Sep 18 • 2 min read

Sept. 4 to 6 were three very special days for the Fox School of Business. Nine students from the joint EMBA program of Temple and Renmin University of China and their family members arrived in Philadelphia to participate in their immersion program and to celebrate the huge accomplishment of graduating from their Fox-Renmin dual EMBA program. 

The students had three busy days, starting with a warm welcome to Philadelphia and Temple University from Dean Ronald Anderson. They also participated in a special workshop on Innovation and Business Models by Professor Thomas Fung and a corporate visit to the Philadelphia 76ers. The students had the opportunity to go on a private tour all throughout the city of Philadelphia led by Sophia Wang, secretary-general for the Greater China Chapter of the Temple University Alumni Association. 

All four global EMBA programs, including those from China, Japan, Morocco and Colombia, attended an International EMBA Reception at Positano Coast on Thursday evening. Friday, Sept. 6, was the big day at Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Broad Street when they put on their caps and gowns and walked on stage as their names were called for having completed their Executive MBA program. The ceremony was followed by another celebratory event in Mitten Hall accompanied by family and friends. 

Congratulations, class of 2019 graduates!

Day One: 第一天

Welcome reception led by Dean Ronald Anderson and Former President of Ford China David Schoch and the workshop on international business model taught by Professor Fung. 

Renmin Immersion group with Dean Anderson

Temple University Campus tour, visiting NBA Basketball Team 76ers’ headquarters to learn the business of basketball and going to the house party organized by a Chinese-American entrepreneur. 

The cohort visits the 76ers headquarters

Day Two: 第二天

Joining the city tour on the historical trolley car, visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art and attending the Global EMBA Banquet with students from America, Japan, Morocco and Columbia. 

Renmin students on trolley tour

Group at EMBA Banquet

Day Three: 第三天

Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony