Temple University’s Fox School of Business remains the nation’s leader in online MBA and online undergraduate business programs.

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Fox School’s Online MBA program No. 1 in the nation, according to the publication’s 2018 rankings of the best online programs.

The Fox School attained other impressive returns from U.S. News & World Report‘s 2018 online rankings, which were released Jan. 9. At the undergraduate level, the Fox Online BBA retained its No. 2 national rank, where it was ranked by U.S. News in 2017.

“Convenience and flexibility are critical components of high-quality, online-based programs. And as these programs grow in popularity, we at Fox are proud to deliver programs that are yearly ranked as either the best in the nation or among the best in their respective categories,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Our Online & Digital Learning team has embraced the Fox School’s mission of providing user-friendly and high-quality online curriculum across the undergraduate and graduate levels, and these rankings are a reflection of their continuous efforts.”

U.S. News, which provides the nation’s premier online business program rankings, scores programs based upon the following criteria: student engagement; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and admissions selectivity.

The Fox Online MBA, the only Philadelphia-based program to have been ranked among U.S. News‘ top 50, incorporates a face-to-face component. It opens with a weeklong residency at Temple University’s Main Campus, and features a leadership course, networking, team building, professional development and special events.

“What makes our Online MBA program truly special is the ability to tailor it to students’ needs and interests,” said Dr. Darin Kapanjie, academic director of the Fox Online MBA and Online BBA programs. “We are listening to the market and developing a diverse group of concentrations, dual-degree options, and international immersion opportunities for our online population. As the online market expands, we also are expanding our educational opportunities to meet the needs of tomorrow’s business professional.”

The same technological support, award-winning faculty, educational prestige, and career development resources are available to students enrolled in Fox’s Online BBA program. The Fox Online BBA stands alone as the only program from the Philadelphia region to rank among U.S. News‘ top 100.

“Our Online BBA is AACSB-accredited, offers six unique majors, and incorporates a live component during which students can interact with one another and their professors via weekly web-conferencing,” Kapanjie said. “These facets of our program have helped set it apart from the competition.”

About the Fox School of Business

Celebrating its centennial in 2018, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is the largest, most-comprehensive business school in the Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world, with more than 9,000 students, more than 210 full-time faculty, and more than 65,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International—a distinction held by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools—the school offers BBA, Online BBA, Global MBA, Part-Time MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA, Specialized Masters, PhD programs, and an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration, on campuses throughout the world. Its reputation as one of the country’s largest top-ranked business schools, based within one of the world’s great urban universities, allows Fox to leverage faculty research to shape business practice in the 21st century.

For more information and to schedule an interview, contact Christopher A. Vito, Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations, at cvito@temple.edu or (215) 204-4115.

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The Online BBA at Fox moved up to No. 2, according to U.S. News

For the third straight year, the top spot belongs to Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Fox School’s Online MBA program No. 1 in the nation, according to the publication’s 2017 ranking of the best online MBA programs, which was released Jan. 10. Fox’s Online MBA again received a perfect score of 100, and has earned the No. 1 ranking by U.S. News each year since 2015.

U.S. News also ranked the Fox Online Bachelor of Business Administration program, which climbed four places to reach No. 2 in the nation – its highest ranking in program history.

“When we launched the Online MBA program in 2009 and the Online BBA in 2012, we chose to build our digital-learning model from the inside out,” said Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business. “We hired video editors, instructional designers, and everyone in between to comprise our Online & Digital Learning team. Our team has embraced the Fox School’s mission to deliver the same top-ranked MBA and BBA programs across a consistent, user-friendly, online format. We admit the same quality of students, apply the same rigor, and utilize the same award-winning faculty. The results speak for themselves, and it is an honor that our online programs have been recognized by U.S. News as the benchmark for others in the United States.”

U.S. News scores online business programs based upon student engagement; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and admissions selectivity.

Best Online Programs - U.S. News & World Report - M.B.A. Programs 2017Flexibility is a key component to the Fox Online MBA. The program features what Fox has coined “a curriculum carousel,” which offers multiple entry points throughout the calendar year. Students can pursue the degree at their pace, and can register for one or up to three courses per semester. Each course is delivered one at a time over four weeks, and the program can be completed in as quickly as 20 months.

