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Perfect for professionals who want to gain the skills to move ahead but need the flexibility of a part-time program in a live online environment.

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Program Overview

The mission of the SMU Cox School of Business is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to emerge as a successful leader in a changing world. Through a rigorous, immersive curriculum, you’ll learn to tackle real-world business challenges and transform obstacles into positive outcomes with an agile business perspective.

Our students learn to navigate complex problems and succinctly communicate data insights with a diverse, collaborative cohort of colleagues. As an online student, you will experience the same rigor, energy and community as students in our on-campus program. In approximately 24 months, you will earn the same diploma while benefiting from a flexible program that fits into your already full life.  

SMU Cox Foundational Pillars

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Business leadership

At Cox, we know what it takes to become a well-rounded business leader. From managing cross-functional teams to thinking innovatively, you will hone your business leadership skills for the changing world of work.

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Business analytics

Data analytics now has a bigger impact on business than ever before. As an Online MBA candidate you will learn data analytics skills and how to clearly communicate findings to colleagues and management, no matter the industry.

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Experiential Learning

You will gain hands-on experience by examining the challenges of real companies and applying your own solutions. Our model of experiential learning provides the framework to keep building on the knowledge and skills you acquire over the course of the program.

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We strive to make the admissions process as smooth and affordable as possible with:

  • GMAT/GRE not required
  • Merit-based scholarships available
  • Military benefits, including Yellow Ribbon participation
  • One-on-one admissions counseling
  • No application fee

Lifelong Career Support

We invest in you — for life. We understand that the decision to pursue your MBA represents a major investment and commitment. If you commit, so will we. As a student and alum, you’ll have lifelong access to a strong support system and career services including:

  • A close-knit network of over 42,000 global alumni with lifelong support for mentorship and recruiting opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with global corporations in the Dallas metro area, currently home to nearly two dozen Fortune 500 companies
  • Career counseling, including help with company research, resume and cover letter assistance, interview tips, and advice on job acceptance and salary negotiation
  • Access to job boards and career fairs

AACSB Accredited

The Edwin L. Cox School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • #40

    Bloomberg Businessweek ranks SMU Cox #40 in the nation for best 2022-23 full-time MBA Business School, with high marks in learning, diversity and networking.

  • Top 50

    SMU Cox is ranked as one of the best business schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2023).

  • #6

    SMU Cox’s full-time MBA program is highly ranked (#6 in the nation) for potential networking opportunities by The Economist (2019).

Priority Submit II Deadline - February 19.

Please note: merit-based scholarships awarded year-round. All candidates are considered upon application submission.

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Learn from the Best

We don’t just teach business — we’re immersed in business. When they’re not teaching you applicable knowledge and skills, your professors are consulting for Fortune 500's, 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 as invested in your future as you are.

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