European CEO Magazine Names Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Most Innovative Business School

Jan. 17, 2012

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European CEO Magazine's 2011 Global Business Education Awards has named Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business the Most Innovative Business School for the Southern United States Region.

In naming Baylor, the magazine cited the school's entrepreneurship, global perspective, student connections to the business community, family-focused values, high-tech collaborations, community service and well-rounded relevancy. It called the school "...holistic, global and entrepreneurial: Baylor University's Hankamer school of Business is the embodiment of these ideas. No wonder it's been named the most innovative business school in the southern U.S."

"On behalf of faculty and staff at Hankamer School of Business, we appreciate this recognition that has been bestowed upon us by European CEO Magazine," said Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of the Hankamer School of Business, who accepted the award at the London Stock Exchange.

"Our approach to business education is driven by our mission statement to develop leaders through engaged learning and scholarly exploration in a community guided by Christian values. We help students develop a moral compass, which results in leaders who will have a positive impact on the business world."

The annual European CEO Magazine awards recognize the world's leading centers of excellence. Its selection panel uses a range of criteria to select its Global Business Education Awards, including accreditation, curriculum diversity, size and student- to -teacher ratios, graduation rates, admissions procedures, job placement potential, training in technology, holistic approach and sustainability.

The winners of the Global Business Awards, which also include categories such as "CEO of the Year" and "Best Private Banking," are on the magazine's website and published in its December/January issue.

About European CEO Magazine

European CEO Magazine provides the numbers, detailed analysis, strategy and guidance needed to make qualified business decisions in Europe's diverse marketplace. Reaching the desks of more than 50,000 chief executive officers and decision making executives who serve on the boards of Europe's leading companies, European CEO Magazine reaches highly affluent executives at their homes as well as their primary businesses.

About Baylor

Baylor Universityis a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About Hankamer School of Business

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit and follow on Twitter at

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