Message from the Dean

Expanding and Building for the Future

This year’s freshman class is the strongest academically in the School’s history. The second-largest class ever, with more than 1,500 freshmen and transfer students, joins us with a record-high GPA of 3.48 and an SAT average of 1157. Our newest students are incredibly diverse, as well, representing 23 states and 21 countries on five continents. Also, the 60 newly admitted freshmen in our Fox Honors program boast an average SAT score of 1445, which is the highest in the School’s history.

At the graduate level, overall enrollment has increased by 20 percent. Interest in our expanding portfolio of Specialized Master’s programs continues to grow, with an intake of 175 new students between the January and August intake periods. Our full-time Global MBA program enrolled 46 new students and features an average 3.61 undergraduate GPA and an average 641 GMAT.

What’s more, our PhD program in Business Administration received more than 350 applications from 28 states and 24 countries. The average GMAT score for our admitted PhD students was 721, which is in the 94th percentile. Likewise, the average GRE score for our admitted PhDs in the Statistics program was 320, which also ranks in the 94th percentile.

New faculty joined eight of our nine departments. In September, we became the first business school in the region — and one of only a handful in the nation — to offer an Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA) program. Additionally, I am pleased to announce that the EDBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs will be housed at The HUB at Commerce Square, an ultra-modern facility at 20th and Market streets in Center City Philadelphia that will offer the finest in student services and elevate the access of our executive programs.

When you chose Fox, you made an investment. And our mission is to make that investment continue to appreciate in value.

Regards,

M. Moshe Porat, PhD, CPCU
Dean
Laura H. Carnell Professor
Fox School of Business