Overview

Applicants
194
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
2.74
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
590 - 668
GPA
3.13 - 3.61

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
April 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 15

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
February 15

Round 3
April 15

Round 4
June 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
130

35
Female


Students Say

Baylor University, a popular Southern institution located halfway between Dallas and Austin, appeals to those looking for "a small program" with "a cozy atmosphere" and "a lot of emphasis on ethics." With both a concentration and a dual degree program in healthcare administration, Baylor is also a strong draw for those looking to make their mark in the nation's transforming healthcare sector. Those students have high praise for the program, asserting that "it will be ranked among the top programs" soon. "Hospital CEOs speak to our class approximately nine times per semester," writes one student, extolling the "incredible healthcare administration speaker series." The program includes a placement experience during which students "work directly with a CEO and become an actual hospital administrator for seven months."

There's more than healthcare to Baylor, though. MBAs call the strategy and organizational behavior courses here "some of the best in the country." Students also tell us that the program provides "the freedom and opportunity to engage in any activity that would benefit your personal development." "Whether it's spending an entire day with Warren Buffett, working in China for a semester with top global firms, traveling to Austin every Friday to learn and explore capital investment analysis, or going to a local prison to decrease the recidivism rate by going over business plans with inmates, you can do it at Baylor," one student writes. Another cites an MBA class devoted to inter-program case competition, for which Baylor not only offers a course but also pays participants' cost of participation, including "room, entry fee, flight, etc." (The team took third prize at the competition hosted by George Washington University in 2010.) Business education neophytes praise the Integrated Management Seminar, "a semester specifically designed for non-business undergrads to provide a fabulous foundation before the core MBA program begins."


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Healthcare Administration Specialization





Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The Focus Firm is a required class that gives MBA students real-world consulting experience. In spring 2011, MBA students worked with the largest privately-held company in Texas, H-E-B, which is a food retailer. Students researched environmental issues for H-E-B.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Baylor has a student chapter of Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization made up of over 15,000 graduate students, MBAs, and professionals who are dedicated to using business to improve the world.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Baylor MBA's use their business skills to give back to the community. More than 40 graduate business students currently volunteer along side business executives to help prisoners, who are part of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), prepare business plans.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$77,900
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
96%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
77%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

35%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Operations/Logistics
17%
General Management
9%
Marketing
9%
Other
4%
Information Technology
1%
Consulting

Graduates Employed by Region

91%
Southwest
5%
West
4%
South

Students Say

Baylor employs career placement professionals who work exclusively with the school's approximately ninety MBA students as well as with alumni. Students tell us that "the career professionals are planning to take the case to businesses more aggressively than bringing the businesses to Baylor (although…some of that will [still] take place)." Students say this strategy makes sense considering that "Baylor is not competing right now with Texas, Rice, and SMU" when it comes to on-campus recruiting, in part due to the small size of the program. Some complain that "the [placement office's] focus is on Texas, and if you're not looking in Texas, good luck!"

Employers who most frequently hire Baylor MBAs include: Accenture, American Express, Anadarko Petroleum, Bank of America, Baptist Health Center, Bearing Point, CITGO, CNA Insurance, Comerica, Community Bank And Trust, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte & Touche, Echostar Communications, Edward Jones, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, FBI, First City Financial, First Preference Mortgage, Hatteras Yachts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, Intecap, Internal Revenue Service, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Keller Williams, Kersher Trading, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Middleton, Burns & Davis, Occidental Services, Inc., Perot Systems, Perryman Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Protiviti, Quala-T, Steak 'n Shake Operations, Inc., Sterling Bank, Sungard Consulting, TXU, Texas Farm Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, UBS Financial Services, Inc., and Wal-Mart.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 35% $77,000 $80,000 $60,000 $120,000
Operations / Logistics 22% $56,500 $67,750 $55,000 $85,000
General Management 17% $65,000 $80,000 $60,000 $115,000
Marketing / Sales 9% $109,500 $109,500 $84,000 $135,000
Other 9% $72,000 $77,900 $45,000 $135,000
Information Technology 4% $63,000 $63,000 $63,000 $63,000
Consulting 1% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 39% $71,000 $79,735 $55,000 $120,000
Consumer Products 31% $84,000 $80,400 $60,000 $95,000
Financial Services 13% $68,000 $66,000 $60,000 $70,000
Media / Entertainment 9% $90,000 $90,000 $45,000 $135,000
Consulting 4% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Technology 4% $63,000 $63,000 $63,000 $63,000

Prominent Alumni

Paul Foster
Western Refining

Drayton McLane
McLane

Mark Hurd
Oracle

Godfry Sullivan
Splunk

Bob Simpson
Texas Rangers

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$36,360
Tuition (Out-State)
$36,360
Fees (In-State)
$6,238
Fees (Out-State)
$6,238

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,000
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
95
Part Time
4%

In State
73.0%
Out of State
27.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

16.00%
Minorities
12.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"Student life in the MBA program is excellent," with "ample opportunity to meet interesting business leaders outside of the classroom, attend case competitions, and participate in intramural sports. Additionally, many students find that there is a healthy work-life balance at Baylor 's MBA program." The university "gives free tickets to all sporting events for graduate students, which is a big deal in the Big 12 Conference, and that includes football and basketball games. Business school students often attend the games together." Some students say Baylor is "a conservative Baptist school" that "does not encourage…drinking or partying," so those unaccustomed to a more conservative setting may find the extracurricular scene here "limited."

The Baylor campus features "several resources available for use [by] graduate students only, including a graduate lounge and breakout rooms with access restricted to grad students, which facilitates the ease of group work." When there are "breaks during the day, students usually hang out in the graduate lounge playing ping pong or talking and catching up on each other 's weekend."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Drew Snyder
Assistant Director for Admissions, Graduate Business Programs

Address
One Bear Place #98013
1621 S. 3rd Street
Waco, TX 76798-8013
United States

Phone
254-710-6281

Fax
254-710-1066

Email
mba_info@baylor.edu


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