Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business, Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs for successful careers. Today, it is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world with nearly 6,500 students, 175 full-time faculty and more than 59,000 alumni.
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The Fox EMBA program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. Sharpen the management and decision making skills you need to advance your career. The principles you learn in the classroom are immediately applicable when you return to work.
One of the greatest assets of the Fox EMBA program is its students and alumni. Diverse and dynamic in their experience and backgrounds, our students and alumni program possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
The individuals here are a representation of the talent that can be found in the Fox School’s EMBA program.
Mia Gonzales Dean
Temple EMBA Class of 2004
Mia Gonzales Dean, Temple EMBA Class of 2004 Mia is the Assistant Executive Director for Support Services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine – both part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Mia began her career in healthcare over 20 years ago as a physical therapist and prior to attending The Fox School, had advanced to administrative leadership roles in the Physical Therapy Department at HUP. Subsequent to her graduation in 2004, Mia served briefly as the UPHS Administrative Fellow and shortly thereafter was appointed to her current role in 2007.
How the EMBA program has helped you: I am indebted to the Temple University EMBA program for providing me with a strong business and management foundation to help me successfully transition from a clinical-manager role in healthcare to a key role in hospital administration and operations for a top ten academic medical center. While my MBA degree enabled me to meet a minimal job qualification for my current role, more importantly, it provided me with the managerial and leadership acumen and skill to develop a team identity and strategic plan for a business unit that did not previously exist and embark on a journey of creating a high performing work force of nearly 800 team members in predominantly entry-level positions.
Temple EMBA Class of 2009
Primal Kaur is currently working as Clinical Scientist in the Global Clinical Development Team, Bone Therapeutic Area at Amgen. In this role, she is responsible for designing and executing clinical trials. Additionally, she supports the commercialization, innovation marketing and life cycle management for the product.
Prior to joining Amgen, Primal was Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology; and Director of Osteoporosis Center at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. She served as Rheumatology and Internal Medicine faculty. She has published in peer reviewed journals and lectured at academic institutions. Dr Kaur was also instrumental in setting up Osteoporosis Center which provided diagnostic and treatment services to the patients.
Dr. Kaur received her medical degree from the Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India. She completed his residency at Capital Health System, Trenton, NJ and Rheumatology fellowship training from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Primal also obtained her executive MBA degree from Fox School of Business, Temple University in Philadelphia.
How the EMBA program has helped you: My MBA training has provided with me core understanding of business, and I apply the knowledge in day to day decision making while working under research and development area. I also utilize my business understanding while collaborating with marketing and other teams for commercialization and lifecycle management of the product.
Jim Haulihan, MBA
Temple EMBA Class of 2011
Senior Director of Clinical Performance
RehabCare division- Kindred Healthcare
There is one constant in healthcare today, and that constant is change. The ability to manage change faced by healthcare executives today requires a diverse skill set. Influential to the development of the required skill set of today’s healthcare executive is exposure to other industries. The ability to learn from classmates from a variety of industries enables you to grow and diversify your skill set. You are also able to learn best practices from other industries, which can be applied to healthcare. The industries represented in our class, ranged from IT to Marketing, and from Not-for-Profit to small business owners, provided different perspectives to the challenges facing all industries. The professors also had a lot of experience and insight in working in healthcare, which was woven into the curriculum as well. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Temple’s Executive MBA program, and am certain that it has provided me with the tools and confidence to be a better healthcare executive.
Temple EMBA Class of 2009
Linda Simovic is an expert at bridging the gap between technology and business. She has successfully launched innovative software products for multiple firms, while at the same time managing the intricate technology behind the scenes. Getting her feet wet during the dot com era, Linda has since developed the First Lady of Pennsylvania’s website, built a monitoring network for MIT’s laundry room, wrote testing software for cell phone chips at Lucent Technologies, and oversaw the development and management of a database of over 5 million healthcare professionals. Today Linda can be found at Veeva Systems, overseeing and expanding their strategic partnership network, the Veeva Web, the first SaaS CRM application network for life sciences companies.
