WACO, Texas and DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University (Baylor) today announced that it will make its renowned MBA program available online beginning this May. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.
"At Baylor, we cultivate principled leaders and serve the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship," said Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor. "Bringing our MBA program online will allow even more highly qualified students to take advantage of the opportunities a Baylor education provides, and we look forward to expanding the reach of the University through this innovative initiative."
"Our top priority is to develop accomplished leaders with integrity and purpose," said Terry Maness, DBA, dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "Our culture champions life-long learning, highly regarded scholarship, and service to others. This exciting initiative allows us to extend that culture and provide even more students with a solid foundation for their business pursuits."
The fully online 12-month program will provide students with the superior theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to succeed in today's global business environment.
The core content of Baylor's rigorous and relevant MBA program will focus on ethics and values as they impact businesses today and tomorrow. In addition, the integration across business disciplines is key. Ideas in one class will be addressed in other courses, consistent with how high-performing businesses operate.
Courses will be taught by Baylor's dedicated and accessible faculty, and graduates of the program will have access to the University's robust alumni network.
The nationally ranked program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Baylor has chosen Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world's largest representatives of online learning, to help convert its MBA program into an online format, recruit students, and support student retention efforts.
AP will work closely with Baylor business faculty to ensure that the new online MBA maintains the highest educational standards. The company also will use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend the University's reach, increasing the enrollment of highly qualified students.
Baylor's new online MBA program will begin in May 2014. Click here to apply or learn more.
About Baylor University
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.
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 www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.
About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships (AP) assists universities in converting their traditional degree programs and certificates into an online format, recruits qualified students, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world. The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.
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