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Fox’s Global MBA continues climb in U.S. News rankings

Job-placement rate at time of graduation ranks No. 1 in the nation

The Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business continues its ascent.

The flagship, full-time MBA program at Fox is ranked No. 32 in the United States, its highest ranking by U.S. News & World Report in program history.

The designation is part of U.S. News’ 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released March 14. This marks a nine-spot improvement from last year’s rankings. Additionally, Fox’s Global MBA ranks No. 1 in the U.S. with a 91.9-percent job-placement rate at graduation, and with a 100-percent job-placement rate within three months of graduation.

The Fox School is the nation’s only AACSB-accredited business school with a top-5-ranked online MBA program, a top-10-ranked part-time program, and a top-35-ranked full-time program. In the same U.S. News rankings, Fox’s Part-Time MBA earned a No. 7 ranking among part-time programs. And in January, U.S. News ranked Fox’s Online MBA No. 1 nationally for a third consecutive year.

“Here at Fox, the momentum surrounding our collective suite of graduate-degree programs is showing no signs of slowing,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “The latest U.S. News rankings reflect our commitment to delivering globally recognized business education. Our Global MBA, in particular, is designed to help students experience the world and advance their careers through experiential learning. That’s why these latest rankings generate such great pride.”

The Fox Global MBA is a two-year program that combines experiential learning, paid internships, and a thorough immersion in the global business environment. Fox MBAs travel to, and participate in, emerging hotspots of social, economic, technological, and organizational innovation and entrepreneurship. The program features two required international experiences.

In addition, students provide professional-grade strategic solutions to paying clients in projects coordinated by the Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) Practice.

Like all Fox students, those enrolled in the Global MBA program have access to the school’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), a comprehensive resource focused on preparing students for entry into the professional business environment. CSPD oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate- and graduate-level students at Fox.

The 2018 edition of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools rankings is available at www.usnews.com/grad.


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Fox Part-Time MBA earns top-10 national ranking by U.S. News

Program has soared 46 spots in last four years

jr-UgradComm_181The Part-Time MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has reached new heights.

The program improved nine places to reach No. 7 nationally, its highest national ranking among part-time programs by U.S. News & World Report in its history. The designation is part of U.S. News’ 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released March 14.

In the last four years, the Fox Part-Time MBA has soared 46 places to reach the top 10 in this year’s rankings.

“Our Part-Time MBA program has long been ranked No. 1 in Philadelphia. This year’s ranking by U.S. News confirms that others outside of our region have taken notice of the program, as well,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “We look forward to further enriching the Fox Part-Time MBA, as we help today’s business professionals evolve into tomorrow’s business leaders.”

The Fox School is the nation’s only AACSB-accredited business school with a top-5-ranked online MBA program, a top-10-ranked part-time program, and a top-35-ranked full-time program. In the same U.S. News rankings, Fox’s Global MBA earned a No. 32 ranking among full-time programs. And in January, U.S. News ranked Fox’s Online MBA No. 1 nationally for a third consecutive year.

Part-Time MBA students at the Fox School of Business average more than 11 years of work experience. They earn their graduate degrees while maintaining their careers and completing courses at their pace. Their Fox MBA experience includes completion of a marketing consulting project within the well-known capstone, Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) Practice, through which Fox MBA students provide professional-grade strategic solutions to paying clients.

Flexibility is integral to the Fox Part-Time MBA, which can be completed in 24 months. Students have the opportunity to take online, hybrid, or select Online MBA courses, adding to the convenience of the program. And while Fox’s Part-Time MBA curriculum does not require international travel, students are granted opportunities to incorporate short-term study abroad trips into their program.

Like all Fox students, those enrolled in the Part-Time MBA program have access to the school’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), a comprehensive resource focused on preparing students for entry into the professional business environment. CSPD oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate- and graduate-level students at Fox.

The 2018 edition of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools rankings is available at www.usnews.com/grad.


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Fox’s Entrepreneurship programs earn top-10 rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur

Temple University creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to build ideas into businesses, including the Innovative Idea Competition, which is conducted each Fall semester. (Photo: Temple Photography)
Temple University creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to build ideas into businesses, including the Innovative Idea Competition, which is conducted each Fall semester. (Photo: Temple Photography)
After surveying more than 300 universities nationwide, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked the Entrepreneurship programs at Temple University’s Fox School of Business among the best in the country.

The undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs in Entrepreneurship earned top-10 rankings for the second straight year. The undergraduate program remained at No. 8, and the graduate program improved one spot to No. 9.

Temple is one of four colleges and universities nationally to have been ranked within the top 10 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is the only college or university in the Greater Philadelphia region to have been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Temple has appeared in each installment of the entrepreneurship rankings since 2006.

“It’s rewarding to see our entrepreneurship programs recognized nationally, and in the company of prestigious schools,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat.

“Entrepreneurship education is a pillar across Temple University, and we at the Fox School are proud to lead this charge. More and more resources have been made available to students from all 17 schools and colleges at Temple. Our mission is to prepare and encourage students to think and act like entrepreneurs, no matter where their careers guide them.”

Published by The Princeton Review and to be included in the December edition of Entrepreneur magazine, the 2017 rankings recognize 25 undergraduate- and 25 graduate-level programs for excellence in entrepreneurship education. The rankings are based upon a large variety of quantitative and qualitative criteria, including the number of: entrepreneurship-specific courses offered; faculty who are also entrepreneurs and/or serve on the boards of new ventures; businesses started and funds raised by alumni; and entrepreneurship-focused activities, competitions, programs, clubs, and centers.

Temple University offers a portfolio of interdisciplinary programs to serve the various constituencies within the university and the region. These range from programs supporting incoming freshmen, like a General Education Course on Creativity & Organizational Innovation or the Innovate & Create Living Learning Community; those that support faculty scientists, like the TechConnect Workshop and the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Technology Commercialization; and those that support the professional community in the region and abroad like the Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.

At Temple University’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl, entrepreneurs from all 17 schools and colleges vie for more than $500,000 in cash prizes and professional tools and services to further their business plans and take their ventures to the next stage. (Photo: Temple Photography)
At Temple University’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl, entrepreneurs from all 17 schools and colleges vie for more than $500,000 in cash prizes and professional tools and services to further their business plans and take their ventures to the next stage. (Photo: Temple Photography)
Through Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI), the region’s oldest-such center, which is housed at the Fox School, the university conducts annual business plan competitions like the Innovative Idea Competition and the Be Your Own Boss Bowl® for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. With overall prizes exceeding $500,000 in value, the Be Your Own Boss Bowl® is considered one of the most-lucrative and comprehensive business plan competitions in the nation. Another widely accessible entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, is designed to support and mentor students regardless of major, experience, or discipline.

This fall, Temple further strengthened its commitment to entrepreneurship education with the establishment of the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy, which is geared toward the incorporation of entrepreneurship education in coursework delivered by faculty members throughout all of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges.

IEI provides internship opportunities, business-planning workshops, seminars, mentoring and coaching, in addition to annual conferences in social, global, women’s and industry-specific entrepreneurship. Executive Director Ellen Weber and Academic Director Dr. Robert McNamee lead the entrepreneurship and innovation programs. IEI manages Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, an independent organization that assists emerging technology-based companies in their effort to build sustainable businesses through coaching and providing an investment forum, and works closely with Robin Hood Ventures, a group of Philadelphia-area angel investors that focus on early-stage, high-growth companies.

Over the last four years the IEI has expanded its offerings to include: a Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; graduate certificates in both Innovation Strategy and Innovation & Technology Commercialization; MBA concentrations in both Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management; a General Education course in Creativity & Organizational Innovation; and an Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community. IEI, in partnership with the College of Engineering, launched a Master of Science in Engineering Management, and supported the creation of a Master of Science in BioInnovation in the College of Science & Technology as multiple ancillary supporting programs.

To view the full rankings lists, click here for the undergraduate top 25 and here for the graduate top 25 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.


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Financial Times ranks Fox Executive MBA among nation’s top 20

The Executive MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business is considered one of the best in the United States, according to Financial Times.

The Fox Executive MBA earned a No. 18 national ranking by Financial Times, which announced its 2016 rankings of the world’s top executive MBA programs on Oct. 17. The London-based business and economic news outlet has ranked the Fox Executive MBA among the nation’s top-20 programs six times since 2010.

