Executive Education

Growth. Change. Opportunity.

Meet your career challenges head-on by mining the expertise of the nation's top business leaders. At SMU Cox Executive Education, you’ll gain breakthrough insights and advanced skills from a fast-paced curriculum, so you can put your new knowledge to work now and get on track to succeed in today's dynamic marketplace.

Whether you’re charting the path of your own career or guiding the success of an entire organization, we’re by your side with programs that meet today’s challenges and anticipate the demands of the future.

We also have over 40 years of expertise in crafting custom programs suited for your business’ exact needs. With clients ranging from AT&T and Baylor Scott & White Health to Toyota and Walmart, we have skills and knowledge that is trusted the world over.






Leading in Unprecedented Times: A Mandate to be Bold ― and Remain Bold

For us at Cox, now more than ever, this serves a clarion call to exercise transformational leadership through this extraordinary time. 

Shane Goodwin, PhD

Program Spotlight: Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions: Where Theory Meets Practice is a new kind of program at SMU Cox. We’re delivering practical intellectual stimulation that satisfies your academic curiosity and balances theory with ready-to-use insights. You get the academic rigor you expect plus interactive exercises, real-world case studies and lessons from leading industry practitioners that help you turn ideas into action.

Highlight: Transformational Leadership

Join Professor Simon Mak as he walks you through a session about Strategic Thinking for the Transformational Leadership Program (previously Certificate in Leadership) where he provides a basic understanding of tools used for strategic thinking in business, including SWOT, Porter's 5 Forces, Business Growth 2x2, Value/Effort 2x2, Design Thinking, and the Business Model Canvas. The tools provided in class will teach you to think about what to do, why you should do it, and when you should do it.


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