Degrees & Programs

MBA Programs

SMU Cox offers a full portfolio of MBA and Specialized Master’s degrees to help you achieve your professional goals. Explore our redesigned and reimagined Cox MBA curriculum, grounded in three foundational pillars: Leadership, Analytics, and Experiential Learning. Learn about our six STEM-designated MBA programs, including full-time or part-time options, and classes on-campus or online to take your career to the next level.


Experiential Learning

  Full-Time Part-Time
Two-Year MBA One-Year MBA MBA Direct Professional MBA Online MBA Executive MBA
Minimum Work Experience 2 Yrs. 2 Yrs. no
2 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 8 Yrs.
Average Work Experience 5 Yrs. 5 Yrs. <2 Yrs. 6 Yrs. 8.5 Yrs. 15 Yrs.
Class Sessions Daytime, Some Evenings Daytime, Some Evenings Weekday Evenings Evenings, Some Saturday Mornings Weekday Evenings Friday-Saturday, Alternating Weekends
Program Start August May January & August January & August January, May & August August
Program Length 21 Months 12 Months 33 Months 24 Months 27 Months 21 Months

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Specialized Master’s Programs

A Specialized Master’s degree from SMU Cox can help you jumpstart your career and achieve your professional goals. Located in the heart of Dallas, SMU Cox brings together 100 years of experience in business education, internationally renowned faculty, and globally connected alumni. Explore our options below, and find the best match for you.

  MS in Accounting MS in Business Analytics MS in Finance MS in Management
Average Work Experience <2 Yrs. <2 Yrs. <2 Yrs. <2 Yrs.
Class Sessions Daytime, Some Evenings Daytime, Some Evenings Daytime, Some Evenings Daytime, Some Evenings
Program Start August August August August
Program Length 9 Months (12 Months with non-business background) 9 Months Full-Time or 21 Months Part-Time 9 Months Full-Time or 21 Months Part-Time 9 Months Full-Time or 21 Months Part-Time

Joint Degrees

  • MA/MBA

    The Meadows School for the Arts and Cox School have created an innovative full-time program to prepare you for a leadership role in any arts, entertainment or nonprofit organization.

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  • 21 months, including internship

  • Mon – Thu days & evenings

  • JD/MBA Program

    The Cox School and Dedman School of Law offer two joint degrees for business law–focused students who may get a career boost by having both law and business degrees.

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  • 3 years with a Business, Economics, or quantitative undergraduate degree seeking a law profession 4 years with any degree

  • Mon – Thu days & evenings

  • MS Engineering/MBA

    Prepare for a leadership role in the tech sector. This dual degree combines courses from the Lyle School of Engineering and the Cox School's One Year MBA.

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  • 21 months, including one summer term

  • Mon – Thu days & evenings