HSB Announces Business Scholars Abroad Program

June 18, 2024
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Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will launch the Business Scholars Abroad program in the fall 2024 semester. The program will provide incoming Baylor Business Scholars with a global engagement experience.

“The Business School is dedicated to providing our students with a global perspective,” said Sandeep Mazumder, PhD, the William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean. “The business world is an international affair, and HSB graduates need to be informed and prepared to operate as such.” 

The Business Scholars Abroad program will allow first-year Business Scholars to travel internationally during their spring semester. 

“The Scholars will get early access to the Business 3330 course, which is typically reserved for upperclassmen,” said Program Director Holly Jahrmarkt. “This is a significant perk, allowing them to earn credit for a 3000-level course in their freshman year and fitting it seamlessly into their degree plan.” 

Scholars will enroll in BUS 3330, Business Communication and Practices Across Cultures, in the spring semester. This course will include a week-long trip to Athens, Greece, which will connect the classroom content to real-world examples, Jahrmarkt said. The students will travel with Business School professors and advisors in a secure and educational environment. The three-hour course is embedded in the student’s spring tuition, making the program one of the most cost-effective ways for Baylor students to study abroad, Jahrmarkt said. 

“The $4,000 program fee covers airfare, accommodation, transportation and most meals, making it an economical choice,” she said. 

The trip is modeled after the Business School’s MBA international trips, which feature company visits and cultural experiences. Current plans include stops at KPMG and the Athens Exchange Group, with other connections in the works. 

“This mix of professional and cultural exposure is designed to be a launching pad for our students, encouraging them to engage with the global market early in their academic journey,” Jahrmarkt said. 

The Scholars Abroad program is designed to further enhance the cohort experience for incoming Scholars, Jahrmarkt said. Past and current Scholars have formed tight-knit groups and have fostered a supportive community within the larger Baylor Business environment. 

A $1,000 deposit is required by Oct. 1, 2024, for the spring 2025 study abroad experience. For more information on the Business Scholars Abroad program, visit the Business Scholars webpage or email Holly Jahrmarkt