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Three Fox School of Business undergraduate programs – Risk Management and Insurance, International Business, and Management Information Systems – again rank among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News Media Group’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges.
The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program ranks No. 6 while Fox’s International Business program is No. 9, positions each program also held last year. The Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) program climbed one spot to No. 17 in the country.
Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is ranked 56th in the nation.
“We are not just committed to achieving excellence but also to continuously improving the business education we provide,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “This year, our international reputation for quality attracted the largest and freshman class in our history – representing 24 states and 13 countries – and the most academically talented Fox Honors cohort. Excellent students are indeed attracted to a culture of excellence.”
The business school rankings in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, released online Sept. 12, are based on a peer assessment of deans and senior faculty at each AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program in the U.S.
The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program – the nation’s second largest, according to Risk Management magazine – features the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, which for the past dozen years has earned the Edison L. Bowers award for best overall chapter of the international fraternity.
Fox’s International Business program is supported by a robust study abroad program through the school and Temple University, as well as from the Institute of Global Management Studies and the Temple Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), one of only 33 such centers in the country. Temple CIBER is based at the Fox School.
The research faculty in Fox’s MIS Department was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2010 and No. 3 in 2011, and the department is closely connected to industry through the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT). The school’s Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter – the first ever – was named a 2010 and 2011 Outstanding Chapter and earned first or second place in each of the categories it entered at the inaugural AIS international student-chapter competition.
In all, Fox offers 13 undergraduate majors, more than 20 Student Professional Organizations, the Fox Honors program, cutting-edge technology and stellar student services, including a Business Communications Center and Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), which has a 92 percent job-placement rate for undergraduates who use its services. In addition, CSPD has experienced a 30 percent increase in employers recruiting undergraduate Fox students on campus in 2011-12.
In Fall 2012, Fox introduced the Online Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree-completion program in accounting, business management, legal studies or marketing.
The school has also implemented a new advising structure at the Center for Undergraduate Advising, where advisors are now assigned to either underclassmen or juniors and seniors, who are advised by major, to better address students’ needs.
The full Best Colleges rankings are available at www.usnews.com/colleges.