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.

  • The BLC today offers more than 85 leadership seminars on topics such as strategic communications, leading with integrity and conflict resolution, as well as individualized development advanced presentation techniques, advanced business writing, 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.
  • BLC seminars encompass nine themes: Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relations, Personal Development, Productive Leadership, Managerial Leadership, Team Dynamics, Customer Innovation, Business Leader Roundtables and Special Programs. Seminar leaders come from companies such as Accenture, Capital Alliance, Grant Thornton, HP/EDS, imc2, Nortel Networks, The Richards Group, Texas Instruments and The Walt Disney Company.