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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

MSBA at Cox School of Business

18/10/2023

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$82K

Avg. Cost of Study

18

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Summary

Introduction to MSBA at Cox School of Business​

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.

Why Study MSBA at Cox School of Business​?

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QS Ranking

  • Curriculum: The MSBA curriculum at SMU Cox is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in a career in business analytics. The program covers a wide range of topics, including data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, and decision modeling. You will also have the opportunity to choose a specialty in Business Process Analytics or Customer Analytics.
  • Faculty: The MSBA faculty at SMU Cox are experts in their field and bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom. They are committed to helping you succeed and will provide you with the guidance and support you need to reach your goals.
  • Career outcomes: SMU Cox MSBA graduates are in high demand by employers. More than 96% of recent graduates received job offers within six months of graduation. SMU Cox has a strong alumni network that is willing to help students and graduates with their careers.

Program Costs + Living Expenses :MSBA at Cox School of Business​

$52,992

Avg. Cost of Tuition/Quarter

+ 

$29,269

Avg. Living Cost/Quarter

82,261

Avg. Cost of Study

Housing

$20,421

Books and Supplies

$2,000

Transportation

$2,848

Misc. Expenses (Health Ins., etc.)

 

$4,000

*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.

Employement Prospects : MSBA at Cox School of Business​

96%

Employed within 6 months of graduation

    Most Sought-after Jobs

  • Data scientist
  • Business analyst
  • Analytics consultant
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data engineer
  • Data architect
  • Product analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Risk analyst
  • Operations analyst

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:

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Meta
  • Bain & Company
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Fortune 500 companies

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.

Documents required : MSBA at Cox School of Business​

  • Submit online application
  • Resume and Essays – uploaded in the online application (questions are available after creating and logging in to your online application and selecting MS in Business Analytics as the program applying to)
  • GMAT or GRE score report (from exam taken within the last five years) – Application can be reviewed with unofficial score report uploaded online. Official score report should be submitted after a student is offered admission (SMU Cox GMAT school code: HWG-KN-59 and GRE school code: 6660). For 2023 entry terms, SMU Cox will continue a test-optional policy for all MBA and Specialized Masters programs. For the benefits of taking a test, click here to learn more.
  • Transcripts – Application can be reviewed with unofficial transcripts or degree progress reports showing cumulative GPA and grades for each course taken; Official transcripts are REQUIRED after a student is offered admission.
  • Transfer Transcripts – We require transcripts from any university/college at which the student earned 12 or more credit hours; Unofficial copies can be uploaded online; Official transfer transcripts are REQUIRED after a student is offered admission.
  • Two references (name & contact information only – recommendation letters NOT required)
  • You may submit the online application prior to completing the required exams, but your application will not be reviewed until all materials are received
  • Students applying to the Fall 2023 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.
  • All applicants whose native language is not English may submit either a TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Test scores are valid for up to two years (from test date to date of application). SMU Cox TOEFL institution code: 6660. Again, for 2023 entry terms, SMU Cox will continue a test-optional policy for all MBA and Specialized Masters programs. For the benefits of taking a test, click here to learn more.

Application Deadlines - MSBA at Cox School of Business​

  1. October 10, 2023 (11:59pm CST day of the deadline)
  2. January 9, 2024 (11:59pm CST day of the deadline)
  3. March 5, 2024 (11:59pm CST day of the deadline)
  4. April 30, 2024 (11:59pm CST day of the deadline)
  5. May 28, 2024 (11:59pm CST day of the deadline)

After May 28, 2024, admissions will be rolling and based on availability.

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Specializations & Electives Offered

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.

FAQs About MSBA

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.

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

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 1-2 weeks.

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Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

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