Next Steps in your MBA Journey:
Step 1: Complete Admissions Process:
- Official Application Documents - If your offer of admission is contingent upon receipt of official test scores and/or transcripts, you should request official documents be sent to Baylor as quickly as possible. Check your MBA Application account to confirm the receipt of all official documents.
Once all official documents are received, the admissions process is complete.
- Bear_ID - A Bear_ID is an electronic identifier created uniquely for every student at Baylor and is generally in the form firstname_lastname. Your Bear_ID and password are the keys to accessing your Baylor email account. Upon completion of the admissions process, you are eligible to activate your Baylor email account. Once you are enrolled, your Baylor email account will serve as your primary means of communication with Business School faculty and staff.
- Baylor ID No. - Your Baylor ID number is a 9-digit number used for identification. This number is printed on your Student ID card. If you do not know your ID number, you can look up your BaylorID to determine your ID number.
- BearWeb - You must activate your BearWeb student account. BearWeb is Baylor's secure online portal for access to your information about financial aid, grades and transcripts, and course registration as well as personal information such as addresses, phone numbers and emergency contacts.
Step 2 - Secure Financial Aid (Federal Loans)
- Financial Aid - Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA opens annually on October 1st, so you can start the process before acceptance to the MBA program. Learn more via Baylor's Office of Financial Aid.
- Cost of Attendance - For financial aid purposes, the Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the total cost to attend Baylor and includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those billed by Baylor, such as tuition and fees. Indirect Costs are books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses and room and board.
Step 3 - Submit Required Forms
- Reply to Your Offer of Admission - You will need to accept or decline the Offer of Admission into the program.You can do so in the Forms portion of the Application Status section of your application portal.
- Tuition Scholarship - If you received a Graduate Scholarship award, you woulld have received a scholarship letter along with your acceptance letter. You will need to accept or decline the Scholarship in the Forms portion of the Application Status page of your application portal.
- Graduate Assistantship Work - If you are offered a position to work as a Graduate Assistant, you must complete an I-9 and a W-4. See the Graduate School's Student Employment Forms webpage for more information and copies of the forms.
- Health Form and Health Insurance - All students need to complete and return a Baylor Health Form. See Baylor Health Services for all health related information, including the Student Health Insurance Plan.
- I-20 Form - All international students should connect with Baylor's International Student and Scholar Services which assists incoming international students with I-20 requirements.
Step 4 - Submit Enrollment Deposit
Reserve your place in Baylor's MBA program by payign a deposit of $500 within 30 days of receiving your acceptance notification. The deposit is applied toward your student account and can be used to pay fees that are charged in your first semester. Please pay your Enrollment Deposit in the Application Status page of your application portal. This will be through the same processing tool you used to pay your application fee.
The Business School offers many Graduate Assistant (GA) positions to qualified graduate students. GAs are assigned to work for a supervisor in the Business School and may be assigned a variety of tasks such as assisting with research, editing papers, grading, data analysis, information systems maintenance, or assisting with the admissions/recruiting process.
GAs earn a biweekly stipend at the rate of $15 per hour in exchange for services performed. GAs average 10-15 hours per week with the potential to earn $2,400 to $3,600 each fall and spring semester. This is earned income and is completely seperate from tuition remission scholarships.
The continuation of working as a GA is contingent upon the maintenance of an overall GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory work performance. The supervisor to whom a GA is assigned will evaluate work performance.
To be considered for a GA position, you will need to complete a GA Request Form (see below) upon being admitted. You will not complete this form until after you've been given an admission decision.
GA requests will be considered in the order in which the GA Request Forms are received. If selected, you will be notified within 2 weeks of submitting your request form and will be asked to confirm your acceptance into the program.
UPDATE: All GA positions for Fall 2020 have been filled. If you would like to be placed on the wait list for Spring 2021, please complete the GA Request Form.
Understand Technology Requirements
- 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.
- Notebook Computer - All MBA students are required to have a notebook computer: notebook requirements.
- Microsoft 365 Products - Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus service is now available for all current Baylor faculty, staff, and students.
- Baylor ID Card - After you arrive on campus, you will get a Baylor ID card, which is used for library privileges, building access, lab access, meal plans, selected student functions, and sporting events.
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UPOVID-19's Impact on Business Foundations
NOTE: At the direction of the University, we will continue with online instruction for all courses through Summer 2020 due to the continued impact COVID-19 virus. As such, Business Frameworks courses will be delivered online starting July 13th. We are working to convert course content as well as some Orientation activities for online delivery. The faculty teaching Business Frameworks courses are experienced with teaching online and understand how to create an engaging learning experience. Courses will be asynchronous, so wherever you are in the world, you will be able to complete course requirements.Courses are scheduled as follows:
- July 13-24 MIS 5145 Excel Modeling Fundamentals
- July 20-31 ACC 5121 Accounting Planning
- July 27-August 7 QBA 5131 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
- August 3-14 FIN 5161 Corporate Finance-Planning
The MBA program plans to host on campus Orientation activities August 17-21. Orientation activities will include simulations, case presentations, team building, community service, and more. A detailed orientation schedule will be emailed out in July.
Updated August 10, 2020