“Our inclusion as one of the nation’s top Executive MBA programs over an extended period of time is illustrative of our program’s consistency and strength,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “This ranking speaks to the quality of our students and alumni, and our sterling reputation as a leader in business education.”

Financial Times’ rankings surveyed the Executive MBA Class of 2013 on salary growth, career progress, work experience, and aims achieved since graduation. School diversity, measured by international and female students, among other factors, comprises 25 percent of the weight. Idea generation, or the percentage of faculty with doctorates and research published in a list of 45 select academic journals, corresponds to 20 percent of the ranking.

Fox’s Executive MBA program, which can be completed in only 16 months, is built on face-to-face classroom time delivered one weekend per month and supplemented by interaction with classmates and faculty via WebEx, the premier web-conferencing platform. Online collaboration reduces travel and minimizes the time students, who average 12 to 14 years of industry experience, will spend away from home and office.

Courses for the program are held at The HUB, a vibrant business center located in Center City Philadelphia. The HUB features comprehensive communication services and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment.

“The Fox Executive MBA was designed to fit the needs of mid-level professionals looking to become senior or c-level executives,” said Dr. Michael Rivera, Academic Director of Fox’s Executive MBA.“ With our mantra, ‘Learn over the weekend, apply on Monday,’ students almost immediately notice a powerful impact on their careers.”

To learn more about the Fox Executive MBA, register for an upcoming Discovery Day at Temple’s Alter Hall, or visit fox.temple.edu.


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Fox Global MBA earns top-50 national ranking by The Economist

The Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business is ranked among the top-50 programs in the United States, according to The Economist’s annual Which MBA? rankings.

The Fox School reached No. 44 nationally among all full-time, U.S.-based MBA programs, and is ranked No. 68 worldwide by the London-based weekly news magazine.

Released Oct. 13, The Economist’s Which MBA? rankings recognize the top-100, full-time MBA programs worldwide, according to three years of data (2014-2016) drawn from questionnaires of business schools, students, and recent graduates in areas such as quality of faculty and career services, student diversity, breadth of alumni network, and salary increase following graduation.

The Fox School earned a pair of top-10 national rankings from The Economist for its attention to career services and professional development.

The percentage of Fox Global MBA students who reported earning a job offer through Fox’s Center for Student Professional Development ranked No. 8 in the United States. The percentage of Global MBA students who received a job offer three months of graduation ranked No. 9 among U.S. programs.

The Fox Global MBA features RoadMap™, a revolutionary personal- and professional-development platform for assessing student performance using Microsoft Power BI, a suite of analytics tools used to analyze data and share insights. RoadMap™ allows students to identify gaps in their preparation for business leadership and provides a visual representation of their skills across all courses and competencies.

Students in the Fox Global MBA program benefit from experiential-learning opportunities for real clients within the Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) practice capstone and a structured internship. Dual-degree options with the Fox School’s array of specialized master’s programs are also available.


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Princeton Review ranks Fox School Online MBA among world’s best

The Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business is once again ranked among the best in the world.

The Fox Online MBA earned a No. 3 global ranking in The Princeton Review’s 2017 ranking of the best online MBA programs, published Sept. 20. The program improved two places from The Princeton Review’s 2015 ranking.

“The Fox Online MBA program is truly unique, and it is with great pride that another top publication has ranked it among the best in the country and the world,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “The program integrates cutting-edge technology and accredited, high-impact curriculum. It places an emphasis on quality, rigor, and integrity, and applies student feedback to deliver an unmatched experience. This ranking could not have been accomplished without the work of Dr. Darin Kapanjie, the program’s academic director, and our Online and Digital Learning team, which delivers the best advancements in technology to a quality, online-format education.”

The Princeton Review compiled its global rankings by surveying students and administrators from more than 90 online MBA programs worldwide. The surveys focus on the following core criteria: admissions selectivity, graduation and retention rates, faculty training and credentials, technological infrastructure, student indebtedness, professional development and career outcomes, and more.

For more information on the Fox Online MBA program, visit fox.temple.edu/omba.


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Fox undergraduate accounting and Master of Accountancy programs improve significantly in new rankings

The undergraduate accounting program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business improved 17 places to earn a No. 30 national ranking, and is ranked No. 9 among programs of similar size, according to new rankings released by the Public Accounting Report.

