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Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business

Ranks No. 3 in Nation for Entrepreneurship

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2011) - The undergraduate

entrepreneurship program at Baylor

Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 3 in the

country from among more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur


“The continued high ranking of our entrepreneurship

program is a testament to our faculty who promote the highest standards of

scholarship and instill in our students the skills and knowledge they need to

succeed,” said Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of the Hankamer School of Business.

The eighth annual ranking reveals the nation’s top 25 undergraduate

and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. School

were evaluated based on teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the

classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, excellence in

mentorship, providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of

the classroom, as well as non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of the


“We are very pleased that

our entrepreneurship program continues to be recognized among the elite

entrepreneurship programs in the world,” said Kendall Artz, Ph.D.,

of management and entrepreneurship, director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship

Program and chairman of the department of management and entrepreneurship at

Baylor University.


magazine’s ranking is particularly meaningful, as their evaluation

process considers not just program reputation, but instead a wide range of

objective data that assesses program breadth, depth and impact.”

The Baylor entrepreneurship program, one of the oldest

programs of its kind in the nation, provides students

at the undergraduate and graduate level, with a high-quality education. The

department has nationally recognized faculty in strategic management,

organizational behavior, human resource management, entrepreneurship,

operations and international business.

Students majoring in entrepreneurship

generally aspire to start or secure employment in a business having high

growth-potential. The major assists students in identifying viable career

options in entrepreneurship, expanding their basic knowledge of the

entrepreneurial process and developing a repertoire of venture management

skills. A major emphasis of the program involves contact with successfully

practicing entrepreneurs and on-site business consulting.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked

research institution, classified as such with “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.

About Hankamer School of


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.

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