Lifelong Support

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

SMU Cox is committed to enriching your career path and creating the right connections and opportunities for you.

From the moment 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.

Create Your Career Path: The Career Management Center

From the moment you’re accepted, the CMC goes to work for you. The staff's main purpose is to give you the advice and resources you'll need to pursue and build your ideal career — before, during and after your BBA studies. Take advantage of a range of services, among them:

  • Coaching appointments
  • Specialized career prep workshops and seminars
  • Mentoring programs
  • Resume reviews
  • Critiqued mock interviews

Learn more about how the CMC can help you

Highlight: The Power of a Dedicated Career Center

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Kaleb Lee, BBA '17, had an internship interview coming up with The Boston Consulting Group. A sophomore at the time, Kaleb turned to the SMU Cox Career Center for help. Armed with confidence, a polished resume and question preparation, Kaleb made it through five rounds of interview before landing an offer. During his initial 10-week internship he helped to restructure the Latin American division of a Fortune 500 company. Kaleb went on to become the youngest person ever to receive a full-time offer from the prestigious consulting firm — before he'd graduated from SMU Cox.

The Business Leadership Institute

Academic theory meets hands-on experience in the SMU Cox Business Leadership Institute. At this highly regarded center, you'll participate in seminars that enhance your classroom learning by delving into real-world business situations. Taught by industry leaders, a foundational course teaches BBA students effective career management, along with business presentation skills, business writing, teamwork and more. With the BLI experience in your pocket, you'll be set to sprint ahead in whatever career you choose.

See more about the BLI

Dynamic Training and Industry-Driven Resources: The Business Library

Offering hands-on research workshops that build upon SMU Cox curriculum and partnering with faculty to develop tailored instruction, the Business Library enriches the experience of Cox BBA students. Targeted workshops range from international business, to Bloomberg, to researching companies for a chosen career. Students can ask a Business Librarian for help with a business topic for a class, organization, or individual research, by email, chat, social media, or in person.  SMU Cox BBA students have a significant advantage in being able to navigate Business Library resources to help set them apart from the rest.

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.

Meet the Faculty

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Nils Van den Steen

Clinical Professor, ITOM Department

Nils Van Den Steen researches business process digitalization. Alongside teaching BBA students, Van den Steen is the Associate Director for Commercial Diplomacy Initiative. He's been at SMU Cox since 2021 and enjoys being in the classroom.

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William Maxwell

Professor of Finance, Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments

Academic Director, The EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center

Academic Director, The Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies

A finance expert and award-winning teacher, William Maxwell has created a unique specialization at Cox: alternative asset management. An accomplished researcher, he's written two books, been published in numerous journals and had his work noted in major media outlets. William also holds the Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments at Cox, and directs the school's Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies and EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center.

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Milica Mormann

Associate Professor of Marketing

Milica Mormann, Associate Professor here at SMU Cox, teaches our BBA students alongside continued research. Her research examines consumer behavior and decision-making, with a focus on the visual and attentional processes that drive consumer behavior, and has appeared in several leading academic journals.