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Baylor University MBA Students Recognized for Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was one of six MBA programs from across the United States and Europe to be recognized by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in its TeamMBA Awards and received the Service Award for a Collaborative Program. More than 30 MBA students from the school volunteer regularly as business plan advisors for inmates in a Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). GMAC confers the honor in recognition of commitment to community engagement and corporate social responsibility. The schools received the awards at the GMAC Annual Industry Conference in June.

Baylor University’s Accounting Students Rank Nationally in CPA Pass Rates

Baylor University’s Accounting program is one of the best in the country, according to the results for first-time candidates of the 2008 Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Baylor’s 100 percent pass rate by graduate students on the Business Environment and Concepts section ranked first nationally. Over 83 percent passed the Financial Accounting and Reporting section – sixth in the country – and over 82 percent passed the Regulation section – ninth in the country. Baylor undergraduates performed notably as well, with a pass rate of 56 percent – 20th in the country.

Baylor University Ranks #4 in Nation for Entrepreneurship

From over 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Baylor ranked fourth in the undergraduate category of the survey. Baylor was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom experiences.

Baylor University’s Executive MBA Program Makes Dramatic Climb in Financial Times Rankings

Baylor University’s Executive MBA Program climbed 15 spots in the Financial Times’ 2009 overall rankings to No. 73 worldwide. The program, which includes both Dallas and Austin campuses, ranked No. 1 in Texas for percent of salary increase, career progress rank, and percent of women students. Nationally, Baylor’s EMBA program was named No. 33 overall.

Baylor University Adds Executive Coaching for MBA Candidates in Dallas and Austin Programs

As part of its commitment to students’ career development, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business announced that it now provides personal career coaching services to MBA candidates in its Executive MBA programs, which are located in Dallas and Austin, Texas. Baylor has chosen two nationally recognized executive coaching firms as partners in delivering this additional service to its Executive MBA students: World Class Coaches and DBM (Drake Beam Morin). Students are given the option to choose either firm for personal, customized coaching services and career development tools.

Making Connections with Mentors

Do you have experiences worth sharing with emerging college graduates? Baylor University’s Mentors program connects current and recently graduated Baylor students with experienced alumni in a mentoring capacity. Alumni may choose a direct mentorship, or choose to participate in a variety of other career-oriented activities such as mock interviews, information interviews, resume reviews, or sponsoring an internship. The Mentors program serves to inspire relationship building and networking among students, alumni, and community members for the purpose of supporting personal and professional growth.

To join Mentors, visit For more information, contact Kat Evans at 254.710.8521 or

Hankamer School of Business Thanks Donors

The faculty, staff and students of Hankamer thank all of those who contributed during our fall Hankamer School of Business annual giving campaign. Over 500 alumni contributed almost $66,000 to the school. Your contributions make a major difference in the quality of education our business students receive.

You can still make a difference, just to contribute online, or contact Jennifer Hodgens at 254.710.8529 or to get in touch with Baylor development directors Kevin Ludlum, Greg Davis or Dusty Bedwell.

Hankamer Welcomes Additions to Faculty and Staff (beginning January 2009):


Department of Accounting and Business Law

Anthony Herrera
Lecturer & Director of Accounting Internships & Career Development

Department of Economics

Linda K. Carter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Spencer Case, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor

Department of Information Systems

Aaron Becker, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Cindy Reimenschneider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Marketing

Brennan Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Andrea L. Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director of the Keller Center and the Center for Professional Selling

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Emily M. Hunter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Casey Computer Center

Sue Garrett
Web Developer/Analyst

Communications and Marketing Department 

Seth McCall
Digital Communications Specialist

Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Sally Odegaard
Baylor Business Fellows

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Dawn Maitz
Associate Director
John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship

Graduate Programs

David Meintrup
Assistant Director
Career Management Services

Sandra Lee
Office Manager
Dallas EMBA Program

David Wallace
Austin EMBA Program

Office of the Dean

Kent Frank
Budget Manager

Undergraduate Programs

Pam Bailey
Academic Advisor

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Baylor Business Review, Spring 2010

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