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Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business Executive MBA

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. To accommodate the growing needs of the healthcare industry, the Baylor EMBA Program now also offers an EMBA in Healthcare.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Total Program Enrollment 36
Tuition (Total) $83,000

Program Information

Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Says

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study.

To accommodate the growing needs of the healthcare industry, the Baylor EMBA Program now also offers an EMBA in Healthcare.

Specializations Offered: Health Care Administration and Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#7 Best Campus Facilities

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 39% accepted out of 181 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.31
  • Average Years Work Experience: 12
  • In State Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Those seeking admission to Baylor's Hankamer School of Business must submit the following materials: a completed application (online application preferred); two letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally and can assess your skills and potential; official undergraduate transcripts (international students who attended a no...Those seeking admission to Baylor's Hankamer School of Business must submit the following materials: a completed application (online application preferred); two letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally and can assess your skills and potential; official undergraduate transcripts (international students who attended a non-English-speaking school must provide professionally translated and interpreted academic records); a GMAT score report; a current resume; and personal essays detailing qualifications, experiences, and objectives in pursuing a Hankamer MBA. International students whose first language is not English must also submit a score report for the TOEFL or the IELS. Hankamer processes applications on a rolling basis; candidates are notified of their admission status as soon as a decision is made.

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Important Dates

Round 1
March

1

Deadline
Round 2
June

1

Deadline
Round 3
July

16

Deadline

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 100
Percent International Students 11%
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

“Student life in the MBA program is excellent,” with “ample opportunity to meet inter­esting business leaders outside of the classroom, attend case competitions, and partici­pate in intramural sports. Additionally, many students find that there is a healthy work-life balance at Baylor’s MBA program.” The university “gives free tickets to all sporting events for graduate students, which is a big deal in the Big 12 Conference, and that includes football and basketball games. Business school students often attend the games together.” Some students say Baylor is “a conservative Baptist school” that “does not encourage…drinking or partying,” so those unaccustomed to a more conservative set­ting may find the extracurricular scene here “limited.”The Baylor campus features “several resources available for use [by] graduate students only, including a graduate lounge and breakout rooms with access restricted to grad stu­dents, which facilitates the ease of group work.” When there are “breaks during the day, students usually hang out in the graduate lounge playing ping pong or talking and catching up on each other’s weekend.”

Student Testimonial

"Baylor Business gives me a great chance to study in a small class size. I could learn and work as a team with my classmates who come from different background and various cultures. Moreover, students would be able to apply for graduate assistantships. This award also creates an opportunity for students to gain experience by working with professors."

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Career

Baylor employs career placement professionals who work exclusively with the school’s approximately 90 MBA students as well as with alumni. Students tell us that “The career professionals are planning to take the case to businesses more aggressively than bring­ing the businesses to Baylor (although…some of that will [still] take place).” Students say this strategy makes sense considering that “Baylor is not competing right now with Texas, Rice, and SMU” when it comes to on-campus recruiting, in part due to the small size of the program. Some complain that “The [placement office’s] focus is on Texas, and if you’re not looking in Texas, good luck!” Employers who most frequently hire Baylor MBAs include: Accenture, American Express, Anadarko Petroleum, Bank of America, Baptist Health Center, Bearing Point, CITGO, CNA Insurance, Comerica, Community Bank And Trust, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte & Touche, Echostar Communications, Edward Jones, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, FBI, First City Financial, First Preference Mortgage, Hatteras Yachts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, Intecap, Internal Revenue Service, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Keller Williams, Kersher Trading, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Middleton, Burns & Davis, Occidental Services, Inc., Perot Systems, Perryman Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Protiviti, Quala-T, Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc., Sterling Bank, Sungard Consulting, TXU, Texas Farm Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, UBS Financial Services, Inc., and Wal-Mart.

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About

Where you choose to attain your MBA is an important decision. Baylor University can be a valuable partner on your journey in achieving your highest personal and professional potential. Baylor offers MBA students the exceptional resources of a premier institution recognized worldwide for academic quality, superior teaching, and a reputation for graduating persons of both competence and character. Small classes, hosted at the university’s state-of-the-art Hankamer School of Business in Waco, Texas, set the stage for an integrated learning experience that balances leading-edge business theory with practical, hands-on, real-world challenges.

