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Baylor Professor Named "Emerging Scholar in Sport Marketing"

Lane Wakefield, a Baylor Marketing professor, has earned multiple national recognitions from the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Hagins Named to Lead Development for Baylor's Hankamer School of Business

In early 2021, the Development team at the Hankamer School of Business saw new leadership and additional growth as Charles B. "Trey" Hagins III was appointed Managing Director of Development for the Business School.

Baylor Supply Chain Case Competition Team Earns "Final Four" Recognition

Four students representing the Hankamer School of Business placed fourth at the 8th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition this month.

Your EMBA Guide: What Is an Executive MBA and How to Choose the Right University

Discover what the executive MBA degree program is all about and what to look for when choosing the right EMBA for you.

2021's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business

Wallet Hub: T. Stevens Chair of Free Enterprise Steve Bradley is a featured expert in this article about starting a business in small cities and offers advice on what entrepreneurs should look for in a small city.

Car Insurance For Teens & Young Drivers: Cheapest and Best Companies in 2021

MoneyGeek: Franklin Potts, finance professor, is quoted as a personal finance expert who offers teens on a budget advice on shopping for a car with insurance rates in mind.

Audio: Baylor Connections: Terry Maness

In this Baylor Connections, Terry Maness reflects on his 24 years of service as dean of the Hankamer School of Business ahead of his retirement this summer.

The Best Cheap Car Insurance for College and High School Students on a Budget

MoneyGeek: Finance professor and personal finance expert Franklin Potts offers his advice for high school students on a budget on how to select the right auto insurance.

Dr. Sandeep Mazumder Appointed Crenshaw Dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Wake Forest University, has been selected as The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of Baylor's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. His appointment is effective July 1.

Phishing Tests Are Necessary. But They Don’t Need To Be Evil

Harvard Business Review: Covered in this article is recent research by professor of information systems, Daniel Pienta who found that companies who use phishing tests with questionable tactics have the potential to harm the company's relationship with their employees.

Baylor Graduate and Professional Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

Several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 30.

Baylor Study: What Motivates People To Prevent COVID-19?

Baptist Standard: Professors of marketing James Roberts and Meredith David have found that fear of COVID-19 is the primary driving factor that motivates people to take preventive measures to safeguard against it.

Pandemic Propels Sports Sponsorships to Outperform Expectations

Forbes: Executive director of Sports Strategy & Sales, Kirk Wakefield, discusses the effectiveness of sports sponsorship campaigns in 2020 due to digital transformation and pent-up demand.

Audio: Business Review: The Crossover Effects of Work and Home

KWBU (NPR): Professor of management, Dawn Carlson, is interviewed about her research that looks at how work can affect home life.

Why a Baylor MBA: Student & Alumni Perspectives

Ask any graduate business student or alum and they'll tell you that earning an MBA is a tedious process. Some of our MBA students and alumni share their top reasons why they chose to obtain a Baylor MBA.

From Plebe to Partner

When faced with challenges, retired Army Capt. Kerry McNair learned early on that if he gave his best efforts, even adversity could present opportunity. It was true when he attended West Point and it is true today, as he helps companies deal with the fallout of a global pandemic.

Popular Stocks That Hedge Funds Are Buying

Wallet Hub: William Reichenstein, professor of finance, offers tips for investors about sectors that are expected to grow in the coming years.

4 Things You Need to Know About Earning Your Online MBA

Choosing the right MBA program format can be challenging. Here are the top things you need to know about earning your MBA degree online.

Taking the GMAT or GRE at Home: Standardized Testing in the Age of COVID-19

In the past century, standardized testing has become a topic of educational and philosophical debate for exam administrators and prospective students alike. One thing is for certain: the pandemic has shifted the model for standardized testing and preparation.

Gender Discrimination Is Still Alive and Well in the Workplace in 2021

Forbes: Included in this article is a reference to a study by management professor Kaylee Hackney who researched the link between mothers on maternity leave and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Baylor Prof Leads Innovative Team Working To Disrupt Human Trafficking

Baptist News Global: Stacie Petter, professor of information systems and business analytics, has earned a nearly $250,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to provide law enforcement a technological edge in combatting human trafficking.

Baylor Researcher Exploring Technology's Role in Sex Trafficking Fight

Waco Tribune-Herald: The National Science Foundation has funded the efforts of Stacie Petter, information systems and business analytics professor, who studies how technology plays a role in human trafficking and how law enforcement can fight it.

