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, but 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.
Please monitor The Center for Global Engagement's website for up-to-date information relating to our International student population. The information included on this page includes:
- Enrollment Requirements
- U.S. Visas
- Fall Calendar and Classes
- Coming to Campus
- Travel Bans/Requirements and U.S. Presidential Proclamations
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.
- Austin EMBA: Events – Visit Us
- Dallas EMBA: Events – Visit Us
- Full-time MBA: Contact Admissions
- Online MBA: Contact Us
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 Updates:
The 2020 application for the Full-Time MBA has officially closed. Be sure to check back on our Admissions page for updates on the release of the 2021 application as well as any additional updates related to COVID-19 (i.e. revised application deadlines, test requirements).
GMAT and GRE Requirements: In an effort to mitigate risks associated with in-person tests, both the GMAT and the GRE are currently being offered fully online. If you intend to apply to the Full-Time MBA for 2021, you should expect to take either the GMAT or the GRE and begin preparing as soon as possible to give yourself every opportunity to score well. Even if test waivers are offered in the future, applications that include either a GMAT or GRE score may be more competitive. Preparing for and scoring well on either the GMAT or GRE is a great way to increase your odds of being accepted into the FTMBA. To prepare for the GMAT or GRE, take a moment to visit our blog to read: GMAT & GRE—Getting the Score You Want.
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. 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.
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. Frameworks courses and some Orientation activities have been adapted 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.