May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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 or the Cox Admissions Office:; phone 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622; fax 214-768-3956.


Online M.B.A. Class 7: Entry Summer 2022, Graduate Summer 2024
Online M.B.A. Class 8: Entry Fall 2022, Graduate Fall 2024
Online M.B.A. Class 9: Entry Spring 2023, Graduate Spring 2025

Total Credit Hours: 52

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term 5

Term Total: 8 Credit Hours

Term 6

Term Total: 10 Credit Hours

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

Students are required to participate in two (2) immersions. Each immersion is 1 credit hour each.

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