The SMU campus, rich in educational resources, provides the majestic backdrop for SWGSB and SWGSB-MBA candidates.

The SWGSB-Cox partnership gives participants a prestigious MBA option.
SWGSB participants who choose the SWGSB-Cox MBA option benefit from corporate ties to one of the nation's most dynamic cities.

SWGSB Offers the Highest Quality MBA Credit Options

Only at SWGSB will you find an endorsement from the graduate school of banking's host university, Southern Methodist University. SWGSB offers the highest quality MBA options, including the SMU COX School of Business full- or part-time MBA at SMU's prestigious Dallas campus and an online option at the Indiana-Kelly School of Business. This combination of quality is unique to the SWGSB educational experience.

Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Southwestern Graduate School of Banking students and graduates have the unique opportunity to earn their MBA from SMU Cox faster and save up to $26,000. For SWGSB graduates admitted to one of the 5 MBA programs at SMU: Full-Time Two-Year MBA, Full-Time One-Year MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA or Online MBA, the SMU Cox School of Business now grants eight (8) graduate credit hours (equivalent to four MBA elective module courses valued up to $16,000 in tuition and fees) on a Pass/Fail basis. This credit is awarded only to SWGSB graduates from the two graduating classes prior to the student's admission to the Cox School. Current SWGSB students enrolling in a Cox MBA may apply their SWGSB credit to the MBA program as they earn it. The credits will be treated as general MBA elective credits and will not count toward any specific area of concentration. Additionally, all SWGSB students and alumni (not just those graduating within two prior classes) admitted to an MBA Program at SMU Cox will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

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For more information, please visit or contact:

Dr. Marci Armstrong
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Cox School of Business/M.B.A. Programs
Southern Methodist University
6212 Bishop Boulevard
125 Fincher Building
Dallas, Texas 75275
General Admission Info
Phone: 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622

Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Kelley Direct Online Programs
Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana

Through Kelley Direct Online Programs, accepted SWGSB students have the opportunity to earn an Indiana University Kelley School of Business M.B.A. online. Kelley Direct will accept up to 9 SWGSB credit hours into the M.B.A. program and up to 6 SWGSB credit hours into an M.S. program (e.g., MS Finance, MS Strategic Management). Typically, the SWGSB coursework replaces electives in the M.B.A. and M.S. curricula.

For more information, please visit the Kelley Direct Online MBA web page or contact:

Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Kelley Direct Online Programs
777 Indiana Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone: 317-278-1566
Fax: 317-274-7301

Additional MBA Options

A growing list of universities have recognized SWGSB for its outstanding program - one that merits MBA credit. In addition to those listed above, Sam Houston State University offers SWGSB credit hours toward its Executive MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions. This is a two-year, two-week summer residence program which includes online classroom activities. For more information contact James B. Bexley, Chair, Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking.

MBA credit at other universities is at the sole discretion of the accepting university. Each retains the right to award, or not award, credit for graduation from the SW Graduate School of Banking.

Important to note: SWGSB is a professional program and, as such, does not carry academic semester credit hours from SMU or any other university. The academic credit hours offered by these MBA programs are nontransferable – and available only to those accepted into one of these great programs.