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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    28 months
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program
    $90k-$100k

Online MBA Overview

Cox School of Business’ Online MBA is a rigorous, 28 month program that is designed to help you build on your leadership and analytical skills in an experential setting. 

You will build and develop such knowledge and skills through weekly live class sessions, as well as self-paced modules and learning activities, allowing you to learn at a pace and in a setting, which suits you. You’ll be required to participate in two 4-day long immersions (one domestic and one international) in which you will collaborate with corporate partners in an experential learning environment in order to solve some of their most pressing business challenges. 

Although it is an online program, you will still have full access to the same wide range of activities and opportunities as the business school’s on-campus students. These include the Career Management Center, Business Leadership Center, the Associate Board Mentor program, as well as global study trips. 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for international students as they are for home students at approximately $90,740.

Special funding is available at Cox School of Business, including merit-based scholarships and affinity awards. Options include:  

  • Indian Scholars: Awards valued at $50,000+ 

            All candidates from India are automatically considered for the Indian Scholars program.

  • Latin American Scholars

            All candidates from Latin America are automatically considered for the Latin American Scholars program.

All candidates are considered for the merit-based scholarships, so there is no need to apply separately for these. Please note that you may be asked to provide a supplemental essay to be considered for departmental scholarships based on your professional and/or academic backgrounds.

Please visit the Cox School of Business’ website for more information regarding tuition fees and special funding, including scholarships and other awards.

Entry requirements and how to apply

Those who wish to apply to the Cox School of Business will need to provide the following documents along with their completed online application form: 

  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts or marksheets
  • GMAT or GRE score (taken within the last five years). Candidates with more than six years of work experience who are able to demonstrate strong analytical skills may be exempt from taking the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment. 
  • Essays
  • Contact information for two professional references (anyone that can speak for your work-related skills and abilities)
  • Up-to-date CV


International candidates may also need to provide the following:

  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


However, you may qualify for a waiver for English proficiency exams if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have lived and worked in an English speaking country for two years out of the last four years
  • You scored at or above the 80th percentile of the verbal section of the GMAT or GRE
  • English was the primary language of instruction at your undergraduate institution 


For more information regarding admissions to Cox School of Business, please visit their website


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