An 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 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 should consider the Cox MBA Direct program.

Program at a Glance

2 years

27 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

Curriculum Overview

A Global Curriculum

  • 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 brings students to international business hubs for additional experiential learning

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Why Choose Cox Online MBA?

The Cox Online MBA 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 40,000+ alumni and have an ally for life

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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 candidate you will learn data analytics skills and how to clearly communicate findings to colleagues and management, no matter the industry.

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 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.

Our enrollment advisors are standing by to answer your questions and support you throughout the application process. Schedule a time to connect with us below!

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Key Dates & Deadlines

August 27, 2021
$2,500 Scholarship
Early Review
September 17, 2021
$2,000 Scholarship
Priority Submit I
October 22, 2021
Priority Submit II
November 19, 2021
Final Submit Deadline
January 10, 2022
Start of Online MBA Classes

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

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