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Fox Ranked Top 50 Undergrad Business School By U.S. News

September 12, 2017 //

Alter Hall Exterior PhotoThree of Fox’s undergrad specialty programs also ranked among top-15 nationally

Temple University’s Fox School of Business is once again ranked among the top-50 business schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Fox School improved three places to earn a No. 45 ranking in U.S. News’ 2018 edition of “Best Colleges,” placing it among the top-10 percent of all undergraduate business programs in the United States. The ranking is the highest in the Fox School’s history, following last year’s No. 48 ranking by U.S. News.

“It’s a great achievement for our school to be ranked among the nation’s top-50 providers of undergraduate business education,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “We have improved in the U.S. News rankings each of the last three years, which is a true testament to the quality, affordability, and breadth of our academic programs.”

U.S. News’ business school rankings, released online Sept. 12, are based upon peer assessment of deans and senior faculty at AACSB-accredited undergraduate business programs in the United States over a two-year period, including a Spring 2017 survey.

Debbie Campbell, Fox School’s Senior Vice Dean, has led Fox’s undergraduate programs for 23 years. She credited quality and work ethic of the school’s student body for its role in this latest U.S. News ranking.

“The students who enroll at the Fox School are driven to succeed, in and out of the classroom,” Campbell said, “and we provide them with the career and professional development tools, access to the best employers, and countless opportunities for extracurricular activities to foster that success.”

In the same rankings, U.S. News ranked three of the Fox School’s undergrad programs among the top 15 in the nation — Risk Management and Insurance (No. 8), International Business Administration (No. 14), and Management Information Systems (No. 14). This marks a fifth consecutive year for this recognition from U.S. News:

Risk Management and Insurance: Fox’s Risk Management and Insurance program is the nation’s oldest, continuously running program of its kind. Among the largest programs in the country, too, Fox RMI is 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 23 years. (Related: View a video feature about the program, produced by A.M. Best.)

International Business Administration: Fox’s IBA program is supported by a robust study-abroad program, through Fox 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 are based at Fox. Temple CIBER is one of only 17 such elite centers in the nation to have had its grant-renewal proposal approved for federal funding from the United States Department of Education. Temple is the only university in Pennsylvania to have received federal funding for CIBER. Additionally, IB faculty at Fox ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2014-16 research output, according to the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research ranking. Fox is home to three Academy of International Business (AIB) Fellows, a distinction held by the world’s elite researchers in scholarly development in international business.

Management Information Systems: Fox’s MIS program is a global leader in transformative research on the design, use, and effects of information technology. MIS faculty ranked No. 1 in the world in research output, according to the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research ranking. Members of Fox’s Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter, the first of its kind, have earned first place in four consecutive years at the AIS Student Leadership Conference.

About the Fox School of Business

Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is the largest and most-comprehensive business school in the Philadelphia region, with more than 8,500 students, 210 faculty, and 65,000 alumni, and one of the largest in the world. The Fox School offers 15 undergraduate majors, including the Online BBA, which is ranked No. 2 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The school also provides access to more than 20 student professional organizations; the Fox Honors program; and cutting-edge technology and stellar student services, including the Business Communications Center and the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), which for the last five years has had a 95- to 97-percent job-placement rate among undergraduates who use its services. Since 1934, the Fox School has been continuously accredited by AACSB International, a distinction held by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools, and offers nationally and internationally ranked programs on campuses in the U.S. and throughout the world.

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