Position your career for success by completing a Tier One North American MBA program in as few as 17 months. Two Baylor MBA specializations are ranked in the top 20 in the nation (Entrepreneurship—#17, Healthcare Administration—#17). (CEO Magazine, 2022; U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
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Discover the Difference
Here are a few benefits and reasons why Baylor’s Full-Time MBA is so special.
17 months long (22 months for Healthcare Administration, including a paid executive residency)
Diverse classroom environment with 40% women and 20% minority representation
Christian commitment infused into the program and welcoming of all students
Individualized support and student-led discussions that result from an average entering class size of 50 students
Four optional specializations to customize your MBA
Career-transforming trips to NYC and an international location
Military-welcoming school with unique scholarship opportunities and benefits
75% of students receive financial awards—and other opportunities are available to save on your degree
Top 5% institution in the nation for research (R1 status) and in the top 5% of business schools in the world with AACSB accreditation
|$82,763||Average Baylor graduate salary plus bonus|
|94%||Placement 90 days from graduation|
|25-100%||Tuition remission for most students|
The Early-Career MBA
Getting your MBA early can pay dividends for the rest of your career. Develop the hard and soft skills you need to see the “big picture,” which encompasses everything from financial modeling and data analytics to presenting, leadership and networking. And speaking of networking, you’ll not only benefit from a welcoming environment where you’ll connect with peers, professors and in program experiences (like trips and embedded consulting work), but you’ll benefit from career panels with industry experts, career treks to regional offices and a career management class.
After all, it’s not about getting a job, but how you manage your career down the line. You need the right curriculum and support to position yourself for success.
Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs
“If you’re thinking about an early-career MBA, look at the class sizes. Look at how the faculty is available to you. At Baylor, we have small classes, so you don’t just sit in a class and sort of absorb—you’re actively learning every day. We try to create what you’re going to be doing when you get out into your first job.”
Hear From Full-Time MBA Graduates
“Many of the students are currently at the same stage of life, and after spending so much time together, they have become the closest people that I have besides my family. We celebrate birthdays and babies and do life together—dinner after team meetings, Bear Cycle classes, soccer, game nights and even line dancing on weekends. These are the people you’d call when you need to make a trip to the ER in the middle of the night.”
“Baylor’s faculty consistently reaches out to ensure we are on the right path—whether it be assisting with our class schedule/extracurriculars, checking in on us during our job search or setting us up for success in the classroom. The staff here is top-notch, and I believe the ‘big school/small feel’ is evident in the way they have welcomed us to the program.”
“The most impactful lesson I learned from Dr. Carlson was that it is imperative for organizations to make employees feel genuinely valued and appreciated in order to acquire and keep top talent. This lesson played a crucial role in my career when I was selected to work on a special project with the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen test. I found myself as a manufacturing supervisor managing 125+ workers who I had just met. I was even able to reach out to Dr. Carlson for advice on how to best manage these workers given the resources I had at my disposal.”
Nationally recognized scholar on the use of marketing science to improve customer well-being. Mirabito’s research is published in leading journals like Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and prior to becoming an award-winning faculty member at Baylor, she had an extensive career in brand management, customer relationship marketing and public policy. Mirabito has an MBA from Stanford University and a PhD from Texas A&M University.
Leading academician who focuses on the intersection of work and family life, including work-family conflict, enrichment and balance. The co-author of Beyond Juggling: Rebalancing Your Busy Life, Carlson has accumulated 13 awards and honors and has produced more than 80 journal articles
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Awards and honors
Admissions & Application Process
Successful applicants demonstrate strong leadership ability, analytical skills and a passion for excellence. The academic profile of the class entering in 2021 is as follows:
- Average GPA: 3.52
- Average GMAT: 614
- Average GRE: 309
Apply to the Baylor Full-Time MBA program in just a few easy steps:
- Start your application online.
- Submit supporting materials (resume and cover letter, a letter of recommendation, transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores and the application fee).
- Schedule your admissions interview.
Your application will be reviewed when it is received along with all required materials. Admitted Full-Time MBA students start the program in the summer semester; incoming students should plan to be available to start on-campus instruction as early as mid-July.
Choose from five optional concentrations:
- Business Analytics: Discover how organizations use business analytics to gather and use large amounts of data to develop strategic advantages and new innovations.
- Cybersecurity: Learn how to protect the integrity of data, networks, and programs while preparing for career opportunities in the fast-growing cybersecurity field.
- Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation: Focus on launching new ventures and innovation in business with our #17-ranked graduate program in entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).
