Southern Methodist University (Cox)

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PO Box 750333
Dallas, TX 75275

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#55 Best Business Schools


#39 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, and real estate. Its tuition is full-time: $43,636 per year; part-time: $39,312 per year; and executive: $106,840 total program. At graduation, 55.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Students at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business can take advantage of the school’s location near downtown Dallas to network with companies such as AT&T, Texas Instruments, and Southwest Airlines. With 10 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Dallas—only New York and Houston are home to more—business students at Cox benefit from their proximity through mentorship programs, speaker series, and internship opportunities.

Beyond location and networking access, the Cox School of Business offers prospective students a variety of degree choices. M.B.A. candidates can choose among a 22 month, full-time M.B.A.; a two year, part-time track offered evenings and weekends in Dallas and Plano, Texas; and an executive M.B.A. program that meets on alternating weekends in Dallas.

Cox also offers master of science degrees in accounting, finance, management, and entrepreneurship, as well as two joint degree options: a J.D./M.B.A. combo with the Dedman School of Law, and a joint M.A./M.B.A. degree in business and arts management with the Meadows School of Arts.

Outside of the classroom, M.B.A. students gain real-world and research experience at one of the schools 13 Centers of Excellence, including the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and the JC Penney Center for Retail Excellence. Students can also build their networking and team building skills through a variety of academic and intramural clubs on campus.

Notable alumni from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University include Thomas Horton, chairman, president, and CEO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines; and Eckhard Pfeiffer, former president and CEO at Compaq Computer Corporation.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
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accounting production/operations management
entrepreneurship organizational behavior
finance real estate
general management other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 243
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full-time: $43,636 per year
part-time: $39,312 per year
executive: $106,840 total program

Required fees (full-time) $4,930 per year
Required fees (part-time) $4,930 per year
Required fees (executive degree program) $2,500 per program


Average base salary $91,830
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 55.8%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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