Businesses in today’s globally competitive and rapidly changing technological environment are increasingly resorting to multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. The Fox School is leading a growing trend in business schools towards interdisciplinary research with its Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) concentration. Outstanding students seeking in-depth preparation spanning multiple functional areas of business or who have expectations for breadth beyond the established programs of study may be interested in the IDS concentration. The faculty members within the IDS program are internationally recognized coming from multiple backgrounds in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, neuroscience, statistics, and strategic management.
Because Interdisciplinary Studies students orient themselves between departments, student identification of a primary mentor is of paramount importance. The mentor’s role is to ensure desirable student development as measured by paper presentations at top conferences, publication in relevant academic journals and, ultimately, placements in research universities. Students from the IDS concentration typically seek mentorship from the most prestigious researchers in the Fox School, and, accordingly, are typically of the highest caliber among our accepted applicant pool.
All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.
Title:Associate Professor of Management Informaton Systems
Research Interests: Decision Neuroscience; Consumer Neuroscience; NeuroIS.
Office:Alter Hall 510
Title: Professor & Merves Chair in Accounting
Research Interests: Performance measurement, incentive compensation, strategic cost management, competitive industry analysis, productivity analysis, efficiency evaluation, and incentive regulation
Office:Alter Hall 461
Title: Associate Professor and Merves Research Fellow in Accounting
Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Accounting Evolution, International Accounting
Office:Alter Hall 455
Office:Alter Hall 417
Title: Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Large-scale field experiment mobile marketing, customer analytics with machine learning and big data, deep learning for personalized promotions, competitive pricing, omnichannel targeting, social media networking ads, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms
Office:Alter Hall 511
Title:Associate Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, International Business, Branding, Customer and Supplier Relationship Management
Office:Alter Hall 524
Title: Professor of Strategic Management
Research Interests: Technology and innovation management, studying both multinational as well as entrepreneurial firms and the geography of innovation.
Office: Alter Hall 549
Title: Associate Professor of Finance
Research Interests: Corporate Board Structure, Executive Compensation
Office: Alter Hall 418
Title: Professor of Management Information Systems and Stauffer Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests: Data Analytics, Electronic Commerce, Digital Business Strategy
Office: Alter Hall 334
Title:Assistant Professor of Finance
Office:Alter Hall 423
Title:Assistant Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Decision Neuroscience, Biases in decision making, Decision preferences across the lifespan
Office:Alter Hall 526
Title: Assistant Professor of Management Informaton Systems
Office:Speakman Hall 201