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, now through August 2, 2020. See below for application rounds and key deadlines.

    Fall Enrollment August 2020
    Priority Submit I – May 29 ($2,000 scholarship)
    Priority Submit II – June 26 ($1,000 scholarship)
    Final Submit – July 24
    Start of Classes – August 17

  • 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 Events

    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:

    • 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 requires the GMAT or GRE for all MBA Direct applicants. However, exams have been waived for Fall 2020.

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