Introducing the Online MBA Program

The mission of the SMU Cox School of Business is to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to become a successful business leader in a changing world. Through learning activities based on a model of action and solutions, you will gain the acumen, interpersonal skills, and confidence to boldly address real-world issues and challenges.

Our students are adaptable, innovative individuals who want to work on cross-functional teams, where they can critically analyze problems and succinctly communicate data insights. As an online student, you will experience the same rigor, energy, and community as students in our on-campus program. You will attain the same diploma, while benefiting from the flexibility to work full-time and maintain commitments off-campus and around the world. No matter where you are, as an Online MBA student, you will be an integral part of the Cox network.

Our Foundational Pillars



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.



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

Experiential Learning

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.


A Strong Network in Dallas

“I chose the OMBA at SMU Cox because of SMU's reputation, alumni network, and being a native of Dallas, I wanted to build my network close to home while also having connections internationally through SMU's global reach. I travel for work so the flexibility of the OMBA format allowed me to attend class and complete schoolwork while traveling through airports and hotels.”

- Andres Zorrilla 21

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A Focus on Analytics and Leadership

“It was important that I chose a program that was online first and foremost because as a working professional who traveled often I needed to be able to take my school with me on the go. However, it was also equally important that I didn't sacrifice the quality of my education. The online MBA program at SMU Cox provided a convenient platform for learning without sacrificing the quality of education. I also chose this specific program because it’s grounded in the two key focus areas employers have identified as skill gaps in the workplace - analytics & leadership”

- Morgan Holcomb 21

See What Others Are Saying

To Strengthen my Business Acumen

“I have been in business for quite some time, but I wanted a deeper understanding of the mechanics of what differentiates a successful business. The SMU OMBA provided me the opportunity to flexibly achieve my goal of strengthening my business acumen and while still maintaining a work/life balance.”

- Joel Moss 21

Meet Our Students

Key Dates & Deadlines

August 28, 2020
Early Review
September 25, 2020
Priority Submit I
October 23, 2020
Priority Submit II
November 20, 2020
Final Submit Deadline
January 19, 2021
Start of Classes

Future term dates and deadlines can be found on our Key Dates & Deadlines page.

Upcoming Events

October 6
6:30 PM CT
Virtual Preview Day - SMU Cox Advantage with Associate Dean Shane Goodwin
October 8
6:30 PM CT
Virtual Preview Day - Information Sessions featuring Current Students
October 10
9:00 AM CT
Virtual Preview Day - Career Development at SMU Cox featuring Alumni