Credit Hours Summary for P.M.B.A. Program
28 credit hours of required courses
22 credit hours of elective courses
50 credit hours total for Cox M.B.A. degree
Note: For the 22 credit hours of elective courses, students complete one concentration. Each concentration requires 12-16 specific credit hours. (Additional information is in the Concentrations and Minors section.) One elective must be an international business course.
Understanding major political and economic trends outside the United States is critical to success in today’s business environment. Through the Office of Global Leadership Programs, Cox provides P.M.B.A. students with the chance to study and experience these trends firsthand by attending a course and earning two credit hours over a 10-day program.
Students may participate in international programs after completing all required core courses. To apply for the international programs, students must be in good academic standing with a 3.200 or better cumulative GPA. Participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with graduation date and cumulative GPA holding precedence. Courses taken by participation in an international program will count toward the degree and fulfill the P.M.B.A. international requirement but will not count toward the GPA calculation or concentration requirements. For assistance in reviewing academic plans, students should meet with the associate director for the P.M.B.A. program early in the planning process.
Students enrolled in an international P.M.B.A. course taught at a partner school cannot be concurrently enrolled in a course at Cox.
For students participating in an international program, tuition is paid to SMU, while registration fees are paid to the partner school. In addition, travel plans and other miscellaneous costs are the students’ responsibility. Financial aid will be handled as though the student is studying at Cox.
The M.B.A. Global Programs Office reserves the right to decline anyone whose behavior at Cox indicates that they might jeopardize Cox’s exchange relationship and thus prevent future Cox P.M.B.A. students from going on exchange to a particular school.
Cox’s P.M.B.A. international agreements limit the number of participants; therefore, spaces are limited. Students should visit the website for more information (www.cox.smu.edu/web/global-programs/professional-mba).
Professional Master of Business Administration International Elective Course List
The courses listed are not offered every term. These courses satisfy the P.M.B.A. program requirement to take at least one elective course with an international business focus. Students who participate in the International Program courses need to plan accordingly as they cannot be concurrently enrolled in the same module at an international partner school program and at Cox for a campus-based course. For more information on the International Program courses, students should visit www.cox.smu.edu/web/global-programs/professional-mba.
Business Administration Exchange
Students in the full-time M.B.A. and P.M.B.A. programs participating in international programs at exchange partner schools will be enrolled in the appropriate BAEX courses to match the program and/or the number of credit hours being earned at the partner school. In general, the courses taken on exchange earn a grade of Pass (or Fail) and count toward the degree but not toward the GPA calculation or concentration requirements. Exceptions to this policy are addressed on an individual basis.