Business FilesNov. 26, 2007
Earning the 23rd slot in rankings done by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, Baylor University's undergraduate entrepreneurship program continues to maintain its elite national reputation.
"Our national rankings for the program are external confirmation that we have continued to keep the program rigorous, creative and relevant," said Dr. Terry Maness, BA '71, MS '72, dean of the Hankamer School of Business. Recent areas of emphasis include global technology entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
"Baylor is one of only two Texas institutions to earn a place in the top 25 positions on the list," noted Dr. Kendall Artz, chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and director of the entrepreneurship program.
900 schools surveyed were evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom support and experiences.
The Hankamer School of Business was selected as one of the 25 best schools for entrepreneurship in the nation, according to Fortune Small Business' first-ever ranking of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs." More than 100 undergraduate students are currently majoring in entrepreneurship at Baylor.
In the Family Business category, Baylor was selected as one of the six best schools. Baylor is well known for its annual Texas Family Business of the Year awards, given by the Business School's Institute for Family Business, which help family businesses survive to the second and third generations and beyond.
Baylor's Executive MBA program enjoyed recognition in Financial Times' 2007 rankings of Executive MBA programs. Overall, the Baylor EMBA rose 10 spots in the rankings, advancing from 82nd to 72nd place on the list. Baylor operates Executive MBA programs on campuses in both Dallas and Austin.
Baylor ranked No. 15 in the U.S. for salary increase, beating all competitors in the Metroplex. In international course experience, Baylor ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 11 in the U.S. Baylor also ranked No. 2 in the U.S. for female faculty and No. 5 in the U.S. for female students. In Salary, the Baylor program ranked No. 32, and in Career Progression, it ranked No. 28.