How the EMBA program has helped you: Halfway through my Temple education I made the jump from Technology into a Strategic Business role. Having others in my class with similar roles and responsibilities made for a phenomenal support network and made my transition a success.
John Devine, MD, MBA
Temple EMBA Class of 2010
Grand View Hospital
As a clinical physician in my first hospital leadership role I found the Fox EMBA Program exceedingly valuable. I chose the Fox program because of its respected reputation and specifically to avoid a “Healthcare” MBA that might lack the fundamental foundations of business. Temple really delivered on their promise. Nearly every single course was loaded with the practical skills to succeed in any environment – healthcare included. The faculty was tremendously talented and many of my classmates impressed me again and again with their knowledgeable perspectives, presentation skills and interpersonal acumen. Now more than ever healthcare leaders need to learn from other industries how to achieve operational excellence. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of Temple.
Temple EMBA Class of 2008
Robert Zeas, Temple University Class of 2008 manages nationwide promotions, market intelligence and competitive intelligence programs for Verizon’s Business segment. Robert began his career leading nationwide business sales and prior to attending The Fox School, had advanced from technical positions to join Verizon’s marketing organization supporting business strategy and competitive intelligence.
Subsequent to his graduation in 2008, Robert received an opportunity to manage his segment’s access strategy, national promotions and was elected to serve as Vice President on a Verizon National Diversity Board. Since graduation, Robert has served as a corporate mentor for U.S. Military thru partnership with the Verizon Foundation and American Corporate Partners.
How the EMBA program has helped you: The Executive MBA program broadened my conception of corporate leadership, while also instilling strong financial and strategic competencies to more effectively manage in the corporate enterprise from a global and local perspective. Thru the investment made by my academic cohorts and Temple faculty – my most recent appointments have provided opportunities to directly manage and oversee ongoing national promotion and marketing research programs- whose activities have yielded over $28M revenue contribution to Verizon YE10.
Frances M. Sheehan, MBA
Temple EMBA Class of 2002
President and CEO
Brandywine Health Foundation
Although I had run non-profit agencies for fifteen years, including ten as the director of a health provider, Temple’s EMBA program took me to a whole new level of understanding in accounting, finance, marketing and business strategy. The finance training was particularly critical in my current position as the CEO of a health philanthropy. I’m grateful I chose Temple’s business program because it gave me an understanding of a variety of industries, not just health care. That’s critical in today’s world because the economics of health care intersect with and are impacted by other business sectors’ challenges. Understanding those challenges and making it a priority to move beyond our professional silos is critical to our own and our organization’s success – Temple made that possible for me.
I started in the EMBA program to sharpen my business knowledge and increase my contribution to the success of Tyndale. Starting on day one with the orientation program, I have gained knowledge that is immediately transferable to the work setting. Temple’s Fox School of Business is a rigorous program, the professors are knowledgeable and accessible and there is real learning from others in the cohort. After just the first semester, I know I made the right decision. It has been a great experience.
When researching Executive MBA programs, what qualities were you looking for?
The EMBA program at Temple University conveniently fits into my full-time work schedule and fully meets my career objectives. Julie, Val and world renowned Faculty show genuine concern for individual success and technical support is outstanding. I am perfectly matched with my team-mates who enhance my learning and participation is encouraged. If you want a superb educational experience you will find it here!
The Fox Executive MBA program has provided me with critical skills and knowledge to be a successful and effective manager. I already have applied what I have learned in the classroom to my job. The Fox Executive MBA professors are always accessible and the interactive classroom environment facilitates learning and discussion.
What aspects of the Fox Executive MBA program do you enjoy most?
Making the decision to attend graduate school was a vigorous and time consuming process. When I was making the decision on the best school for me, Temple University stood out among the rest. I took in to consideration the normal variables, like accreditation, national ranking, class size, cost, experience of the professors and so on. By thetime I narrowed my selection to two schools; it was time make the visit. After attending the MBA for a day with the EMBA program my choice was clear, Temple University was the place for me. I have begun using the information being covered in my courses at work.