Online MBA

Admitted Students

Baylor Business Online MBA

Welcome to the Hankamer School of Business

We are glad you have chosen to study with Baylor University. You will need to complete a few steps prior to starting the online MBA program. Click on each tab below:

Now that you are Admitted:

  • BearID - Activate your BearID (Baylor email account). Baylor staff and faculty will use your Baylor email address to communicate with you throughout your MBA program. Your BearID is not to be confused with the Baylor ID number, which is your nine digit number used to access your individual and financial records via BearWeb.

  • BearWeb - Activate your BearWeb student account. BearWeb is Baylor's secure online student information system. If your offer of admission is contingent upon receipt of official documents, you will not be able to activate your BearWeb account or register for courses until Baylor receives all official documents, i.e. transcripts.

  • Baylor Duo - Set up your Baylor Duo two factor Authentification. Baylor Duo is Baylor's added step to ensure your information is secure online. If your offer of admission is contingent upon receipt of official documents, you will not be able to activate your BearWeb account or register for courses until Baylor receives all official documents, i.e. transcripts.

  • Official Documents - Baylor requires transcripts from every institution where you received credit, even if the credit appears as transfer work on your final transcript (community college, dual degree credit, etc.). Instructions on how to send transcripts to Baylor can be found here. Check your GoBaylor Grad account to confirm the receipt of all official documents. *Please allow 24-48 hours after the Graduate School receives your final official transcript for the system to update. If after 48 hours you are unable to activate your BearWeb account, contact the Graduate Business Programs office at (254) 710-3718.
  • Health Form - Online only students are not required to submit a Health form to the university.
  • Term Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
    Spring 1 2019
    1/15/2019 - 2/27/19
    12/11/2018 1/9/2019 1/10/2019
    Spring 2 2019
    3/12/2019 - 4/25/2019
    2/19/2019 3/06/2019 3/7/2019
    Summer 1 2019
    5/7/2019 - 6/19/2019
    4/16/2019 5/1/2019 5/2/2019
    Summer 2 2019
    7/2/2019 - 8/14/2019
    6/05/2019 6/26/2019 6/27/2019
    Fall 1 2019
    8/27/2019 - 10/9/2019
    8/06/2019 8/21/2019 8/22/2019
    Fall 2 2019
    10/22/2019 - 12/06/2019
    10/1/2019 10/16/2019 10/17/2019
  • Financial Aid - Apply or check the status for your financial aid through Baylor's Office of Financial Aid.
  • SSN/ITIN - To ensure timely processing of your FAFSA, Baylor needs either your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. If you did not provide this information in your MBA application, please login to BearWeb and click Student Academic Services >> Student Records >> Update Missing SSN (this option will only appear in BearWeb if you did not already provide this information).
  • Intent to Enroll Form - Notify the Graduate School in your goBaylor account of your decision to enroll at Baylor University.

Accelerated Degree Plan

  • Eligibility - Students with an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
  • Course Requirements - Twelve core courses are required to complete the degree. Total 48 credit hours.
  • Course Frequency - Core courses are offered twice per year. Please refer to the Course Offering Guide.
  • Time Commitment - Each course requires an average of 15-20 hours per week.
  • Duration of Degree - The accelerated degree can be completed in 12 to 24 months, depending upon the number of courses taken per term. You can take one or two core courses per term.
  • Start Dates - You can enter the program in any term. Core courses can be taken in any order.
  • Degree Plan Worksheet - An OMBA Degree Plan Worksheet can be used to track your progress through the OMBA program.
  • OMBA Course Offering Guide - The OMBA Course Offering Guide can be used to plan when your courses are offered. Course Descriptions are also available.

Grading Policy - A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be earned to qualify for a master's degree at Baylor.

