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Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Climbs Two Spots in BusinessWeek Undergraduate Business Rankings

Feb. 29, 2008

== Baylor Business School Leads Big 12 in Academic Quality and Faculty Student Ratio ==

Climbing two places, Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business advanced to the 36th spot in BusinessWeek's "Best Undergraduate B-Schools" 2008 rankings.

Baylor is one of only three Big 12 schools to be included in the top 50 list. Baylor outscored all other Big 12 schools in the publication's measurements of academic quality and faculty/student ratio.

BusinessWeek reports that the quality of teaching at Baylor's Business School earned a grade of A from students, as did its facilities and services.

"It is gratifying to be recognized as a leader in business education and it is also encouraging to be moving up on the list," said Dr. Terry S. Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business. "This is especially positive when considering that more and more schools are added to the competition each year."

To rank these programs, BusinessWeek uses nine distinct measures, including surveys of some 80,000 business majors and more than 600 corporate recruiters, the median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends on to the preeminent MBA programs.

BusinessWeek also calculated an academic quality score for the undergraduate schools by combining SAT scores, faculty-student ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students spend on class work each week.

BusinessWeek's complete rankings of the "Best Undergraduate B-Schools" is available in the March 10, 2008 issue of BusinessWeek, on newsstands March 3rd. Expanded content, including the full methodology, interactive tables, in-depth profiles, and a discussion forum are available on BusinessWeek.com at www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate.

About Baylor Business

The Hankamer School of Business holds to a visionary standard of excellence whereby integrity stands shoulder to shoulder with analytic and strategic strengths to build leaders, not simply careers. BusinessWeek ranks the undergraduate program in 36th place. Baylor's Entrepreneurship program is ranked 14th by U.S.News and its Accounting program is ranked 24th by Public Accounting Report. Baylor's Executive MBA programs, located in Dallas and Austin, rank first in Texas for international course content and second in the state for salary increase by Financial Times. Visit www.baylor.edu/business for more information.

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