November 3, 2015
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Fox School of Business Dean M. Moshe Porat

At the Fox School of Business, our push for excellence is not capped by national and international rankings in reputable publications. Each year, we strive to enroll the academically strongest students at the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels, and this year is no exception.

This year’s class of freshmen and transfer students joined us with a record-best 3.52 GPA and an SAT average of 1190, a significant increase from last year’s average. These students are incredibly diverse, representing 29 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 21 countries on five continents. Also, the 49 students entering the Fox Honors program boasted an average SAT score of 1455, the highest in the School’s history.

At the graduate level, overall enrollment increased by more than 60 percent in 2015, with Fox enrolling nearly 680 new graduate students. Fox continues to drive graduate enrollment for Temple University.

Our PhD program in Business Administration received more than 270 applications from 19 states and 30 countries, with the average GMAT score for our admitted PhDs in the 92nd percentile. For the PhD program in Statistics, we received more than 40 applications and admitted four full-time and two part-time students. The average GRE score was in the 94th percentile.

It should come as no surprise that our MBA students have enjoyed a 100-percent summer-internship placement rate since 2012, while our MBA (95.1 percent) and undergraduate (94 percent) job-placement rates are among the nation’s best, thanks to the efforts of our Center for Student Professional Development.

These are impressive figures. Here at Fox, as we approach our 100-year anniversary, we are constantly on the move and pushing for excellence. We all share in the strong commitment and the resulting successes of moving Temple University forward – and never settling for the status quo. Regards,

Moshe Porat

M. Moshe Porat, PhD, CPCU
Laura H. Carnell Professor Fox School of Business