COVID-19 Updates

Updated May 26, 2020

MBA Admissions Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just as COVID-19 has had an incredible impact on currently enrolled students, we realize that it has caused concern for prospective students who are in the process of applying to a graduate program in the Hankamer School of Business.  Not only has the impact been widespread, it also comes with a continued high level of uncertainty of what’s next.  To assist applicants who have worked hard to prepare their application, Baylor MBA programs are continuing to move forward with the admissions process.  

Virtual Tours, Information Sessions, and Admissions Interviews

Please know that we are here to help and want to encourage you to reach out with questions about any part of the application and admission process for all of our Baylor MBA programs.  We are hosting virtual tours, information sessions, and admissions interviews until May 2020 in accordance with Baylor University's Coronavirus Response. We encourage you to schedule a phone or Skype consultation, individual appointment, or attend one of our virtual sessions. Please reach out to the program you are interested in to determine how to best connect with them.

Admissions Process Changes and Updates

As it currently stands, the application process remains unchanged for our Austin EMBA, Dallas EMBA, and Online MBA programs. Please contact the specific program you are interested in applying to in order to receive any additional updates. The Full-time MBA admissions changes can be found below:

Full-time MBA Admissions Process Changes:

  1. Test Scores:  We realize that one specific area affected is the GMAT and GRE testing centers around the world. Both GMAC and ETS are working hard to keep both test takers and universities updated. However, we understandably don’t have an actionable expectation of when testing will return to a normal schedule. If you find yourself in a location in which testing centers are closed, please contact our admissions team to determine if you are eligible to receive a standardized admissions test waiver.
  1. Application Deadline:   Just as we’ve worked hard to ensure that our enrolled students are able to continue receiving an outstanding business education during this trying time, we want to ensure that you are able to continue pursuing your goals of beginning your MBA.  The application deadline for Full-time MBA program has been extended from May 15th to June 15th. It is likely that the Final Deadline will return to May 15th for 2021.
  1. International Students: International students will be able to begin the program by taking online Business Frameworks courses from their home country.  Business Frameworks courses will begin July 13, 2020. 

Business Frameworks

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.

Care and Concern for Our Students

While our faculty, staff, and administration are all working hard to ensure that our current students feel academically supported, we are communicating with our students to ensure that they are also physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually supported. Click here for a list of resources offered to Baylor’s Graduate Business students. Additional information about Baylor University's coronavirus response can be found here.

Master of Business Administration

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