The Public Accounting Report (PAR) also ranked Fox’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program No. 40 in the United States.

The PAR 35th annual Professors Survey, published August 2016, is the nation’s only survey that allows accounting professors to rank the nation’s best accounting programs. According to the PAR, hundreds of professors from the nation’s top colleges and universities participated in this year’s survey, which was conducted in April.

At the undergraduate level, the Fox School’s accounting program jumped 17 places from last year’s ranking to enter the PAR’s top 30. Among programs with between 16 and 21 full-time faculty, Fox is ranked No. 9 in the nation – an improvement of nine spots from the PAR’s 2015 report.

Fox’s MAcc program is ranked No. 1 in the Greater Philadelphia region, and No. 12 in the nation among programs of its size, according to the PAR.

“These rankings are pleasing facts, since the PAR rankings are compilations of accounting professors’ opinions,” said Dr. Eric Press, Chairman of the Fox School’s Department of Accounting. “These rankings reflect the esteem with which colleagues at other business schools hold our program.”

The Department of Accounting is the largest at Temple’s Fox School of Business, with more than 1,200 students enrolled across undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs. It is home to 21 full-time and 18 part-time faculty.

Students within the MAcc program have achieved a 96-percent job placement rate in public accounting positions within three months of graduate, since the program’s launch in 2011. MAcc students boast a 70-percent CPA exam pass rates, far exceeding the Uniform CPA Examination Passing Rates, and more than half of Fox MAcc graduates attain job placements at one of the Big Four accounting firms.

“The MAcc program’s inclusion in Public Accounting Report’s ranking demonstrates our place as the best in the region, and as one of the leading programs in the nation,” said Sheri Risler, Fox MAcc program director. “It’s also recognition of our continued growth and sustained excellence dating to 2011, when our program was founded.”


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U.S. News ranks Fox School of Business among nation’s top-50 undergrad business programs

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

The Fox School earned a No. 48 national ranking in U.S. News’ 2017 edition of “Best Colleges,” placing it among the top-10 percent of all undergraduate business programs in the United States. The ranking, the highest in the Fox School’s history, marks a 13-spot surge since last year’s U.S. News ranking.

“The Fox School continues to ascend the rankings of prestigious publications like U.S. News,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment to have been ranked among the top-50 business schools in the country, and it serves as testament to the quality of our programs.”

The business school rankings featured in the 2017 edition of “Best Colleges,” which were released online Sept. 13, are based on peer assessment of deans and senior faculty at each AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program in the United States over a two-year period, including a Spring 2016 survey.

“Our innovative approach to business education is at the core of the Fox School story, which we’ve been working hard to disseminate to our industry colleagues and peers,” said Fox School Vice Dean Debbie Campbell. “This ranking only helps to reinforce and validate our pursuit of continual improvement.”

For the fourth consecutive year, three of Fox’s undergraduate programs earned top-15 rankings from U.S. News. Risk Management and Insurance (No. 6), International Business Administration (No. 13), and Management Information Systems (No. 14) programs all are among the best of their kind in the nation.

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’s Risk Management and Insurance program 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 23 years.

Fox’s International Business Administration 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.

Management Information Systems (MIS) 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.

The Fox School of Business is the largest and most-comprehensive business school in the Philadelphia region, with more than 8,500 students, 200 faculty, and 65,000 alumni worldwide. Fox offers 15 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 the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), which has a 94-percent job-placement rate for undergraduates who use its services.


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U.S. News ranks Fox School’s Part-Time MBA No. 1 in Philadelphia, No. 16 in nation

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The Fox School of Business’ Part-Time MBA program is ranked No. 1 in Philadelphia and No. 16 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings.

U.S. News’ 2017 Best Graduate School rankings, which were released March 16, awarded the Fox Part-Time MBA its best U.S. ranking in program history. The program improved four places from last year’s report, marking two consecutive years the Fox Part-Time MBA has been among the nation’s top-20 part-time MBA programs.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to see the Fox Part-Time MBA continue to rise in the U.S. News rankings,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “This year, we earned the best ranking in the program’s history. We look forward to further enriching our Part-Time MBA program to continue helping today’s business professionals evolve into tomorrow’s executives.”

