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Connect with the Cox MBA Admissions Team
From the moment you express interest in the SMU Cox School of Business, we are here for you. While your application, essays, and professional recommendations are all very important to us, we want to get to know you and support your goal of achieving a world-class education. Our admissions team is a group of dedicated directors, officers, and advisors passionate about connecting students to opportunities for personal and professional growth. Please reach out to us with your questions or concerns. Studying at SMU Cox is an intimate experience and connections matter – starting now.
Jillian Melton is the Assistant Dean of Working Professional Admissions which include Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA, and MBA Direct programs at SMU Cox School of Business. Jill also sits on the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee and has been an adjunct instructor for Business Presentation Techniques teaching both part-time and full-time MBA students. Jill started her career working on a US Senate campaign which she found fascinating, but ultimately diminished her desire to work in politics over the long-term. Over the next 13 years, Jill held various marketing roles in the non-profit and real estate sectors as well as at major corporations such as Honeywell, 3M, and Sabre Holdings working on brands such as Post-it, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, and Travelocity. In 2015, Jill made a career transition to SMU Cox in order to spend more time helping MBA students on their own paths to success.
Originally from Minneapolis, Jill holds an MBA from Emory University and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Hannah Nousain is the Director of Admissions for the MBA Direct and Online MBA programs at SMU Cox School of Business. Hannah has been at Cox since 2016 and during that time has worked across all the MBA program formats. Hannah started her career working in the non-profit sector but transitioned into higher education in 2012. She has worked for the University of Minnesota, the University of North Carolina, and now SMU. She has experience in both medical school admissions as well as undergraduate and graduate business school admissions. She is passionate about helping candidates find the right program to meet their needs of an MBA program.
Originally from Minneapolis, Hannah holds B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
Meet Your Enrollment Advisors
Prospective Online MBA and MBA Direct students benefit from the support of a dedicated enrollment advisor throughout the application process. Your enrollment advisor is available to answer your questions, offer application guidance and provide you with the resources you need to prepare for your first semester of graduate school.