The Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best in the world.
The Fox Online MBA earned a No. 5 global ranking, according to The Princeton Review’s inaugural online MBA rankings report. The program continues to receive acclaim. In January, the Fox Online MBA earned a No. 1 national ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
“Bridging an accredited, high-impact curriculum with innovative technology is the benchmark of the Fox Online MBA, and publications like The Princeton Review have taken notice,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Our internationally recognized faculty fosters a dynamic learning community, and our Online and Digital Learning team has brought the finest technological advancements to an online education.”
The Princeton Review’s global rankings of online MBA programs, published May 12, focused on five core criteria: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes. The rankings considered not only school data, but also survey responses by current students and alumni.
Fox Online MBA students praised the Fox School’s “high-end new facilities, rising rankings and strong brand equity,” according to The Princeton Review’s report. Past students also lauded the “invaluable” immersion sessions, calling them “incredibly and highly beneficial,” and “one of the aspects of this program that sets it apart from other online MBA programs.” Another said the “rigor of the program adds tremendous credibility.”
“The Fox School has an extremely strong regional, and expanding national presence,” one student said in a survey submitted to The Princeton Review. “I like the idea that I can go anywhere, and employers recognize and appreciate the quality of a degree from Temple’s business school.”
In the Fox Online MBA program, which launched in Fall 2009, students benefit from a flexible curriculum carousel with multiple entry points. The Fox School’s Online MBA program begins with a weeklong residency at Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. The residency features a leadership course, networking, team building, professional development and special events. Each subsequent online course is delivered one at a time over four weeks, and the program can be completed in as quickly as 20 months.
The program employs a flipped-classroom approach – a 24/7, on-demand format that allows students to learn content at their pace and collaborate with their peers and professors through digital dialogue. Then, in an integrated, synchronous online classroom setting, they are able to put what they have learned into practice.
Fox School’s Video Vault, a collection of more than 1,500 academic videos produced by Fox faculty, acts as a vital resource of the program. The Video Vault features a searchable archive with HD-quality, mobile-friendly, transcribed videos that are engaging for the student.
“While other online programs may rely on third-party providers for program delivery, Fox’s advantage lies in providing the same academic experience, faculty access and student support as any other program on campus,” said Dr. Darin Kapanjie, Academic Director of Fox’s Online MBA program. “We have invested in the resources necessary for delivering a top-notch learning environment that fosters collaboration and community with academic excellence at our core.”
Merit scholarships are available, as are scholarship-incentive programs for Temple alumni and for corporate partners that have two or more employees simultaneously enrolled in the Fox Online MBA program. Financial aid counseling is offered to all students, and the Fox School and Temple University support the Yellow Ribbon Program for military personnel and veterans. Students in the Online MBA enjoy the same tuition rate, whether in or out of state.
Click here for the full rankings list from The Princeton Review.