Part-Time MBA students at the Fox School of Business average seven years of work experience. They earn their graduate degrees while maintaining their careers and completing courses at their pace. Their Fox MBA experience includes participation in the well-known capstone and marketing consulting projects coordinated by the Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) Practice, through which students provide professional-grade strategic solutions to paying clients.

Flexibility is integral to the Fox Part-Time MBA, which can be completed in 24 months. Students have the opportunity to take online, hybrid, and select Online MBA courses, adding to the convenience of the degree. And while Fox’s Part-Time MBA curriculum does not require international travel, students are granted opportunities to incorporate short-term study abroad trips into their program.

Like all Fox students, those enrolled in the Part-Time MBA program have access to the school’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), a comprehensive resource focused on preparing students for entry into the professional business environment. CSPD oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Fox School.

The 2017 edition of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools rankings is available at www.usnews.com/grad.


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U.S. News again ranks Fox’s Global MBA among nation’s top-50 programs

Stock Images of the outside of Alter Hall.The Fox School of Business’ Global MBA program ranked among the top-50 full-time MBA programs in the United States for a third consecutive year.

The program retained its No. 41 national ranking, its highest by U.S. News & World Report in program history. The designation is part of U.S. News’ 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released March 16. Among full-time MBA programs nationwide, the Fox School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the only business schools in the Greater Philadelphia region to have been ranked among the top 50.

This year, the Fox Global MBA’s 97.4-percent job placement rate within three months of graduation ranked fourth-best in the nation, and its 3.59 average GPA rated fifth overall, according to the U.S. News report. Additionally, Fox’s MBA concentration in Information Systems earned a No. 14 national rank by U.S. News, marking a two-place jump from last year.

“The latest U.S. News ranking of our Global MBA program reflects our commitment to delivering globally recognized business education and premier management training in which students develop the management competencies that are sought after by business leaders,” said Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business. “The Global MBA is designed to help students experience the world and advance their careers through experiential learning and entrepreneurship, and it is a source of great pride that the program continues to build upon its sterling reputation.”

Fox School’s Global MBA is a two-year program that combines experiential learning, paid internships, and a thorough immersion in the global business environment. Fox MBAs travel to, and participate in, emerging hotspots of social, economic, technological, and organizational innovation and entrepreneurship. The program features two required international experiences.

In addition to international immersions in emerging economies, students provide professional-grade strategic solutions to paying clients six projects coordinated by the Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) Practice and have the option of pursuing a dual degree in a specialized masters program.

All Fox students have access to the school’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), a comprehensive resource focused on preparing students for entry into the professional business environment. CSPD oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Fox School. Since 2012, Fox’s MBA students have maintained a cumulative 100-percent summer-internship placement rate and a cumulative 95-percent job-placement rate.

The 2017 edition of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools rankings is available at www.usnews.com/grad.


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Fox ranks as nation’s largest provider of Risk Management and Insurance education

Dr. R.B. Drennan, Chair of Fox School’s Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department
Dr. R.B. Drennan, Chair of Fox School’s Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department

Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been ranked the largest provider of risk management and insurance education in the United States.

The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program enrolls 475 undergraduate and 160 graduate students within 12 courses, earning it the No. 1 national ranking in a 2015 report by Business Insurance.

The program is the nation’s oldest, continuously running program of its kind. Also among the largest programs in the country, the Risk Management and Insurance program at Fox 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.

The Risk Management and Insurance program at Fox has earned a top-five national ranking for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Colleges edition.

“It’s always a tremendous accomplishment to earn a No. 1 ranking, and our accolade from Business Insurance is no exception,” said Dr. R.B. Drennan, Chair of Fox School’s Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department, within which the Risk Management and Insurance program resides. “We look forward to enriching our programs and services in order to improve upon the exceptional business education we deliver, both of which have supported our expansion as the largest Risk Management and Insurance program in the nation.”

The 2015 Business Insurance directory of risk management schools lists the nation’s top colleges for those interested in careers in risk management and insurance. It also includes information on programs and courses offered, supplemental programs such as international experiences and internships, and accreditation status.

Business Insurance is a web-based news source that focuses on the risk management industry, providing in-depth analysis, case studies, and trends for professionals of all levels in the field.