Ten Best Books For MBA Students

In the new year, pastimes like writing and reading return for many eager and intellectually hungry students. If you are looking to start your year off strong with books about business and leadership, take a look at our top ten best books for MBA students.

Audio: Baylor Connections: Peter Klein

Baylor Connections: Peter Klein, the W. W. Caruth Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, shares his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on business leaders and how the entrepreneurship department has established itself as a top 10 national program.

This Type of Manager Will Eventually Create Unethical Employees

Ladders: Covered in this article are recent findings from a study by management professor Matt Quade who found that managers without morals can lead employees' to engage in unethical behavior.

Waco Family & Faith Film Fest Goes Drive-in on Return

Waco Tribune-Herald: Marketing professor Tyrha Lindsey-Warren is the founder of the Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival and is quoted about the return of the annual festival.

As GameStop Shares Surge Amid National Attention, What’s Next For the DFW Company?

Dallas Business Journal: Shane Underwood, chair and professor of finance, insurance and real estate, is quoted in this article about GameStop and the challenges it faces.

From the Ground Up

More than four decades ago, Baylor became one of the nation’s first universities to establish an entrepreneurship center. It quickly became the focal point for entrepreneurial development at Baylor, building new curriculum, conducting research and acquiring additional resources.

From Salutes to Sic 'Ems

Baylor ranked 47th nationally among Best Colleges for Veterans in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings — second among Big 12 Conference schools and in Texas — due, in part, to the program known as VETS (Veteran Educational and Transition Services).

SIUE’s Giddens Teams With Baylor Mentor to Combat Human Trafficking

RiverBender: Stacie Petter, professor of information systems and business analytics, is joined by Baylor alumna Lauren Giddens from Southern Illinois University to form an interdisciplinary team that will use a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to propose solutions and training to law enforcement in the fight against human trafficking.

Is an MBA Worth it? Examining the ROI of an MBA Degree

One of the most basic and frequently used performance measurements in business is Return on Investment, or ROI. When the primary goal of an organization is to increase revenue in a cost-efficient manner, ROI is a great place to start. Similarly, evaluating ROI is quite relevant when considering whether or not to earn an MBA. For many, the ROI ends up being a compelling factor in their decision.

Management Without Morals Can Lead to Employees' Unethical Behavior, Study Finds

Phys.org: Covered in this piece is the findings of a study by management professor Matt Quade who found that managers without morals can decrease moral courage amongst employees.

Baylor's Online MBA Moves Up in 2021 U.S. News Online Rankings

Baylor University's online graduate program that leads to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree continues to move up in the latest U.S. News 2021 Best Online Programs rankings released today.

Baylor Graduate and Professional Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2021) – Several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 30.

Baylor Study: What Motivates People to Mask Up, Social Distance, Vaccinate?

WACO, Texas (March 29, 2021) – As the United States continues its march to vaccinate millions of citizens against COVID-19, marketing researchers from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business have discovered a messaging model that motivates people to take preventive actions to battle the virus.

Whose Data is it Anyway?

Innovative Business at Baylor: Dorothy Leidner, Ferguson Professor of Information Systems, synthesized years of research to develop a theory diving into personal data being digitized and its implications on a person’s dignity.

A Fiscal “Big Brother”

Innovative Business at Baylor: Paul Mason, assistant professor of Accounting and Business Law, researches the impact of IRS monitoring on a manager’s likelihood to commit accounting fraud through financial misreporting.

Skin in the Game

Innovative Business at Baylor: Peter Klein, professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, researches the perceived disconnect between ownership and value creation with a new term in strategic management literature.

The Source of the Problem: Comparing Pre- and Post-Qualification Screenings for Strategic Sourcing 

Innovative Business at Baylor: Wen Zhang, assistant professor of Management, researches when the ideal time is to screen potential suppliers in an open-bid auction for re-sourcing to help reduce the procurement costs for a company.

Hankamer Professors Share Grant-Gaining Advice

Innovative Business at Baylor: As Baylor University continues its pursuit of Research I/Tier I (RI/TI) recognition, professors in the Hankamer School of Business are doing their part by contributing to this vision.

Inaugural Baylor Impact Awards to Celebrate Entrepreneurial Success

Nominations are open for the inaugural Baylor Impact Awards. The new award program from the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, is designed to honor the accomplishments of Texas family-owned and Baylor alumni-owned businesses.

