MBA International Exchange Programs

The global marketplace is studied and analyzed throughout the MBA curriculum- in courses, case studies, and group projects. However, some students want more firsthand exposure to the complexities and opportunities of the global economy- for these students a study abroad experience may become a strategic career advantage. 

As an Exchange Student you will acquire this knowledge first-hand, while living and studying in the country of your choice. Our world-renowned exchange programs with other first-rate institutions focus on these global issues. This experience, in conjunction with SMU's curriculum and programs, distinguishes the Cox graduate from other competitors in the job market.

The Cox School has formal exchange agreements with some of the finest business schools in the world. Students who are interested in this opportunity could apply for a semester exchange with one of our partner schools.

Applicant Criteria:

SMU Cox’s exchange agreements are typically for two students per school per school year; therefore we mist assign these spots on a competitive basis. The criteria for applicants are:

·  Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
·  Must submit an application to the program
·  Must complete core courses

Registration Deadlines:

·  Fall: Mid April
·  Spring: Mid October 

Asia/Pacific Rim
China, Shanghai (English)
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 
China, Shanghai (English)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Fall Only - Inactive

China, Taiwan
National Taiwan University

China, Hong Kong (English)
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Japan, Niigata (English)
International University of Japan (IUJ)

Singapore (English)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Australia, Melbourne (English)
Melbourne Business Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of Melbourne

Denmark, Copenhagen (English)
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

England, Manchester (English)
Manchester Business School (MBS) at the University of Manchester 

Germany, Koblenz
The WHU, The Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management

Italy, Milan
Bocconi University
Latin America

Mexico City
Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas (IPADE) 


Please note: Certain universities only offer Fall or Spring exchange

For specific questions, please contact Lauren Clinkscales, Director, at (214) 768-3795,


NOTE: The Global Programs Office reserves the right to decline anyone whose behavior at Cox indicates they might jeopardize our exchange relationship and thus prevent future Cox MBA students from going on exchange to a particular school.