Online MBA

Online MBA - Admitted Students

Baylor Business Online MBA

Welcome to the Hankamer School of Business

We are glad you have chosen to study with Baylor University. You will need to complete a few steps prior to starting the online MBA program. Click on each tab below:

After Acceptance

  • BearID - Activate your BearID (Baylor email account). Baylor staff and faculty will use your Baylor email address to communicate with you throughout your MBA program. Your BearID is not to be confused with the Baylor ID number, which is your nine digit number used to access your individual and financial records via BearWeb.

    *Please allow up to 48 hours after you receive the welcome email to activate your BearID. If after 48 hours you are unable to activate your account, contact the Graduate Business Programs office at (254) 710-3718.

  • BearWeb - Activate your BearWeb student account. BearWeb is Baylor's secure online student information system.
  • Official Documents - If your offer of admission is contingent upon receipt of official documents, you will not be able to activate your BearWeb account or register for courses until Baylor receives all official documents, i.e. transcripts. Check your GoBaylor Grad account to confirm the receipt of all official documents.
  • Financial Aid - Apply or check the status for your financial aid through Baylor's Office of Financial Aid.
  • SSN/ITIN - To ensure timely processing of your FAFSA, Baylor needs either your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. If you did not provide this information in your MBA application, please login to BearWeb and click Student Academic Services >> Student Records >> Update Missing SSN (this option will only appear in BearWeb if you did not already provide this information).
  • Intent to Enroll Form - Notify the Graduate School in your goBaylor account of your decision to enroll at Baylor University.

Degree Plans

Accelerated Degree Plan

  • Eligibility - Students with an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
  • Course Requirements - Twelve core courses are required to complete the degree. Total 48 credit hours.
  • Course Frequency - Core courses are offered one time per year.
  • Time Commitment - Each course requires an average of 15 hours per week.
  • Duration of Degree - The accelerated degree can be completed in 12 to 24 months, depending upon the number of courses taken per term. You can take one or two core courses per term.
  • Start Dates - You can enter the program in any term. Core courses can be taken in any order.

Standard Degree Plan

  • Eligibility - Students without an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution must pursue the standard degree plan, which two includes Business Foundation courses. Students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB institution can elect to take the foundation courses and pursue the standard degree plan.
  • Course Requirements - Twelve core courses plus two business foundation courses are required. Total 60 credit hours.
  • Course Frequency - Core courses are offered one time per year. Foundation courses are offered two times per year.
  • Time Commitment - Core courses require an average of 15 hours per week. Business Foundation courses require an average of 18 hours per week.
  • Duration of Degree - The standard degree plan can be completed in 16 to 28 months, depending upon the number of courses taken per term.
  • Start Dates - You can start the program in either Spring, Term 2 (May) or Fall, Term 1 (September). The Business Foundations 1 course is offered only in these terms.

Grading Policy - A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be earned to qualify for a master's degree at Baylor.

Course Information

  • Core Courses - Core courses are offered one time per year. Two core courses are offered each term. You can take one or both core courses each term. Core courses can be taken in any order. You should allocate an average of 15 hours per week, per course.
  • Business Foundation Courses - Business Foundation courses are offered two times per year. Business Foundations 1 is offered in May and September. Business Foundations 2 is offered in July and October. The courses must be taken in order. You should allocate an average of 18 hours per week for each course. Each course is comprised of multiple subjects listed below.

