Master of Science in Management at SMU Cox

While increasing business acumen in a top program, tap into the Cox School's deep relationships with business leaders at Dallas's global 500s.

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Push ahead of the pack with a master’s program that puts you in the driver’s seat of your career. 

Ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by The Economist, the Master’s of Science in Management (MSM) at SMU Cox gives you a strong grasp of business fundamentals in finance, statistics, marketing, accounting, operations and strategic management. Students who complete the program will increase their personal earning potential and gain access to job opportunities and career tracks that are reserved for students who hold advanced degrees. While at the Cox School, you’ll tap into deep relationships with business leaders at Dallas's global 500s. These executives not only help shape the program you graduate from — they're on campus giving talks and connecting. And you can count on a return on your investment at Cox: More than 91 percent of recent graduates had achieved their career or education goal within six months of graduation.

  • The MSM is a Full-Time thirty-two-credit hours degree. The program can be completed in ten months across two semesters (four, seven-week Modules).
  • All courses are taught on campus.
  • Candidates come from a variety of backgrounds including degrees in Economics, Biology and International Relations. All degrees are welcome to apply.

Gain the Edge that Employers Seek

Students who have completed the Masters of Science in Management curriculum will be armed with a strong business foundation that will help to transform their resume into a more marketable and diversified set of experiences. MSM graduates will increase their personal earning potential and gain access to job opportunities and career tracks that are reserved for students who hold advanced degrees.


Finding balance

"I’m most proud of the opportunity to learn how to handle a challenging curriculum while balancing my time to network with other professionals and classmates."

Elie Nabushosi
Senior Product Manager, NerdWallet

Find Your Student Club

Consulting Corporate Strategy Club

Consulting & Corporate Strategy Club

This dynamic organization guides SMU students to success in the ever changing business landscape. The club offers members case interview practice, a chance to network with local boutique and specialty consulting firms to create consulting project opportunities, and face time with hiring managers.

students in class

Entrepreneurship Club

Fuel your passion for entrepreneurship and connect with supportive mentors and peer entrepreneurs across the SMU campus. From the maker space in the Lyle School of Engineering to national business plan competitions, this club will open new doors to opportunity — both on campus and beyond.

Women in Business Club

Women in Business

One of SMU Cox's largest student organizations, Women in Business helps launch you into a meaningful career as a business leader. You'll find opportunities for mentorship and networking with high-powered women from industries across Dallas, as well as a calendar full of events, from lunch-and-learns with guest speakers to seminars and get-togethers. The club's relationship with the Forté Foundation means you automatically benefit from membership in the national organization.

The Cox MSM Class of 2023

  • 56

    Class Size

  • 3.35

    Average GPA

  • 65%


  • 27%

    Under-Represented Minorities

  • 7%


  • 8

    Number of Countries Represented

After Cox: Success Stories

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Chelsey Caldwell, MS Management 2018

People Advisory Services Staff Consultant at EY

"The MSM program engaged me, and changed me. My coursework enabled me to travel to Dubai, and the career resources helped me secure my dream job. I cannot wait to start my next chapter in consulting."



Chris Hipps, MS Management 2015

Vice president of development at Direct Development

A high school football star and college lacrosse player at Duke, Chris Hipps was headed to SMU Cox to compete in football with the Mustangs. But there was another story: Although he was a history major at Duke, Chris had discovered a passion for real estate during his summer internship, and he had chosen SMU Cox for its MSM program. Just a year later, Chris landed the role of vice president at Dallas real estate development company Direct Development.


Cameron Smith, MS Management 2016

Treasurers Specialist at JCPenney

"I was attracted the MSM program because of the versatility it provides candidates in the workspace. Not only did I receive a world class education, but I gained a network that will last a lifetime."