Entrepreneurship & Innovation Major

The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program is designed with a balance of theory and practice, and courses are taught by world-leading researchers, successful serial entrepreneurs, experienced venture capital executives, and senior innovation managers. Students are able to focus on launching a new venture while completing their degree and taking courses. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major is a good choice for students who:

  • Would like to start a new business
  • Want to have a positive social impact with a social venture
  • Anticipate doing consulting or freelance work
  • Plan to assume responsibilities in a family business
  • Want to be a creative and productive member of an innovative, high-growth business

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minors

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Students in any college who wish to understand how to innovate, pursue opportunities, and turn their ideas into reality by creating and managing a successful entrepreneurial or innovative business or social venture can pursue a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

The minor is appropriate for all Fox School majors but particularly relevant for students in marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS interested in being high-potential, creative, and innovative employees as well as those who would like to launch a venture or work as part of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

The Fox School Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITIE) minor integrates two of the most important elements of the Fox School: the enabling role of information technology and the creativity and drive of entrepreneurial thinking. It is offered as a joint venture between the departments of Strategic Management and Management Information Systems.

The minor is appropriate for all Fox School majors but particularly relevant for students in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS interested in applying IT in an entrepreneurial manner. Students who minor in ITIE will be well suited to work for corporations who want to drive new IT enabled innovative projects and for technology enabled startups.

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Certificate

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management (Non-Business Majors)

The nine-credit, three course undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management is designed to provide coursework to support alternative, entrepreneurial career paths for students across the university; to promote the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to innovation and invention; and to increase awareness of, and participation in, entrepreneurial opportunities available to all Temple students. This certificate will be jointly issued by the Fox School of Business and its partner schools, and will appear on the student’s transcript.

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Graduate

MS in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

In this rapidly changing landscape, it is critical that employees and managers alike understand how to overcome both the strategic and tactical challenges of organizational innovation. The Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME MS) program teaches how to overcome these challenges to take advantage of new opportunities relevant to a company or industry. It is designed to help students shift their perspectives so they develop a deep understanding of strategy, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, as well as cultivate relevant management skills necessary to more effectively manage innovation in existing companies and/or to more successfully found new entrepreneurial ventures.

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Certificate in Innovation Strategy

The Innovation Strategy graduate certificate is a concise, high-impact program that prepares the next generation of innovation leaders to build agile organizations, enhance innovation, and make decisions appropriate for the rapidly changing global competitive landscape.

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Certificate in Innovation & Technology Commercialization

The graduate certificate in Commercialization of Technological Innovation gives students the understanding and practical skills for turning innovative ideas or new technologies into commercially viable products and services.

Certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management

The Certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management is a partnership of the Strategic Management Department and the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management and teaches participants to create and deliver value within new or established organizations through creative design thinking in order to drive innovation within the healthcare field.

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International Business

Undergraduate Major

A major in International Business Administration combines coursework in international business (IB), geographical area studies, and foreign language. The IB major is a great choice for students who:

  • Want to have productive and enriching interactions with foreigner businesspeople
  • Want to develop and leverage a foreign language proficiency
  • Want to be able to assess and hedge risks of doing business abroad for their employer
  • Will pursue international business opportunities, e.g. international procurement, foreign clients
  • Want to become familiar with the practical techniques required by international trade
  • Would like to pursue a professional career that requires frequent travel abroad

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Undergraduate Minor

The International Business minor is open to all business and non-business students, and is designed to benefit students of all majors by giving them an option to study IB courses, and embrace an increasingly International business world without having to be fully proficient in a foreign language.

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Strategic Management

Graduate – MBA Concentration in Strategic Management

The MBA Concentration in Strategic Management equips students with the skills needed to be strategic in thought and action. This interdisciplinary concentration combines coursework in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and International Business, and prepares students for careers in virtually any industry.

The Fox MBA programs are top ranked:

  • #1 Online MBA Program nationally, U.S. News and World Report, 2017
  • #1 Online MBA Program for Military Veterans, U.S. News and World Report, 2017
  • #1 Part-Time MBA in Greater Philadelphia, U.S. News and World Report, 2017
  • #7 Part-Time MBA in the nation, U.S. News and World Report, 2017
  • #32 Global MBA in the nation, U.S. News and World Report, 2017
  • 91.9% job placement rates at graduation for Fox Global MBA, U.S. News and World Report, 2017—100% job-placement rate within three months of graduation
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PhD

The PhD concentration in Strategic Management (SGM) is a full-time program that prepares students for academic careers at major research universities. The program, which is built around coursework in Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Global Business, adopts an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of these areas.

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