The Cox Advantage: Commitment to Creating Well-Rounded Leaders 

Employers say that when all other qualities and skills are equal, strong interpersonal skills are what set certain MBA candidates apart from their competition. The SMU Cox School of Business provides specialized training in leadership and communication through the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center, where students establish lifelong careers and build leadership character. Our MBA graduates often comment that their BLC training has been a significant contributor to their professional success.

  • BLC seminars encompass these themes: Communication Skills, Customer Innovation, Interpersonal Relations, Managerial Leadership, Personal Development, Productive Leadership, Servant Leadership, Team Dynamics and Executive Roundtables. Seminar leaders come from companies such as Accenture, Capital Alliance, Dell, Grant Thornton, LLP,  The Container Store, The Richards Group, Texas Instruments and The Walt Disney Company. 
  • The BLC today offers more than 90 leadership seminars and programs on topics such as strategic communications, leading with integrity and conflict resolution, as well as individualized development  presentation techniques, executive coaching and other areas.
  • The BLC-Disney Institute Program, “Creating and Sustaining a Service Culture,” offers select Cox MBA students the unique opportunity to study Disney’s approach to marketing, operations, leadership and customer service firsthand through classroom and field excursions in Orlando, Florida.