Standard Degree Plan

  • Eligibility - Students without an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution must pursue the standard degree plan, which includes five Business Foundation courses. Students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB institution can elect to take the foundation courses and pursue the standard degree plan.
  • Course Requirements - Twelve core courses (48 hours) plus five business foundation courses (12 hours) are required. Total 60 credit hours.
  • Course Frequency - Core courses are each offered two times per year. The five Foundation courses are each offered two times per year. Please refer to your Course Offering Guide.
  • Time Commitment - Core courses require an average of 15-20 hours per week. Business Foundation courses require an average of 15-20 hours per week per term.
  • Duration of Degree - The standard degree plan can be completed in 16 to 28 months, depending upon the number of courses taken per term.
  • Start Dates - If required to complete Business Foundations, you can start in any term.
  • Business Foundation Courses - A foundational understanding of the Common Body of Knowledge acquired during business studies is required before students without an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution can take the Core courses.
  • Degree Plan Worksheet - An OMBA Degree Plan Worksheet can be used to track your progress through the OMBA program.
  • OMBA Course Offering Guide - The OMBA Course Offering Guide can be used to plan when your courses are offered. Course Descriptions are also available.

    The Business Foundation courses are ACC 5301, QBA 5302, FIN 5203, BL 5104. ECO 5305. FIN 5203 and BL 5104 must be taken together. These courses are taken credit/no credit and do not count toward the student’s grade point average, which is based on the 12 Core courses in the OMBA curriculum. Successful completion of the Business Foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript.

Grading Policy - A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be earned to qualify for a master's degree at Baylor.

Course Information

  • OMBA Course Offering Guide - The The OMBA Course Offering Guide will help you in planning when courses are offered. Course Descriptions are also available.
  • Core Courses - Core courses are offered twice per year with multiple courses offered each term. You can take one or two core courses each term. Core courses can be taken in any order. You should allocate an average of 15-20 hours per week, per course.
  • Business Foundation Courses - Business Foundation courses are offered two times per year. You should allocate a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week for each three hour credit course. If taking six hours of foundation coures, you should allow a minimum of 20 to 30 hours each term.
  • Textbooks & Syllabi - A list of textbooks for upcoming courses is available online. Syllabi for courses will be available in the Canvas software by the first day class.
Spring 2019, Term 1 - 1/15/2019 to 2/27/2019
ACC 5420 Managerial Accounting (also offered Fall 1 Term)
BUS 5421 Ethical Leadership (also offered Summer 2 Term)
FIN 5460 Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance (also offered Summer 2 Term)
MGT 5485 Strategic Management and Business Policy
(also offered Fall 1 term)
MKT 5410 Strategic Marketing
(Additional Marketing courses offered Summer Term 1 and Fall term 1 - choose only 1)
ACC 5301 Business Foundations - Accounting
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(ACC 5301 also offered Fall Term 1)
Spring 2019, Term 2 - 3/12/2019 to 4/25/2019
BUS 5490 Strategic Communication (also offered summer term 2)
ECO 5415 Economics for Managers (also offered fall 1 Term)
MIS 5450 Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise (also offered Summer 1 Term)
QBA 5302 Business Foundations - Statistics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(QBA 5302 also offered Fall Term 1)
Summer 2019, Term 1 - 5/7/2019 to 6/19/2019
MGT 5402 Negotiation (also offered fall Term 2)
MGT 5410 Managing for Higher Performance (also offered fall Term 2)
MGT 5420 Manufacturing and Service Operations (also offered fall Term 2)
QBA 5435 Business Statistics (also offered fall Term 2)
FIN 5203 Business Foundations - Finance
This 2 credit course must be taken with BL 5104 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(FIN 5203 also offered Fall Term 2)
BL 5104 Business Foundations - Business Law
This 1 credit course must be taken with FIN 5203 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(BL 5104 also offered Fall Term 2)
ECO 5305 Business Foundations - Economics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(ECO 5305 also offered Fall Term 2)
Summer 2019, Term 2 - 7/2/2019 to 8/14/2019
BUS 5421 Ethical Leadership (also offered Spring term 1)
BUS 5490 Strategic Communication (also offered Spring term 1)
FIN 5460 Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance (also offered Spring term 1)
MKT 54XX New Marketing course TBA (Additional Marketing courses offered Fall Term 1 and Spring Term 1 - choose only 1)
ACC 5301 Business Foundations - Accounting
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(ACC 5301 also offered Spring Term 1)
Fall 2019, Term 1 - 8/27/2019 to 10/09/2019
ACC 5420 Managerial Accounting (also offered Spring 1 Term)
ECO 5415 Economics for Managers (also offered Spring 2 Term)
MGT 5485 Strategic Managment and Business Policy
(also offered Spring Term 1)
MIS 5450 Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise (also offered Spring 2 Term)
MKT 5440 Strategic Brand Management
Another option to meet the Marketing requirement
(additional marketing courses offered Spring 1 and summer 1 terms- choose only one)
QBA 5302 Business Foundations - Statistics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(also offered Spring Term 2)
Fall 2019, Term 2 - 10/22/2018 to 12/06/2019
MGT 5402 Negotiation (also offered Summer Term 1)
MGT 5410 Managing for Higher Performance (also offered Summer Term 1)
MGT 5420 Manufacturing and Service Operations (also offered Summer Term 1)
QBA 5435 Business Statistics (also offered Summer Term 1)
FIN 5203 Business Foundations - Finance
This 2 credit course must be taken with BL 5104 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(also offered Summer Term 1)
BL 5104 Business Foundations - Business Law
This 1 credit course must be taken with FIN 5203 and is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(also offered Summer Term 1)
ECO 5305 Business Foundations - Economics
This 3 credit course is required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution.
(also offered Summer Term 1)

