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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A. (Online)

The Online MBA, is a cohort-based, face-to-face program ideal for individuals who want to build or transition their career in the fields of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance or Information Technology, among other business disciplines. The SMU Cox Online MBA will focus on three pillars of excellence: Leadership, Analytics, & Experiential Learning.

The curriculum format is 100% online, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. The learning environment is interactive and students will get an in-person MBA, face-to-face with faculty and classmates, simply administered in a virtual classroom.

Classes are orchestrated with both synchronous and asynchronous components. Whether completing independent deliverables, or participating in live breakout sessions, students in the SMU Cox Online MBA will benefit from the best of both – the flexibility they need, without sacrificing the high level of in-person engagement they want. Designed to accommodate the needs of a working professional, the synchronous portions of class will meet for about 90 minutes each week, in the evenings.

Candidates who demonstrate analytical capabilities, leadership experience, interpersonal and communication skills and personal commitment and motivation are invited to apply. The Admissions Committee seeks candidates who possess outstanding academic achievement and potential, leadership qualities and management potential. To assess these characteristics, the committee will look to the following elements to help identify a candidate’s potential to succeed in the program: test scores (GMAT management/ business graduate school admission test required for all applicants; TOEFL or PTE English language proficiency test also required for international applicants), previous academic records, references who can speak to the candidate’s professional performance and self-evaluation essays. Personal interviews are conducted at the request of the Admissions Committee after a complete application package have been received. Complete details and an application packet are available from www.coxmba.com or the Cox Admissions Office: mbainfo@cox.smu.edu; phone 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622; fax 214-768-3956.


Online M.B.A. Class 1: Entry Summer 2019, Graduate Summer 2021
Online M.B.A. Class 2: Entry Fall 2019, Graduate Fall 2021
Online M.B.A. Class 3: Entry Spring 2020, Graduate Spring 2022

Total Credit Hours: 52

Term 1

  • MAST 6474 –Introduction to Data Analytics I
  • MNO 6474 – Managing and Leading People

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term 2

  • ACCT 6374 – Financial Accounting
  • BL 6274 – Legal Environment of Business
  • BUSE 6374 – Microeconomics / Macroeconomics

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term 3

  • MKTG 6476 – Fundamentals of Marketing
  • FINA 6374 – Fundamentals of Finance

Term Total: 7 Credit Hours

Term 4

  • FINA 6377 – Applied Corporate Finance
  • ITOM 6274 – Data Analytics II
  • ITOM 6277 – Global Supplychain

Term Total: 7 Credit Hours

Term 5

  • ACCT 6275 – Managerial Accounting
  • MNO 6215 – Master Negotiation
  • MNGT 6275 – Global Business Environments
  • STRA 6201 – Strategic Management

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term 6

  • FINA 6275 – Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance
  • MKTG 6377 – Marketing Strategy
  • MNO 6277 – Executive Leadership

Term Total: 7 Credit Hours

Term 7

  • MNGT 6375 – Entrepreneurship / Consulting Project

Term Total: 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours Summary for Online M.B.A. Program

2 credit hour courses meet for 7-weeks.
3 and 4 credit hour courses meet for 14-weeks.
Students are required to participate in two (2) immersions. Each immersion is 2 credit hours each.

52 credit hours total for Cox M.B.A. degree