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"Business Review" Radio Series Earns Awards in International Competition

The "Business Review" radio series produced by Livingston+McKay and Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business continues a long streak of recognition with an Award of Excellence and an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards.

Best Student Credit Cards of 2021

MoneyGeek: Franklin Potts, professor of Finance, is quoted as a featured expert in this article about student credit cards.

Seeds of Faith

Sandeep Mazumder brings passions for God and learning into his new role as Hankamer dean.

Spurs Add Michael Dell to Investor Group as Peter J. Holt Gains Full Control of NBA Team

San Antonio Report: Professor of marketing and executive director of the Center for Sports Strategy and Sales Kirk Wakefield is quoted in this article about the San Antonio Spurs new investor group that includes Austin billionaire Michael Dell.

Waco's Stages Bring Shakespeare, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams to Life With Weekend Productions

Waco Tribune-Herald: Marketing professor and professional vocalist Tyrha Lindsey-Warren will perform an homage to Billie Holiday in the local production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill."

Baylor Online MBA and Executive MBA Programs Offer New Concentration in Global Trade and Supply Chain Management

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2021) - To help supply chain managers effectively navigate supply chain risks and disruptions ranging from a worldwide pandemic to ransomware attacks, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business has added a new concentration in Global Trade and Supply Chain Management beginning this fall in its nationally ranked Baylor Online MBA and Baylor Executive MBA programs in Dallas and Austin.

2021's Best & Worst States for Working Dads

Wallet Hub: Dawn Carlson, professor of Management, is a featured expert in this article and shares the biggest issues facing working dads today.

Seeking something beyond a traditional major? These Baylor programs are for you

Baylor is annually ranked among the best universities in the nation, with 140+ highly regarded baccalaureate programs. But even that’s not enough for some students, who are looking for something extra rigorous (and perhaps something that crosses the borders of more traditional majors). For such Bears, Baylor offers three distinct scholar programs — Business Fellows, […]

Increased Organizational Support for Employees’ Adoption Efforts Yields Positive Benefits At All Levels, Baylor Study Shows

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2021) – When an organization supports its employees who choose to adopt children, the employees, their families, the adopted children and the organization itself experience positive benefits and outcomes, according to new research from Baylor University.

Audio: The Pandemic Challenged Conventional Thinking About Work. Can We Go Back to Business as Usual?

Texas Public Radio: Professor of management and remote work expert Sara Perry discusses the future of work in a post-pandemic world.

Precarization or Protection? How Labour Policies Influence the Effects of Globalization on Informality

WIDERAngle (United Nations University): Lourenço Paz, professor of economics, co-authored a recent study on the impacts of globalization on the economy in Brazil and important findings as a result.

Audio: Business Review: Insincere Negotiations

KWBU (NPR): Management professor Chris Meyer discusses negotiators whose purpose is strategic and not deal closing.

The 3 Keys to Success (and Failure) In Family Businesses

CO (U.S. Chamber of Commerce): Lee Grumbles, entrepreneurship professor, is quoted in this article about traits that lead a family-run business towards success or failure.

The 5 Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in Texas

MoneyGeek: Franklin Potts, finance professor, is quoted as a personal finance expert who offers first-time homebuyers on how to look for homeowners insurance in Texas.

Baylor Bear named president & CEO of one of America’s 100 largest companies

In late February, TIAA — a leading financial services provider that ranks among the 100 largest corporations in America — named one of Baylor’s own as its president and CEO. As of May 1, Thasunda Brown Duckett (MBA ’01) now calls the shots for one of the nation’s largest providers of secure retirements and outcome-focused […]

The State of Modern Economics

The Austrian: Professor of entrepreneurship Peter Klein shares his insights about the state of the economics profession.

Jerry Johnson, 'Quintessential Baylor Professor,' Voice of Marching Band for 46 Years, Dies

Waco Tribune-Herald: Dr. Jerry Johnson, recently retired professor of marketing, passed away on May 4th. This article shares details about his career of service and multiple tributes from colleagues whose lives he touched.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Wallet Hub: Allen Seward, director of the Baylor Business Fellows, is a featured expert in this article about motorist coverage.

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.

The Kentucky Derby Makes the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports a Year-Round Party

Forbes: How did the fastest two minutes in sports become an important strategic event for sponsors and sports marketers? Professor of marketing, Kirk Wakefield, shares his expert insights.

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.

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