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Forbes lauds job-placement rate for Fox Global MBA alums

The Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business boasts a job-placement rate that is “better than the vast majority of schools in the country,” and ranks the program in the top 65 nationally for return on investment, according to Forbes’ 2015 Best Business Schools ranking.

Forbes lauded the 95-percent job-placement rate for Fox MBA graduates as among the best in the country. Fox’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) oversees internship and job placement for graduate students.

“At some schools, less than 50 percent of graduates accepted jobs within three months of matriculation,” wrote Kurt Badenhausen, in Forbes’ release announcing the publication’s Best Business Schools ranking.

This marked Fox’s second consecutive appearance in Forbes’ biennial survey, released Sept. 9, and joins the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School as the only business schools in Greater Philadelphia to be ranked.

“We work tirelessly to ensure that the value of a Fox degree continues to appreciate,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Our ascent in national and international rankings shows that our programs offer very strong returns. We take great pride in providing students with a superb education, incredible services, and strong industry connections so that our graduates find the best match to advance their careers.”

The ranking is based on the return on investment achieved by graduates from the class of 2010. Through a survey of 17,400 alumni from 95 schools, Forbes compared their total earnings in their first five years out of business school, including salary, bonuses, and exercised stock options, to their opportunity cost (two years of foregone compensation, tuition, and required fees) to arrive at a five-year MBA gain.

The five-year MBA gain represents the net cumulative amount typical alumni would have earned after years by getting their MBA versus staying in their pre-MBA career.

“Small class size with many international students, experienced professors, and friendly administrative staff provided an intimate learning experience,” said one survey respondent.

“The international component to our business school has uniquely prepared me for the type of work I do now at a large multinational company,” another survey respondent added.