Cox School of Business announces
new Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU’s Cox School of Business has announced a new Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program and will enroll its first class in January 2007.

The Cox MS in Entrepreneurship is a 16-month evening and weekend program designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. It is ideal for individuals who desire a solid foundation in entrepreneurial management, based on the disciplines of finance, accounting, operations, strategy, marketing, and management. The program provides the business skills and insights needed to take a current business to a new level, launch a new company, or elevate the services provided to entrepreneurial clients.

The MS in Entrepreneurship is tailored towards the needs of the following prospective students:

Entrepreneurs who want to increase economic potential or obtain the credential of a graduate degree

Individuals planning to change their career by starting their own business

"Intrapreneurs” at large corporations whose job requires them to develop new business opportunities or breathe new life into existing business units

Consultants, attorneys, accountants, and financial services professionals who need to speak the language of entrepreneurship to better serve entrepreneurial firms

 “Our outstanding faculty, networking opportunities, top-ranked Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, and 35-year history of training successful entrepreneurs make the Cox Master of Science in Entrepreneurship the best value money can buy,” said Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of the Cox School. “In addition, the Caruth Institute has created a number of unique programs that enable students to experience and better understand the inner workings of entrepreneurial ventures.”

Entrepreneurship Expertise

Since its founding more than three decades ago, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox has continuously developed innovative courses and programs designed to help individuals keep pace with the dynamic, rapidly changing field of entrepreneurship. Under the guidance of Director Jerry White, the Caruth Institute has achieved national recognition.

In 2005, Entrepreneur magazine ranked the Caruth Institute #5 among the top 100 entrepreneurship programs in the nation, as ranked by program directors, faculty, and alumni.

In a recent BusinessWeek ranking of the top 25 Executive MBA (EMBA) programs in the world, the Cox EMBA Entrepreneurship course was listed #1.

Delivering the MS in Entrepreneurship supports the Cox School’s mission to serve the evolving educational needs of employers and a wide range of individuals, from undergraduates to working professionals and executives.

For more information on the Cox Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, please contact the Cox School at 877-269-7622 or

About SMU Cox

SMU’s Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute, and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board executive mentoring program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report.

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