Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

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

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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: previous academic records, references who can speak to the candidate’s professional performance, and self-evaluation essays. GMAT or GRE graduate school admission/entry test scores are optional but applicants are encouraged to submit them. 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.


Full-Time One Year M.B.A. Class 2024: Entry Summer 2023, Graduate Spring 2024

Total Credit Hours: 52

Term 1 - Summer Term

Term 2 - Fall Term

Module B Courses

Term Total: 16 Credit Hours


Term 3 - Spring Term

Module A Courses

Module B Courses

  • Electives: four courses (8 Credit Hours)

Term Total: 18 Credit Hours

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

30 credit hours of required courses
22 credit hours of elective courses

52 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.)

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