Baylor Online MBA Ranked No. 8 Nationally by Poets&Quants™

November 8, 2021

Business school news hub ranks Baylor online MBA among the top 52 online business programs based on admissions standards, academic experience and employment outcomes

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) – Poets&Quants, the definitive online publication for business education news, has unveiled its 2022 ranking of The Best Online MBA Programs, which includes a top 10 ranking for the online MBA in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. The Baylor online MBA jumped to No. 8 nationally by Poets&Quants, moving up from last year’s No. 16 ranking.

“The Baylor Online MBA was intentionally designed for working professionals who want to earn their degree from anywhere in the world while continuing to work,” said Mary Reinhardt, director of the Baylor online MBA program. “Offering a true Baylor experience in a 100% online delivery including full career services and the Baylor alumni network allows our students to progress with their careers and most importantly, learn tonight and apply that knowledge tomorrow.”

Combining high education standards with a flexible schedule, students in the Baylor online MBA program learn from the same curriculum as on-campus MBA students taught by the same nationally acclaimed faculty, who are committed to providing the leadership skills and relevant business knowledge students need to advance their careers. Baylor online MBA students can earn an MBA while continuing their career, uninterrupted, in as few as 12 months.

In addition to Baylor’s general MBA, students can choose from four in-demand concentrations to gain the competitive edge to succeed in today's workplace:

Poets&Quants based its fifth annual online MBA ranking on three core dimensions:

  • Quality of the incoming students;
  • Graduates’ assessment of the MBA experience, both academic and extracurricular activities; and
  • Career outcomes of a program's graduates.

Data for the Poets&Quants ranking was gathered from both school and alumni surveys. The school survey asked for a wide variety of data points, including admission standards. The alumni survey sought recent graduates' impressions on a range of topics, as well as whether the program fulfilled their expectations and whether they would recommend it to others.

This year, Poets&Quants surveyed students graduating between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. In all, 6,824 alumni were surveyed and 1,229 responded, for an average response rate of 18%.

Poets&Quants' top 10 online MBA programs of 2022 are:

1. University of Southern California (Marshall)

2. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

3. Santa Clara University (Leavey)

4. University of Washington (Foster)

5. Indiana University (Kelley)

6. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

7. Rice University (Jones)

8. Baylor University (Hankamer)

9. Lehigh University

10. Jack Welch Management Institute

The ranking is a central feature of Poets&Quants' comprehensive Online MBA Hub. A one-of-a-kind resource, the Online MBA Hub offers advice, rankings analysis, in-depth school profiles, and many other tools to help prospective students navigate the complex online MBA landscape. Visit the Hub at


At Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in Christian values and a global outlook. Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 16 major areas of study. Graduate students choose from full-time, executive or online MBA or other specialized master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship or Health Services Research. The Business School also has campuses located in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Visit for more information.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 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 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


Poets&Quants is the world's leading resource for complete business education coverage. We feature multiple tools and authoritative content, including consolidated B-school rankings, more news and in-depth features than any other source, videos, podcasts, two searchable directories, and multiple events year-round — all in service to our mission to empower our community with information needed to make decisions along their journey from pre- to post-MBA.