The AACSB-accredited Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. With such a rich history, Cox has produced countless incredibly confident, successful, entrepreneurial, energetic, and innovative leaders. Being that the university is located in Dallas, faculty members are well-connected to the professional business community, and a large number of local alumni are willing to pass on their knowledge and experience.
Business students who are working towards a Bachelors in Business Administration degree can major in General Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Management, Financial Consulting, or Real Estate Finance. Optional areas of concentration for the BBA are Energy Management, Real Estate Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Risk Management & Insurance. Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Management, Business Analytics, Finance, Health Promotion Management, Accounting, or Sport Management. There are also several Master of Business Administration degrees, including a full-time two year MBA, a full-time one year accelerated MBA, a Professional MBA, and an Executive MBA. Corporations can help provide more exceptional education for their executives through the Cox SoB’s Executive Education program, which offers courses in Transformational Leadership, Master Negotiation, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Study abroad trips for business students to places like Italy, Spain, Hungary, France, Greece, Switzerland, China, and England, exist to enhance the overall educational experience and challenge students to grow in their international perspective.
There are numerous student organizations to help foster SMU’s mission of providing an engaging, memorable, and collaborative environment for every student. Specific academic clubs for business students include AEM(Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs, Alpha Kappa Psi, ASCEND – Pan Asian Leaders, BBA Finance Club, Entrepreneurship Club, National Association of Black Accountants, and the Undergraduate Real Estate Club.
To help along the path to a successful career, the Career Management Center provides excellent resources like career coaching, mentoring programs, opportunities to network with professionals, and even job search assistance. It also organizes Career Treks, which give students the chance to see, in-person, the inner workings of businesses in their desired field of study as they travel outside of Dallas to gain an imperative educational perspective. CoxToday is a business magazine that produces issue-driven articles, School of Business event news, and updates from SMU professors, students, alumni, and business news from around the world. Kitt Investing and Trading Center is where students participate in real-time finance and investment educational classes with state-of-the-art software and tools. It houses an LED stock ticker, Bloomberg Professional terminals, video walls, work stations, and data feeds. There are 12 other centers and institutes on campus that business students can access for more information, training, and hands-on learning opportunities.
The online MBA consists of online coursework plus two required experiential learning immersions that allow for in-person, four-day sessions with different companies both in the U.S. and other countries.