Baylor University's Executive MBA Program Ranked 35th Nationally by Financial Times

Nov. 9, 2011

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Baylor University's Executive MBA program is ranked 35th in 2011, up from 39th in 2010, for United States-only based programs, according to the Financial Times' 2011 rankings.

The program, which includes campuses in Dallas and Austin, also ranked first in Texas among Executive MBA programs for percentage salary increase for graduates (58 percent) and ranked second in Texas for the percentage of women in the program (21 percent).

"Our consistently strong rankings by the Financial Times are a reflection of our fine programs and the result of our commitment to provide seasoned professionals the tools they need to further their career goals. We are very pleased that for several years we have ranked among the top programs for the percentage of women in the classroom," said Gary Carini, Ph.D., associate dean of Graduate Business Programs at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

The 21-month Dallas and Austin programs are based on a learning environment that enriches the classroom because students learn extensively from their peers as well as Baylor's tenured faculty. Students develop a strong sense of ethical considerations and a global perspective, equipping them to tackle complex business environments.

In Dallas, EMBA classes meet every other weekend. Classes in Austin convene Monday and Thursday evenings. Both programs include curriculum trips to Washington, D.C., and a trip to Asia or South America.

In addition to Baylor's existing EMBA program, the Dallas campus in fall 2012 will implement an Executive MBA Program with a concentration in healthcare. This program, for medical and administrative personnel, will equip leaders to make significant contributions to their healthcare organizations.

The Baylor Executive MBA Program in Dallas is located at the Cooper Aerobics Center, 12230 Preston Road. For more information about the program, visit www.baylor.edu/dallasemba or call 972-458-2327.

The Baylor Executive MBA Program in Austin is located at 7700 West Parmer Lane in Austin. A new campus, located at 3107 Oak Creek Drive (at the intersection of Parmer and MoPac), will open for the spring semester In January 2012. For more information about the Austin EMBA program, visit www.baylor.edu/austinemba or call 512-996-4095.

The Financial Times compiles the rankings using feedback from business schools and their alumni who graduated three years ago. Additional information on the rankings can be found at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings-2011.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About Hankamer School of Business

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.

Contact: Frank Raczkiewicz, (254) 710-1964

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