Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

Category: Graduate Schools | State: Texas

About Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

Located in Dallas, the Cox School of Business offers BBA, MBA, EMBA, and PMBA programs. Cox is a highly ranked and accredited institution across all programs. Students can seek concentrations in the following subjects: accounting, finance, business analytics, marketing, real estate, strategy, or management. In addition to each program_s curriculum, Cox offers a robust Global Leadership Program which gives students strategic and tactical knowledge of a different region of the world through a ten day abroad trip. Dallas is home to 21 Fortune 500 companies which actively seek talent in their own backyard at the Cox School of Business.

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Why attend Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

Veteran enrollment is at an all-time high at SMU Cox! As a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Cox is host to over three dozen of the nation_s finest men and women. Noted as one of the most military-friendly, SMU Cox strives to welcome veterans to apply to SMU Cox as they seek their MBA and prepare for the next chapter in their lives. Additionally, Cox provides an opportunity for fellowship with the Military Service Initiative of the George W. Bush Institute, which aims to maximize the health and well-being of veterans and military families.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.


Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.


Finance, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $50,358 $50,358 $45,976 $45,976
Fees N/A N/A $6,420 $6,420
Room $16,126 $16,126 $16,000 $16,000
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $800 $800 $2,500 $2,500
Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $4,025 $4,025
Totals $68,784 $68,784 $74,921 $74,921
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes