Business Research

Baylor's Window to the Business World

Baylor established the McBride Center for International Business to provide general coordination and support of international activities. Its offices are inside the Hankamer School of Business, and its work is supported by an endowment from the estate of Mayo McBride of Woodville, Texas. Directing the work of the McBride Center is Stephen Gardner with Joseph McKinney as associate director.

To provide for students' needs, Baylor University maintains relationships with a range of institutions through bilateral agreements and consortium arrangements. Baylor has bilateral exchange programs with universities from Yonok College in Thailand to Monterrey Tech in Mexico and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Hundreds of students participate in summer study abroad programs, including Baylor in Great Britain, the Baylor European Business Seminar, and Baylor in the Dominican Republic, and Baylor International Technology Entrepreneurship in Maastricht.

All students admitted to the Business Excellence and Scholarship Team (BEST) study abroad. Exchange programs operate in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand.

Although the competitive environment grows tougher each day, new opportunities are opening for those who have the skills to operate on the global stage. A growing number of students reinforce their undergraduate degrees in the traditional business disciplines with a second major in international business.

Baylor's graduate programs for students who want to pursue international careers include an International Business specialization in the MBA program, a Master's of Science program in International Economics and an interdisciplinary Master's of International Management program. The Executive MBA program accommodates the needs of full-time working students who hold management-level positions. The program includes a group study-abroad experience, and EMBA groups travel throughout Europe and Latin America.

The McBride Center supports the business faculty through research materials and resources, organizing international conferences, and supporting faculty participation in international meetings and educational programs.

Each year the McBride Center develops new international relationships and programs, providing Baylor's Hankamer School of Business with a growing window to the world.

Dr. Stephen Gardner
Steve Gardner
Baylor University