Southern Methodist University MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • The mission of the SMU Cox School of Business is to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience student need to become a successful business leader in a changing world.
  • Through learning activities based on a model of action and solutions, will gain the acumen, interpersonal skills, and confidence to boldly address real-world issues and challenges.
  • The Southern Methodist University Online MBA program at the Cox School of Business is a 27-month (52 credit) program designed for working professionals with a minimum of two years’ work experience.
  • Classes for this program are held in the evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.


  • The Southern Methodist Online MBA program offers a lock-step, cohort model with live courses twice per week (90 minutes each) to allow for meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates.
  • Experiential learning is integrated into each course allowing students to put their learning into practice.
  • Through seven 14-week semesters, students will cover critical business topics that prepare them to lead in a constantly changing world.
  • The first six semesters will be class based, and in the seventh semester, students will work on a consulting project where they will apply all their learnings over the course of the program to a real business or organization.

Class Profile

  • There are currently 71 students in the SMU Cox Online MBA program. The average age of the class is 34 years of age. The gender breakdown is 61% male and 39% female.
  • In addition, 8% of the student body consists of international students, while 41% are minority students. Lastly, the average years of work experience for the SMU Cox Online MBA is 9 years.

Career Information

  • Since this is the first year in existence, the SMU Cox Online MBA program statistics such as job placement percentage and average starting salary are not yet available.
  • However, SMU Cox Online MBA has the following corporate partners for job placement: Amazon, At&T, Capital One, Deloitte.


  • Online MBA program is $90,740.
  • The cost per credit is $1,745

Financial Aids and Scholarships

  • The Southern Methodist Online MBA offers merit based scholarships up to $15,000.
  • The Cox School accepts all forms of financial aid: scholarships, private loans, grants and veterans benefit programs.
  • Cox participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides funding for veterans.
  • The Admissions and Financial Aid representatives at the school are available to help students to move through the process of securing all necessary funding to attend the Cox PMBA program.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit the application forms found in the online application,
  • Provide a copy of their professional résumé, complete two essays (topics available online), submit GMAT or GRE scores (unless you qualify for a waiver),
  • Provide copies of degreed undergraduate transcripts and provide two professional references (names and contact information only).

GMAT Waiver Policy

  • Six or more years of professional work experience demonstrating quantitative ability
  • A terminal degree (eg. JD, PhD or MD) or a Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as engineering
  • A Bachelor of Business Administration and six years of professional work experience

Foundation Pillars

  • Leadership
  • Analytics
  • Experiential Learning

US News and Report Ranking

  • #74-#94 in Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs

Acceptance Rate

  • 74%