Baylor Ranks Among the Top at the National Collegiate Sales Competition

Baylor University's sales team ranked 13th out of 70 universities this month at the 22nd National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), sponsored by Kennesaw State University.

Top Finishers Announced for the BBSO

Baylor's Center for Professional Selling revealed the final results of the Baylor Business Selling Outside (BBSO) competition on February 12 in a countdown style Zoom meeting with over 100 participating students, faculty and executives.

Baylor MBA-Healthcare Team Earns “Best in Category” and “Best in Show” at Healthcare Innovation Pitch Competition

A team of MBA-Healthcare candidates represented Baylor at Trinity University's Healthcare PRISm Pitch Competition in January, bringing home "Best in Category" and "Best in Show" awards with their hospital price/quality patient empowerment tool, Lantern Health.

Study: Management Without Morals Can Lead to Employees’ Unethical Behavior

WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2021) - An organization that projects an ethical face but whose managers fail to respond to internal ethical situations sends mixed messages to its employees, which can lead to a lack of employees' moral courage and an increase in unethical behavior, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.

Baylor Business Professor, Alumna Earn National Science Foundation Grant to Combat Human Trafficking

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2021) - A Baylor University professor and a former student have received a National Science Foundation grant to address technological challenges that face law enforcement as they try to break up illicit networks and rescue individuals caught up in human trade.

Baylor's Online MBA Moves Up in 2021 U.S. News Online Rankings

WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2021) – Baylor University's online graduate program that leads to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree continues to move up in the latest U.S. News 2021 Best Online Programs rankings released today.

Audio: Baylor Connections: Stacie Petter

In this Baylor Connections, Stacie Petter discusses information systems' role in the fight against human trafficking and slavery.

Global Business Forum Returns Amid World-Wide Change

Current and upcoming economic issues will be in the spotlight as the Global Business Forum returns this spring. This year's forum, which will be co-presented by Baylor University and the World Affairs Council of Dallas and Fort Worth, will feature a series of Zoom webinars focused on "Economic Issues for the Next Decade."

Hankamer Faculty Lead Seminar on Finding, Securing Grants

Baylor's Hankamer School of Business hosted a virtual seminar on Thursday, Dec. 10, to inform professors about ways to identify and obtain external research grants.

The Best Cheap Car Insurance in Texas for 2021

Cited in this article as an expert is professor of finance Franklin Potts who offers advice for Texas drivers on finding affordable car insurance.

Why All Your Favorite Athletes Are Selling Supplements Now

Men's Health: Quoted in this article about the trend of professional athletes endorsing their own dietary supplement brands is expert Kirk Wakefield, professor of sports marketing.

$1.5 Million Gift Honors Baylor Business Dean

Waco Tribune-Herald: A $1.5 million gift commitment was announced for the endowment of a new faculty position within Baylor Business named after Dean Terry S. Maness in honor of his many years of service.

Faculty Pivot To Meet Research Needs During the Pandemic

Baylor Lariat: Professor of economics Van Pham is interviewed in this article about how Baylor faculty conduct their research during the disruption of the global pandemic.

Around the State: ETBU Students Participate in Operation Christmas Child

Baptist Standard: Included in this statewide update on Baptist universities is the news about the $1.5 million gift commitment towards the endowment of a new faculty position in Baylor Business honoring Dean Terry S. Maness on his upcoming retirement.

Audio: California Begins Curfew To Curb COVID-19

VOA News: Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, professor of marketing, is interviewed on the release of "Wonder Woman 1984" on HBOMax and its impact on the film industry.

Baylor University Announces $1.5 Million Gift Honoring Business Dean

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift commitment to help establish a new endowed faculty position within the Hankamer School of Business, honoring Dean Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., on his upcoming retirement and years of service.

Emerging as a Leader: The Impact of Contributions in Leaderless Teams

Innovative Business at Baylor: Stephanie Kunst, assistant professor of Management at the Hankamer School of Business, studies the relationship between a team member's constructive contributions and their appearance as a leader to the rest of the team.

Time is Money: Implementing Direct Flights Changes the Investment Game

Innovative Business at Baylor: Shane Underwood, associate professor of Finance, researches the relationship between direct flights between mutual funds and investment firms and the likelihood for more investment opportunities.

Who Are You: Finding Identity in IT

Innovative Business at Baylor: Stacie Petter, professor of Information Systems, researches the way employees use and explore the features of technology based on their individual IT identity to be more innovative and creative.

