MBA Direct

  • Applying for the Cox MBA Direct

    Your application, supporting documents and personal interview are all very important to us, but most of all, we want to get to know you. Please connect with us so we can get to know you, and answer any questions about the MBA Direct program.

    PMBA Admissions Events Team

  • Application Deadlines & Next Steps

    SMU Cox Admissions is accepting applications for Spring 2021. See below for application rounds and key deadlines.

    Spring Enrollment January 2021

    Early Review – August 28 ($2,500 scholarship)

    Priority Submit I – September 25 ($2,000 scholarship)
    Priority Submit II – October 23
    Final Submit – November 20
    Start of Classes – January 11


  • Tuition and Financing

    Invest in your education, your career, and your future.

    When you enroll as an SMU Cox MBA Direct student, you’ve made an important commitment. We promise to match your commitment to help you grow as an individual and as a business leader. It is our mission to understand your specific personal goals and ambitions, and to give you the tools and opportunities you need to make your MBA dreams a reality. That begins with making sure you understand the financing options available to you.

    MBA Direct Tuition Costs
    • Credits: 53 Credits in 8 Terms
    • Cost per Credit: $1,762
    • Total Cost of Program: $93,386

    Cost excludes flights to and from immersions, but does include immersion lodging and most meals.

  • Admissions

    The best way to find out if SMU Cox is the right school for you is to attend an event. You can join an information session, or schedule time to chat with an admissions officer. We also offer campus tours and class visits. If you're unable to come to Dallas, opt for a virtual visit to get a window into our world and answer your questions. 

  • Application Process and Checklist

    Applications to the SMU Cox MBA Direct are considered on a rolling admissions basis for entry in August. If you have any additional questions, you can call or email us today. Admission to the Cox MBA Direct program is highly selective with the Admissions Committee seeking a diverse group of candidates demonstrating the following attributes:

    • Applicants are required to be working in a full-time professional job while in the program
    • Strong academic capabilities, leadership potential, and interpersonal and communication skills
    • Personal qualities such as maturity, integrity, self-confidence, and motivation
    • A strong commitment to learning and achievement

    Application Checklist:
    • Online Application
    • Professional resume
    • Essays
    • Official GMAT or GRE (within the last five years)
    • Official copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts where you have received 12 or more credit hours
    • Two professional references - people who can speak to your work-related skills and abilities
    • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores (International Applicants only. If you have worked in the US for at least 2 years or hold an undergraduate degree from a university where the primary instruction language was English, please ask us about a TOEFL/IELTS/PTE waiver)
    • Admissions interview, by invitation only
    Admission decisions are typically made within two to four weeks after the application is complete.

    SMU Cox accepts unofficial copies of scores and transcripts in the application, however if offered admission to Cox, you are required to submit official GMAT/GRE scores, official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores (International Applicants only), and official school transcripts within 30 days. Cox reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur.

    SMU Cox is continuing its test-optional admissions policy for Spring 2021 applicants for all Cox Graduate Programs. Students applying to Spring 2021 entry terms may choose whether to submit a GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment or TOEFL/IELTS score as a part of their application.

    Mailing Address for Transcripts
    SMU Cox School of Business
    ATTN: MBA Direct Admissions
    PO Box 750521
    Dallas, TX 75275