- Healthcare Administration: Prepare to serve as a healthcare administrator with #17-ranked graduate program in healthcare administration (U.S. News & World Report, 2022), which includes a paid executive residency with a leading healthcare organization.
The core MBA courses offer a wide range of subjects, giving you a base of business knowledge across all functional areas. Elective courses enable you to gain a deeper understanding of specific business functions that correspond with your career goals. You will pursue an internship in the summer and take a final semester of courses in the next fall semester, completing the degree in just 17 months.
Expand your professional options by combining the business acumen of an MBA degree with specialized knowledge and skills of a specialized master’s program.
Joint degrees are available in:
- MBA/Master of Information Systems (MBA/MSIS)
- MBA/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)
- MBA/Master of Divinity (MBA/MDiv)
- MBA/Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW)
- MBA/Master of Engineering (MBA/ME)
Baylor’s MBA program values experiential learning and provides students with a customized and innovative curriculum that integrates a variety of learning experiences. Throughout your MBA, you’ll have unique opportunities to differentiate your skill set from the competition, gain hands-on experience and make professional connections in your desired field by participating in various experiential learning options.
Rather than simply analyzing case studies and running through simulations, the Focus Firm class gives students experience working on a real project with a real client. At the start of the semester, executives from the partner company launch the project and then students work to collect data, research trends and develop recommendations. Toward the end of the semester, students present their findings to company executives.
NYC Leadership Summit
During the one-week trip to New York City in the fall semester, students meet with corporate leaders from organizations such as Trenchant Capital, Xylem, Deloitte, AMEX, Hudson Executive Capital, Bessemer Trust, Fleishman Hillard and the Federal Reserve. They also participate in a case study and a community service event, where they apply classroom learning to real-world problems.
Portfolio Management Practicum
MBA students enrolled in the Practicum in Portfolio Management class manage an investment portfolio valued at $10.5 million. The class meets in the Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center to learn the tools and techniques used by investment professionals to analyze and select individual securities.
International Management Trip
This one-week trip for first-year students will meet with organization executives, provide live case consulting, engage in business challenges, perform a service project and participate in cultural activities. The trip will encompass cultural immersion and service activities in an overall effort to create worldwide leaders.
Students are our top priority, and we are as dedicated to them as they are to our program. Here are just a few ways Baylor will support you during your program and as a graduate:
Baylor MBA students work directly with a career management team that was recently ranked #3 in the nation for job placement by U.S. News & World Report. The Career Center has a highly qualified staff that works specifically with graduate business students. You’ll work closely with this team to create a personalized plan of action for your career based on your unique qualifications, talent, experience and career goals.
The Baylor Brand and Network
The MBA you earn through the Hankamer School of Business is AACSB-accredited. The global Baylor Business Alumni Network contributes to our strong brand recognition across the U.S. and beyond. Wherever your career takes you, you’ll stay connected with this network of 45,000 professionals making an impact across the world.
The Baylor MBA program participates in community-centered activities, such as serving as business advisors for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and taking part in international mission trips. Our students use their business skills to impact the lives of others as well as their own.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Earning a Baylor MBA is a long-term investment with life-long returns that begin sooner than you might think. Ninety-four percent of our Full-Time MBA graduates secure jobs within 90 days, with an average starting salary plus bonus of $82,763.
But we know the first step toward financially investing in your future is often the hardest, which is why we assist most of our Full-Time MBA candidates with some type of financial support.
Approximately 75% of Baylor MBA students receive financial awards. Assistance comes in a variety of forms to fit students’ needs, including:
- Tuition scholarships, ranging from 25–100% tuition remission, awarded based on work experience, GMAT/GRE score and academic record.
- Graduate assistantships (GA). GAs work an average of 10 hours per week for a faculty or staff member in the business school.
- Grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Our financial aid counselors will work with you to determine your eligibility for the various options available to you.
Tuition & Fees 2021-2022
|Flat MBA Semester Tuition Rate: Fall & Spring Semesters**||$25,116|
|General Student Fee – Operational Costs, library resources, technology equipment and student enrichment such as access to Student Life Center, athletic events, concerts and theatre productions||$2,351|
|Graduate Program Fee – covers MBA program activities||$200|
|Estimated Total Semester Cost||$27,667|
**Summer tuition is a per-hour rate of $1,392/hr.
Tuition Cost with 75% Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship 2021-2022
|Flat MBA Semester Tuition Rate||$6,279|
|General Student Fee||$2,351|
|Graduate Program Fee||$200|
|Funds earned from GA work||($2,400)|
|Estimated Total Semester Cost||$6,430|