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The Executive MBA program at the Fox School continues to climb Financial Times‘ rankings.

The program improved six places to reach No. 12 nationally and jumped 17 spots to reach No. 56 globally according to Financial Times’ 2017 rankings of the world’s top executive MBA programs. This represents the Fox Executive MBA’s highest national ranking from the publication. The program also retained its No. 2 regional ranking. The London-based business news outlet has ranked the program among the top-20 U.S. programs seven times since 2010.

Financial Times also lauded the Fox Executive MBA in other areas: The program’s global immersion experience ranked No. 3 nationally, and three-year career progress among graduates ranked No. 4 globally.

“These latest rankings from Financial Times are indicative of our program’s growing reputation, strength, and return on investment,” said Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School. “Further, global immersions and our worldwide partnerships afford students the opportunity to gain global business savvy and study internationally, all through an immersive learning experience. These details continue to set apart our program.”

For its rankings, Financial Times surveyed 2014 Fox Executive MBA graduates on salary growth, career progress, work experience, and goals they achieved since completion of the program. Financial Times also considered school diversity, measured by international and female students, and idea generation, or the percentage of faculty with doctorates and research published within 45 select academic journals.

The Fox Executive MBA can be completed in 16 months. It’s built upon face-to-face classroom time delivered one weekend per month, and supplemented by interaction with faculty and fellow students via web conferencing. Online collaboration reduces travel and minimizes time spent away from home and office by the program’s students, who average 15 years of industry experience.

“We like to say our students apply on Monday what they have learned over the weekend,” said Dr. Michael Rivera, the Fox Executive MBA’s academic director. “These rankings demonstrate that our program continues to meet the professional and personal needs of mid-level professionals looking to become senior- and c-level executives.”

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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

Marketing, Communication Programs in Business School Draw Women
In this trend story, U.S. News examines specialized master’s programs in marketing and communications, which draw a large number of women – unlike male-dominated MBA programs. Amy Lavin, Director of Fox’s newly launched MS in Digital Innovation in Marketing program, referenced that women comprise 74 percent of the inaugural cohort.

Three Fox School of Business undergraduate programs – Risk Management and Insurance, International Business, and Management Information Systems (MIS) – again rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of Best Colleges.

The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program ranks No. 5, marking three consecutive years that it has earned a top-5 ranking. International Business is No. 13, and MIS is ranked No. 14 in the country. This marks the third consecutive year in which three Fox undergraduate programs have been respectively ranked among the top-15 in the nation.

“It’s rewarding for the Fox School to once again be recognized among some of the nation’s finest undergraduate business programs, but we are not content,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “We are constantly introducing innovations to our programs and services to improve upon the exceptional business education we deliver, and to further enhance the value of a Fox degree.”

The business school rankings in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges, released online Sept. 9, are based on peer assessment of deans and senior faculty at each AACSB-accredited undergraduate business program in the U.S. over a two-year period, including a Spring 2015 survey.

The Fox School’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 program is supported by a robust study-abroad program, through the school 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 is 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 the Greater Philadelphia region and in Pennsylvania to have received funding for CIBER.

MIS’ research faculty rank No. 1 in the world in research output for a five-year period, from 2010-2014, according to the My Vision Research ranking and 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 ever, have earned first place in four consecutive years at the AIS Student Leadership Conference and IT Competition. Recently, Fox’s AIS was recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Chapter of the Year.

In all, the Fox School 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 Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), which has a 94-percent job-placement rate for undergraduates who use its services. The Fox School also offers an Online Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree-completion program in accounting, business management, legal studies or marketing.

Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is 61st in the nation out of 478 schools in this year’s ranking, placing it among the top-13 percent in the U.S.

Photo of Temple University Main Campus Military TributeThe Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been named best in the nation for military veterans.

U.S. News & World Report unveiled its rankings of the country’s top online undergraduate and graduate programs for military veterans May 19. The publication ranked the Fox School’s Online MBA program No. 1 nationally for its range of benefits for veterans.

The Fox School and Temple University support the Yellow Ribbon Program for military personnel and veterans. This provision allows colleges and universities in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.

Additionally, Temple University is routinely designated by GI Jobs Magazine as one of the nation’s top military-friendly colleges and universities.

“The Fox School’s commitment to providing Yellow Ribbon Program match scholarships to eligible applicants is a key component of our ongoing and strong relationship with military veterans,” said Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business. “These scholarships help offset tuition costs for students who reside out of the state of Pennsylvania and for those who are not completely funded by their benefits.”

This is the latest in a series of accolades for Fox’s Online MBA program. In January, U.S. News ranked the program No. 1 in the nation. And earlier this month, The Princeton Review rated Fox’s Online MBA No. 5 in the world.

In the Fox Online MBA program, which launched in Fall 2009, students benefit from a flexible curriculum carousel with multiple entry points. The Fox School’s Online MBA program begins 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 pace 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 1,500 academic videos produced by Fox faculty, acts as a vital resource of the program. The Video Vault features a searchable archive with HD-quality, mobile-friendly, transcribed videos that are engaging for the student.

The full rankings of U.S. News’ top online MBA programs for veterans can be found here.

