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 in cross-functional teams, learn to 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

Leadership

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.

Analytics

Analytics

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.

Key Dates & Deadlines

February 3rd, 2020 - $2500 scholarship
Early Review
February 28th, 2020 - $2000 scholarship
Priority Submit I
March 20th, 2020 - $1000 scholarship
Priority Submit II
April 10th, 2020
Final Submit Deadline
May 4th, 2020
Start of Classes

In addition, all applicants will also be evaluated for merit based scholarships.

Upcoming Events

Jan 23
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT
PMBA & OMBA Coffee Chat (Plano)
You are invited to meet with the SMU Cox Admissions staff to learn more about our Online MBA and our Professional MBA programs. This is a great way to get additional information and gain insights into the admissions process in a casual setting. Here are some highlights of the Cox Business School and our programs. The Cox Global Network, with over 80 alumni chapters and over 42,000 alumni, is ranked as in the top for networking potential, breadth, and effectiveness. A curriculum guided by three major themes: Leadership, Analytics, and Experiential Learning​​​; The Cox Associate Board Mentor Alliance which connects students with over 300 executives; The Business Leadership Center that offers 80 seminars a year on leadership-related topics​​​​​.
Feb 1
Saturday
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Programs Spring Preview Day
Join us on campus, and learn which top-rated SMU Cox graduate business program is right for you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers regarding campus culture, academic life, our global professional network, and each one of the top-rated MBA programs.
Feb 3
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (San Marcos)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Richardson)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (San Antonio)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 11
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Arlington)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 12
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Austin)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 18
Tuesday
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Application Workshop
Join us for our Online MBA Application Forum & Workshop on Tuesday, February 18th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time. You’ll be able to learn how to create a strong application for our online graduate programs, about our innovative online experience and industry-leading curriculum - admissions representatives will be available to answer your questions. Our admissions team will be walking through best practices on putting together a competitive application for review including best practices for submitting essays, qualifications for a GRE/GMAT waiver, what to expect from the interview process and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.
Feb 18
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Tulsa)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 19
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT
OSU All Majors Career Fair - Stillwater
Learn more about SMU Cox School of Business and our One Year Specialized Master's of Science programs! Come chat with Associate Director of MS Admissions, Gail Saegert. Detailed event information can be found here.
Feb 20
Thursday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (College Station)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs.
Feb 20
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Oklahoma City)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 20
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Norman)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Feb 26
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Waco)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
Mar 4
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Fort Worth)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
March 11
Wednesday
6:30 - 7:30 PM CT
Information Session for All MBA/MS Programs
This information session is open to individuals who wish to enroll in classes part-time or full-time in pursuit of their MBA or Specialized Masters graduate degree. The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the program and the application process, led by the admissions staff and our Student Ambassadors. You are encouraged to ask questions; information sessions usually last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Mar 18
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Coffee Chat (Denton)
Thinking about applying for a Cox MBA or MS Program but not sure where to start? Join SMU Cox Graduate Admissions for a one-on-one coffee chat to learn more about our Online MBA, Full-time MBA, and One Year Specialized Masters programs. Coffee and fresh pastries are on us!
March 25
Wednesday
7:00 - 8:00 PM CT
Student Panel
Join us for our Online MBA Student Panel on Wednesday, March 25th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm CT. 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!
April 8
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:00 PM CT
Program & Application Forum (Ask Us Anything!)
Join us for our Online MBA Program and Admissions Forum on Wednesday, April 8th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Central Time. You’ll be able to learn about our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum, distinguished faculty, and the program’s application process - admissions representatives will be available to answer your questions. Our admissions team will be walking through best practices on putting together a competitive application for review including best practices for submitting essays, qualifications for a GRE/GMAT waiver, what to expect from the interview process and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.