Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

Introduction

Founded in 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business equips students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to succeed in business. Major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world.

The Cox School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as innovative executive education programs encompassing all aspects of business leadership and management. The school is led by Dean Albert W. Niemi, Jr., an active teacher, scholar, and author.

There are dozens of reasons to choose the Cox School for your business education—but four key advantages set the Cox experience apart:

  • Strategic location. SMU Cox is located in the heart of Dallas, a world center for commerce and culture. You'll have the opportunity to interact regularly with business leaders and practitioners through speaker series, internships, and mentoring programs.
  • Small private-school environment. Our size and culture encourage interaction and collaboration. You'll develop close relationships with professors and fellow students—inside and outside the classroom.
  • Strong professional network. The Economist ranks the Cox School #1 in the United States and #7 in the world for "Potential to Network." You'll have unmatched access to professional advice, career networking opportunities, and social connections around the world.
  • Innovative programs. The Cox School has a strong history of developing innovative programs and resources that give students a leg up on their peers. In 1970, we introduced the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, one of the first such centers of its kind. We pioneered executive mentoring programs and leadership development centers for undergraduate and graduate business students. Our American Airlines Global Leadership Program, launched in 2000, and BBA Business Scholars Program, started in 2001, have been emulated but not matched by a number of other schools. These and other resources, including more than a dozen specialized centers and institutes, make the Cox educational experience truly unique.

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Master

Seminar for Senior Executives in the Oil and Gas Industry

Campus Part time September 2017 USA Dallas

During the two-week course of study, you will broaden your knowledge base by probing areas of leadership, corporate strategy, financial planning and control, and corporate finance. [+]

Seminar for Senior Executives in the Oil and Gas Industry -- Developing Senior Managers in the New CenturyA two-week general management program uniquely tailored to the oil and gas industry and the needs of its top-level managers.Visa Alert: With today's tight security, obtaining a visa can be an extensive and lengthy process. If you will need a visa to enter the U.S., please register for this program as early as possible so you can allow ample time to have your visa request processed. Over the past quarter century, many hundreds of senior industry managers from around the world have gathered together in this SMU course to share ideas and gain a broad-based business education relevant to today's ever-changing oil and gas environment. During the two weeks of this seminar, you will delve into areas of both theory and practice. You will tackle key strategic, financial, leadership, and operational issues in the oil and gas industry context. The program is an intensive, two-week course of study that begins late afternoon on Sunday and concludes at noon on the second Friday. Who Should AttendThe seminar is designed for executives in positions of substantial general management responsibility (or those about to move into such positions) who seek to improve their overall managerial effectiveness. It is also appropriate for those managers with significant managerial decision-making responsibilities in a specific industry segment or functional area, such as exploration, production, transportation, refining, marketing, or finance. You will will meet and share ideas with executives from around the world and will have plenty of opportunities to make acquaintances. Much of your time during the program will be spent discussing industry issues with other program members - in small discussion groups, in living classroom sessions, over meals, and in recreational and social settings. The typical participant will have more than 10 years of management experience. Past participants have generally reached at least the division manager or large department manager level in major firms and somewhat higher in independent firms. The age of attendees has generally ranged from the mid-30s to the early-50s. Program ContentDuring the two-week course of study, you will broaden your knowledge base by probing areas of leadership, corporate strategy, financial planning and control, and corporate finance.... [-]


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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Dallas + 1 more

Southern Methodist University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in education. The Cox School is AACSB-accredited and fully embraces SMU's philosophy that learning is a lifelong process. [+]

As an accounting professional, the bottom line among prospective employers and clients is your proven proficiency - in technical knowledge, critical thinking ability, and communication skills. Now you can enhance your credibility and expand your career options in the fields of accounting and finance by building on your undergraduate education while you prepare for CPA certification. The added value of an MSA from the Cox School of Business is the prestige of a graduate degree from one of the nation's leading universities. Southern Methodist University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in education. The Cox School is AACSB-accredited and fully embraces SMU's philosophy that learning is a lifelong process. The Cox MSA is a 32 credit hour program* that may be pursued full-time or part-time. Students pursuing the MSA degree on a full-time basis can expect to complete the degree in two semesters. Students pursuing the MSA degree on a part-time basis can expect to complete the degree in four semesters.MSA Curriculum OverviewThe curriculum of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program at Cox is designed to provide students with a more in-depth examination of critical accounting, tax, and financial issues. Students will take a total of 32 credit hours.  Half of these hours are chosen as electives from the graduate offering of SMU Cox.Prerequisite RequirementsApplicants must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas as demonstrated by satisfactory completion of the following courses, or course equivalents:Introduction to Accounting (I & II) 6 credit hours Intermediate Accounting (I & II) 6 credit hours Tax Accounting 3 credit hours Cost Accounting 3 credit hours Sample Course of Study - Full-Time MSA Class 2011Because course availability will vary from year to year, the following curriculum plan and electives are subject to change.Fall - Total Credit Hours 16 Module A Courses (Total 8 Hrs)Entity TaxationAccounting Information SystemsElective Courses - TwoModule B Courses (Total 8 Hrs)Advanced Corporate TaxMergers and AcquisitionsElective Courses - Two Spring - Total Credit Hours 16 Module A Courses (Total 8 Hrs)Assurance MethodologyAdvanced Topics in AccountingElective Courses - Two Module B Courses (Total 8 Hrs)Audit ResearchNon-corporate Entity AccountingElective Courses - TwoNote: Module courses are two credit hours eachCourse of Study SummaryRequired courses 16 credit hours Elective courses 16 credit hours Cox MSA degree requirements 32 credit hours... [-]


Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Campus Part time 16  September 2017 USA Dallas

The program provides the business skills and insights needed to take a current business to a new level, launch a new company, or elevate the services provided to entrepreneurial clients. [+]

The Cox MS in Entrepreneurship is a 16-month evening and weekend program designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. It is ideal for individuals who desire a solid foundation in entrepreneurial management, based on the disciplines of finance, accounting, operations, strategy, marketing, and management.   The program provides the business skills and insights needed to take a current business to a new level, launch a new company, or elevate the services provided to entrepreneurial clients.

 

The MS in Entrepreneurship is tailored towards the needs of the following prospective students:

Entrepreneurs who want to increase economic potential or obtain the credential of a graduate degree Individuals planning to change their career by starting their own business "Intrapreneurs" at large corporations whose job requires them to develop new business opportunities or breathe new life into existing business units Consultants, attorneys, accountants, and financial services professionals who need to speak the language of entrepreneurship to better serve entrepreneurial firms ... [-]

Master of Science in Management

Campus Full time Part time 10  September 2017 USA Dallas + 1 more

The 10-month evening and weekend program accommodates the schedules of working professionals, enabling you to gain valuable business skills without leaving the workforce and immediately apply those skills to your job [+]

The Cox Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed for high-potential employees who require basic business training to achieve their professional goals but for whom the traditional MBA is not the best fit. The program would be a good fit if you are:- Pursuing a focused career in an industry like telecommunications, aerospace and defense, or IT services, and you need to develop basic budgeting, management, financial, and strategic planning skills to assume a leadership position within your chosen discipline, or- Working in another field, do not have an undergraduate degree in business, and need to be able to speak the basic language of business to advance your career. The 10-month evening and weekend program accommodates the schedules of working professionals, enabling you to gain valuable business skills without leaving the workforce and immediately apply those skills to your job. Our core curriculum, outstanding business faculty, and unique services and resources make the Cox MSM the best value money can buy. In less than one year, you will gain a leg up on your peers and take significant strides toward achieving the position you've set your sights on.Points of DifferentiationIn the Cox MSM program, you will have the opportunity to learn from a renowned business faculty, polish yourleadership and communication skills, develop a mentoring relationship with a seasoned executive, and establishprofessional contacts through our global alumni network.RENOWNED BUSINESS FACULTYThe Cox School has attracted a unique group of professors distinguished by their innovative research, passion for teaching, and corporate consulting experience. The Cox faculty is ranked among the top 30 business schools in the world for research productivity in economics, finance, information systems, marketing, and strategy, according to a recent study by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Only seven other U.S. business schools rank in the top 30 in all five categories. In addition to strong research, our faculty has consulted or worked for such companies as Lockheed Martin, Dow Corning, Xerox, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Texas Instruments, General Motors, EDS, Wal-Mart, and Brinker International.BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CENTEREmployers say that when all other qualities and skills are equal, strong leadership and communications skills are what set certain candidates apart from their competition. In the Cox MSM program, you have access to specialized training in these areas through the Business Leadership Center (BLC). Established in 1992, the BLC today offers more than 60 seminars taught by business practitioners from Fortune 500 companies, medium-size businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to presenting traditional seminars on topics such as project management, leading in crisis and change, and strategic communications, the BLC offers individualized training in several areas, including advanced presentation techniques and advanced business writing.EXECUTIVE MENTORING PROGRAMThe Associate Board, Cox's executive mentoring program, is one of the most valuable resources offered to Cox graduate students. Through this program, you can capitalize on the school's close ties with many of Dallas' leading companies and influential business leaders. You work with your mentor to decide how you want to structure the relationship, how often and where you want to meet, and what you hope to gain from the relationship. More than 220 executive mentors currently participate in the program, representing national and global corporations as well as entrepreneurial ventures in every major industry.COX ALUMNI NETWORKConsisting of more than 30,000 alumni around the world, the Cox Alumni Association network is one of the school's most valuable assets, which you can tap into to develop and sustain lifelong friendships and professional relationships. The Economist magazine recently ranked Cox #7 in the world for breadth of alumni network and #1 among U.S. business schools.A Solid Business FoundationThe MSM curriculum is designed to give you a fundamental understanding of business, along with the budgeting, management, marketing, financial, and strategic planning tools you need to distinguish yourself from your peers. The program lasts 10 months and comprises 30 credit hours of coursework. Over five modules, you will complete 15 courses. Each course earns two credit hours over eight weeks, with each class meeting one evening a week or on Saturday morning for approximately three hours. All MSM students complete the following sequence of courses together. [-]