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Fox School’s Online MBA ranked No. 1 nationally by U.S. News & World Report

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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.


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Temple University’s Entrepreneurship programs earn top-10 rankings nationally

 Professor Dwight Carey speaks to students at a recent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) fireside chat. Carey, a Temple University Great Teacher Award recipient who is jointly appointed by the Fox School of Business and the College of Engineering, is one of many entrepreneurship professors across all disciplinary lines at Temple University.
Professor Dwight Carey speaks to students at a recent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) fireside chat. Carey, a Temple University Great Teacher Award recipient who is jointly appointed by the Fox School of Business and the College of Engineering, is one of many entrepreneurship professors across all disciplinary lines at Temple University.

Entrepreneurship is a pillar at Temple University, and outsiders have taken notice.

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked the undergraduate Entrepreneurship program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business No. 8 in the country, a three-spot climb from the 2015 rankings. Fox’s graduate-level Entrepreneurship program also made the top-10. Its No. 10 ranking marked a six-spot improvement from last year.

Temple is one of five colleges and universities nationally to have been ranked within the top 10 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is the only college or university in the Greater Philadelphia region to be ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Temple University has appeared in each installment of the entrepreneurship rankings since 2006.

“We are proud to have been ranked once again as one of the nation’s premier institutions for teaching and practicing entrepreneurship,” said Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School. “By emphasizing innovation, promoting small-business development, and preparing our students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs, we continue to drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation in the Philadelphia region and beyond. We look forward to further enhancing our programs in order to strengthen university-wide entrepreneurship.”

Added Temple University President Dr. Neil D. Theobald: “These rankings show that Temple University is upholding its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Across disciplines, and in all of our schools and colleges, we prepare students to be ‘real-world ready.’ We empower them to take charge of their futures and find success in fields that have not yet been invented.”

Ben Stucker, FOX ’13, delivers his final presentation at the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl. Stucker won the grand prize at the business-plan competition, which is considered one of the most-lucrative in the nation. (Ryan S. Brandenberg)
Ben Stucker, FOX ’13, delivers his final presentation at the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl. Stucker won the grand prize at the business-plan competition, which is considered one of the most-lucrative in the nation. (Ryan S. Brandenberg)

Published Nov. 10, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 rankings recognize 25 undergraduate- and 25 graduate-level programs for excellence in entrepreneurship education. The rankings are based upon a large variety of quantitative and qualitative criteria, including the number of: entrepreneurship-specific courses offered; faculty who are also entrepreneurs and/or serve on the boards of new ventures; businesses started and funds raised by alumni; and entrepreneurship-focused activities, competitions, programs, clubs, and centers.

Temple University offers a portfolio of interdisciplinary programs to serve the various constituencies within the university and the region. These range from programs supporting incoming freshmen, like a General Education Course on Creativity & Organizational Innovation or the Innovate & Create Living Learning Community; those that support faculty scientists, like the TechConnect Workshop and the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Technology Commercialization; and those that support the professional community in the region and abroad like the Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.

Through Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI), the region’s oldest-such center, which is housed at the Fox School, the university conducts annual business plan competitions like the Innovative Idea Competition and the Be Your Own Boss Bowl® for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. With prizes exceeding $200,000, the Be Your Own Boss Bowl® is considered one of the most-lucrative and comprehensive business plan competitions in the nation. Another widely accessible entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, is designed to support and mentor students regardless of major, experience, or discipline.

In the last four years, dating to the 2011-12 academic year, the Fox School of Business and Temple University have seen Entrepreneurship program enrollment increases of 380 and 220 percent at the graduate and undergraduate levels, respectively, according to Dr. Robert C. McNamee, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Fox and Managing Director of Temple’s IEI.

“Such dramatic increases would not have been possible without the dozens of faculty who champion entrepreneurship across the 18 schools and colleges at Temple University,” said McNamee.

