Executive MBA

  • Career Development

    We know you're making a major investment when you commit to earning your MBA. We believe it's our business to help you get the most out of your experience. From the moment of your acceptance through your life as an alum, SMU Cox is committed to enriching your career path and creating meaningful connections and opportunities for you.

  • Lifelong Learning with Executive Education

    SMU Cox EMBA Alumni can participate in Executive Education courses over the course of their careers for free, or at a significant discount. This is a value of tens of thousands of dollars. The Executive Education office hosts short courses and seminars throughout the year. This reinforces the best practices of business and allows our alumni to stay sharp as their careers continue to grow. Contact Executive Education directly to learn more.

  • Career Management Center

    As experienced leaders, we understand that our Cox Executive MBA students have unique career management needs. You’ll benefit from one-on-one career coaching with coaches who have experience navigating mid-management through to executive level promotions and transitions. You’ll begin by taking a career assessment, and aligning your goals, interests and values towards the next step in your career. Leverage our expertise towards a more efficient job search, and leverage the Cox network to expand your connections and opportunities. Our team provides executive-level services that ladder up to your goals – before, during and after your MBA studies, including:

    • One-on-one career coaching
    • Executive-level professional development workshops
    • The Cox Mentorship Academy
    • Networking events
    • CareerShift, a comprehensive online resource for your job search

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  • Highlight: The Cox Mentorship Academy

    The Cox Mentorship Academy is a unique component of the support system that you'll find at SMU Cox. The program pairs you with a high-ranking business executive in your field for one-on-ones that give you a deep personal connection to Dallas's global 500 business community, as well as invaluable career insights and advice. With a roster of executive mentors representing national and global corporations and entrepreneurial ventures from every major industry, the Cox Mentorship Academy is a hallmark of our commitment to your success.

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  • Representative Companies & Organizations

    Cox Executive MBAs are employed by companies and organizations with local, national, and global reach. Whether drawing from their analytic experience in finance, innovative thought leadership in technology or insight-driven strategies in consumer packaged goods, Cox EMBAs draw up their professional experiences to enrich the classroom and leverage their cohort to expand their network.

After Cox: Success Stories

  • Jason Cochran, EMBA 2018

    VP Operations, Chipotle Mexican Grill


    Jason Cochran brought his expertise in business operations and national retail management into the Executive MBA classroom, leveraging his experience from a successful career at GameStop. After graduation, Jason took on a new role as the Vice President at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Added bonus: Jason was also named Best EMBA by Poets & Quants.

  • Bethany Evans, EMBA 2018

    Senior Director of Marketing at The North Face


    Bethany Evans took all of her experience in brand management and social media marketing at both JCPenney and Southwest Airlines to the Cox Executive MBA Program. As a busy professional, wife and mother – Bethany challenged herself in the program and found time to grow her career. She is now the Senior Director of Marketing at The North Face. Academic Secret Weapon: Marketing Strategy.

  • Sabari Raja, EMBA 2011

    Co-Founder & CEO at Nepris Inc

    With an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India and a Master’s in Computer Science, Sabari Raja joined the educational arm of Texas Instruments as a software developer. Over more than a decade there, her focus shifted to the business side of EdTech, and eventually she decided to enroll at Cox. Today, she presides over Nepris, the innovative multi-award-winning company she co-founded to create virtual connections between classrooms and industry.

Next Steps

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