Students in the Online MBA program at the Fox School of Business take the same courses from the same professors as the traditional Fox MBA program. Students contribute to the learning environment by sharing personal and professional experiences that pertain to mainstream business practices. The result is a vibrant and collaborative learning community.
Within the Online MBA program, students will find a wealth of courses designed to expand their multidisciplinary knowledge, while providing them with the tools and skills that are required of successful executives and strategists.
Reinventing the virtual learning experience
Students in the Fox Online MBA program enjoy the benefits of online learning with the quality and community aspect of a full-time MBA. Students begin the program with a week-long residency held at Temple University’s main campus. During the residency, students will complete their Leadership Development course and engage in networking, professional development, technology training, and team building activities.
All content is available 24/7 in a mobile-friendly format, but we also hold live classes using WebEx technology. During these weekly classes, students break into small groups to solve problems currently faced by today’s business leaders.
Our online MBA curriculum is unique in that students take one course at a time over a 4-week period. The curriculum carousel is designed to give you ultimate flexibility. Once the ramp courses are complete, students can take courses within the carousel as their schedules permit*. The program ends with an immersive capstone experience.
*Please note that the course order shown in the above graphic is subject to change.
HRM 5054 – Leadership Development
This course is designed to be a study of human behavior in organizations and the means through which managers can influence that behavior. Specifically, the class will consider key situations where the effective exercise of leadership can materially contribute to the achievement of strategic organizational objectives. The leadership process will be considered within a business environment increasingly characterized by global competition, economic turmoil, rapid technological change and shifting labor market dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and developing the personal skills and perspectives necessary to establish and maintain a leadership position (e.g., self-awareness and abilities in such areas as communication, decision-making, problem solving and behavioral management).
ACCT 5003 – Financial Accounting
This is an introductory course, and there is no expectation that students should possess prior accounting knowledge. The course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting. Financial accounting information is produced, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), to report the operations of an entity to external users, for example, suppliers, customers, and investors. We will focus on the accounting cycle, the structure of the financial statements, and profitability analysis. In addition, we will discuss recent changes in the reporting environment and contemporary reporting issues.
STAT 5001 – Quantitative Methods for Business
This course is designed to introduce you to contemporary elementary applied statistics and to provide you with an appreciation for the uses of statistics in business, economics, everyday life, as well as hands-on capabilities needed in your later coursework and professional employment.
BA 5001 – Industrial Organization for Business Strategy
The course is an applied managerial economics course; industrial organization serves as a foundation for business management and strategy. The course provides the framework within which to study market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and strategic interactions through the lens of firm and firm management. The tools of managerial economics are applied to study problems involving business strategy, industry evolution and dynamics, pricing methodologies, dealing with competitors, managing under uncertainty, asymmetric information, price discrimination, antitrust, auctions, and externalities.
RMI 5051 – Managing Risk
Risk Management requires the firm to identify opportunities for gain and exposures to unexpected loss. The firm must then assess the potential consequences, and plan to finance the consequences of the adverse event if it happens. This course is designed to introduce the risk management process in the context of general corporate management. Each step in the process will be reviewed in detail, including setting the risk management context, identification of risk, measurement and analysis of potential impact, and appropriate treatment techniques. Risk financing options will be discussed in the context of global insurance and alternative capital markets. While the risk management process encompasses all types of risks, we will focus our identification discussion on the class of risks known as pure risk events; those that pose the threat of a loss if they happen, but no possibility of a gain.
SGM 5051 – Business Strategy in a Global Environment
This course is designed to present international strategic management concepts and the field of global industry competitive analysis. This seminar combines multiple attributes and analytical frameworks of strategic management to assess an industry and the relevant competitor strategies.
FIN 5001 – Financial Analysis and Strategy
This course develops the conceptual framework that is used in analyzing the financial management problems of business enterprises. Students cover concepts such as the time value of money, the cost of capital, the relationship between risk and return, the valuation of assets such as stocks and bonds, and various corporate finance issues, including capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate financing, and dividend policy.
LGLS 5701 – Law and Ethical Foundations
You will develop greater confidence in identifying and managing situations where legal and ethical questions are prominent and where the right decision may not be the easy one to make. As you learn to master the basics of business law, you’ll discuss actual dilemmas that you’ve faced at work. As issues involving contracts, torts, bankruptcy, technology, employment, and international law surface in discussions, you’ll gain insight into ways of resolving these complex business problems in both classical and digital enterprises. Moreover, you will learn about the relationship among business and its many internal and external stakeholders, with an exploration of the question “Does business have a social responsibility?”.
MKTG 5001 – Marketing Management/Strategy
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how firms develop marketing strategies to create and manage the creation of meaningful offers that are valued by consumers for the purpose of developing and maintaining customer relationships. Initially, we will address the evolution of market systems at the macroeconomic level and the role that marketing plays in bridging the gap between the production and consumption sectors of the economy. Subsequently, we will explore how firms develop strategies to create customer value through product management, pricing, marketing channels, supply chain management, customer relationship management and communications directed to buyers and also develop an understanding of how buyers acquire, consume and dispose of these goods and services.
MSOM 5001 – Operations Management
The “operations” function is the core of any organization, where inputs such as labor and technology are converted into goods and services. The course provides a survey of several diverse operations topics that are central to both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy, such as forecasting, inventory control, quality management, production planning, and supply chain management. The emphasis of the course is to apply quantitative models to effectively design and control these operational systems. Software is extensively used to support the operations analysis.
MIS 5001 – Information Technology Management
Organizations that strategically select, manage, and deploy digital business models prosper in the global economy. Students will use systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology-enabled organizational and industry transformation. They will propose innovative solutions for new and existing business initiatives to leverage enterprise, consumer, and social technologies.
BA 5287 – Enterprise Management Consulting Practicum
The EMC practicum is an innovative hands-on learning experience involving faculty and students. During their practicum, cross-cultural student teams will assist firms or divisions on a live consulting project. MBA student teams will integrate course work, business experience, and primary and secondary research into highly professional market entry strategies or business plans.
Online MBA students also take four elective courses; elective topics change each semester and are released prior to that semester’s registration period.
The Fox Online MBA now offers six areas of concentration:
- Business Analytics*
- Business Management
- Enterprise Risk Management*
- Financial Management
- Health Sector Management*
- Human Resource Management
- Innovation Management
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management
Each concentration requires nine credits of upper-division coursework in that area. Specific courses may change based on semester offered. Students in pursuit of a general MBA degree may choose nine credits of any elective courses.
*Courses are delivered in person only; Online MBA students must be within commuting distance of Philadelphia to pursue one of these concentrations.
Disability Resources & Services
At Fox, it’s important to us that nothing hold you back. Through Temple’s Disability Resources and Services, we work with all students who have documented disabilities to create an online environment that is accessible, inclusive and supportive.