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First-time Applicants and Re-applicants

The heart of SMU is our people. More than anything, we want to get to know you as a person. While your application, supporting documents, and personal interview are necessary steps towards applying, we’d also seize any opportunity to welcome you on our campus. And it is important for you to be able to get in touch with us; reach out to us with your questions or concerns, and connect with current Mustangs to get a sense of the culture and community that make the Cox experience unique.

Key Dates & Deadlines

September 13, 2019
*Early Review Deadline
October 25, 2019
**Priority Deadline
December 6, 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

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • Professional Resume
  • Essays
  • Official GMAT, GRE, or EA Test Scores from within the last five years. The GMAT program code for the SMU Online MBA is HWG-KN-27. We will grant test waivers on a case-by-case basis.
  • Undergraduate Transcripts (Official transcripts are required only after the applicant has accepted admission to SMU Cox)
  • Two Professional References
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Scores (International Applicants only). If you have worked in the US for at least 2 years or hold an undergraduate degree from a university where the primary instruction language was English, please ask us about a TOEFL/IELTS/PTE waiver
  • Optional Statement
  • Admissions interview (by invitation only)
  • We participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. There is no application fee, and we offer scholarships and fellowships to veterans.
  • MilitaryMBA.net recently named the Cox School as one of the top MBA Schools for Veterans (Top 40 overall and Top 25 for Private Colleges).
  • Do you have worries about getting back into the swing of academia? SMU Cox offers summer preparatory mini-courses in the more challenging core subjects of finance and statistics.
  • SMU Cox is proud of the diverse group of students we have representing 17 countries around the world. Approximately 30% of our current Full-Time MBA students are of international origin.
  • SMU Cox has a strong international alumni network with presence in 30+ countries across globe and over 40,000 members strong. The Economist ranks our alumni network 25th in the world for global breadth and effectiveness.
  • Our affiliation with the Forté Foundation offers all MBA women at Cox a jumpstart on their career search, a broad national network, and scholarships for attending business school.

Upcoming Events

Sep 18
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.
Sep 25
Wednesday
1:30 - 2:30 PM CT
MBA and MS Coffee Chat - Memphis
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!
Sep 30
Monday
5:00 - 6:30 PM CT
MBA and 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.
Oct 2
Wednesday
8:00 - 10:00 AM CT
MBA and MS Coffee Chat - Charleston
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!
Oct 10
Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 AM CT
MBA and MS Coffee Chat - Los Angeles
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!
Oct 10
Thursday
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.
Oct 26
Saturday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
MBA & MS Programs Fall 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.
Nov 13
Wednesday
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.
Nov 21
Thursday
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.

Access The CMC Anywhere

The Cox School has been a leader in business education for nearly a century. Put our experience to work, wherever you are, with our innovative new Online MBA.

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Curriculum

Get ready to expand your skill set and knowledge base with a robust curriculum focused on shaping business leaders for the 21st century.

What will I study?

Experiential Learning

The online MBA program, like the on-campus equivalent, is based in experiential learning. This means we encourage students to apply what they have learned in the world of work to conversations in the classroom. Inversely, we expect them to take what they learn at Cox and immediately apply it to their professional endeavors. No need to wait until graduation to put your new skills to work.

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Support for Your Success

Virtual office hours with faculty, live working sessions with fellow classmates, advice from alumni mentors, support from your Success Coach, and guidance from career advisors - we ensure our Online MBA students are supported throughout and after their enrollment at Cox.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The best investment is the one you make in yourself.

We’ll help you take the leap.

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