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Three Fox undergraduate programs again rank among best in nation

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By: | September 10th, 2013 | leave a comment

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Media Contact: Christopher A. Vito, 215-204-4115, cvito@temple.edu

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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 best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges.

The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program ranks No. 5, International Business is No. 11 and Management Information Systems (MIS) climbed three spots to No. 14 in the country.

Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is 58th in the nation out of the 388 schools in this year’s ranking.

“It is once again rewarding for the Fox School to be recognized as having some of the nation’s finest undergraduate business programs. But we are not content,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “We are constantly introducing innovations in our programs and services to improve upon the already stellar business education we provide – and to further enhance the value of a Fox degree.”

The business school rankings in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges, released online Sept. 10, are based on a Spring 2013 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 – also one of the nation’s largest – features the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, which for the past 13 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), which is based at the Fox School.

The research faculty in Fox’s MIS Department are ranked first in the world according to number of articles published in the field’s top two academic journals, 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 – has received Outstanding Chapter honors and has excelled in various categories of the annual AIS international student-chapter competition.

In all, the Fox School of Business 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 93.3 percent job-placement rate for undergraduates who use its services. The Fox School also offers an Online Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree-completion program in accounting, business management, legal studies or marketing.

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