Hankamer School of Business – Baylor University


Baylor University is a private Christian university. It was established in 1845. Baylor is the oldest continuously running university in the state of Texas. The Baylor Business School was established in 1923. The school offered its first bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1924. Admitted with provisional associate membership in the AACSB in 1950, the school was awarded complete associate membership in 1953. Full AACSB accreditation was achieved in 1959. The Hankamer Building (where the school is currently housed today) was built in 1960, with the help of Earl Hankamer, a board member, who offered $500,000 toward the construction of the new building. The school was renamed the Hankamer School of Business in 1960 to honor Mr. Hankamer’s contribution.


The Hankamer School of Business is located on the 1,000-acre Baylor University campus located on the Brazos River, in Waco, Texas. Waco is located about an hour and a half from Dallas. Hankamer also has locations in Austin and Dallas for its Executive MBA programs.

Currently, Baylor University is working on construction for a new business campus, where the Hankamer School of Business will be moved. This new business campus will be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. Construction for the new business campus will be completed and ready for students and faculty in fall 2015.


The new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation will house a brand new 275,000-square-foot building for the Hankamer School of Business. The new building will expand the size of the Business School by almost 40 percent. The building will feature classroom-learning spaces that will be fully equipped with the latest classroom technology, a 350-seat auditorium and an adjacent Conference Center.

The Hankamer School is also home to several centers and institutions that provide students with access to research, technology, business support and other educational resources. Centers and Institutions at the school include: The Casey Computer Center, Center for Business & Economic Research, Center for Private Enterprise, Center for Professional Selling, Center for Information Systems Research, John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, McBride Center for International Business, The Keller Center for Real Estate Sales & Marketing, Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center and the Baylor Institute for Family Business.

Hankamer students have access to the Office of Career Management at Baylor University. Career Management staff work with students on personal branding, resume creation and review and interview preparation.


There are approximately 200 faculty members at the Hankamer School of Business. The student to faculty ratio at Hankamer is 14:1. 20 percent of the faculty members are female.

Student Body

There are an average of 90 students enrolled in the MBA program per semester. 67 percent of students enrolled in the MBA program are male. 20 percent of students are married. The average age of students at the Hankamer School of Business is 26. Students at the school typically have at least three years of professional work experience.

The Hankamer School of Business offers Full-Time MBA and Online MBA programs. The School also offers two Executive MBA programs at its other campuses in Dallas and Austin.