Our People and Community

Join forces with the bold optimists at SMU Cox, where we're forging a new future – together.

A close-knit community.

At SMU Cox, small class size and a culture of support bring students together in a way that is unusual in a business school.

In classes, breakout groups and teams, we learn from each other. The whole Cox community feels the connective tissue: The shared challenges, together with the push to excel that each student experiences here, create warm bonds that can last a lifetime.

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Collaborate and learn with a diverse group.

"I enjoyed being able to collaborate with and learn from a diverse group of classmates. It’s wonderful that the people from the SMU Cox community have your back whenever you need them."

Preet Grewal
MBA Candidate 2018

Deeply engaged.

Every day, students are making connections that strengthen business skills and shape us into the leaders of tomorrow.

Cox’s business-oriented organizations grow the bonds that build a valuable peer network on campus. From national business fraternities to a student-run investment portfolio, we're coming together for education, service and professional development — and to build relationships.

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Challenging curriculum.

"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
2018 MSM, 2019 MBA Candidate

Resourceful, inventive, confident.

With students hailing from Morocco to Alabama and everywhere in between, SMU Cox attracts the brightest young business minds from around the globe.

Brimming with ambition and bold new ideas, students are pursuing passions and spinning them into start-ups, exciting new careers and the ideas the world needs now. At SMU Cox we find our nourishment, our lab, our launchpad.

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A la carte curriculum that meets your goals.

"The smartphone app I created, Just Drive, is a perfect combination of my interests in human rights and marketing. It combines business with a philanthropic cause.."

Neha Husein ’19
Founder of the Just Drive App

Our Faculty

If there were a B-school award for most face-time with professors, SMU’s Cox School of Business might win it. At Cox, we attract professors who are not only respected for their industry experience and innovative research — these teachers love teaching.

Sreekumar Bhaskaran, Associate Professor of ITOM

One of Poets&Quants' "Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40,” Sreekumar's research focuses on new product development and innovation.

Robin Pinkley, Professor of Management and Organizations

A recognized authority on strategic negotiation and conflict management, Robin consults for corporate and government organizations.

James Linck, Finance Department Chair

An award-winning educator, Jim's work on corporate finance, governance and control has been widely published in academic journals.

Simon Mak, Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship

With extensive Silicon Valley startup/IPO experience,Simon has a passion for entrepreneurship that's summed up by "#PeaceLoveStartups."

Kumar Venkataraman, Professor of Finance

Kumar excels at helping students connect the dots between theory and practice, teaming with outside speakers to illustrate the finer points of finance.


Our Alumni, Changing the Face of Business

She wanted to help Dallas's burgeoning tech scene, so SMU alum Gabriella Draney created what has become a Forbes Top 10 seed accelerator for startups, Tech Wildcatters.