SMU Cox MBA Essays for 2021-2022

SMU Cox MBA essaysAre you targeting the SMU Cox School of Business for your MBA? Then get ready to start brainstorming! The SMU Cox MBA application is now live. Here are the SMU Cox MBA essays for the 2021-2022 admissions season.

SMU Cox MBA Essays

Question 1: Please describe your immediate post-MBA career goals, including the target industry, sector, and/or organization. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in this particular area? (250-word limit).

Question 2: Each candidate is unique. Please outline your top expectations for your MBA program and why SMU Cox would be a great partner in assisting you to achieve your professional development and career goals. (250-word limit)

Question 3: One of the three pillars of the SMU Cox MBA program is Data Analytics. We are committed to helping all students develop skills in data analysis and to further develop an analytical mindset. Please answer one of the following prompts and specify at the top of your essay which prompt you are answering. (500-word limit).

a.  Please describe how you have used data to solve a complex problem, including how you communicated your solution to others.

If you have limited experience with analytics or quantitative work, please use the following question:

b.  Explain how you are prepared to succeed in a quantitatively rigorous program.

Question 4. In the blanks provided, first type three words representing how a coworker or professional mentor would describe you. Type three more words representing how your closest personal friend would describe you.

Question 5. What are your short-term post-MBA career goals? (250-character limit)

Question 6. What are your long-term post-MBA career goals? (250-character limit)

Optional Essay Question

If applicable, candidates can use this space to provide information not addressed in the rest of your application that may be helpful to the admissions committee as they make an assessment of your candidacy.

Some examples include information about nontraditional undergraduate experience or gaps in employment history. Other uses could include professional awards, achievements or highlights of notable community service not listed elsewhere. (250-word limit)


For more information on applying, please visit the SMU Cox admissions site.  If you need guidance on your SMU Cox MBA essays or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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