The Professional MBA (PMBA) ExperienceThe Professional MBA (PMBA) is one of the most powerful tools you can use to optimize your success in today's competitive marketplace. By allowing students to study while remaining in the workforce, the SMU Cox Professional MBA enables you to immediately apply what you learn.The Professional MBA (PMBA) experience is designed to advance you to the next level of your career. It goes without saying...SMU Cox has a strong reputation. SMU Cox School's PMBA Program is nationally ranked by US News and World Report as a top 15 business school. But there is more to be the best investment for your career.SMU Cox offers you flexibility with campuses in Dallas and Plano. While attending classes in the collegiate environment of SMU's Dallas campus, you'll also have opportunities to interact with other MBAs, including those from the Full-Time and Executive MBA Programs. Our small, personalized environment allows faculty and staff to be available full time and attentive to your individual needs. The new two-year program format allows you to remain in the workforce while earning your MBA in record time.SMU Cox is focused on enhancing your career opportunities. With full career services, mentoring, a choice of concentrations and leadership training, SMU Cox allows you to tailor the MBA to maximize your career needs.When you graduate with an SMU Cox Professional MBA, you have the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills to excel in whatever career path you choose. The faculty and staff warmly welcome you to the next step in attaining your professional potential.The Fundamentals: AcademicsBecause of the increasing demands in the workplace today, you probably have little, if any, time on the job to acquire new skills or broaden your business perspectives. Cox's PMBA program offers a demanding, quantitatively rigorous course of study in which you can experience outstanding instruction, innovative curriculum, and close interaction with peers in an academic setting outside your professional work environment. Just as important, our program allows you to complete your degree in two years while attending conveniently scheduled classes located close to home or work.The Cox PMBA is taken over the course of six consecutive semesters. Classes are held on weeknights and, on the Dallas campus only, Saturday mornings. SMU in Plano offers core classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes are taught in both lecture and case study formats to ensure that graduates master the basics of business and apply those tools in real-life experiences. You must be able to make a two-year commitment and agree to attend all classes except in the case of emergencies. You also should be prepared to devote adequate out-of-class time to prepare assignments and meet in small study groups - a vital part of the overall learning process.