Ellen Weber speaks to attendees of the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl, one of the most-lucrative business plan competitions in the nation. Weber serves as Executive Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and as Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business. (Ryan S. Brandenberg)
Ellen Weber speaks to attendees of the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl, one of the most-lucrative business plan competitions in the nation. Weber serves as Executive Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and as Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business. (Ryan S. Brandenberg)

IEI provides internship opportunities, business-planning workshops, seminars, mentoring and coaching, in addition to annual conferences in social, global, women’s and industry-specific entrepreneurship. Executive Director Ellen Weber and McNamee lead the entrepreneurship and innovation programs. IEI manages Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, an independent organization that assists emerging technology-based companies in their effort to build sustainable businesses, and works closely with Robin Hood Ventures, a group of Philadelphia-area angel investors that focus on early-stage, high-growth companies.

Over the last four years the IEI has expanded its offerings to include: a Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; graduate certificates in both Innovation Strategy and Innovation & Technology Commercialization; MBA concentrations in both Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management; a General Education course in Creativity & Organizational Innovation; and an Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community. IEI, in partnership with the College of Engineering, launched a Master of Science in Engineering Management, and supported the creation of a Master of Science in BioInnovation in the College of Science & Technology as multiple ancillary supporting programs.

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Fox School’s International Business faculty rank No. 3 nationally for research output

The International Business faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business have earned prominent national and global rankings for research output.

According to the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Rankings, Fox School’s International Business faculty rank No. 3 in the United States and No. 6 in the world for research productivity for publications in the Journal of International Business Studies over a four-year period, from 2012-2015. Fox shared its global ranking with Australian National University, which received an identical score.

“This is a proud moment for the International Business faculty at the Fox School of Business,” said Dr. Arvind Parkhe, Chair of Fox’s Strategic Management department, which houses the International Business program. “International Business is one of Dean M. Moshe Porat’s strategic pillars and one of Fox’s historic core strengths. Exceptional, research-active faculty and doctoral students continue to add to our growing reputation as a leader in this area.”

UT Dallas has published its Top 100 Business School Research Rankings since 1990. The rankings assess research contributions based on publications in the world’s 24 leading academic journals and across all major business disciplines. Schools receive full-point scores for research papers produced by single authors, according to the ranking’s methodology, with schools receiving fractions of a point for papers that feature multiple authors.

This marks the second time that Fox’s International Business faculty have earned a top-5 ranking for research productivity. Previously, Asia Pacific Journal of Management has ranked the program No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the world for research output.

In September, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Fox School’s International Business undergraduate program among the nation’s top-15 such AACSB-accredited programs for the fourth consecutive year.


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Global MBA jumps four spots in The Economist’s global rankings

WhichMBAoutlineThe Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business continues to climb in The Economist’s annual Which MBA? rankings.

The Fox School improved four places to reach No. 53 among all full-time MBA programs internationally, while retaining its No. 33 ranking among U.S. programs. Fox and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the highest-ranked full-time MBA programs from the Greater Philadelphia region to be included in The Economist’s prestigious rankings.

“The Global MBA program’s inclusion in The Economist’s rankings serves as further affirmation of the quality of a Fox MBA as one of the best value propositions in graduate business education,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “The Global MBA is our flagship MBA program, and it further empowers students to experience the world while advancing their careers through experiential learning, and entrepreneurship. The program continues to move in the right direction.”

Released Oct. 15, The Economist’s Which MBA? rankings recognize the top-100, full-time MBA programs worldwide, according to three years of data (2013-2015) drawn from questionnaires of business schools, students and recent graduates in areas such as quality of faculty and career services, student diversity, breadth of alumni network, and salary increase following graduation.

Fox’s Global MBA is one of four distinct MBA programs offered by the School. The others are the Online MBA, which ranks No. 1 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report; the Executive MBA, ranked No. 28 nationally and No. 1 in Philadelphia by The Economist; and the Part-Time MBA, ranked No. 20 nationally and No. 1 in Philadelphia by U.S. News & World Report.

The Global MBA features the Fox Roadmap, an innovative tool that tracks students’ personal and professional development of key competencies throughout the program’s duration. Roadmap allows students to identify gaps in their preparation for business leadership and provides employers and interviewers with a visual representation of their skills.

The curriculum for Fox’s Global MBA, designed to develop competencies identified by employers, also features two global immersion experiences, one in each year of the program, that focus on emerging markets. The Global MBA offers experiential-learning opportunities for real clients within the Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) practice capstone and a structured internship. Dual-degree options with the Fox School’s array of specialized master’s programs are also available.