A Scale of Attraction

Innovative Business at Baylor: David Scheaf, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, synthesizes years of research and develops a measurement tool for entrepreneurship teams to evaluate opportunity attractiveness.

Baylor Named a Top-10 School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2020) – Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

We’re Back in the No-Toilet-Paper Phase of COVID-19

The Daily Beast: Grocery supply chain expert and professor of management Pedro Reyes is quoted in this article about lessons learned during consumer panic buying.

How Personality Affects Who Follows COVID-19 Rules

MedicalXpress: A study co-authored by Gabriella Cacciotti, professor of entrepreneurship, found that certain personality traits increased the likelihood of adopting guidelines meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Accounting Annual Report Fall 2020: Letter from the Chair

Department Chair Bradley Lail addresses the challenges faced by and opportunities opened for the Department of Accounting & Business Law over the 2019-2020 academic year.

Personal Reflections on My VITA Experience

Cameron Wiles, BBA '20, reflects on here time with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and how it shaped both her career and life.

Baylor Accounting Career & Professional Development

The Department of Accounting & Business Law hosted multiple career and professional development events for students, faculty and business professionals to network.

Muncy Added as Assistant Professor to Accounting & Business Law

Alice Muncy joined Alice Muncy joined the Department of Accounting & Business Law as an assistant professor in fall of 2020, teaching Advanced Managerial Accounting.

Xing Set to Join Accounting & Business Law

Bin "Betty" Xing will join the Department of Accounting & Business Law as an assistant professor in the spring of 2021, teaching the undergraduate-level taxation course.

Accounting & Business Law Adds Farish as Clinical Assistant Professor

Lauren Farish joined the Department Accounting & Business Law as a clinical assistant professor in August 2020, teaching a variety of accounting courses.

2019-2020 Accounting Graduate Program Director Report

Tim Thomasson delivers his first report since stepping into the graduate program director role, acknowledging the challenges and celebrating the achievements of the 2019-2020 academic year.

9th Annual Accounting Professional Development Forum

Cameron Thorson served as the guest speaker and honoree at the Accounting Professional Development Forum held last fall.

Millar Chosen for KMPG Summer Faculty Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Accounting Melanie Millar was named the 2019-2020 KPMG Summer Accounting Faculty Fellow.

Reflections of Uganda Mission Trips

Current students and alumni reflect on their experiences from various Uganda mission trips.

Fall 2020 Outstanding ProSales Student Coach: Victoria Whitworth

Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling (ProSales) is pleased to announce that Victoria Whitworth is the Fall 2020 Outstanding ProSales Student Coach. ProSales sponsors student involvement in four internal and six external sales competitions each year.

BBEC Sales Competition Winners Announced

Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling is excited to announce the winners for the Baylor Business Ethics Competition (BBEC), a ProSales program-specific competition designed to challenge ProSales students with ethical dilemmas evident in real sales organizations.

Baylor ProSales Takes #2 Team in Wisconsin!

The Baylor sales team participated in the Great Northwoods Sales Warmup at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (GNW). We received the final standings for the competition and are pleased to announce that the Baylor sales team took 2nd place out of a field of 22 teams.

Audio: Business Review: The Power of Nines

KWBU (NPR): Lora Tu, professor of Marketing, discusses the power of prices that end in nine and its impact on a buyer's perception.

How to Leverage Data to More Effectively Manage Your Remote Employees

eWeek: Featured in this article is research by Baylor Business professors John Carlson and Dawn Carlson who found that technology-based job monitoring increases job tension and lowers job satisfaction, resulting in higher turnover.

That Extra Penny in Retirement Income Can Really Cost You

The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, professor emeritus of finance and expert on Social Security and retirement, is quoted in this article about how retirees' qualified charitable deductions can reduce the income that determines their Medicare bracket.

Social Security Changes Coming in 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Quoted in this article about important Social Security adjustments coming in 2021 is expert and emeritus professor of finance William Reichenstein.

2020 iPhone Survey – 36% of Americans Plan To Reduce Cell Phone Cost Due To COVID-19

Wallet Hub: Referenced in this article is a study by marketing professors James Roberts and Meredith David who found that smartphone use during the pandemic boosted people's sense of well-being and connectedness.

Escape From 2020: A Case To Separate Sports and Politics for More Fans and Higher Ratings

Forbes: Kirk Wakefield, marketing professor and executive director of Sports Strategy & Sales, penned this column about the connection between sports and politics and how national teams can target marketing to specific audiences.

