Southern Methodist University (Cox)

Dallas, TX
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Traditional MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE
  • 24.90%
  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 686
  • ENROLLED
  • 176
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible
  • MEDIAN BASE SALARY OF NEW GRADS
  • $115,000

Southern Methodist University (Cox) requires either GMAT or GRE scores to be submitted with an application, and incoming students have an average GMAT score of 686 or a quantitative GRE score of 154 and a verbal score of 153. Two letters of recommendation are required for all candidates, and international students must submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. Applications are due May 2. In 2021, 24.9% of applicants were accepted, and the school currently has 176 full-time MBA students enrolled. Students need 71 credits in order to graduate.

Executive MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 11.7
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • No

Southern Methodist University (Cox) doesn’t require prospective students to submit a GMAT score in an application to its executive MBA program. Incoming students have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.08 and more than 11 years of work experience with almost 9 years spent in management. Before enrolling, students have mean base salaries of $122,304. In 2021, Cox accepted 98% of applicants to its executive MBA program. Applications to the program are due July 15, and the program costs $126,495 per year to attend. 

Part-Time MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 666
  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 6.46
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • No

The 2022 part-time MBA graduating class at Southern Methodist University (Cox) had 115 students. The school requires a minimum of 50 credits to graduate from its part-time MBA program, and tuition per year is $102,750. SMU Cox graduate programs are test optional, meaning you’re not required to take the GMAT or GRE, and the TOEFL isn’t required for international students. Additionally, the program doesn’t require recommendation letters. The 2021 acceptance rate was 87%, and the average GPA of accepted students was 3.15.