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

  • U Card - U Card is Baylor's secure online student authentication system. Follow the U Card instructions to complete your application to the Baylor Online MBA program.

  • 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.

  • BearWeb - Activate your BearWeb student account. BearWeb is Baylor's secure online student information system. 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.

  • Official Documents - Baylor requires transcripts from every institution where you received credit, even if the credit appears as transfer work on your final transcript (community college, dual degree credit, etc.). Instructions on how to send transcripts to Baylor can be found here. Check your GoBaylor Grad account to confirm the receipt of all official documents. *Please allow 24-48 hours after the Graduate School receives your final official transcript for the system to update. If after 48 hours you are unable to activate your BearWeb account, contact the Graduate Business Programs office at (254) 710-3718.
  • Term Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
    Summer 2
    2016
    6/07/2016 6/22/2016 6/24/2016
    Fall 1
    2016
    8/9/2016 8/24/2016 8/26/2016
    Fall 2
    2016
    10/4/2016 10/19/2016 10/20/2016
    Spring 1
    2017
    12/16/2016 1/4/2017 1/6/2017
    Spring 2
    2017
    2/14/2017 3/1/2017 3/3/2017
  • 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.

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 includes five 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 (48 hours) plus five business foundation courses (12 hours) 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 20 hours per week per term.
  • 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 - If required to complete Business Foundations, you can start the program in either Spring Term 1, Spring term 2, Summer Term 1, Fall Term 1 or Fall Term 2.
  • Business Foundation Courses - A foundational understanding of the Common Body of Knowledge acquired during business studies is required before students without an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution can take the Core courses.
  • Degree Plan Worksheet - An OMBA Degree Plan Worksheet can be used to track your progress through the OMBA program.
  • The Business Foundation courses are ACC 5301, QBA 5302, FIN 5203, BL 5104. ECO 5305. FIN 5203 and BL 5104 must be taken together. These courses are taken credit/no credit and do not count toward the student’s grade point average, which is based on the 12 Core courses in the OMBA curriculum. Successful completion of the Business Foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript.

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. You should allocate a minimum of 10 hours per week for each three hour credit course. If taking six hours of foundation coures, you should allow a minimum of 20 hours each term.
  • 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.
Summer 2016, Term 1 - 5/3/2016 to 6/15/2016
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.
Summer 2016, Term 2 - 6/28/2016 to 8/10/2016
BUS 5421 Ethical Leadership
FIN 5460 Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance
Fall 2016, Term 1 - 8/30/2016 to 10/12/2016
ECO 5415 Economics for Managers
ACC 5420 Managerial Accounting
ACC 5301 Business Foundations - Accounting
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
QBA 5302 Business Foundations - Statistics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
Fall 2016, Term 2 - 10/25/2016 to 12/08/2016
MGT 5420 Manufacturing and Service Operations
MGT 5410 Managing for Higher Performance
FIN 5203 Business Foundations - Finance
This 2 credit course must be taken with BL 5104 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
BL 5104 Business Foundations - Business Law
This 1 credit course must be taken with FIN 5203 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
BL 5305 Business Foundations - Economics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
Spring 2017, Term 1 - 1/10/2017 to 2/22/2017
MKT 5410 Strategic Marketing
MGT 5485 Strategic Management and Business Policy
ACC 5301 Business Foundations - Accounting
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
Spring 2017, Term 2 - 3/7/2017 to 4/20/2017
BUS 5490 Strategic Communication
MIS 5450 Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
QBA 5302 Business Foundations - Statistics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.

Course Registration

  • Tuition and Fees - For OMBA students entering in the 2016/17 academic year (summer 2016 through spring 2017), tuition and fees are:
  • OMBA Courses Tuition Fees
    Business Foundation Courses $4,500 per course
    ($750 per credit hour)
    $100 per term
    Core Courses $4,108 per course
    ($1,027 per credit hour)
    $100 per term
  • Scholarships - If you were awarded a $6,000 scholarship by the Business School, you will receive a $500 credit for each of the Core courses. The scholarship does not apply toward the Business Foundation courses. Students can qualify for only one $6,000 scholarship. The Business School does not offer multiple scholarships to the same student.
  • 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
    Summer 1
    2016
    04/27/16 04/29/16 05/03/16 06/15/16
    Summer 2
    2016
    06/22/16 06/24/16 06/28/16 08/10/16
    Fall 1
    2016
    08/24/16 08/26/16 08/30/16 10/12/16
    Fall 2
    2016
    10/19/16 10/21/16 10/25/16 12/08/16
    Spring 1
    2017
    01/04/17 01/06/17 01/10/16 02/22/17
    Spring 2
    2017
    03/01/17 03/3/17 03/07/17 04/20/17

    Check your Baylor email regularly for important updates from Student Financial Services.

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 by logging into www.baylor.edu/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 activate your account in BearWeb, you will be able to enroll in the Orientation course. Simply login to Canvas via www.baylor.edu/canvas and then Click the box that says "Enroll in Course".
  • Computer Requirements - The minimum requirements for your computer are provided in the Canvas Guide.
  • Microsoft Office Software - As an enrolled student at Baylor, you now have access to the Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus service free of charge. Office 365 Pro Plus.
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