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The Fox School of Business’ Full-time MBA program is ranked No. 43 nationwide and is one of only two programs in Greater Philadelphia – along with the Wharton School – included in The Economist’s 2011 “Which MBA?” ranking.
The annual ranking recognizes the top 100 full-time MBA programs worldwide according to student responses. This year, The Economist’s methodology weighed new career opportunities (35 percent) with personal development/educational experience (35 percent), salary increases (20 percent) and networking opportunities (10 percent).
The Fox School is ranked No. 43 in the U.S., an increase from No. 49 in 2010. “The figures we collate are a mixture of hard data, such as salary and faculty qualifications, and the subjective marks given by the school’s students, such as a rating of their school’s facilities,” according to the magazine.
“The Fox School is based in Philadelphia and connected to the world. This ranking continues to demonstrate our global influence on business education,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “It shows prospective students that Fox is a premier choice for an outstanding education while delivering on our promise to alumni that a Fox degree is more valuable than ever.”
Fox’s Full-time MBA – one of five MBA programs the school offers – is designed for professionals with three to six years of work experience who are seeking career mobility and enhancement. The two-year program features individualized leadership development plans and opportunities to concentrate in a specialization.
This year, more than 95 percent of Fox MBA students received jobs within three months of graduation. Fox’s Center for Student Professional Development oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Recent innovations to the Fox MBA include required workshop-based training in the principles, methods and techniques of innovation and design, as well as a new Leadership, Ethics and Professional Development Practicum. The practicum starts with a leadership retreat and continues through the length of the program with integrated academic content, required professional development and student leadership experience, and a detailed Global, Integrated Business Leadership simulation.
Fox MBAs finish their program with the signature Enterprise Management Consulting (EMC) Practice, a consulting practicum course that pairs teams of MBA students with project managers to help industry clients solve strategic challenges.