The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s McLane College of Business believes in a business education that focuses on nurturing, developing, and promoting knowledge and growth on a personal and professional level. It lays a foundation set upon Christian values and encourages students to follow God’s calling in their global business pursuits. McLane offers excellence in the teaching of business fundamentals, leadership development, and hands-on experiences culminating in all of the ACBSP-accredited business programs. While studying at McLane, business students explore their purpose, serve others, generate profits ethically, and build leadership skills while striving to make a positive difference in the world.
The average class size being around 20 students allows for personal interaction and attention from experienced and dedicated faculty members. Over 400 students receive an innovative business education. Bachelor of Business Administration degree students can emphasize their study in Finance, Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, International Business, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Marketing, or Multimedia & Information Technology.
The University offers scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities to undergraduate students based on academic achievements and financial need. Graduate students can find scholarships through employers, churches, foundations, or other private donors. There are also ways to find funding to build a first-hand international business perspective through study abroad. It is required of all International Business majors and an option for all other business majors to join a study abroad trip to locations like Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Lithuania.
McLane believes that educating business students is not just about the knowledge provided, but “it’s about doing things.” It places a 300-hour ‘practical experience’ requirement for every business major. Many opportunities exist for experiential learning, but most of the hours are completed through internships.
Business students need to engage and interact with students and activities on-campus. A great way to do this is through participation in student organizations. Academic groups include the American Marketing Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. Other groups include the University Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Delight Ministries, Circle K International, and Enactus. Faith-growing Religious Life events include worship gatherings, services, missions week, community service events, and global outreach trips to places like the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, Refugee Relief in Kandern, Germany, and the Children’s Home Ministry in Haiti.
Business graduate students have the advantage of building their degree through the Modular Master’s program. Students choose a degree program, add a concentration from elective courses, and complete it through a hybrid model of mostly online coursework with some on-campus, in-person residencies. This gives graduate students an incredibly flexible and convenient way to obtain their degree. There is an online Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in International Business, Accounting, Management, and Information Systems Management. Also, an online Masters in Accounting, Management, or Information Systems is available.