The Latest from Cox Online
Insights, updates, and essential reading for our Online MBA candidates.
May 17, 2023
Foundational Pillars: The SMU Cox Difference
Learn how SMU's Online MBA program and Foundational Pillars have the right idea when it comes to career preparation.
May 01, 2023
How AI is Changing the Face of Business
The SMU Cox School of Business Online MBA prepares students for open roles in the field of AI.
Students in part-time online MBA programs who continue to work while earning degrees can make rapid career progress by applying new skills immediately.
January 31, 2023
How to Pay for an Online MBA
From scholarships to loans and more, learn how to cover online MBA costs with financial aid tips from SMU Cox. Confidently pursue an MBA and gain a competitive edge.
December 06, 2022
6 Ways an MBA Will Make You a Better Leader
SMU Cox's Online MBA and MBA Direct programs are top MBAs for leadership because they help professionals deliver immediate value while growing in their organizations.
October 31, 2022
5 Qualities of a Strong MBA Application
Master of Business Administration graduates are a hot commodity in the job market, and top MBA programs pave the way for professionals to work in the highest levels of corporate leadership. A staggering 69 percent of MBA holders report that another company tried to poach them in the past year. MBAs are also high earners. […]
October 17, 2022
Who You'll Meet in an Online MBA Program
Networking is a critical element of career development. Online MBA students should choose programs that connect them with diverse and driven professionals.
October 01, 2022
Important Interpersonal Skills You Need to Be an Effective Leader
If you want to succeed in the workplace, you must master these six important interpersonal leadership skills that only an MBA program can offer.
September 27, 2022
The Future of Data Analytics in the Healthcare
The SMU Cox Online MBA emphasizes data analytics and leadership theory with practical application.
September 07, 2022
Will I Learn About Data Analytics in an MBA Program?
Given the benefits of this data-driven approach in both business and entrepreneurship, there is significant demand for executives with the data analytics skills to understand and interpret data generated by various functional areas. According to job market analysis firm Lightcast, there is a distinct misalignment between the number of job postings that require both an […]
September 06, 2022
Are You Qualified to Get Into an MBA Program
The Master of Business Administration is the most popular master's degree, with over 250,000 students worldwide. Its popularity is well-earned – MBA programs benefit their graduates in many ways. Many employers require high-level executives and managers to have MBAs, so the degree is necessary to advance in some career paths. For professionals who don't have […]
There are many different types of MBA programs, but the most effective emphasize experiential learning. Here's what makes experiential MBA programs better.
May 16, 2022
Should You Take the GMAT Even If It's Not Required?
Now that so many business school programs are GMAT optional, you may be thinking of skipping the exam. Here's why you should consider taking the GMAT, GRE or EA, even when it's not required.
Online MBA programs for working professionals differ in their prerequisite requirements. Many require that applicants have years of experience, but some, such as The SMU Cox School's MBA Direct, serve early-career students.
March 30, 2022
Six Benefits of Earning an MBA Early in Your Career
The answer varies by program, but earning your MBA early in an online MBA program for working professionals may help you advance in your career more quickly.
Today's online MBA programs offer prospective students the same academic rigor, networking opportunities and career boost as traditional MBA degree programs.
December 03, 2021
The ROI of an Online MBA Program
The online MBA programs at SMU Cox are designed to transform students into business leaders by expanding your network and boosting your career.
July 12, 2021
The Importance of Business Analytics in an MBA Program
An MBA with a business analytics focus is fantastic for career growth and higher salaries.
SMU Cox was one of the first universities to respond to this crisis by alleviating the burden of securing a GMAT test date during the pandemic.
Getting an MBA is a considerable career decision, and Nia Henson made the decision to attend SMU Cox. Find out more about her journey, and how you can start yours.
Professors Arjan Singh and David Jacobson developed the first virtual War Game at SMU Cox in collaboration with IPADE at Universidad Panamericana.
May 18, 2021
Student Spotlight: Carmen Gaddis
Learn about current MBA Direct student, Carmen Gaddis, and her journey to pursuing an MBA at SMU Cox.
May 13, 2021
Cox Online MBA Program Enhances Virtual Learning
The Cox Online MBA gives working professionals the convenience and flexibility to pursue a degree while working, setting them up for career advancement.
May 02, 2021
Preparing for Your Online MBA Interview
The online MBA interview at SMU Cox is a conversation about your career goals. Let our enrollment team get to know you today.
April 06, 2021
Student Spotlight: Risheek Kosuri
It's always been part of Risheek Kosuri's long-term plan to pursue an MBA. Read more about why he chose the MBA Direct at SMU Cox.
April 01, 2021
Student Spotlight: Samantha Simank
Samantha Simank, MBA Direct '23, is excited about how SMU Cox will help her become the strategic and confident leader she wants to be.
March 31, 2021
SMU Cox Is Planning For The New Future Of Business Education
The pandemic forced SMU Cox to pivot to online learning almost overnight. Now, looking to its second century, the business school is laying the groundwork for a more innovative and collaborative future.
JT Hale was looking for the right program for the next stage of his career, and when he found the SMU Cox MBA Direct program–it was the perfect fit.
February 15, 2021
How SMU Cox Prepares MBA Graduates for the C-Suite
Explore how the online, part-time leadership MBA program from SMU Cox School of Business puts professionals on the path to the C-suite.
February 15, 2021
Faculty Spotlight: Maribeth Kuenzi
Maribeth Kuenzi, a faculty member in the SMU Cox Online MBA program, believes COVID makes teaching leadership skills more important than ever.
