Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Introduction

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business prepares students with world-class business skills, including critical behavioral and decision-making skills that inspire trust and confidence on the part of employers and their customers. In addition to state-of-the-art skill development in the functional areas of business - accounting, finance, marketing, information technology, management and economics - students develop ethics skills that yield credibility and true leadership potential in today's organizations.

The undergraduate program is ranked 38th in BusinessWeek's rankings of the Top Undergraduate Business Schools. Among private schools, Baylor ranked 24th. The program earned a grade of A in teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement. Baylor ranks 58th in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs category of America's Best Colleges survey by U.S. News & World Report, 23rd among private schools. Last year, Baylor was ranked in 60th place.

The MBA program climbed 4 spots to 73rd in the magazine's "Top Business Schools" list. U.S.News surveyed 406 master's programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and ranked 113 programs.

Baylor is ranked 14th in the nation in the area of Ethics in BusinessWeek's Undergraduate Business Schools Specialty Rankings.

The Entrepreneurship program is ranked 14th by U.S.News. It is one of the best 25 Entrepreneurship programs according to Fortune Small Business, which also places the Family Business program in its choice of the best six in the nation.

Baylor is one of only a handful of schools offering a Professional Selling program. Students learn how to design and deliver effective sales presentations, manage accounts, develop sales plans, and manage a sales force. The School's Sports Sponsorship & Sales degree is the only one of its kind, with guaranteed internships at professional sports teams as a part of the program.

Our mission statement calls for us to engage our students in active learning. No better example can be given than the program offered by our Finance Department where students manage a real dollar portfolio, the Phil Dorr Alumni and Friends Investment Fund, which, with a current market value of $7.1 million, is one of the largest student-managed portfolios in the nation.

Several other areas of study are offered at the Hankamer School of Business, such as Economics, International Business, Marketing, Management, Information Systems, Personal Financial Planning, Insurance and Real Estate. In addition, students have the opportunity to broaden their study in business through a number of study abroad and international exchange programs.

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Master

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Waco

Baylor University's Graduate Accounting Programs provide the opportunity to build upon your undergraduate accounting education in preparation for a career in accounting, whether this career is in public accounting, private industry or government. [+]

Baylor University's Graduate Accounting Programs provide the opportunity to build upon your undergraduate accounting education in preparation for a career in accounting, whether this career is in public accounting, private industry or government. Given the focus of accounting education at the graduate level, Baylor's graduate accounting degrees provide students with the technical background and complementary professional skills necessary for careers in public accounting.

 

 

Master of Accountancy

 

The Master of Accountancy  degree was created in 1998 to provide a vehicle for satisfying the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination in most states.  The MAcc degree requires 18 hours of graduate accounting course work and 15 hours of graduate business electives.  The degree strives to add to the undergraduate accounting educational experience by developing in students the broader and deeper technical accounting knowledge and enhanced communication and problem-solving skills necessary for success in professional accountancy and business. ... [-]


Master of Taxation (MTax)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Waco

The degree strives to add to the undergraduate accounting educational experience by developing in students a technical taxation knowledge base and enhanced communication and problem-solving skills necessary for success in tax consulting careers in public accounting and private industry. [+]

BaylorUniversity has conferred Master of Taxation degrees since 1982.  The MTax degree requires 18 hours of graduate taxation course work, and 15 hours of graduate business electives.  The graduate elective hours may be focused in a particular discipline to provide a secondary area of specialization or used to obtain a broader graduate business education.  The degree strives to add to the undergraduate accounting educational experience by developing in students a technical taxation knowledge base and enhanced communication and problem-solving skills necessary for success in tax consulting careers in public accounting and private industry. 

The MTax degree is also offered as a “five-year program” when combined with the BBA in accounting.  This plan results in 12 hours of undergraduate elective credits being  waived, resulting in between 157 and 162 total hours. ... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Waco

The MSEco program is designed primarily for students who seek additional exposure to general economics or international economics before pursuing doctoral training in economics or related disciplines and students who seek training in general economics or international economics before pursuing professional careers in the public or private sector in the U.S. or abroad. [+]

Degree Requirements

Students may earn the Master of Science in Economics by fulfilling the requirements of one of the two options detailed below: Thesis option: Complete 24 hours of course work (including ECO 5001, 5002, 5310, and 5315) plus a six-hour thesis (30 credit hours total).Eighteen hours of course work must be in economics (prefixed by ECO), and 15 of these 18 hours must be at the 5000-level. Additionally, 18 hours of course work, whether within or outside of economics, must be at the 5000-level. Only those 4000-level courses approved for graduate credit (i.e., courses that appear in the Graduate Catalog) will count toward the degree's requirements. Non-thesis option: Complete 36 hours of course work (including ECO 5001, 5002, 5310, 5315, and 5343) (36 credit hours total). Twenty-four hours of course work must be in economics (prefixed by ECO), and 15 of these 24 hours must be at the 5000-level. Additionally, 24 hours of course work, whether within or outside of economics, must be at the 5000-level. Only those 4000-level courses approved for graduate credit (i.e., courses that appear in the Graduate Catalog) will count toward the degree's requirements. ... [-]


Master of Science in International Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Waco

The MSIEco program is designed primarily for students who seek additional exposure to general economics or international economics before pursuing doctoral training in economics or related disciplines and students who seek training in general economics or international economics before pursuing professional careers in the public or private sector in the U.S. or abroad. [+]

Degree RequirementsStudents may earn the Master of Science in International Economics by completing 30 hours of course work plus a six-hour special studies requirement described below (36 credit hours total): Primary Core Courses: Problem Areas in International Economics - Foreign Exchange Markets and International Monetary Institutions - Seminar in World Economic SystemsSecondary Core Courses: - Research Seminar - Research Seminar - Macroeconomic Analysis in the Global Economy - Microeconomic Theory and Business Decisions - History of Economic Thought - Econometrics Electives from the following:- 5321 Energy Economics - Legal Aspects of Management Decisions - Seminar in International Finance - Seminar in Corporate Finance - Seminar in Financial Markets - Commercial Bank Management - Agricultural Ecology - Net Systems Development - Seminar in Comparative Politics - Seminar in International Relations - Seminar in Comparative Marketing - International Management... [-]