Lifelong Support

We know you're making a major investment when you commit to earning your MSBA. It's our business to help you get the most out of your experience.

At Cox, everything from class size to curriculum ensures that the support you get is personalized to your goals.

From the point of your acceptance through your life as an alum, SMU Cox is committed to enriching your career path and creating the right connections and opportunities for you. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your future. At Cox, everything from class size to curriculum ensures that the support you get is personalized to your goals and that you're using Dallas as your professional playground and classroom at-large.

Forge Your Path Forward

Get the next step in your career journey started with the Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC is staffed with career coaches who are former recruiters, analysts, and consultants who understand the ins and outs of moving into the corporate world. Their advice and guidance help you shape your resume, negotiate for the salary you deserve, and they aim to help you land your dream career after you complete your MSBA.
The CMC offers seminars, on-campus interviews, career fairs, networking opportunities, and more. No matter where you want to go the CMC at SMU Cox is your asset for success starting day one.

For the MSBA class of 2022:

  • 98% of ALL job-seeking graduates accepted a full-time position within 6 months of graduation.
  • $86.7K Average Base Salary for ALL graduates
  • $7.3K Average Signing Bonus for ALL graduates
  • Hiring companies include: Accenture, Ally Financial, Amazon, Artis Consulting, AT&T, Capital One, Citi, Deloitte, Expedia Group, ExxonMobil, EY, GAP, Inc., JP Morgan, Kearney, KPMG, PwC, Samsung, Toyota, and Walmart.

Learn more about how the CMC can help you

Highlight: Managing Your Career Course

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Each week in this hands-on course led by Career Management Center experts, a leader from the Dallas business world will visit your classroom to discuss the role of analytics in their company. You’ll explore career opportunities in the business analytics space, build and leverage a professional network and develop a personal marketing plan. Recent participants in the class include Accenture, Ally Financial, American Airlines, Capital One, Deloitte, iHeartMedia, Infosys, PrimeSource and Worldlink.

Grow as a Leader

You can't learn leadership from a textbook — you need firsthand experience. That’s why the Cox Business Leadership Center (BLC) develops your leadership abilities through a variety of programming that will broaden your horizons and hone your skills. The BLC offers you a chance to engage your studies in real-world application and readies you for the road ahead.

See the full range of BLC programming

Highlight: Mentorship at Cox

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SMU Cox is committed to supporting the professional success of our MS student by providing access to mentorship. Our program pairs MS students with experienced business professionals to engage in one-on-one conversations that result in valuable career insights and advice. With mentors representing national and global corporations and entrepreneurial ventures from every major industry, mentorship is an excellent way for students to expand their networks and receive professional feedback.

Faculty: Learn from the Best

We don't just teach business — we're immersed in business. When they’re not educating you in applicable knowledge and skills, your professors are consulting for Fortune 500s, publishing books and research, running their own businesses and serving in government. Small class sizes and a calendar full of events where you can mingle informally mean you’ll be able to build one-on-one relationships with the academics and professionals who are invested in your future.

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Meet the Faculty


Sreekumar R. Bhaskaran

Associate Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management

Sreekumar’s research focuses on new product development and innovation — he’s especially interested in how firms can overcome operational challenges as they transform ideas into value-delivering propositions.

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William R. Dillon

Professor of Marketing and Statistics

AT&T, ESPN and UPS depend on Bill Dillon’s expertise on the bonds between customers and products. A prolific author of research articles and scholarly books on marketing research, his recent interests center on dynamic structural equation models, models for measuring brand equity, consumer-product relationships, and customer engagement optimization. Besides holding professorships in marketing and statistics, Bill is also serves as senior associate dean.

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Amy Puelz

PhD, Management Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amy Puelz instructs stats, business analytics, & decision modeling in both graduate and undergraduate programs at SMU Cox. Puelz has been awarded for her teaching, including awards in value, teaching innovation, and faculty service. She is published in top journals. Given this experience, the MSBA population benefits heavily from her years of research and innovation.