BBA Undergraduate Degree Program

BBA Scholars

The BBA Scholars Program was created to identify exceptional students for direct admission to the Cox School as first-year students, and to provide them with early access to Cox programs, advisors, and career services. The program provides a variety of activities designed to help Scholars explore the business world. 

BBA Scholars have:

  • Outstanding academic achievement,
  • Outstanding SAT/ACT scores,
  • Strong leadership skills,
  • Strong letters of recommendation, and 
  • Compelling essays

Scholars come from across the U.S. and from other countries, and represent the strongest business applicants in the incoming class. Approximately 100 students enter SMU as BBA Scholars each year. Most BBA Scholars are members of the University Honors Program, participate in SMU’s study abroad programs, and pursue double majors and minors in fields like economics, dance, sciences, philosophy, Spanish, and communications.  For more information on the BBA Scholars Program, explore the links on the left side, or contact BBA Admission.