Undergraduate Majors

The Business Management degree program is ideal for both traditional students and working professionals as it offers a broad curriculum, providing undergraduates with the foundational principles they need to pursue more specialized areas of business. BM students develop invaluable business skills such as critical thinking and analysis, effective communication, ethical decision-making, team building, negotiation techniques, and creating innovation within organizations. Jumpstart or boost your career with the knowledge and skills to enhance any organization!

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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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The Human Resource Management (HRM) major prepares students for careers in human resource management and general management. Those who study HRM normally work as corporate recruiters, employee relations specialists, HR generalists, HR directors, staffing managers, compensation and benefits managers, and training managers. In addition to studying with award-winning faculty, students are expected to become involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which offers guest speakers, networking events, internships and co-ops, and other career development activities; this balance of academic study and professional development leads to career success. All HRM majors are also encouraged to complete the HRM Merit Badge by participating in various professional development activities including internships, mock interviews, volunteering opportunities, conferences and workshops.

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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.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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Undergraduate Minors

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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Provides Legal Studies majors who understand the legal aspects of business decisions with the additional understanding of human resource strategies and practices (e.g., negotiation, recruitment and reward systems, public policy compliance, and labor relations).

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The legal aspects of managing people at all levels of business and nonprofit organizations come into play in a wide variety of human resources policies and decisions as well as the ramifications of decisions about the business itself. Compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations also creates the need for HR practitioners to consider the legal ramifications of hiring, training, coaching, disciplining, and terminating individual employees. Larger organizational issues such as layoffs, restructuring, outsourcing, benefits, retirement programs and decisions must also be made in compliance with the law. This minor is designed to prepare students for the legal issues that human resource professionals regularly address in the workplace. Note: This minor is only open to Human Resource Management majors.

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 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.

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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.

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The courses comprising the Leadership Minor focus on workplace demands for leadership from an organizational and interpersonal point of view. Corporate executives and numerous studies indicate the need for business school graduates to move beyond their technical competence as they go into leadership roles. Leadership skills developed through the Leadership Minor enable graduates to think and act in ways that reflect sophisticated competencies (from interpersonal to technical) that benefit the interests of multiple organizational stakeholders. This minor is open to all business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management students.

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Augment your business degree with skills and expertise in sales, persuasion, negotiation, marketing, and customer relationship management. Applicable to any business major, skills and learning from the Fox School Sales Minor align with personalized career strategies and allow Fox students to differentiate themselves to prospective employers in a distinctive and relevant way. Students pursuing the Sales Minor are encouraged to join the Professional Sales Organization (PSO), a student professional organization offering the opportunity to develop one’s professional network and applicable skills in sales. The Sales Minor is open to all business students.

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Undergraduate Certificates

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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Graduate Programs

Our Master of Science in Human Resource Management offers a flexible path to earning a master’s degree that’s certified to Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. Whether you’re looking to launch or accelerate your career, you’ll gain the technical competence necessary to build a successful career in HR management. And, because the program is one of the only human resource management programs in the area to be housed within a business school, you’ll also develop the business acumen and global perspective that will set you apart from the competition.

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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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Gone are the days of sitting in class with a professor lecturing about abstract business concepts that may never be used in your day-to-day job. The Fox MBA—Executive, Global, Part-Time, or Online—features innovative resources that help students gain cutting-edge business and hands-on experience in generating business solutions.

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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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Graduate Certificates

This graduate certificate is designed for HR professionals who want to enhance their strategic HRM skills and increase their knowledge of contemporary practices in rewards and compensation, employment law, and international staffing. The program, which includes 12 credit hours of classes, provides continuing education that HR practitioners need through the accumulation of graduate credits from a SHRM-certified curriculum and the AACSB-accredited Fox School of Business. Students who earn a final grade of B- or above are fully transferrable to the Fox School’s MS in Human Resource Management program.

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This comprehensive 12-week-long course prepares students to earn their SHRM certification. Certified instructors, experiential learning, networking opportunities with HR professionals, and one-on-one guidance are incorporated into the curriculum for better understanding, application, and engagement with all required HR competencies in order to guarantee students earn their SHRM certification according to schedule.

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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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Doctoral Programs

The PhD concentration in Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior (HRM/OB) at the Fox School prepares students for academic careers at prominent research universities. Research is one of the most important parts of a PhD student’s academic life. Our curriculum provides training in methodology and diverse content areas to enable students to achieve research excellence.

The PhD program integrates world-renowned research faculty with intimate class sizes and a forward-thinking curriculum in order to help students succeed in today’s academic world. As part of Temple University, our students have access to the technology and resources offered by one of the largest urban universities on the East Coast. Students enrolled in the PhD program enjoy unparalleled academic opportunities: dedicated research events that contribute to building robust research portfolios, the support to present their research work at international conferences, and the chance to network with top researchers from around the world.

PhD students are an integral component of the Fox School’s mission to be a leading center of business research. It provides a supportive and collaborative research environment in which students may conduct groundbreaking research that pushes the frontiers of theory and practice. One of the ways we encourage collaboration is through our established mentorship culture, where students are matched with faculty who provide individualized attention on research projects. Through formal and informal mentorship, PhD students gain powerful support that will help them adapt to the rigors of academic life and successful scholarship.

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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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