time of enrollment applied to tuition= $2,000