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Fox Full-time MBA program among biggest winners in new Economist rankings

By: | October 16th, 2012 | no comments

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The Full-time MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business again ranks in the Top 45 in the nation, according to The Economist’s 2012 “Which MBA?” ranking.

The annual ranking, released Oct. 4, recognizes the top 100 full-time MBA programs worldwide according to three years of data drawn from questionnaires of business schools, students and recent graduates in areas such as career and networking opportunities, salary increases and personal development/educational experience.… Continue Reading

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Prepping for an MBA Career Fair

By: | October 15th, 2012 | no comments

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Career fairs are one of the many ways students and employers get together. I recently attended a diversity career fair with students. Hundreds of companies participated in this particular event. It was an amazing opportunity for the students to meet a broad array of companies from various industries and locations.Roxanne HoriRoxanne Hori

For the second-year students, this was like getting back on a bike.… Continue Reading

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Building a Strategic Alliance Down Under

We are at the EMC program privileged to be working with the Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney (“UTS”) in helping develop an experiential learning model similar, but clearly not identical to, that which we have had in place at Temple for more than a decade. We are utilizing as our learning platform for a select group of Australian MBA students three strategic consulting engagements where we are committed to producing “professional grade” results for real enterprises.… Continue Reading

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A Day In The Life: Assistant Brand Manager

By: | August 9th, 2012 | one comment

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“A Day In The Life” is an ongoing series that highlights popular post-MBA job functions, as seen through the eyes of the recent grads in the positions.

P&G's Isaac SantosP&G’s Isaac Santos

What does an assistant brand manager do with his time, especially when the brands of his company service more than 4 billion people? To find out,Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Victoria Black spoke to Isaac Santos, a 2011 MBA graduate from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, who holds that position at Procter & Gamble’s (PG)headquarters in Cincinnati, focused specifically on the company’s Old Spice brand.… Continue Reading

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Fox EMC Students Fashion Strategies and Business Plan for Shopping App Pickn’Tell

The fashion industry may be at the dawn of a new era with the help of Enterprise Management Consulting.

On July 16, Pickn’Tell launched its free mobile app through the Google Play Store and iPhone App Store. Intended for women ages 18 to 45, the Pickn’Tell app allows consumers to connect with friends and fashion experts, try out apparel and receive timely feedback, earn gift cards and coupons, and receive notification of sales.… Continue Reading

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EMC Students Advise Oxfam America and World Food Programme on R4 Initiative

This spring, students in the Fox School’s Enterprise Management Consulting (EMC) Practice traveled to Rome to observe and participate in the planned expansion of an Oxfam America and United Nations World Food Programme initiative that seeks to relieve poverty and enhance food security through risk reduction.

The Fox School’s EMC program provides MBA students with a professional consulting project for a paying client under the guidance of academic instruction and an executive mentor.… Continue Reading

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Social Impact & The Problem of Measurement

One of the more intriguing developments in the social venture world is the social impact bond – a financial device in which investors put up cash to support a social innovation in return for future repayments, pegged in part to the success of the innovation.  The first example is in Peterborough, England, in which investors have pledged $7.8M for a variety of programs to reduce recidivism – a sum the government will repay, presumably out of savings, if and as the programs meet certain targets.  (Playing with Fire, The Economist Special Report on Financial Innovation, February 25th, 2012, p.… Continue Reading

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M.B.A. Recruiting Activity Increases

By: | May 29th, 2012 | no comments

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M.B.A. Recruiting Activity Increases

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Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals

On-campus recruiting activity for M.B.A.s is up compared to last year, according to results of the M.B.A. Career Services Council’s (MBACSC) Fall 2011 Recruiting Trends Survey. Seventy percent of schools taking part reported an increase in fall recruiting M.B.A.s for full-time positions, and 46 percent reported an increase in internship postings for M.B.A.s.

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Honesty is the Best Policy for MBA Job Seekers

By: | April 27th, 2012 | no comments

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To thine own self be true, the oft-quoted William Shakespeare line, is advice that MBAs should take to heart as they undertake the job hunt. That’s the conclusion of a study by two business school professors who find that candor is the best approach job seekers can take when interviewing, even though the temptation can often be strong to misrepresent oneself to appear a stronger candidate.… Continue Reading

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Social Media Marketing Strategy: Google+ or Facebook?

Research indicates that marketers plan to increase social media spending by 46% in 2012.   However, not all social media platforms are alike.  To make the most of a social media marketing budget and effectively engage new and existing customers, marketers should understand the culture and features available with each platform and develop strategy accordingly.   To help with this process, this following infographic offers a snapshot comparison between Google+ and Facebook.… Continue Reading

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