When it comes to selecting a business school for advanced studies in entrepreneurship, you’re looking for innovation and a proven track record of success. The Cox School delivers advantages that will put you ahead of the game.
Entrepreneuship has a special place at Cox - The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox is a one of our specialized Centers of Excellence. The faculty and staff associated with the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship develop innovative courses and programs to help individuals keep pace with the dynamic field of entrepreneurship. Through the Institute, you’ll tap into the expertise of seasoned professors and take advantage of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship's strong ties with Dallas-Fort Worth venture capital and entrepreneurship markets.
Executive Mentoring Program
The Associate Board, Cox’s executive mentoring program, enables you to work one on one with a business leader from the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Our more than 220 executive mentors represent national and global corporations, as well as entrepreneurial ventures, in every major industry.
The Cox network distinguishes itself from other business school networks through its global reach and local touch. The worldwide Cox alumni network—more than 30,000 strong—will become one or your most valuable assets. In Dallas, local alumni, corporate partners, and friends of the school participate in speaker series, mentoring programs, career fairs and other activities. You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with leaders and practitioners from some of the area’s top businesses.
The Cox School has attracted a unique group of distinguished professors. In addition to strong research and teaching skills, our faculty has significant entrepreneurial experience. A number of instructors run advisory firms that serve entrepreneurs and investors—preparing business plans, counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, and facilitating multimillion-dollar debt, equity funding, and exit transactions.
When all other things are equal, it’s often strong business leadership and communications skills that set certain candidates apart from the competition. You’ll receive specialized training in these critical areas through our innovative Business Leadership Center.