As the Texas Restaurant Industry Struggles, So Do Farmers, Truckers and Others in the Food Supply Chain

Texas Tribune: Economics department chair Charles North discusses the impact of the pandemic on family-owned restaurants.

Why Control Over Boundaries Is Key To Successful Work-Life Balance

Forbes: Management professors and Baylor researchers Sara Perry and Emily Hunter are cited for their research on the levels of stress and emotional stability of remote workers.

Audio: Baylor Connections: Kirk Wakefield

Baylor Connections: Marketing professor and executive director of Sports Strategy & Sales discusses how professional and collegiate teams navigate change and engage fans during uncertain times.

The Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association Announces Its New Leadership

PRLOG: Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, marketing professor, was selected as the President of the Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association.

Baylor Professor Views Pandemic’s Effects on Supply Chains

Waco Tribune-Herald: Associate professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management Pedro Reyes discusses the challenges faced by supply chain management during the peak of the pandemic when there was an increase in grocery buying.

How To Prepare for a No-To-Low 2021 Social Security COLA

TheStreet: William Reichenstein, Professor Emeritus of Investments, writes about research estimates on the 2021 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) among other provisions and premiums.

Poll: NFL Fans Prefer Players Stand, but Ok With Kneeling

Forbes: Marketing professor Kirk Wakefield breaks down poll results about NFL fans' opinions about players kneeling during the national anthem.

Baylor University Recognizes Gift by Ed and Denise Crenshaw, Names Hankamer School of Business Deanship in Honor

WACO, Texas (September 30, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the deanship at the Hankamer School of Business to honor William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, for their support of the Give Light Campaign and the University’s Hankamer School of Business. The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean within the Hankamer School of Business was funded through a portion of the recently announced $5 million gift from the Crenshaws. The new fund will provide endowment support for the initiatives, programs and projects essential to the School’s dean in executing their vision for Baylor Business and the mission of the School.

BBBD Sales Competition Winners Announced

After completing a virtual Fall Top Gun Training program, Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling engaged ProSales students in the Baylor Business Business Development (BBBD) competition, a virtual experiential learning exercise focused on the pre-call planning and business development steps of the sales process.

Baylor Rises to No. 76 in Latest U.S. News Rankings, in Top 10 for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship, Among 'Most Innovative Schools'

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2020) – Baylor University moved up three places to No. 76 among National Universities – with several academic programs and opportunities for undergraduates highly rated – in the latest rankings for 2021 released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Baylor University Announces $5 Million Gift from Ed and Denise Crenshaw

WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $5 million gift from William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, in support of the Give Light Campaign and the University's Hankamer School of Business. A portion of the gift qualifies for the Baylor Academic Challenge program, creating two endowed faculty positions within the Hankamer School of Business that will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds as well as support for the School’s dean. The gift also will establish an endowed scholarship fund within Baylor’s Student Foundation.

2020 Texas Family Business Awards Event Canceled

In light of Baylor’s ongoing commitment to keeping our students and the community safe in the current Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards have been canceled.

This Baylor expert’s research shows how our eyes reveal our response to marketing

If you’ve ever liked an advertisement, but been unable to fully express exactly what you found appealing about it, then you can begin to understand the value of Dr. JaeHwan Kwon’s research. With the help of a wand-sized infrared device, he tracks even the tiniest eye movements and facial expressions to see how and where […]

How Do Baylor MBA Professors Teach Change Management? They Lead By Example

Converting 10 core MBA courses in the Spring of 2020 from in-person classrooms to an online delivery format in a matter of weeks wasn't easy, but Baylor MBA professors did so while still ensuring that real-world examples of life in the business world became in-the-moment lessons. All while still maintaining strong student engagement. Read on to learn how.

Audio: Business Review: Shattering the Glass Ceiling in IT

KWBU (NPR): Cindy Riemenschneider, professor of information systems, discusses her research about women in information technology who shatter the glass ceiling.

How To Keep Pregnant Workers Safe and Supported

Occupational Health & Safety: Featured in this article is recent research by professor of management Kaylee Hackney which found that perceived pregnancy discrimination can indirectly cause health challenges for mothers and babies.

3 Ways To Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

MultiBriefs: Pedro Reyes, associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is quoted in this article about how the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the strength of supply chains around the world.

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