Course Registration

  • Registration Holds - Click through the following steps in your BearWeb account to view any holds: Student Academic Services >> Student Records >> View Holds.
  • Advising - Academic advising is not required before registering for online MBA courses. If you would like to talk with your academic advisor before registering for courses, please contact Mary Reinhardt, Associate Director for the Online MBA program, at [email protected]
  • Course Registration - You will register for courses via BearWeb.
    1) Log-in to BearWeb using your Baylor Duo and your 9-digit Baylor ID Number
    2) Within BearWeb, navigate to the Registration area by selecting Student Academic Services >> Registration.
    3) Click "Add or Drop Classes"
    3) Select from the drop list the next online term such as
    "Fall 2017 Term 1 Online" or "Fall 2017 Term 2 Online"
    4) Enter your Course Registration Number (CRN) in the box at the bottom of the registration page.
    5) CRN's are provided on the chart below.
  • Additional instructions: BearWebRegistration Instructions.

    Spring 2019, Term 1 - 1/15/2019 to 2/27/2019
    ACC 5420CRN 10001, 10002 Managerial Accounting
    BUS 5421CRN 10003, 10004 Ethical Leadership
    FIN 5460CRN 10005,10006 Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance
    MGT 5485 CRN 10007, 10008 Strategic Management and Public Policy
    MKT 5410CRN 10009, 10010 Strategic Marketing
    ACC 5301CRN 10011, 10012 Business Foundations - Accounting
    (ACC 5301 also offered Fall term 1 and Spring term 1)
    Spring 2019, Term 2 - 3/12/2019 to 4/25/2019
    BUS 5490CRN 10004,10005 Strategic Communication
    ECO 5415CRN 10006,10007 Economics for Managers
    MIS 5450CRN 10008, 10009 Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise
    QBA 5302 CRN 10001,10002, 10003 Business Foundations - Statistics
    (QBA 5302 also offered Fall term 1)
    Summer 2019, Term 1 - 5/7/2019 to 6/19/2019
    MGT 5402CRN TBD Negotiation
    MGT 5410CRN TBD Managing For Higher Performance
    MGT 5420 CRN TBD Manufacturing and Service Operations
    QBA 5435 CRN TBD Business Statistics
    FIN 5203CRN TBD Business Foundations - Finance (must be taken with BL 5104)
    (FIN 5203 also offered Summer Term 1)
    BL 5104 CRN TBD Business Foundations - BLaw (must be taken with FIN 5203)
    (BL 5104 also offered Summer Term 1)
    ECO 5305 CRN TBD Business Foundations - Economics
    (ECO 5305 also offered Summer term 1)
    Summer 2019, Term 2 - 7/2/2019 to 8/14/2019
    BUS 5421CRN TBD Ethical Leadership
    BUS 5490CRN TBD Strategic Communication
    FIN 5460CRN TBD Fundamentals of Applied Business Finance
    MKT 54XX CRN TBD New Course TBA
    ACC 5301CRN TBD Business Foundations - Accounting
    Fall 2019, Term 1 - 8/27/2019 to 10/09/2019
    ACC 5420 CRN # TBA Managerial Accounting
    ECO 5415CRN # TBA Economics for Managers
    MGT 5485CRN # TBA Strategic Management and Business Policy
    MIS 5450CRN # TBA Managing Information Technology in Enterprise
    MKT 5440CRN # TBA Strategic Brand Mangement
    QBA 5302 CRN # TBA Business Foundations - Statistics
    Fall 2019, Term 2 - 10/22/2019 to 12/06/2019
    MGT 5402CRN # TBA Negotiation
    MGT 5410CRN # TBA Managing For Higher Performance
    MGT 5420 CRN # TBA Manufacturing and Service Operations
    QBA 5435 CRN # TBA Business Statistics
