Tailor your learning to your specific career focus.
This streamlined, modular curriculum lets you tailor your learning to your specific career focus by choosing from a wide range of electives in several concentrations; you can also opt for a minor. By combining a rigorous education in the fundamentals with a targeted concentration, you'll graduate with deep, specialized knowledge and a strong skill set that will accelerate your career right away and far into the future.
All MBA students begin with the core classes to give you a broad education in the fundamentals. Fine-tune your program around your interests and goals by choosing an area of concentration. Each concentration requires 6 to 8 courses.
- Finance: Further specializations in Corporate Finance, Energy Finance and Investments
- ITOM: Business Analytics
- ITOM: Information & Operations
- Marketing: Further specializations in Customer Engagement
- Real Estate
- Strategy & Entrepreneurship
- General Business
To thrive and lead in today’s rapidly globalizing world, you need a nuanced understanding of international business and culture. One of the hallmarks of the SMU Cox Full-Time MBA Programs is our global leadership program. The Cox School's relationships with corporate leaders around the world run deep — as a result you'll gain experience in the global marketplace through classroom study, speaker series, class treks abroad and the immersive Global Leadership Program. This weeklong international trip lets you experience how business is conducted in some of the world’s vital economic capitals through company visits, meetings with business leaders, lectures and cultural excursions.
Innovative experiences outside the classroom add another dimension to your academic learning. Among the hands-on opportunities you'll find at SMU Cox:Hear from business leaders who are applying what you've learned in the real world.
- Test your new skills and knowledge during applied leadership projects in Dallas and beyond.
- Tour corporate headquarters and meet with executives in their offices to discuss their challenges and solutions.
- Work with the latest industry-specific technologies and software, including a simulated trading room complete with Bloomberg terminals.
Highlight: Global Strategy in Real Life
The realities of doing business in emerging markets came alive for Alexa Higgins, Fast Track MBA '17, during her recent SMU Cox trek to the UAE. The experience was the culmination of the course Global Strategy for Emerging Markets. Alexa and her classmates visited the offices of PepsiCo, Emerson, BakerBotts and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, among other global and regional companies, where they met with executives to gain insights on key business practices in the Gulf states.