At Baylor, our purpose is to provide you, the next generation of business leadership, with relevant knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to create a new standard of excellence in your chosen field.
Baylor's curriculum is a full-time, 16 or 21-month commitment, specifically designed so students may attain their MBA degree at an accelerated pace without sacrificing academic quality. It is a fully integrated, comprehensive curriculum fusing general management theory, multidisciplinary applications, personal development and practical management skills with career preparation suited for a worldwide marketplace.
Every day you will be challenged to think deeper, consider a greater range of perspectives, debate alternatives intelligently and defend your opinions boldlyùgaining confidence in the process.
One of the unique, practical aspects of Baylor's MBA program is the Focus Firm project. Each semester you are immersed in the present life of a dynamic, actively-functioning company which we call the Focus Firm. The Focus Firm changes each semester giving you three different projects over the course of your MBA program.
The 16-month MBA curriculum consists of three "lockstep" semesters and a summer semester.
Three Lockstep Semesters:
The Baylor MBA degree provides multiple opportunities for study across all functional areas. The core curriculum incorporates general management theory, multidisciplinary applications, personal development and practical management skills in three lockstep semesters. The "lockstep" format causes students to move through the core courses as a unit, creating a team approach to learning and camaraderie among class members.
A. Six disciplines within the core are delivered in one-hour module format during each of the lockstep semesters. Not only are you exposed to the six disciplines - accounting, economics, finance, statistics, marketing, and strategy - every semester, you also learn how one discipline affects another, and ultimately how they all impact the company. By dividing these six disciplines over the length of the MBA program, each lockstep semester focuses on a different perspective of the dynamic process that characterizes business in the 21st century.
B. Three disciplines within the core are delivered in semester-long, 3-hour courses - operations management, information systems management and organizational behavior.
C. The final core course is the Focus Firm class which incorporates management communication skills into the class.
A wide range of elective courses in Baylor's MBA program allows you to specialize or generalize your field of study. Elective courses are taken during each lockstep semester. Lockstep 1 - one 3-hour elective; Lockstep 2 - two three-hour electives; Lockstep 3 - two three-hour electives.
During the summer semester, you can pursue an internship or study abroad experience for six hours of credit.
For students new to business education, Baylor offers the Integrated Management Seminar (IMS), a unique semester designed specifically for students with a non-business undergraduate degree. It is not necessary for non-business graduates to fulfill any prerequisites prior to entering the MBA program-IMS provides coursework that will prepare you for graduate business courses. IMS can be taken in either the summer or fall semester before you enter Lockstep 1, which results in one additional semester for your MBA program.
MBA Degree Options
Specializations in which your elective courses are identified in a specific area but the specialization is not identified on your diploma:
MBA degrees in which your elective focus is identified on your diploma:
MBA in International Management
MBA in Information System
Joint degrees in which you earn two degrees simultaneously: MBA/JD;
The MBA degree is a general management degree designed to strengthen your management skills. You do not have to pursue a specialized degree or take a specific series of elective courses.
Admission to Baylor Business is competitive. We're looking for individuals with professional work experience, outstanding scholarship, leadership potential, a commitment to community service, and a motivation to pursue an intense MBA program. MBA candidates should have strong analytical skills.
The application process is conducted by the Hankamer School of Business with the support of the Graduate School.
- Application- The preferred method of applying is online.
- Essays- Express your unique qualifications, experiences, and reasons for applying to the MBA program.
- Letters of Recommendation- Ask for recommendations from individuals who know you professionally and can present a balanced evaluation and assessment. Two recommendations are required.
- Transcripts- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university, is required. The transcript from your graduating institution must show proof of degree. NOTE: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the evaluation process. If the Business School recommends approval, the Graduate School will require official transcripts before your admission is complete. If you earned your undergraduate degree from Baylor, you do not need to submit transcripts. The Graduate School will obtain your Baylor transcripts from the Records Office.
- Resume- A current resume should describe those activities, honors, or awards that you believe helpful to ensuring success in the MBA program.
- Standardized Tests- All MBA applicants are required to submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score. International applicants are also required to provide a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)Unofficial copies of the test scores are acceptable for the evaluation process.
- Application Fee - $50 non-refundable fee.
Note: If offered admission to Baylor Business, you are required to submit your official GMAT score, TOEFL score (international only), and transcripts within 30 days. Baylor reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur.
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Last updated December 22, 2017