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In today’s data-driven world, businesses of all sizes need professionals who can collect, analyze, and interpret data to make informed decisions. The SMU Cox MSBA program prepares students to become these highly skilled and sought-after professionals.
The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum gives students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a variety of business settings. Students learn how to use data to solve real-world business problems, such as improving customer retention, optimizing marketing campaigns, and reducing operational costs.
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*This estimated total is based on a 9-month school year for the 2023-24 academic year. The cost may be more or less depending on the student’s lifestyle, whether the student lives on-campus or off-campus and whether any family members accompany the student.
Students enrolling in the program on a part-time basis are charged per credit hour. The 2023-2024 academic year per credit hour costs for the part-time program include $1,380 for tuition, $304 in general student fees plus the $750 per term program fee.
Most Sought-after Jobs
According to the SMU Cox, more than 96% of recent MSBA graduates received job offers within six months of graduation. This is a very high employment rate, and it is a testament to the quality of the program and the strong demand for business analytics skills in the job market.
Graduates of the program are employed at a variety of companies, including:
The Cox MSBA program is a highly ranked program, and it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The program is also known for its strong alumni network, which provides students with access to job opportunities and career support.
After May 28, 2024, admissions will be rolling and based on availability.
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At Cox, you can customize your degree to suit your goals. At least four of your courses in the MSBA program are electives. With choices ranging from big data to retailing analytics, consumer behavior to database marketing, you’ll craft a track that ladders up to the career you want: business analytics, process optimization, decision modeling, data science, marketing strategy — wherever your knack for problem-solving takes you.
You can find the curriculum in detail here.
Although the Cox School of Business is not obligated to accept any transfer credit, in certain cases coursework may be transferred, at entrance only, thereby reducing the number of credit hours required to be taken at Cox for the degree. Transferable hours, up to eight credit hours for full-time and P.M.B.A. students and up to four credit hours for M.S. students, will be considered only if the following criteria are met: 1) the graduate course was taken at an institution accredited by AACSB, 2) the student earned a grade better than B-, 3) the course was completed within the three years prior to matriculation at Cox and 4) the course was not credited toward a previous degree. Requests for transfer credit are reviewed and processed only after the student’s enrollment deposit is received in the Admissions Office.
MS applicants need to have completed an undergraduate program at an accredited four-year undergraduate institution (or equivalent of 4-year program). We recommend taking a look at our class profiles to see if you would be a competitive candidate.
Our programs are made up of students from a wide range of backgrounds. This adds to the diversity at SMU Cox.
Students applying to the Fall 2024 entry term have the option as to whether to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score as part of their application. For applicants without a test score, we assess your application based on a holistic review process that considers all your application components.
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