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The Fox School of Business Full-time MBA climbed 11 spots in new U.S. News & World Report rankings that also place Fox’s Part-time Professional MBA as the highest-ranked in Greater Philadelphia and recognize the school’s graduate information systems programs among the nation’s best.
Among full-time MBA programs nationwide, the Fox School, at No. 52, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the only business schools in Greater Philadelphia ranked in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. U.S. News surveyed 441 graduate business programs overall.
Fox’s Part-time Professional MBA again ranked as the region’s top program, at No. 47 out of the 326 part-time programs nationwide.
In specialty rankings, Fox graduate programs offered by the Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) were ranked No. 22 in the country, based on a peer assessment of deans and directors of accredited master’s programs. This follows a September 2011 U.S. News ranking that placed Fox’s undergraduate MIS program at No. 18 in the nation.
“Our students expect curriculum innovation, premier faculty, experiential learning and more from one of the nation’s top public-urban business schools,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “These rankings recognize that we are delivering on our pledge to make a Fox degree more valuable than ever.”
Fox’s MIS Department offers multiple programs for graduate study, including an MBA concentration in Information Technology Management and a new Master of Science in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber-Security (ITACS). The ITACS program culminates in a capstone that prepares students for the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam, a credential with rapidly expanding career options for IT auditors.
In addition, the Master of Science in Health Informatics, jointly offered by the Fox School and Temple’s College of Health Professions and Social Work, is an applied graduate degree that focuses on the design, development and implementation of electronic health record systems.
U.S. News’s rankings, released March 13, included new methodology for part-time MBA programs, which are ranked according to peer assessment, average GMAT score, average undergraduate GPA, work experience, and the percentage of a business school’s Fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time.
In addition to the Full-time and Part-time Professional MBA programs, Fox offers a one-year, tri-continent International MBA and top-ranked Executive MBA and Online MBA programs.
To learn more about the graduate programs at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, visit www.fox.temple.edu/grad.
The 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools is available at www.usnews.com/grad.