Fox School Executive MBA program again ranks No. 17 in U.S. by Financial Times

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The Fox School of Business Executive MBA program is ranked No. 17 in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, according to new rankings by the Financial Times.

In the past three years, Fox’s Executive MBA program has ranked in the Top 20 in the U.S. and has an average world ranking in the Top 55. Among Greater Philadelphia business schools, Fox’s Executive MBA ranking is second only to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

The 2012 rankings, released Oct. 15, surveyed the EMBA Class of 2009 on their salary growth, career progress, work experience and aims achieved since graduation. The alumni survey, which accounted for 55 percent of the ranking, placed Fox in the Top 20 in the country for salary percentage increase from before entering the program to today.

School diversity, measured by international and female students, among other factors, makes up 25 percent of the weight, while “idea generation” – percentage of faculty with doctorates and research published in a select list of 45 academic journals – corresponds to 20 percent of the ranking.

Fox ranked first in the U.S. for percentage of female board members, second nationally for percentage of international board members who advise the school on strategy and second for international course experience. Fox also ranked in the Top 15 for percentage of international faculty and in the Top 20 for percentage of female students.

“Our Executive MBA program leverages so much of what makes the Fox School of Business and Temple University so great: a worldwide network, elite faculty and tremendous diversity,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “This ranking shows just how powerful – and internationally recognizable – a graduate degree from Fox can be.”

Fox’s EMBA, which can be completed in just 16 months, is built on face-to-face classroom time delivered over one weekend per month and supplemented by interaction with classmates and faculty via the premier web-conferencing program WebEx. The online collaboration reduces travel and minimizes the time students spend away from home and office. Classes meet at one of the region’s finest conference facilities, the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, Pa., and the Fox EMBA is connected to a strong network of partner programs across the world.

Fox recently introduced an exchange agreement with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia; the ENPC School of International Management (ENPC) in Paris, France; and the International Executive Education Center (IEEC) in Singapore, allowing EMBA students from any of these partner programs to study at any of the other three locations without slowing progress toward graduation.

In addition, Fox offers a Corporate Partner Scholarship Program for students when more than one employee from the same company attends the Fox EMBA program in a given year. Fox will give a 4 percent tuition scholarship, on behalf of the corporate partner, for each of the first two students who attend Fox’s EMBA program in the same cohort, saving each student more than $3,000 on tuition. For every additional student enrolled from the same company in the same year, the scholarship amount increases for all students by 2 percent per additional student.

For more information of the Fox Executive MBA, visit www.fox.temple.edu/emba.

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