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Baylor MIS Program Wins Southwest Region Innovative Achievement Award

June 15, 2009

The Southwestern Business Deans' Association (SWBDA)awarded Baylor's Management Information Systems Program the 2009 Bobby G. Bizzell SWBDA Innovative Achievement Award at their annual meeting held June 14-16 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The submitted proposal entitled "Solving the Management Information Systems Enrollment Crisis" highlights the initiatives that the MIS program has undertaken to address the enrollment crisis and prepare students for careers in technology. Currently, there is a shortage of information systems graduates across the country, in a time where many students in other fields are having difficulty finding jobs. The most innovative aspect of the program is that the MIS students actually execute all the initiatives including fundraising, relationship building, project planning and marketing.

The Southwestern Business Deans' Association represents all the business schools in states across the Southwest region. The award includes $1500 donated by BusinessWeek to continue the good work of the program. For more information about the program please contact Dr. Hope Koch at Hope_Koch@baylor.edu or Dr. Tim Kayworth at Timothy_Kayworth@baylor.edu.

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