From debits and credits to sitting for the CPA exam, the Accounting Program at the Fox School seeks to prepare students for a career in accounting. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting, you can seek a career with one of the Big Four, regional or local accounting firms, all of which recruit at the Fox School. You could also pursue a position in industry, government or almost any type of business that exists, be it corporate or non-profit. Accounting students are also encouraged to join our Student Professional Organizations during their time at Fox: , one of , , and .
Actuaries are highly educated business executives who specialize in the evaluation of insurance and financial risks. They hold positions of responsibility with insurance companies, consulting firms, investment banks, self-insurers, government regulators, and government insurance programs. Because of their valuable talents and expertise, actuaries are generally well compensated, and often rise to the highest levels of management. Temple’s Actuarial Science program is one of the most distinguished in the nation, and was recently ranked among the Top Five programs in the nation. As an actuarial science major, you can also join , the student organization for actuarial and risk management students.
Business Management is the jack-of-all-trades major in the Fox School. It is primarily tooled as a program for someone who has a job and needs a degree in order to advance in their career. The degree features six concentration areas, giving more flexibility to the program. One of the freedoms of the Business Management degree is that joining any of our 20 Student Professional Organizations is beneficial. and Students for Responsible Business are two of our groups open to all majors.
Economics is the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind. Business theories of all kinds are derived from economic principles. A degree in economics will make you well prepared to be a manager and leader in almost any endeavor. You are also well prepared for professional study in law, business, public administration and health sciences. The Temple Economics Society members are students from the Fox School and the College of Liberal Arts and the group includes a special interest in the world of investing.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
Entrepreneurship integrates the knowledge and experience of various business disciplines into an understanding of the process of new venture creation and the management of entrepreneurial businesses. In short, it’s starting your own company! The spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation are one of the driving forces of the world economy and of the Fox School of Business. The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program was recently rated fourth in the nation by Entrepreneurship Magazine, and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute is a driving force for innovation in the region. As an Entrepreneurship major, you may want to get involved in the .
The world of Wall Street is often a dream for those of you who choose to major in finance. Playing the financial instruments, which include money, stocks and bonds, can make for some bad music unless you understand how the financial system functions. Finance graduates often move into the world of finance and investing, and the Fox School has strong relationships with firms like Lincoln Financial, Merrill Lynch, Vanguard and J.P. Morgan Chase. The is the Student Professional Organization that is affiliated with the Finance Department.
Financial planning is about determining how an individual can meet their life goals through the proper management of financial resources. Financial planning encompasses establishing client goals, analyzing clients’ current financial status, developing and presenting recommendations and alternatives to meet the client’s goals and, implementing and monitoring the recommendations and alternatives. Potential employers include national and regional banks (i.e., Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, etc.), asset managers (i.e., Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, etc.), accounting firms, and independent financial planning businesses and institutions. The financial planning major is paired with Temple University Investment Association, giving you the opportunity to gain hands on experience in finance.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management or HRM is the understanding of human resources and human behavior in a business setting. HR Managers deal with a plethora of functions, including recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, training, facilitating and dismissal. In a nutshell, it is the “people” side of business and is critical to the success of any company. You could enter any number of positions with a degree in HRM, and almost every major firm has some kind of human resources department. Additionally, Fox has not just one, but two award-winning chapters of the – one at the main campus and one at .
International Business Administration
Globalization is a major buzzword in business today, but it is more than just a buzzword. It is one of the forces that is driving the economy of the world. The evolution of the European Union is just one example of how globalization is becoming the way of things. There are few places better equipped to prepare you for the increasingly international flavor than the Fox School of Business. The program is the 10th best International Business program in the nation according to U.S. News and World report. Fox Students are studying abroad in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and South America. IBA students can join , who meet to discuss the trends in the global economy, host experts to lecture on the topic and promote study abroad opportunities.
Legal Studies in Business
The Legal Studies major is a perfect area of study for you if law school is a goal or if you were considering starting your own business. Whatever your career goals, an understanding of how the legal system works, and how it impacts on every business decision, can be essential to your success. All of these are many of the reasons you may choose to major in Legal Studies. is a professional fraternity for students interested in law. PAD often sends its members to participate in mock trial competitions and of course the Beasley School of Law at Temple University has been the top trial law school in the nation for the last several years.
Management Information Systems
The nationally ranked Major in Management Information Systems (MIS) produces leaders who initiate, design, and apply technology to transform business functions and produce innovative products and services. The program is ranked top 15 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, in this region it is the only ranked MIS program at a public university. Fox MIS graduates are sought by the top firms in the nation and enjoy 100% placement. MIS is a STEM major that provides access to exclusive scholarships.
The MIS program will train you to lead technology enabled change, analyze and design innovative digital products (e.g., create social media strategy), apply information technology to improve business processes (e.g., apply analytics), transform a business function (e.g., mobile apps), and analyze clients, specify needs, integrate applications, and manage projects.
The information systems job market continues to be excellent and include careers such as systems and business analyst, project manager, consultant, and application developer. Join the student organization to gain access to professional development opportunities. Learn more about the major.
Marketing is the study of how organizations identify, anticipate and satisfy customers’ needs, while meeting their organizational objectives and is the most popular major in the Fox School. It is the crossover appeal of marketing, which includes the art of design, the skill of sales and the science of psychology, that make it such an appealing program to so many students. Careers with a degree in marketing are far and wide, but include positions in pharmaceutical sales, with companies like McNeil and Merck, and in market research and consulting with a company like A.C. Nielson, and in advertising, with a company like Kanter International. The Marketing department is also the home to one of our largest SPOs, the .
The real estate major is designed to provide an educational foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in the business of real estate including real estate investment and financial analysis, corporate real estate and real estate brokerage.
Traditional career paths and professions include real estate financing, residential mortgage lending and loan analysis; real estate investment and development; corporate real estate management; and various aspects of real estate residential brokerage such as sales and property management. If you major in Real Estate, you are encouraged to participate in the Temple University chapter of the .
Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
Organizations in today’s economy must respond to numerous uncertainties, including property-liability exposures, employee benefit programs, and various other financial risks. To coordinate responses to the full spectrum of risks affecting a company’s bottom line, decision makers must diversify, hedge, and insure risks in ever more comprehensive and efficient ways. The Risk Management program at the Fox School of business is one of the top of its kind in the nation. The program was recently ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and has strong relationships with firms like Ace, Aon, Towers Perrin and others. The Fox chapter of student organization has perennially been named the top student chapter in the world and has close to 300 members and enjoys 100% placement of its members in full time positions.
Statistical Science and Data Analytics
Gain the quantitative knowledge to think with data—and outthink the competition. The new Bachelor of Science in Statistical Science and Data Analytics will equip you with the skills to join one of the fastest growing professions of the last decade. Learn the basics of statistical methods and theory, data management, and computation with courses and faculty from our world-class Department of Statistical Science. Gain exposure to programming and modern statistical languages such as C and SAS, and obtain your SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 certification. Through this new major, you’ll develop a business-oriented perspective that will help you outshine the competition, so you can prepare for a first-class career in a high-demand field.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is both an art and a science. It is a discipline focused on planning and forecasting, purchasing, product assembly, moving, storage, distribution, sales, and customer service – in short, all of the activities that take place to get the right product into the right hands in the right quantity at the right time.
Supply chain management professionals are involved in every facet of the business process and strive to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by building and delivering products better, faster and at a better value.