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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    21 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Two Year MBA Overview

The Full-Time MBA at Cox School of Business is a 21-month program which consists of eight 7-week instructional modules. 

It’s a highly customizable program allowing you to align each elective with your needs, interests and intended industries post-MBA. Almost 57 percent of the curriculum choices are made by you, which allows you to make major career switches in conjunction with rich experential learning opportunities, such as the Cox School of Business’ summer internship

Previous graduates of the Full-Time MBA program have gone on to enjoy employment in consulting, technology, financial services, energy, manufacturing, real estate, as well as government, healthcare, hospitality, retail and transportation. 

In addition, the average starting salary for a Cox School of Business Full-Time MBA graduate is $103,000. This means they see a return on their investment in just 14 months (on average). 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for international and home students. 

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 Businesswebsite 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)
  • 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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