For Fall 2012 Entry
Deadline: March 7, 2012
*Final application opportunity for those who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarship awards.
Deadline: May 2, 2012
*Final regular deadline; after this deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis only if space remains in the incoming class.
1.How did you come to the decision to pursue a graduate business degree? Are there specific skills you wish to develop
or enhance? What are your post-graduate career goals? How will a graduate degree from the Cox School of Business
help you in your professional development? (2 pages maximum; double spaced; minimum 10 point font)
2.Please describe a challenge faced in the workplace and the steps you took to resolve it. Would you make the same
decision again? If not, what would you do differently? (2 pages maximum; double spaced; minimum 10 point font)
Candidates for the MA/MBA program must answer question 3B. All other candidates must answer question 3A. Please ensure you submit the question which applies to your program of interest.
3A. The Cox School of Business seeks students who desire to become leaders with purpose - those who will positively
influence the global business community, whether in a small way or on a large scale. What have you done thus far in
your career to make a difference? (2 pages maximum; double spaced; minimum 10 point font)
3B. How do you plan to make an impact on the arts/non-profit community and how specifically would your graduate
education help you do so? (2 pages maximum; double spaced; minimum 10 point font)
4. SUPPLEMENTAL - If you answered yes to the questions related to academic/disciplinary issues or criminal history
you MUST submit this essay. Otherwise, please only use this space to address essential issues not covered in the
rest of your application package. (2 pages maximum; double spaced; minimum 10 point font)
Two letters of recommendation
Cox Graduate Admissions
6212 Bishop Blvd.
125 Fincher Building
Dallas, TX 75205
Telephone: (214) 768-1214
Electronic application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=smu-mba