  • Textbooks & Syllabi - A list of textbooks for upcoming courses is available online. Syllabi for courses will be available in the Canvas software by the first day class.
  • Spring 2015, Term 2 - 3/10/2015 to 4/23/2015
    BUS 5490 Strategic Communication
    MIS 5450 Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
    BUS 5601 Business Foundations 1 - Accounting and Statistics.
    This course is required for new students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
    Summer 2015, Term 1 - 5/5/2015 to 6/17/2015
    MGT 5402 Negotiation
    QBA 5435 Business Statistics
    BUS 5602 Business Foundations 2 - Economics, Finance, and Business Law.
    This course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution. Prerequisite: Business Foundations 1
    Summer 2015, Term 2 - 6/30/2015 to 8/12/2015
    BUS 5421 Ethical Leadership
    FIN 5460 Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance
    Fall 2015, Term 1 - 9/1/2015 to 10/14/2015
    ECO 5415 Economics for Managers
    ACC 5420 Managerial Accounting
    BUS 5601 Business Foundations 1 - Accounting and Statistics.
    This course is required for new students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
    Fall 2015, Term 2 - 10/27/2015 to 12/10/2015
    MGT 5420

    Manufacturing and Service Operations
    MGT 5410

    Managing for Higher Performance
    BUS 5602 Business Foundations 2 - Economics, Finance, and Business Law.
    This course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution. Prerequisite: Business Foundations 1
    Spring 2016, Term 1 - 1/12/2016 to 2/24/2016
    MKT 5410 Strategic Marketing
    MGT 5485 Strategic Management and Business Policy

Course Registration

  • Registration Holds - Click through the following steps in your BearWeb account to view any holds: Student Academic Services >> Student Records >> View Holds.
  • Advising - Academic advising is not required before registering for online MBA courses. If you would like to talk with your academic advisor before registering for courses, please contact Mary Reinhardt, Assistant Director for MBA Students Services, at Mary_Reinhardt@baylor.edu.
  • Course Registration - You will register for courses via BearWeb.
    1) Log-in to BearWeb using your 9-digit Baylor ID Number and PIN
    2) Within BearWeb, navigate to the Registration area by selecting Student Academic Services >> Registration.
    3) Click "Add or Drop Classes"
    3) Select from the drop list the next online term such as "Spring 2015 Term 2 Online"
    4) Enter your Course Registration Number (CRN) in the box at the bottom of the page
    5) CRN's are provided in the Registration email from your MBA academic advisor and are posted in Step 3 of this chart.

    Additional instructions: BearWebRegistration Instructions.

    Spring 2015, Term 2 - 3/10/2015 to 4/23/2015
    BUS 5490CRN XXXXX Strategic Communication
    MIS 5450 CRN XXXXX Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
    BUS 5601 CRN XXXXX Business Foundations 1 - Accounting and Statistics. This course is required for new students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
  • Financial Settlement - A student's course registration for a given term is not complete until all expenses are paid. A Financial Settlement Checklist and Refund Schedule is posted by Baylor's Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Academic
    Term
    Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Course Start Course End
    Spring 1
    2015
    01/07/15 01/09/15 01/13/15 02/25/15
    Spring 2
    2015
    03/04/15 03/06/15 03/10/15 04/23/15
    Summer 1
    2015
    4/29/15 5/01/15 5/05/15 6/17/15

Weeks Before Class

  • Canvas - Canvas is the software used by Baylor that allows you to communicate with instructors and fellow students within a course. Other features include 24/7 availability of syllabi, assignments, online grades, online attendance tracking, and Internet communication tools. You can access your course materials from any computer with Internet access. Log into Canvas.
  • Orientation - An Orientation course in Canvas is required for all new online MBA students. The course will help you navigate through the software used to deliver each online course. After you register for the first course/s in your program, the MBA program will enroll you in the Orientation course. You will receive an invitation via your Baylor email address to access the Orientation course. If you are registered for courses but cannot access the Orientation course in Canvas, contact Mary Reinhardt at Mary_Reinhardt@baylor.edu.
  • Computer Requirements - The minimum requirements for your computer are provided in the Canvas Guide.
  • Microsoft Office Software - Students may purchase the Office 2013 Suite through the Baylor Bookstore by emailing Allen Pine at Allen_Pine@baylor.edu or calling his department at 254-710-6973. The cost for the perpetual license including tax and shipping is $21.74. The Bookstore will email the agreement form for the student to complete. Students will need to supply their Baylor ID number as a part of that process. The Bookstore will take payment over the phone and ship to an address provided by the student.
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