Baylor business programs make top national, worldwide lists

December 13, 2011

For the first time, the Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business has been named among the best programs in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Executive MBA ranking. Baylor is ranked No. 37 worldwide; the program, which includes campuses in Dallas and Austin, ranked third among programs in Texas.

This latest honor for the EMBA program comes just days after the Financial Times ranked the program 35th in the country for United States-based programs.

"The ranking reflects not only the quality of our program but the caliber of our students. This is evidence that our curriculum is at the cutting edge of EMBA education internationally. We are passionate about partnering with executives at this significant time in their careers," said Dr. Gary Carini, associate dean of graduate business programs at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

The 21-month Dallas and Austin programs are based on a learning environment that enriches the classroom because students learn extensively from their peers as well as Baylor's tenured faculty. Students develop a strong sense of ethical considerations and a global perspective, equipping them to tackle complex business environments. In fall 2012, the Dallas campus also will implement an Executive MBA Program with a concentration in healthcare.

Undergraduate entrepreneurship program ranked No. 3

The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 3 in the country from among more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine.

The eighth annual ranking reveals the nation's top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. Schools were evaluated based on teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, excellence in mentorship, providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom, as well as non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of the program.

"Entrepreneur Magazine's ranking is particularly meaningful, as their evaluation process considers not just program reputation, but instead a wide range of objective data that assesses program breadth, depth and impact," said Dr. Kendall Artz, professor of management and entrepreneurship, director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program and chairman of the department of management and entrepreneurship at Baylor University.

Graduate accounting 
program ranked No. 6

Baylor graduate students in the accounting program ranked No. 6 in the nation for overall pass rate for first-time candidates, with 86.6 percent passing, according to the results of the 2010 Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

On individual sections, Baylor ranked No. 5 in the nation on the auditing section with a pass rate of 81 percent, No. 3 in the nation on the financial accounting and reporting section with a pass rate of 90 percent and No. 7 in the nation on the regulation section with a pass rate of 77.3 percent.

Graduate students also achieved the highest overall pass rate in Texas and the highest average score in Texas, a score of 81.1.