A two-year graduate business education at a top, private business school can be expensive. At SMU Cox, we want to make that experience accessible and affordable. Through generous support of our corporate and private donations and endowments, we are able to offer competitive scholarship packages to approximately 50 percent of our student body each year.
Merit scholarships are awarded each year based on individual merit and achievement. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, performance on the GMAT, professional experience, and leadership potential. All candidates are automatically considered for merit scholarships.
Most students awarded merit scholarships meet or exceed the class averages for work experience, GMAT, and academic performance. To view our current class profile, click here and select the "student profile" tab in the brown box at the bottom of the page.
Scholarships are awarded for the entire two-year period, subject to satisfactory academic performance. Candidates are evaluated and awarded during the admission process. To be eligible, candidates must submit their application, including all pieces (transcripts, GMAT, TOEFL, essays, etc.), by the deadline.
The Cox School of Business is proud to partner with Forte Foundation to continue to increase the number of women pursuing graduate business education. We offer a variety of merit-based scholarship awards to admitted female students which qualify them to be named as Forte Fellows and become part of an exclusive group of top future female business leaders. All female candidates are automatically considered for Forte Fellows.
Cox Distinguished MBA Scholars
The Cox Distinguished MBA Scholars Program awards up to 5 full-tuition scholarships per year to the most outstanding students admitted to the Cox Full-Time MBA program. Please note that the final application deadline for the Cox Scholars program is the Round 2 application deadline: January 12, 2015.
The program is designed to enhance your business school experience through unique travel opportunities. Joined by your fellow scholars, you will participate in week-long career enhancing forums in New York City and Washington D.C. For more information, visit the Cox Scholars web page.
Students with professional experience in operations, information technology, or business analytics who plan to pursue a concentration in one of these areas in the Cox MBA program may apply for the ITOM (Information Technology and Operations Management) Scholars program. Selected scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) during their MBA studies. Visit the ITOM Scholars web page for more information.
Students with professional experience in marketing or advertising who plan to pursue a concentration in Marketing in the Cox MBA program may apply for the Marketing Scholars program. Selected scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) during their MBA studies. Visit the Marketing Scholars web page for more information.