Admission to the Cox MBA Program is highly selective. The Admissions Committee seeks a diverse group of candidates demonstrating the following attributes:
- Significant professional and life experiences.
- Strong academic capabilities, leadership potential, and interpersonal and communication skills.
- Personal qualities such as maturity, integrity, self-confidence, and motivation.
- A strong commitment to learning and achievement.
Successful applicants typically have several years of full-time work experience, a strong undergraduate academic record, and competitive scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). You should be computer literate, with a basic understanding of e-mail, the Internet, and spreadsheets. Although not required, we strongly recommend that you also have a working knowledge of calculus, accounting, statistics, and microeconomics.
Application Deadlines - Fall 2013 Entry
Our final priority application deadline was May 1. The admissions committee is currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will consider late applicants as long as space remains available in the class. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible if you'd like to enter the program in fall 2013.
Our final application deadline for scholarship consideration was March 1. The admissions committee is not able to consider later applicants for merit scholarships.
Application Deadlines - Fall 2014 Entry
We will announce all application deadlines for fall 2014 by July 15, 2013. The first application deadline will be in late October or early November, and the online application for fall 2014 applicants will be available no later than early September.
For more information, please contact us at 214-768-1214 or 800-472-3622 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Process / Checklist
Your application, supporting documents, and personal interview are very important in the selection process. We hope that you will provide us with the most complete and honest picture of yourself. After candidate applications are completed, submitted, and reviewed by the Cox MBA Admissions Committee, evaluative interviews are conducted by invitation only.
Your complete application will contain the following components:
• Application forms found in the online application
• Professional résumé
• Essays (Two specific topics are required; you may submit a third supplemental essay ONLY to
address issues not covered in required essays)
• GMAT score taken within the last five years
• Degreed undergraduate transcripts
• If applicable, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English score taken within the last two years (see International
Applicants section for more information)
• Two professional references (names and contact information only, no letters) - people who can speak
to your work-related skills and abilities
While we can accept unofficial copies of scores and transcripts, if offered admission to Cox, you are required to submit official GMAT scores, official TOEFL/PTE scores (as applicable), and official transcripts within 30 days. The GMAT school code for Cox MBA is HWG-KN-06. Cox reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur.
For additional admissions criteria and tips on completing the application process, please visit Admission Criteria & Tips
Candidates who wish to re-apply and have submitted an application within the past year should contact the admissions office at email@example.com before beginning the process. The admissions team will confirm possession of your previous application file and determine the submission requirements you will need.
SMU Cox is a diverse microcosm representative of the world’s best and brightest minds. We actively seek diverse individuals with differing perspectives who can contribute to broadening their peers’ exposure to varying insights. By design, we recruit students with diverse educational backgrounds, work experiences, and personal aspirations and who are all strongly committed to advancing their careers.
|Class of 2014|
|570 - 710|
|2.8 - 3.8|
|Average Years of|
|Years of Work Experience|
Range (Middle 80%)
|2.0 - 6.4|
|Degree||Class of 2014|
|Music, Art, & Architecture||8%|
To All Applicants:
The Cox MBA Admissions Committee strongly encourages you to use the Cox MBA Online Application. All of your information is kept strictly confidential and is protected by your own user ID and password. Once you have completed and submitted your application online, we will download the information for review. We wish you all the best during your application process!