Sep 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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The MBA Direct is a cohort-based, face-to-face program and focuses 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 MBA Direct 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.

Curriculum

M.B.A. Direct Class 1: Entry Fall 2020, Graduate Spring 2023
M.B.A. Direct Class 2: Entry Spring 2021, Graduate Summer 2023

Total Credit Hours: 53

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours


Term Total: 6 Credit Hours


Term Total: 7 Credit Hours


Term Total: 8 Credit Hours


Term Total: 7 Credit Hours


Term 6


Term Total: 5 Credit Hours


Term 7


Term Total: 6 Credit Hours


Term 8


  • Electives: three courses

Term Total: 6 Credit Hours


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


39 credit hours of required courses
14 credit hours of elective courses

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

Note: For the 26 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 .) One elective must be an international business course.

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