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Cold Calling Anxiety
About Health: The Keller Center for Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a team of Baylor M.B.A. students partnered with the research and development department at Keller Williams Realty International to conduct a study about cold calling. The study sought to quantify the importance and effectiveness about cold calling as a prospecting tool and measure the effectiveness of cold calls.

Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.

Building Products Plus Hires Seven Prison Entrepreneurship Program Graduates
University Chronicle: Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship.

Baylor MBA Candidates Partner with Zambian Students for Business Consulting
Baylor University MBA candidates and Northrise University undergraduate students teamed up in June for the annual African Global Initiative course in Ndola, Zambia. The seven Baylor Business students and twelve Northrise students formed five teams to work for three local businesses on projects involving human resources, entrepreneurship, pricing structures and marketing campaigns.

Prison Entrepreneurs: From Shark Tank to Redemption
[5/18/2015] Column about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a Houston-based nonprofit that turns incarcerated men into aspiring business owners. After these men successfully complete PEP’s three-month character development program, they move into PEP’s core program, a six-month business plan competition that leads to a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. In 2013, Baylor determined that PEP delivers a 340 percent return on investment for every dollar donated to the program.

New Beginnings
New business ideas are being pitched in an unconventional setting that may come as a surprise to some. MBA students are going to jail to help inmates develop business plans.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Most Financial Aid
Business Insider: Hankamer ranked #1 when the online grad school guide surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which ones offer the best financial aid.

Bears on a Mission [BBR]
From volunteering at a soup kitchen to founding an organization to end hunger, the pursuit of a calling can be defined many ways.

For more than 50 years, Baylor Business graduates have applied their business education to provide principled leadership and a Christian commitment to service to their communities.

We spoke to four mission-driven alumni who have harnessed those business skills and dedicated their careers, and lives, to nonprofit organizations and their causes.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Best Education
Business Insider: Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is recognized in this article as being listed among the top 25 business schools with the best quality of education, as compiled by According to the article, more than 10,000 current and former business school students were surveyed.

Business School Climbs Rankings in U.S. News Grad School Survey
Baylor's Hankamer School of Business moved up seven places to No. 58 among the top-rated master’s programs in business, tied with George Washington University and University of Alabama.

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