    FIN 5203CRN # TBA Business Foundations - Finance (must be taken with BL 5104)
    (FIN 5203 also offered Summer Term 1)
    BL 5104 CRN TBA Business Foundations - BLaw (must be taken with FIN 5203)
    (BL 5104 also offered Summer Term 1)
    ECO 5305 CRN TBA Business Foundations - Economics
    (ECO 5305 also offered Summer term 1)
  • Tuition and Fees - For OMBA students entering the program in the 2018/19 academic year (summer 2018 and beyond), tuition and fees for your entire program will be:
  • OMBA Courses Tuition Fees
    Business Foundation Courses $780 per credit hour - Credit hours are determined by the second digit in the course number (ex: ACC 5301 is a 3 hour credit course) $100 per term
    Core Courses $4,272 per course
    ($1,068 per credit hour)
    $100 per term
  • Scholarships - If you were awarded a $6,000 scholarship by the Business School, you will receive a $500 credit for each of the Core courses. The scholarship does not apply toward the Business Foundation courses. Students can qualify for only one $6,000 scholarship. The Business School does not offer multiple scholarships to the same student.
  • Financial Settlement - A student's course registration for a given term is not complete until all expenses are paid. A Financial Settlement Checklist and Refund Schedule is posted by Baylor's Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Academic Term Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Course Start Course End
    Spring 1
    2019
    01/09/19 01/10/19 01/15/19 02/27/19
    Spring 2
    2019
    03/06/19 03/07/19 03/12/19 04/25/19
    Summer 1
    2019
    05/01/19 05/02/19 05/07/19 06/19/19
    Summer 2
    2019
    06/26/19 06/27/19 07/2/19 08/14/19
    Fall 1
    2019
    08/21/19 08/22/19 08/27/19 10/09/19
    Fall 2
    2019
    10/16/19 10/17/19 10/22/19 12/06/19

    Check your Baylor email regularly for important updates from Student Financial Services.

Required Orientation Due Before Class - Info Below

  • Canvas - Canvas is the software used by Baylor where your courses will be delivered. It provides access to syllabi, assignments, grades, online attendance tracking, and tools that allow you to communicate with instructors and fellow students within a course. You can access your course materials from any computer with internet access by logging into www.baylor.edu/canvas. Note that courses are only published days before a term starts.
  • Orientation - You will be required to complete a New Student Orientation. This orientation is found in the Bear’s Den student organization in Canvas. The course will help you navigate Canvas and educate you of important institutional resources. After you activate your account in BearWeb, you will be able to enroll in the Orientation course. Simply login to Canvas via www.baylor.edu/canvas and then Click the box that says "Enroll in Course".
  • Computer Requirements - Specific computer requirements, as well as equipment and software requirements are covered in the New Student Orientation. via the Bear’s Den in Canvas. Information is also provided on student discounts through Dell and other vendors.
  • Microsoft Office Software - As an enrolled student at Baylor, you now have access to the Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus service free of charge. Office 365 Pro Plus.
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