An undergraduate program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been recognized among those with the finest graduation rates in the country.

The Fox School’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management earned a No. 7 national rank in a recent report that highlighted the country’s top-25 such programs, published last month by

“The Fox School and the Human Resource Management department are honored to be included in this rankings report, which speaks to the quality of our students, faculty and curriculum, and our reputation as a leader in business education,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat.

The website’s report recognized undergraduate human resource management programs that have aligned their respective curricula within the guidelines provided by the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as those housed within business schools exclusively accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. also noted that recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report guided its rankings report.

“The faculty and staff within the Fox School’s Human Resource Management department are excited to have received this recognition,” said Dr. Deanna Geddes, Chair of the Fox School’s Human Resource Management department. “We have worked to not only design a curriculum that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that make them attractive to employers, but one that also emphasizes the importance of pro-social and ethical approaches to managing the firm’s most-valuable resource: its people.

“Our efforts have enabled us to develop a curriculum that both instructs students on the fundamentals of managing human resources, and also challenges them to apply their knowledge to solve real-world HR problems.”

The Fox School’s BBA in Human Resource Management received praise from for its four-year and accelerated three-year options.

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Temple University’s Fox School of Business and partner school ENPC School of Management in France have received Tier One rankings from the International Graduate Forum’s (IGF) 2013 Winter MBA Rankings.

IGF compiled its rankings based on key performance indicators (KPIs) that are valued and of interest to prospective students. KPIs included: international diversity, class sizes, student work experience, faculty-to-student ratios, and faculty qualifications, both academic and professional.

These rankings were published in IGF’s CEO Magazine. IGF aims to create a 360-degree view of the world’s leading business schools for high-potential managers.

The ENPC School of International Management, founded in 1986, is France’s oldest and one of its most prestigious schools. ENPC has always promoted the study of international business and value-based global leadership.

ENPC received Tier One rankings in the categories of European MBA Rankings and Global Executive MBA Rankings. The Fox School of Business received a Tier One ranking for its Online MBA program.

Temple University’s Fox School of Business ranks among the Top 20 business schools “making the most of social media channels,” according to an article in BizEd magazine.

The Fox School’s ranking – No. 17 nationally – appears with an article highlighting a survey of 371 AACSB-accredited business schools’ social media usage. Fox ranks fifth among Northeast business schools, behind Harvard (No. 1), Penn (No. 2), Columbia (No. 5) and Dartmouth (No. 16).

A March 2012 survey, on which the ranking is based, benchmarked each school’s social media performance by metrics including Facebook fans and activity, Twitter followers, YouTube views, and official presence on Wikipedia, Google Places, LinkedIn and Google+.

The researchers found that business schools with Facebook and Twitter accounts – and that have links to those social media channels from their school website – have an average of 1,744 Twitter followers and 1,654 Facebook fans. The Fox School of Business has more than 2,500 Twitter followers and nearly 8,600 Facebook fans.

The Fox School has significantly enhanced its social media presence during the past three years through contests and giveaways for students and alumni, photo galleries, links to school news and faculty research, live tweeting from events and more.

Fox’s Facebook and Twitter accounts are also prominently displayed on the school homepage, highlighted in e-newsletters, featured in the alumni magazine Fox Focus and even streamed to the elliptical stock ticker in the Fox School’s Alter Hall.

“The Fox School of Business is home to dedicated and talented students, premier faculty and staff, and an incredible array of programs and events. Add to that our extensive alumni network of more than 59,000 graduates,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “It’s no surprise our social media channels are as dynamic and vibrant as our school community.”

The survey results appear in the November/December 2012 edition of BizEd, published by the business-school accrediting body AACSB International. The article, “Social Media: How Tweet It Is,” is authored by Sterling Morris, a 2012 graduate of the MS in Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. A related infographic is available at

The Department of Finance in the Fox School of Business at Temple University is ranked No. 4 nationally in the research rankings released by Academics Analytics on the scholarly production of professors at research universities in the United States.The department chair, Ken Kopecky, cited the importance of the work of recent hires, Associate Professor David Reeb and Assistant Professor Connie Mao for earning this distinction.However, he also stressed that the ranking is not based solely on the productivity of a few faculty members but is broadly based across the entire department.

“The ranking methodology was designed to recognize the productivity of the average faculty member, both in terms of the number of articles published and perhaps more importantly the number of citations accruing to those articles. We have been fortunate that the department’s presidential faculty have been very productive as a group.”

Professor Reeb is known for his work on family-run firms and on the structure of corporate boards and has published several articles in the Journal of Finance. Professor Mao, known for her work in corporate finance and on the valuation effects arising from the dissemination of information across international markets, has published in theJournal of Finance and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.Professor J. Jay Choi, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Finance, who is an expert in international finance, recently published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.In the banking area, Professors Elyas Elysiani and Kopecky have both published in the Journal of Banking and Finance while Associate Professor Jonathan Scott published in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.In the asset pricing area, Associate Professor Anne Zissu recently had two papers published in the Journal of Derivatives and Professor Manak Gupta published in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.The real estate area is part of the finance department. Professor Paul Asabere, who is an expert on real-estate public policy issues and Professor Forrest Huffman, an expert on taxation in real estate markets, have published joint papers inReal Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

Said M. Moshe Porat, dean of The Fox School, “I am pleased and proud that Academic Analytics has recognized the research of Fox School’s finance department. This ranking helps complete a banner year of top rankings for The Fox School. The recent hiring of Professor David Cummins from Wharton, an expert in financial institutions, will further enhance our research productivity.”