Prison Entrepreneurs: From Shark Tank to Redemption
Acton.org: 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 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 GraduatePrograms.com 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 GraduatePrograms.com. 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.
Baylor Team Wins Finance Competition
Four Baylor students won first place at The Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium (TIPS) at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Texas prison goal: Business-savvy inmates
The Salt Lake Tribune: This article cites the success of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program based in Houston, with whom Baylor's Hankamer School of Business has partnered to help male prisoners reestablish themselves by giving them the opportunity to earn certificates of entrepreneurship. According to the article, over the past 11 years, PEP “has graduated more than 1,100 students” who have opened 165 businesses “grossing more than $1 million.”
Why ‘Bad’ Leaders Actually Make the Best Leaders
Healthcare Daily: An article by Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs at the Hankamer School of Business, about the qualities of successful leaders. “Somehow, an imperfect leader, one who is transparent about their past and current difficult experiences, can have more credibility when he or she communicates how they have learned from their very imperfection,” Carini wrote. Carini points out that the best leaders are transparent about their failures and well-practiced in their areas of expertise.
Baylor Unveils New Business School
KCEN-TV: VIDEO: Since 2001, Baylor has invested more than $1 billion in new facilities and on Friday, construction of the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation reached the halfway point. Media were given a tour of the Foster Campus, which will be the new home of the Hankamer School of Business when it opens in fall 2015. Interviewed for the story are Jonathan Cole-Mckay, MBA/MSIS candidate from Oklahoma City, OK; Gary Carini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies in the Hankamer School of Business; and Terrance Ganaway, B.S.Ed ’10, MBA candidate.