Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Ranks No. 2 in Nation for Entrepreneurship

Burleson Quadrangle and Hankamer School of Business
Burleson Quadrangle and Hankamer School of Business. Photo courtesy of Baylor Photography.
Sept. 25, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2012) - The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools nationwide surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine. Baylor was the highest ranked school in Texas.

"As one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, our entrepreneurship program continues to break new ground and provide the finest education for our students," said Dr. Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

The eighth annual "Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2012" rankings surveyed business school administrators about their institution's entrepreneurship programs. The annual lists salute 50 programs - 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs - for their excellence in entrepreneurship education.

"That the Baylor entrepreneurship program continues to rank among the nation's best is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, staff and alumni who provide our students an outstanding entrepreneurship education," said Kendall Artz, Ph.D., director of Baylor's entrepreneurship program and chair of the department of management. "We have added many exciting new programs over the past year, none of which would have been possible without the support from our alumni partners. We look forward to continuing to explore and discover innovative opportunities to further strengthen our program."

The Princeton Review conducted its surveys of school administrators from April through June 2012. The range of data the education services company used to evaluate the programs and tally the rankings included: the schools' levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of their faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and the number and reach of their mentorship programs. The company also considered their funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects, and their support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.

A feature on these rankings appears in Entrepreneur's October issue, available on newsstands and at The Princeton Review also posted the ranking lists on its site at


Baylor University is 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. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


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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