Sep 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A. (Full-Time One-Year)


Overview

The Full-Time One-Year M.B.A. program is designed for individuals who want to advance their career rapidly. The program is a superior educational experience that provides knowledge and skills in key business disciplines so that students can become successful in their careers. The program is a rigorous 12-month program with classes offered during the day and evening hours. The core and elective courses meet once per week, Monday through Thursday, with limited offerings Saturday mornings. Students must take the required core courses as scheduled each term because of prerequisite sequencing.

Each 14-week term is divided into two seven-week modules, A and B, with each module course earning two credit hours.

The Cox School of Business seeks candidates who show a strong potential for success in today’s global business environment. 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: GMAT or GRE graduate school admission/entry test scores, previous academic records, references who can speak to the candidate’s professional performance, and self-evaluation essays. For complete details and an application packet, students should visit https://www.smu.edu/cox/Degrees-and-Programs/One-Year-MBA or contact the Cox Admissions Office: telephone 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622; fax 214-768-3956; mbainfo@cox.smu.edu.

Curriculum


Full-Time One-Year M.B.A. Class 2021: Entry Summer 2020, Graduate Spring 2021

Total Credit Hours: 44

Term 1 – Summer Term


Term 2 – Fall Term


Module A Courses


Module B Courses


Term Total: 16 Credit Hours


Notes:

  • Students select the second accounting course based on their interest and anticipated concentration: either ACCT 6202 - Financial Accounting II  or ACCT 6205 - Strategic Cost Analysis . Students should consult the Concentrations and Minors section for specific information on which second accounting course is required for each concentration.
  • MNGT 6003 - Business Presentation Techniques , a zero-credit course, is a requirement of the fast track M.B.A. program. Students earn a grade of Pass or Fail. All fast track M.B.A. students MUST complete this course.
  • MNGT 6001 - Managing Your Career , a zero-credit course, is a requirement to use the extended services of the Career Management Center. Students earn a grade of Pass or Fail.

Term 3 – Spring Term


Module A Courses


  • Electives: four courses (8 Credit Hours)

Module B Courses


  • Electives: four courses (8 Credit Hours)

Term Total: 16 Credit Hours


Credit Hours Summary for Full-Time One-Year M.B.A. Program


20 credit hours of required courses
24 credit hours of elective courses

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

Note: For the 24 credit hours of elective courses, students complete one concentration. Each concentration requires 12–16 specific credit hours. (Additional information is in the Majors and Minors  section.)