How online MBA students find mentors
How does an Online MBA student identify mentors within his or her program? Attend meet-and-greets and residencies, or set up alternate in-person meetings, says David Siwy, a 2013 alumnus of Fox’s Online MBA program. U.S. News features Siwy, a real estate agent based in Doylestown, Pa., throughout the piece. (Online MBA Academic Director Dr. Darin Kapanjie also spoke with the reporter, but was not quoted.)

The Fox School of Business’ Part-Time MBA program earned the highest ranking it has ever attained, reaching No. 20 in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings.

The Fox School Part-Time MBA improved 33 places, from No. 53 in last year’s report. This marks one the best single-year improvements of any part-time MBA program that was ranked by U.S. News in both 2015 and 2016. The Fox Part-Time MBA program is also the highest-ranked part-time MBA in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The distinction is part of U.S. News’ 2016 Best Part-Time MBA rankings, which were released March 10.

“We are excited by the latest U.S. News ranking, which recognizes our Part-Time MBA as one of the nation’s programs on the rise,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “We look forward to further enriching our Part-Time MBA program and to continue helping today’s business professionals evolve into tomorrow’s executives.”

Part-Time MBA students at Fox, who on average have seven years of work experience, earn their graduate degrees while maintaining their careers and completing courses at their pace. They experience the school’s well-known capstone consulting project, 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. Students have the opportunity to take online, hybrid and 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 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 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools is available at www.usnews.com/grad.

The Fox School of Business’ full-time Global MBA program improved seven places to reach No. 41 nationally, earning its highest U.S. News & World Report ranking in program history.

The designation is part of U.S. News’ 2016 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released March 10. 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 in the top 50.

Additionally, the Fox Global MBA’s 95.2-percent job placement rate within three months of graduation ranked seventh-best in the nation, and its 3.61 average GPA rated fourth overall, according to the U.S. News report.

“The latest ranking of our Global MBA program by U.S. News serves as reaffirmation of Fox’s commitment to delivering a globally recognized business education and premier management training,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “The continued ascent of our Global MBA in both national and international rankings demonstrates the marketplace value of a program deeply rooted in experiential learning.”

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 through the capstone 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. Fox’s MBA students have maintained a 100 percent summer-internship placement rate since 2012, and a job-placement rate of 95.2 percent, which ranks among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News.

The 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools is available at www.usnews.com/grad.

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The Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been recognized as the best in the nation.

The Fox School’s Online MBA program was named No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of the country’s top online MBA programs, receiving a perfect score of 100 and climbing eight positions, from No. 9 in the 2014 rankings.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Fox School among its top online MBA programs since the ranking’s inception in 2012. This year, U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 230 schools for inclusion, and ranked 147 graduate online business programs. Fox School shares the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, both of which also achieved perfect scores.

“The Fox Online MBA connects cutting-edge technology and an accredited, high-impact curriculum with an internationally recognized faculty to foster a dynamic learning community,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat. “I am pleased that U.S. News & World Report has recognized our Online MBA program as the best in the country. Our Online and Digital Learning team continues to deliver the best advancements in technology to a quality, online-format education.”

U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, which were released Jan. 7, score online MBA programs based upon student engagement; admissions selectivity; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology.

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 launches 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 1,400 academic videos produced by Fox faculty, is a vital resource of the program, according to Dr. Darin Kapanjie, the Academic Director of the Fox School Online MBA program. The Video Vault features a searchable archive with HD-quality, mobile-friendly, transcribed videos that are engaging for the student.

“This ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to the Fox School’s dedication to offering the finest educational experience to those who, for any number of reasons, cannot physically attend traditional classes,” Kapanjie said. “While other online programs may rely on third-party providers for program delivery, Fox’s advantage lies in providing the same academic experience, faculty access and student support as any other program on campus. We have invested in the resources necessary for delivering a top-notch learning environment that fosters collaboration and community with academic excellence at our core.”

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 is offered to all students, and the Fox School and Temple University support the Yellow Ribbon Program for military personnel and veterans.

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The Fox School of Business full-time Global MBA program ascended 10 places, to No. 48 nationally, in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The designation is part of U.S. News’ 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 11. Among full-time MBA programs nationwide, the Fox School, at No. 48, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the only business schools in Philadelphia to be ranked. In addition, the Fox School jumped from No. 23 to No. 15 nationally among the top business schools for internationally focused MBA programs.

Fox’s Part-time Professional MBA also ranked among the best in the U.S., at No. 53 out of the 310 part-time programs nationwide.

“The Fox School’s continued ascent in national and international rankings is affirmation by the marketplace of our high-quality programs, but we will not rest on our laurels,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “As always, we want to keep Fox on the forefront of management training and are accomplishing this by focusing on competency-based education that emphasizes crossing boundaries – in terms of disciplines, cultures and much more.”

This fall, the Fox School is launching a redesigned curriculum for its Global MBA, a two-year program that combines experiential learning, paid internships, and deep 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 through the capstone 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. In the past three years, placement rates for full-time Fox MBAs have been between 93 percent and 98 percent, and internship placement has remained at 100 percent.

To learn more about the graduate programs at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, visit www.fox.temple.edu/grad. The 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools is available at www.usnews.com/grad.