February 01, 2021
Leading the Way with Virtual Immersions at SMU Cox: A Conversation with Arjan Singh
Professor Arjan Singh believes that virtual business will continue post-pandemic, so SMU Cox is innovating with interactive virtual programs.
January 03, 2021
How to Choose a Top-Ranked Online MBA in Dallas-Ft. Worth
Students who live and work in Dallas-Ft. Worth can benefit from the SMU Cox Online MBA.
December 15, 2020
Online MBA Immersion: Students at SMU Cox Consult with the Largest Foster Care Charity in the UK
Online MBA students at SMU Cox participated in the London Immersion where they consulted with TACT, the largest foster care charity in the UK.
November 30, 2020
How to Lead a Team in Times of Uncertainty
Here are six tips to help you lead a team in times of uncertainty and economic recession.
November 09, 2020
Adapting and Prospering in a Virtual World
Regardless of the industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has left most working professionals with two choices: adapt or stay stagnant. While the unexpected reality we face today may be alarming at first glance, the ability to change is a necessity to thrive in today's world.
October 27, 2020
Think Global, Act Virtual: Assistant Dean Linda Kao Helps Move the Online MBA Immersion Program to a New Format
Assistant Dean Linda Kao helped create the first virtual Immersion experience for Online MBA students.
October 06, 2020
Josh Reece, Air Force Acquisition Specialist, strives for a new professional future
Meet Joshua Reece, first-year Online MBA student at the SMU Cox School of Business. Prior to coming to SMU Cox, Josh enlisted in the US Air Force after high school and was the first person in his family to join the armed forces.
September 25, 2020
What to Look for in a Career Coach
For your future professional goals, the expertise of a career coach can be invaluable.
July 23, 2020
Former Enlisted Navy Sailor and Power Generation Professional Harnesses the Power of A First-Class Education
Meet Joe Best, first-year Online MBA student at the SMU Cox School of Business.
June 25, 2020
Former Field Artillery Expert in the 101st Airborne Reaches for New Heights with an Online MBA from SMU Cox
Meet Bobby Panchisin, first-year Online MBA student at the SMU Cox School of Business.
June 11, 2020
Former Air Force imagery analyst sets her sights on success by pursuing her Online MBA at SMU Cox
Meet Kim Bouthavong, first-year Online MBA student at SMU Cox School of Business.
May 20, 2020
Why Middle Managers Are the Key to Economic Growth
Investing in middle management is the smartest and easiest way to increase growth.
May 06, 2020
The Critical Importance of Soft Skills
Hone in-demand soft skills in the Online MBA program at SMU's Cox School of Business.
April 22, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Theory
It's often difficult to connect leadership theory and real-world application. SMU Cox can help.
Here are some business negotiation strategies and techniques to help you come out on top and win any business deal.
March 13, 2020
How to Network During Your Online MBA Program
You won't be at a disadvantage as an online MBA student when it comes to networking. Here are seven ways you can network with business professionals.
March 13, 2020
MBA Immersion in London: Experience for Life
Meet SMU Cox Online MBA student, Silvia Davis. Hailing from Brazil, Davis is now a Texas-based Product and Solutions Marketing Manager who decided to pursue her Online MBA at SMU Cox so that she can add even more value to her current role.
March 12, 2020
Marketing Is Digital: Do You Have the Right Strategy?
Learn ways you can create a digital-first marketing strategy that will effectively help build your brand and your audience at a low cost.
When you consider the importance of corporate social responsibility, you must understand how to balance it with profit.
March 10, 2020
Cross Cultural Negotiation (Business): What You Need to Know
Negotiation is a big part of every business strategy. Learn how to handle cross cultural negotiations with international businesses.
Hear from Salman Hasan, an online MBA student at SMU Cox, and learn how the flexible online program helped him balance school, work, and family life.
January 21, 2020
Learning & Future Growth: Applying Skills From His Online MBA
Reed Waldenmaier enrolled in the Online MBA program with SMU Cox. He used his skills to further his career and network with his peers.
November 25, 2019
Business Is Global: Do Your International Business Skills Measure Up?
Business is global. Do your business skills match up? Learn how an Online MBA from SMU Cox will help you master your international business skills.
November 25, 2019
Executive Suite: How to Overcome Business Failure
Learn how to overcome business failure and turn it into a success with these four lessons from the experts behind SMU's Online MBA program.
November 15, 2019
Choosing the Best MBA Program: Why Where It's from Is So Important
Choose the MBA program that best fits your needs. The experts from the SMU Cox Online MBA program show you why where you earn your MBA matters.
November 01, 2019
Why You Should Pursue Your Online MBA in Texas
Here are four reasons why Texas is the perfect place to earn your online MBA.
July 25, 2019
"In the News" Recap: Beto O'Rourke and Climate Change
Climate change is a top priority for presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.
Time to hunker down for the long term, as the trade war between the U.S. and China is far from over.
June 10, 2019
US-China Trade War's Impact on Texas Energy
Who benefits most from the U.S. China trade war?
What are the consequences of Brexit and why is it important to know?
Who will win the U.S.-China trade war?
May 14, 2019
"In the News" Recap: U.S.-China Battle For Technological Dominance: Technology Transfer A Benefit Or Burden?
SMU Cox professors offer opposing views for the U.S.-China technology transfer.
MBA degree holders from the SMU Cox School of Business stand to make tens of thousands more upon graduation.
December 06, 2018
SMU Cox Selects Noodle Partners to Launch New Online MBA
The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU Cox) in Dallas, announced today that it is launching an online Master of Business Administration with Noodle Partners, the nation's fastest-growing higher education provider.