Baylor MBA Program Receives High Marks in Bloomberg Businessweek RankingsNov. 29, 2018
By Claire Garza
Bloomberg Businessweek recently released the 2018 rankings of the best business schools in the U.S. and Hankamer School of Business’ MBA program landed No. 52 among U.S. based, full-time MBA programs.
The rankings were determined by a methodology that assessed four different categories; compensation, networking, learning and entrepreneurship. The data was gathered by surveying current students in MBA programs, recently graduated alumni, companies that recruit MBA graduates as well as compensation and job-placement data from each school.
Using this methodology, Baylor’s MBA program was ranked No. 6 in the learning category.
“Our small class sizes foster collaboration, so our faculty gets to know our students really well which leads to a superior learning experience,” Laurie Wilson, director of graduate business degree programs, said.
Tim Kayworth, associate dean for graduate business programs, stated that although they are not chasing the rankings, they are working to improve in specific categories that were included in the ranking methodology. Most particularly, creating more networking opportunities for graduate students has been a recent focus within the program.
“We are pleased with the rankings and we focus on trying to build a quality program. The high learning ranking is reflective of the quality of the faculty and there are things we can do to continue to develop in the other areas,” Kayworth said.