Three undergraduate programs at Temple University’s Fox School of Business – Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management; Management Information Systems; and International Business Administration – rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges.
The Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management program ranks No. 4, earning a top-five spot for the second consecutive year; Management Information Systems (MIS) ranks No. 13, placing it in the fifth percentile nationally among AACSB-accredited schools; and International Business ranks No. 13, as well, putting it in the seventh percentile among similar programs at AACSB schools.
Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is rated 62nd in the nation out of 429 schools in this year’s ranking, placing it among the top-15 percent in the country.
“The Fox School is proud to once again be recognized for providing some of the finest undergraduate business programs in the country, but we are not content,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “We look forward to enriching our programs and services in order to improve upon the exceptional business education we deliver, and to further enhance the value of a Fox degree.”
The business school rankings in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges, released online Sept. 9, are based upon a Spring 2014 peer assessment of deans and senior faculty at each AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program in the nation.
The Fox School’s Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management program is the nation’s oldest, continuously running program of its kind. Among the largest program’s in the country, too, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management is also home to the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma. The chapter, the international professional fraternity’s largest, has earned the Edison L. Bowers award as best overall chapter in 18 of the last 22 years.
The research faculty at Fox’s MIS department are ranked No. 1 in the world according to articles published in the field’s top two academic journals, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. The department has close industry connections through the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT). And the School’s Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter – the first ever – has received Chapter of the Year honors and has excelled in various categories of the annual AIS international student-chapter competition.
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.
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 94 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.