Management and Organizations

Dare to be different and forge ahead in the increasingly complex and disruptive organizational environment.

In both startups and in legacy corporations, risk-takers and world-changers have replaced team players. Whether you're an MNO major or a double major paired with economics, engineering, psychology, political science or foreign languages, the Cox MNO department equips you with the skills and the confidence to break molds and succeed through innovation.

Degrees and Programs

MBA Concentrations and Minors

Master of Science in Management

Affiliated Research Centers

The Niemi Center

Students take on world-changing research projects as they delve into the history of American capitalism and investigate today’s changing dynamics. The Center's goal: develop driven, principled leaders and shape the way the world does business.

Faculty Features & Research

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Meet our featured faculty

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Marcus Butts

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Research Professor

Organizational behavior is where psychology and management meet. Learn this vital science from Marcus Butts.

Marcus’ research expertise includes the work-life interface, leadership, and analytical methods focused on experience sampling, multilevel statistics, and latent variable modeling. He has published in top academic outlets including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology.

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Maribeth Kuenzi

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Merriman Foundation Endowed Professor of American Capitalism

Besides teaching courses on management, Dr. Kuenzi is the director of the Niemi Center and a member of the Advisory Council of the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Her research focuses on ethical leadership and corporate culture, and she has published widely in scholarly journals.

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Robin Pinkley

Professor of Management and Organizations

The recipient of SMU's Golden Mustang Award for innovative teaching, Robin is a recognized authority on strategic negotiation and conflict management. She's the author of the book "Get Paid What You’re Worth: The Expert Negotiators’ Guide to Salary and Compensation," and she has consulted with numerous corporate and government organizations.