The SMU Cox School of Business provides specialized training in leadership and communication through the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center (BLC), where students establish lifelong careers and build leadership character. While MBA programs traditionally focus on classroom lessons, textbooks, and case studies, the Business Leadership Center develops MBA students by fostering conversations and addressing leadership challenges through Seminars, Executive Roundtables, Applied Leadership Programs, and Coaching.
The BLC offers intensive classes focusing on essential leadership areas that enhance the SMU Cox curriculum. This year, 92 percent of all Cox MBA students have attended at least one seminar, demonstrating the high value that students place on BLC Seminars.
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C-Level executives enter the room eager to share their professional background and work ventures. Typically, the BLC offers ten roundtables per year, totaling more than thirteen hours of face-time with top-level executives. This is a nonpareil opportunity to learn from and network with seasoned professionals.
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The BLC aims to build interdisciplinary integration between academic classes and practical applied leadership skills.
The BLC offers students ways to develop professionally through our three off-campus applied leadership opportunities:
Disney Institute, Nonprofit Consulting, and The Leadership Challenge. These programs are designed to be experiential and interactive, taking students beyond the classroom.
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The BLC offers coaching opportunities for Cox MBA students wanting to improve their soft skills. These coaching services are available to Cox MBA students motivated to improve their soft skills and assess their leadership path, regardless of their current ability. Outside of the BLC, professionals typically pay thousands of dollars to access what Cox MBA students can take advantage of at no cost.
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