Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Majors and Minors: Explore entrepreneurship programs tailored for undergraduate students.
  • MBAs: Learn about Fox MBA formats: Executive, Global, Part-Time, and Online.
  • Specialized Master’s Degrees: Learn more about the Master of Science in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
  • MBA: Apply for the MBA/IME dual degree option available through the Fox MBA program.


The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program is designed with a balance of theory and practice, and courses are taught by world-leading researchers, successful serial entrepreneurs, experienced venture capital executives, and senior innovation managers. Students are able to focus on launching a new venture while completing their degree and taking courses. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major is a good choice for students who:

  • Would like to start a new business
  • Want to have a positive social impact with a social venture
  • Anticipate doing consulting or freelance work
  • Plan to assume responsibilities in a family business
  • Want to be a creative and productive member of an innovative, high-growth business

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Students in any college who wish to understand how to innovate, pursue opportunities, and turn their ideas into reality by creating and managing a successful entrepreneurial or innovative business or social venture can pursue a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. The minor is appropriate for all Fox School majors but particularly relevant for students in marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS interested in being high-potential, creative, and innovative employees as well as those who would like to launch a venture or work as part of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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The Fox School Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITIE) minor integrates two of the most important elements of the Fox School: the enabling role of information technology and the creativity and drive of entrepreneurial thinking. It is offered as a joint venture between the departments of Strategic Management and Management Information Systems. The minor is appropriate for all Fox School majors but particularly relevant for students in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS interested in applying IT in an entrepreneurial manner. Students who minor in ITIE will be well suited to work for corporations who want to drive new IT enabled innovative projects and for technology enabled startups.

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The nine-credit, three course undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management is designed to provide coursework to support alternative, entrepreneurial career paths for students across the university; to promote the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to innovation and invention; and to increase awareness of, and participation in, entrepreneurial opportunities available to all Temple students. This certificate will be jointly issued by the Fox School of Business and its partner schools, and will appear on the student’s transcript.

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In this rapidly changing landscape, it is critical that employees and managers alike understand how to overcome both the strategic and tactical challenges of organizational innovation. The Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME MS) program teaches how to overcome these challenges to take advantage of new opportunities relevant to a company or industry. It is designed to help students shift their perspectives so they develop a deep understanding of strategy, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, as well as cultivate relevant management skills necessary to more effectively manage innovation in existing companies and/or to more successfully found new entrepreneurial ventures.

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The Innovation Strategy graduate certificate is a concise, high-impact program that prepares the next generation of innovation leaders to build agile organizations, enhance innovation, and make decisions appropriate for the rapidly changing global competitive landscape.

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The graduate certificate in Commercialization of Technological Innovation gives students the understanding and practical skills for turning innovative ideas or new technologies into commercially viable products and services.

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The Certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management is a partnership of the Strategic Management Department and the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management and teaches participants to create and deliver value within new or established organizations through creative design thinking in order to drive innovation within the healthcare field.

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International Business

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  • Majors and Minors: Learn more about undergraduate programs in International Business.
  • Graduate Courses: Explore IB graduate elective options.

One of the powerful combinations that you can make during your educational journey includes IB & entrepreneurship, whether you are from Philadelphia, a global city, or a city in Burkina Faso, Africa. All roads lead to Fox!

International Business Major

A major in International Business Administration combines coursework in international business (IB), geographical area studies, and foreign language. The IB major is a great choice for students who want to have enriching interactions and careers by joining the growing global economy

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  • Will pursue international business opportunities, according to 6 career tracks (e.g. international marketing or supply chain management concentrations)
  • Want to differentiate themselves by developing and leveraging a foreign language proficiency
  • Want to become familiar with the techniques required by global trade (more than $4 trillion in the US)
  • Would like to pursue a career that requires travel abroad and a global mindset to stay competitive

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Want to be able to assess risks and opportunities of doing business abroad for their employer (even if they stay in the region).

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International Business Minor

The International Business minor is open to all business and non-business students, and is designed to benefit students of all majors by giving them an option to study IB courses, and embrace an increasingly International business world without having to be fully proficient in a foreign language.

Students Eligible: Business or Non-Business
Benefits of Minor:

  1. Understand basic business foundations
  2. Embrace and professionally engage an increasingly International world without having to be fully proficient in a foreign language.

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Management Consulting

  • Undergraduate Minor: Learn more about the undergraduate Consulting minor.
  • Graduate Electives: Discover graduate elective options in Consulting.

Consulting Minor

The Management Consulting Minor was established to prepare students for a career in consulting, whether working for an established consulting firm or as an internal consultant at a traditional firm. The goal is to equip students with the basic competencies and specialized skills common to successful consultants, and to ensure their attractiveness as candidates. This is a unique program within the US, and would serve as a complement to any Fox (or Temple) undergraduate degree program. The program and curriculum have been developed in close consultation with our industry partners, and the majority of the courses are taught by industry professionals, most of whom are still in practice, ensuring course relevance and providing students direct and ongoing access to hiring firms. All courses are heavily focused on business communication and critical thinking. To further ensure industry relevance, the program relies heavily on guest speakers currently in practice, and most often senior members of their respective fields. Experiential learning is an element common to all courses, and highly valued by our industry partners.

Because of the ubiquity of consulting and the breadth of industries/functions supported by all large firms, this minor is available all business and non-business students. It should also be noted that the co-curricular element of the program strive to both align with and complement the curricular, providing an even broader exposure to mastery of key skills. The minor will also include an opportunity for students to select a functionality specialized course, some of which exist in certain departments.

  • ECON 1101/1901 (Macroeconomic Principles)
    or ECON 1102/1902 (Microeconomic Principles)
  • HRM 1101/1901 (Leadership and Organizational Management)
  • LGLS 1101/1901 (Legal Environment of Business)
  • ACCT 2101/2901 (Financial Accounting)
  • SGM 2525 (Management Consulting: Principles and Practices)
  • SGM 3525 (Engagement Management)
  • SGM 3503 (Lean Startup: Fast & Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, & Innovation)
  • SGM 3685 (New Venture Internships)
  • HRM 3501 (HR On the Ground)


  • MBA: Learn more about the Strategic Management MBA concentration.
  • PhD: Find out how to pursue doctoral studies in Strategic Management.

The MBA Concentration in Strategic Management equips students with the skills needed to be strategic in thought and action. This interdisciplinary concentration combines coursework in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and International Business, and prepares students for careers in virtually any industry.

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The PhD concentration in Strategic Management (SGM) is a full-time program that prepares students for academic careers at major research universities. The program, which is built around coursework in Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Global Business, adopts an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of these areas.

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