“Our programs meet the needs of today’s busy professional,” said Dr. Darin Kapanjie, Academic Director of the Fox Online MBA and Online BBA programs. “Our MBA students, for example, enroll with an average of 12 years professional experience, which is something unique to Fox’s program. With that experience, we know our students are juggling both professional and personal responsibilities. At the same time, they want a rigorous and collaborative program.”

The Fox Online MBA, the only Greater Philadelphia-based program to have been ranked among U.S. News’ top 50, opens 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.

From there, each subsequent online course employs a flipped-classroom approach, a 24/7, on-demand format that allows students to complete readings and academic videos at their pace and collaborate with their peers and professors through digital dialogue. Then, in an integrated online classroom setting, they are able to put what they have learned into practice. They can do so through Fox’s Video Vault, a collection of more than 2,000 academic videos produced by Fox faculty, a searchable archive of HD-quality, mobile-friendly, transcribed videos produced by Fox faculty.

The same technological support, award-winning faculty, educational prestige, and career development resources are available to students enrolled in Fox’s Online BBA program. Launched in 2012, the program’s ascension to No. 2 in U.S. News’ national rankings marks its highest in program history.

“Technology, innovation, and collaboration are pillars of the Fox online programs,” Kapanjie said. “We’ll stay on top if we continue to recruit top-notch students and work together as a team to provide the elite curriculum to our online population.”


“I’m being honest when I say this: It’s one of the hardest and one of the most-rewarding things I have ever done. As a surgeon, I know what I do for a living. Getting an MBA helps you figure out why you do what you do, and you’re able to do it better.”

Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, Fox MBA ‘15

Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical Center at Thomas Jefferson University

President, Rothman Institute


“The program constantly pushed and challenged me, encouraged my professional growth, and allowed me to complete the degree in a timeframe that worked for me and my family.”

Abby Guido, Fox MBA ‘16

Founder and Owner, Abby Ryan Design

Assistant Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design, Tyler School of Art at Temple University


“The convenience of online delivery sacrifices nothing in terms of the program’s rigor, instruction, and overall experience, which the No. 1 national ranking clearly reflects. The program gave me the knowledge and the confidence needed to grow in my career, while also pursuing several entrepreneurial ventures.”

Chris Lentz, Fox MBA ‘16

Associate Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, Princeton University

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For the second straight year, the Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business is ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The Fox Online MBA earned another perfect score of 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 ranking of the country’s best online MBA programs. This year, Fox’s program holds sole possession of the top spot, after having shared the honor in 2015 with the University of North Carolina and Indiana University.

In the same U.S. News ranking report, Fox’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program received a No. 6 national ranking, jumping 25 spots to earn the highest ranking in program history.

U.S. News scored online MBA and BBA programs based upon student engagement; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology. MBA programs were additionally scored for admissions selectivity.

“The Fox Online MBA and BBA programs connect cutting-edge technology and accredited, high-impact curriculum with an internationally recognized faculty to foster a dynamic learning community,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “It is with great pride that U.S. News & World Report has awarded our Online MBA program a No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year, and also ranked our Online BBA among the nation’s best. These recognitions speak to the work of our Online and Digital Learning team, which delivers the best advancements in technology to a quality, online-format education.”

In the Fox Online MBA program, which first launched in Fall 2009, students benefit from a flexible curriculum carousel with multiple entry points. The Fox School’s Online MBA program opens 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 leisure 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 1,800 academic videos produced by Fox faculty, is a vital resource of the program, said Dr. Darin Kapanjie, the Academic Director of the Fox School Online MBA and BBA programs. The Video Vault features a searchable archive with HD-quality, mobile-friendly, transcribed videos that are engaging for the student.

The same technological support, award-winning faculty, educational prestige, and career development resources are available to students enrolled in Fox’s Online BBA program. Launched in 2012, the program’s No. 6 national ranking by U.S. News – its highest in program history – marks a 25-spot improvement from last year.

“These rankings by U.S. News & World Report would not have been possible without Fox’s commitment to providing exceptional online education within a dynamic and flexible learning environment,” Kapanjie said. “Our support staff, which includes instructional designers, video production specialists, and tech support, deliver invaluable resources to the school that make possible our Fox Video Vault and so much more. The reputation of our online programs at Fox is on the rise, and we couldn’t be more proud.”

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, professional development, and career counseling are offered to all students, and the Fox School and Temple University support the Yellow Ribbon Program for military personnel and veterans. In 2015, U.S. News ranked Fox’s Online MBA program the best in the nation for military veterans.