Professional MBA

  • NextGen Curriculum

    In August 2020, SMU Cox launched the new STEM-designated NextGen MBA Curriculum, designed to shape future leaders who are not just job-ready, but also future-prepared. The NextGen Curriculum integrates three foundational pillars: Leadership, Analytics, and Experiential Learning, to develop graduates who can confidently navigate any business environment. Cox graduates are equipped with a curriculum anchored in analytical rigor, refined leadership skills to support complex problem solving, and knowledge with practical application gained through hands-on experiential learning. 

    Foundational Pillars

    SMU Cox graduate programs are grounded in three core foundational pillars:

  • Curriculum Overview

    The Professional MBA at SMU Cox gives you the skills you need to lead in a changing corporate climate. Structured around seven-week courses, the modular curriculum lets you customize your learning to match your schedule and goals. With two start terms each year, you can start your MBA journey in the fall or spring. You'll devote your first year to developing a strong foundation in fundamental business principles. During year two, you'll build on that foundation by targeting concentrations and electives that give you the expertise you need to succeed in your field. With 11 elective courses built in to the curriculum, you can build a unique academic experience that will get you exactly where you want to go.

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  • Concentrations

    SMU Cox is one of only a few schools that give Professional MBA students the opportunity to declare a concentration. You can choose to follow a general business concentration for the greatest flexibility in course scheduling, or gain deeper expertise in a particular area by focusing your courses on one of 11 concentrations. If you specialize, you'll take six or more elective courses in your chosen concentration. You can also pursue a minor depending on specific requirements.

  • 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.

Next Steps

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