Become a Next-Level Business Leader with the #17 ranked Online MBA in the U.S.

Enhance your career trajectory and gain a competitive edge in the job market while pursuing a world-class MBA at a part-time pace.

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An Online MBA Program Built for Experienced Professionals

Earn a world-class MBA with the sterling reputation, expert faculty, and robust alumni network that SMU Cox has to offer without putting your career on hold. Led by the same industry-savvy faculty who instruct our residential program, the Cox Online MBA program offers you the convenience of a part-time, online degree while still providing engaging, interactive and rigorous course content you need to advance your career.

Designed with demanding schedules of working professionals in mind, our part-time program offers live classes that typically meet on weekday evenings. Further your understanding of course material through two 4-day immersion trips to domestic and international business hubs, where you’ll work with classmates to solve real-world business challenges presented by industry professionals. To ensure post-grad success, all students are matched with a Career Coach to help them grow their career before and after graduation. Applicants with less than three years of experience who are interested in the convenience and flexibility of an online MBA program should consider the Cox MBA Direct program.

The SMU Cox Online MBA Program at a Glance

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24 months, 52 credit hours

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Part-time, Weekday evenings, Some Optional Saturday mornings

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Live-Online Sessions with on-campus access & elective options

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Average Work Experience: 8 Years

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Average Age: 34 years

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Two 4-day global & domestic immersion experiences

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Online MBA Courses and Curriculum Overview

A Global MBA Curriculum, Global Immersion

  • Core courses like Data Analysis, Fundamentals of Marketing, and Fundamentals of Finance reinforce strong business competency
  • Advanced courses like Master Negotiation, Executive Leadership, and Mergers & Acquisitions pave the way for student success at the executive level
  • Small class size averaging 15 students & cohort cap make for experiential, intimate learning
  • 90-minute live meetings of each course every week for the duration of the 14-week semester highlight the program’s interactive nature
  • Domestic and international immersions bring students to international business hubs for additional experiential learning
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Why Choose The Cox Online MBA?

The Cox Advantage

  • Accelerate your career alongside accomplished, motivated peers
  • Learn from world-renowned faculty and experienced industry leaders
  • Embrace hands-on learning with the global immersion experience
  • Collaborate with your classmates and professors through live courses and intimate breakout groups
  • Graduate with the ability to solve complex problems across industries and departments
  • Join a network of global leaders and 42,000+ alumni

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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Additional Program Benefits

  • Access to the stunning SMU Cox campus, extensive resources and robust variety of student groups
  • In addition to mentorship from faculty, Cox offers Career Management Services as well as Success Coaches, for each student from orientation to graduation
  • All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarship, with 60% of students receiving awards.

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Program Accreditation and Career Outlook

SMU Cox Online MBA Program Accreditation

SMU Cox School of Business and the Online Master of Business Administration Program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. SMU’s AACSB accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing students with a top-quality education and developing leaders in the marketplace.

Career Outlook for MBA Graduates

Successfully completing an online MBA program at SMU Cox can be life-changing and provide a bright career outlook. Not only will it arm you with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career but facilitate positive life change. MBA graduates enjoy competitive positioning for career advancement, higher MBA salaries, and the ability to transcend industries.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2024

Activity Date
Early Review $2,500 Scholarship August 14, 2023
Priority Submit I $2,000 Scholarship September 11, 2023
Priority Submit II October 20, 2023
Final Submit Deadline November 16, 2023
Extended Final Deadline
November 29, 2023
Start of Classes January 16, 2024

If you intend to submit an application beyond the Extended Final, we are now accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Summer 2024

Activity Date
Early Review $2,500 Scholarship December 8, 2023
Priority Submit I $2,000 Scholarship January 22, 2024
Priority Submit II February 19, 2024
Final Submit Deadline March 22, 2024

Fall 2024

Activity Date
Early Review $2,500 Scholarship April 5, 2024
Priority Submit I $2,000 Scholarship May 6, 2024
Priority Submit II June 10, 2024
Final Submit Deadline July 1, 2024

Ready to invest in yourself and your next-level business career?