If you’ve already launched your career, our MBA programs for working professionals may be the ideal way to deepen your skills without sacrificing forward momentum.
Both of our flexible programs—the Professional MBA and the Executive MBA—are ranked in the Top 20 nationally by leading business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek. With courses taught at our campuses in Dallas and Plano, it's easy to earn your degree close to where you live or work.
While the PMBA and EMBA programs are similar in some ways, we’ve customized them to address the needs of professionals across a variety of career stages. You’ll find more details in the PMBA and EMBA sections of this site, including updates on MBA information sessions that let you meet with Cox faculty, advisors and students to target the program that’s right for you.
|Program||Professional MBA||Executive MBA|
|Description||A top-ranked, rigorous course of study in which you can experience outstanding instruction, an innovative curriculum and close interaction with peers without having to leave the workforce. Professional MBA programs start in January or August, and classes meet evenings and weekends for six consecutive semesters. SMU Cox is one of a select group of business schools that offers concentrations in its MBA program for working professionals, and the PMBA International Exchange Program allows you to experience firsthand how business operates abroad.||Designed for experienced business leaders, the Executive MBA program will elevate your understanding of business and the global economy. The innovative curriculum includes two international trips that let you gain valuable hands-on experience in global business strategy. With a forward-thinking curriculum taught by an internationally recognized faculty, the EMBA program is a fast-paced, in-depth global leadership experience consistently ranked as one of the world’s best. You’ll graduate armed with the skills and relationships you need to move to the next level—without losing career momentum.|
|Format||24 months with classes on evenings and weekends||21 months with classes on Fridays and Saturdays on alternating weekends|
|Designed for||Experienced business leaders making the transition to the next level|
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