Hankamer School of Business – Baylor University

Baylor University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Baylor University Executive MBA degree at the Hankamer School of Business is held in either Austin or Dallas. The Executive MBA program is a 21-month program that begins in August and will be completed over five semesters. Classes for the Dallas EMBA program are held Friday afternoons from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes for the Austin EMBA are held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner is provided for students during class days.

Both the Dallas and Austin EMBA programs offer the EMBA and the EMBA with Healthcare Specialization. The EMBA program consists of 48 credit hours. The Healthcare Specialization requires 50 credit hours. Courses for the program are taught in a cohort lock-step structure.

Curriculum

Students at both campuses in both the Baylor University Executive MBA and Executive MBA Healthcare Specialization complete the same week-long In-Residence program in Waco to start the program and a second In-Residence program, which is a five-day program held in Washington, DC during the second semester. During the last semester, all students also complete a 10-day international trip.

The Baylor University Executive MBA curriculum focuses on expanding students’ leadership skills. The program curriculum covers decision making, human resource management and global strategic management, as well as contemporary business issues. The EMBA Healthcare curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge to lead and make executive decisions within the healthcare sector.

Class Profile

Students in the Baylor Executive MBA Dallas program are an average age of 36, with an average of 12 years of professional work experience including at least six years of managerial experience. Thirty-eight percent of students have an undergraduate degree in business, 27 percent are women and 37 percent are minorities.

Students in the EMBA Austin program are an average age of 36 with an average of 12 years of professional work experience including at least six years of managerial experience. Thirty-five percent of students have an undergraduate degree in business, 31 percent are women and 39 percent are minorities.

Careers

EMBA students are all mid-level executives and come from a variety of industries. Executives come from companies such as Apple Inc., AT&T, Xerox, Wells Fargo, St. Jude Medical Inc., Microsoft, Coca-Cola North America, Wal-Mart, American Airlines and various government offices. The Baylor EMBA program also offers students a variety of ways to network with current students and alumni.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost for the Executive MBA in Dallas for 2017-18 is $91,000 and the Executive MBA in Healthcare in Dallas is $94,000. Students are also required to pay a $2,000 non-refundable seat deposit. The cost of tuition for the Baylor University Executive MBA Program in Austin is $86,000. The cost of tuition for the EMBA Healthcare at Austin is $89,000.

Half of the EMBA students at Hankamer receive full or partial sponsorships from their employers. There are also a variety of federal and private student loans available for students in the Executive MBA program. Baylor does not provide any scholarships for EMBA students but does accept tuition awards from outside scholarships. Veterans may be eligible for financial support with the Executive MBA programs at Baylor.

Hankamer Executive MBA students are encouraged to contact the Student Financial Aid Office at Financial_Aid@baylor.edu or call 1-800-BAYLOR-U for more information on financial aid and loans.

Admissions Procedures

The GMAT or GRE is not required for students applying to the Baylor Executive MBA program. Students are required to have at least five years of professional work experience for this program (five years experience in the healthcare industry is required for all students in the Healthcare Specialization).

To complete the online application for the Baylor Executive MBA program, applicants must first create an online GoBAYLOR Grad account. After completing the account and applicant profile, prospective students can complete the application process.

Students must provide a résumé that includes their work experience and career progression to date, their range of job responsibilities including managerial, supervisory and budgetary experience, their educational background and any activities honors, or awards they have received that would be of interest to the Admissions Committee.

Applicants must also provide the name, title and email address of three references.

Applicants are also required to answer three essay questions (found online). Essays give applicants a chance to provide insight into their motivations for applying and their career aspirations, as well as serving as writing sample for the Admissions Committee to gauge writing proficiency.

Applicants should send official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the Baylor EMBA Offices at Austin and Dallas.

Dallas applicants should send transcripts to:

The EMBA Office in Dallas
12230 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230.

Austin applicants should send transcripts to:

The Baylor Executive MBA Office in Austin
3107 Oak Creek Drive, Suite 240
Austin, TX 78727
Attn: Stacy McCracken

All applicants are required to pay a $100 non-refundable application fee. After all documents and applications are received, the school will contact you to schedule an interview. After the interview, applications will be sent to the Baylor Graduate School Admissions Committee for final review and approval for admission.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the Dallas EMBA are:

Early Deadline: January 31, 2017
Preferred Deadline: May 1, 2017
Final Deadline: July 15, 2017

The application deadlines for the spring 2018 Austin EMBA are:

Early Deadline: October 1, 2017
Final Deadline: November 1, 2017