The Online MBA from Cox: Transforming students into business leaders.

Introducing the Online MBA

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

Cox MBA students are adaptable, innovative individuals who want to work in cross-functional teams, learn to critically analyze problems, and succinctly communicate data insights. Online students experience the same rigor, energy, and community as those in our on-campus program, and receive the same diploma, while benefiting from the flexibility to work full-time and maintain commitments off-campus and around the world. No matter where they are, Online MBA students 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 leadership skills for the changing world of work.



Data now has a bigger impact on business than ever before. Online MBA candidates will learn how to gain insights from data and how to clearly communicate findings to colleagues and management, no matter the industry.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Online MBA students will get hands-on experience by examining the challenges of real companies and applying their own solutions. Our model of experiential learning provides the framework to keep building on knowledge and skills acquired over the course of the program.

Key Dates & Deadlines

September 13, 2019
*Early Review Deadline
October 25, 2019
**Priority Deadline
November 29, 2019
Final Submit Deadline
January 13, 2020
Start of Classes

*Candidates who apply by the Early Review Deadline will be considered for a $2000 scholarship
**Candidates who apply by the Priority Deadline will be considered for a $1000 scholarship

The Online Experience

online MBA students

Solving Business Problems

The Online MBA will expose students to our innovative spirit and 21st-century approaches to solving business problems; the program teaches not only how to analyze information, but how to uncover key actionable insights, and share them clearly and with confidence.

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Holistic Approach to Data Analysis

The Online MBA gives students a holistic approach to data analysis, preparing them to be leaders in the field. A Cox graduate not only knows how to interpret data, but has the acumen, boldness, and communication skills necessary to bring the right solutions to the table.

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Cox Alumni

The vast and powerful group of Cox alumni and connectors both in and outside of Dallas create a strong network and support system. During and after your time as a Cox MBA student, you will be able to call upon on- and off-campus resources for advice and opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 11
7:00 - 8:00 PM CT
Application Workshop
Gain further insight into the Online MBA admissions requirements and tips for navigating the application process from requesting transcripts and identifying recommenders to crafting your personal essay and building your resume.
Oct 10
6:00 - 7:00 PM CT
SMU Cox Online MBA Student Panel
Learn more about our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum, distinguished faculty, and the overall student experience through the lens of our current Online MBA students.
Nov 13
7:00 - 8:00 PM CT
SMU Cox Online MBA Program & Application Forum (Ask Us Anything!)
Join our admissions team as they discuss the program and provide best practices for putting together a competitive application, qualifications for a GRE/GMAT waiver, what to expect from the interview process and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

Earn your MBA online at Cox

Join our global network of innovative and influential business leaders. Fill out the form to learn more about how the Cox Online MBA can be the right choice for you.