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.
Baylor Bear speaks at local alma mater about preparing for college
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor football student-athlete Troy Baker, BBA ’12, spoke to a group of 80 students at Connally High School in Waco who are part of AVID — Advancement Via Individual Determination — the school’s program that prepares students for a college education. A Connally High alumnus, Baker emphasized the importance of maintaining good grades and preparing for college earlier on in high school. “If you’re not willing to work hard, you won’t reap the benefits,” Baker said. Currently Baker is working towards his MBA in the Hankamer School of Business.
Connecting for Positive Global Change (BBR)
Growing up in Nigeria, Sunkanmi Agbomeji knew he wanted to do one thing: change lives. At first, he thought he would do it by becoming a medical doctor. After graduating from medical school, his plans began to evolve, and although his path was unclear, his goal was not. He continued to help people. He just found several new ways to do so.
Baylor University to Offer Online MBA
Baylor University today announced that it will make its renowned MBA program available online beginning this May. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.