Career Development

We know you're making a major investment when you commit to earning your MBA. We believe it's our business to help you get the most out of your experience. From the moment of your acceptance through your life as an alum, SMU Cox is committed to enriching your career path and creating meaningful connections and opportunities for you.

Lifelong Learning with Executive Education

SMU Cox EMBA Alumni can participate in Executive Education courses over the course of their careers for free, or at a significant discount. This is a value of tens of thousands of dollars. The Executive Education office hosts short courses and seminars throughout the year. This reinforces the best practices of business and allows our alumni to stay sharp as their careers continue to grow. Contact Executive Education directly to learn more.

Career Management Center

As experienced leaders, we understand that our Cox Executive MBA students have unique career management needs. You’ll benefit from one-on-one career coaching with coaches who have experience navigating mid-management through to executive level promotions and transitions. You’ll begin by taking a career assessment, and aligning your goals, interests and values towards the next step in your career. Leverage our expertise towards a more efficient job search, and leverage the Cox network to expand your connections and opportunities. Our team provides executive-level services that ladder up to your goals – before, during and after your MBA studies, including:

  • One-on-one career coaching
  • Executive-level professional development workshops
  • The Cox Mentorship Academy
  • Networking events
  • CareerShift, a comprehensive online resource for your job search

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Highlight: The Cox Mentorship Academy

The Cox Mentorship Academy is a unique component of the support system that you'll find at SMU Cox. The program pairs you with a high-ranking business executive in your field for one-on-ones that give you a deep personal connection to Dallas's global 500 business community, as well as invaluable career insights and advice. With a roster of executive mentors representing national and global corporations and entrepreneurial ventures from every major industry, the Cox Mentorship Academy is a hallmark of our commitment to your success.

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Representative Companies & Organizations

Cox Executive MBAs are employed by companies and organizations with local, national, and global reach. Whether drawing from their analytic experience in finance, innovative thought leadership in technology or insight-driven strategies in consumer packaged goods, Cox EMBAs draw up their professional experiences to enrich the classroom and leverage their cohort to expand their network. 


Next Steps

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