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Students Say

Baylor University, a popular Southern institution located halfway between Dallas and Austin, appeals to those looking for “a small program” with “a cozy atmosphere” and “a lot of emphasis on ethics.” With both a concentration and a dual degree program in healthcare administration, Baylor is also a strong draw for those looking to make their mark in the nation’s transforming healthcare sector. By one student’s tally, one-third of the full-time students at Hankamer were studying healthcare administration in 2009­2010. Those students have high praise for the program, asserting that “it will be ranked among the top programs” soon. “Hospital CEOs speak to our class approximately nine times per semester,” writes one student, extolling the “incredible healthcare administra­tion speaker series.” The program includes a placement experience during which stu­dents “work directly with a CEO and become an actual hospital administrator for seven months.” There’s more than healthcare to Baylor, though. MBAs call the strategy and organization­al behavior courses here “some of the best in the country.” Students also tell us that the program provides “the freedom and opportunity to engage in any activity that would benefit your personal development.” “Whether it’s spending an entire day with Warren Buffett, working in China for a semester with top global firms, traveling to Austin every Friday to learn and explore capital investment analysis, or going to a local prison to decrease the recidivism rate by going over business plans with inmates, you can do it at Baylor,” one student writes. Another cites an MBA class devoted to inter-program case competition, for which Baylor not only offers a course but also pays participants’ cost of participation, including “room, entry fee, flight, etc.” (The team took third prize at the competition hosted by George Washington University in 2010.) Business education neo­phytes praise the Integrated Management Seminar, “a semester specifically designed for non-business undergrads to provide a fabulous foundation before the core MBA pro­gram begins.”

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Academic

Baylor's fully integrated MBA curriculum incorporates multidisciplinary theory and application throughout its core semesters fulfilling three objectives to: • DEFINE • DISCOVER • DELIVER

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Second Year Curriculum

Semester 2 - Discover ideas and technologies that lead to a company's competitive advantage. Every day you will be challenged to think deeper, consider a greater range of perspectives, debate alternatives and seek solutions—discovering how company’s operate, improve and sometimes fail. In the six module courses, you will focus on innovation and change and how companies differentiate themselves in the marketplace. During a semester-long core course, you will discover how the management of a company’s most valued resource – people – impacts the success or failure of a company. Lockstep 2 would be taken in the first year of the curriculum if a student does not take IMS.

Semester 3 – Deliver results for the company. How does a company evaluate its performance? Did it achieve its objectives? The six module courses describe metrics, financial statements, strategic market planning, market structure and corporate governance. Furthermore, your elective courses provide the opportunity for you to expand these ideas in more detail. In your final Focus Firm class, you will serve in a leadership position to deliver a comprehensive, fully-integrative analysis of the company’s project to firm executives.

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First Year Curriculum

Some students begin the MBA program by taking the Integrated Management Seminar (IMS) if they do not have a business undergraduate degree. This semester is waived for students with a business undergraduate degree.

Semester 1 - Define the purpose of business. Who are the stakeholders? How do firms manage in todayÂ’s dynamic environment? During the six module courses, you will explore the goal of the firm and fundamental business concepts as defined by the basic principles of cost accounting, strategy, managerial economics, customer focus, decision making with risk, and corporate finance. In conjunction with the module courses, you take semester-long core courses where you learn the impact of technology on organizations, the strategic view of operations management, and how to communicate effectively.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The state-of-the-art Southwest Security Financial Center in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is designed to create a boardroom type atmosphere, but have the functionality of a classroom, a videoconferencing suite and a place for students to conduct financial research. Center uses include: • Designed to bring the markets to students and the students to markets • Classroom for the Practicum in Portfolio Management course for the student managed Philip M. Dorr & Alumni Endowed Investment Fund, currently valued at approximately $6 million • Resource for real-time financial market information from around the world • Resource for equity market analytics • Hands-on financial market training and accounting and finance labs • Meetings and small conferences requiring the latest in audio-visual capabilities including video conferencing • Treasury workstation simulations • Currency and/or derivative trading simulations

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Center for International Student and Scholar Services. See http://www.baylor.edu/cie/index.php?id=1802

  • Peer Tutoring Programs
  • Research Facilities:

    The state-of-the-art Southwest Security Financial Center in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is designed to create a boardroom type atmosphere, but have the functionality of a classroom, a videoconferencing suite and a place for students to conduct financial research. Center uses include: • Designed to bring the markets to students and the students to markets • Classroom for the Practicum in Portfolio Management course for the student managed Philip M. Dorr & Alumni Endowed Investment Fund, currently valued at approximately $6 million • Resource for real-time financial market information from around the world • Resource for equity market analytics • Hands-on financial market training and accounting and finance labs • Meetings and small conferences requiring the latest in audio-visual capabilities including video conferencing • Treasury workstation simulations • Currency and/or derivative trading simulations

  • Study Abroad:

    France, China, England, Costa Rica

  • Women Support Groups:

    Baylor Business Women is an organization of graduate and undergraduate women in the Hankamer School of Business. The organization sponsors events such as the "You're Hired" evening in which four successful business women gave advice to Baylor students about:

    Knowing the rules in job interviews Finding an employer with a culture for success Balancing work demands and a personal life Aligning your values and your work

    See:
    http://www.baylor.edu/business/index.php?id=43316

School Outcomes

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 28% $60,143
General Management 28% $71,000
Financial Services 25% $61,417
Marketing / Sales 21% $56,500
Operations / Logistics 10% $66,050
Consulting 10% $61,250
Other 3% $110,000
Information Technology 3% $80,000
Non Profit 3% $105,000
Other 3% $110,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 66%
Three Month Employment 83%
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