Microfinancing can change the game for female entrepreneurs
Microfinance is fairly commonplace in developing countries. But could it be a resource for female entrepreneurs, especially women of color, living and working in a city like Philadelphia? Microfinance, which includes a broad range of financial services such as deposits, loans and payments, are targeted towards underprivileged individuals seeking to provide household income and build […]
NYCE cofounder takes the next step toward building Philicon Square at Temple through BYOBB
Temple’s own Silicon Valley is about to become a reality at Temple I: The Tech Mansion.
Philip Michael, entrepreneur, and co-founder of NYCE, a real estate startup, set his sights on Temple University as the site of his own version of a co-living “hacker house” for student entrepreneurs with business venture ideas.
Can anger facilitate a social movement?
Last summer, the murder of George Floyd sparked a series of protests, attracting crowds of about 26 million people and making the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement probably the largest social movement in the history of the U.S. But the BLM movement had a history before the summer of 2020. The movement became nationally known […]
Temple Beta Alpha Psi President on creating future career paths
We have gotten used to doing a lot of things online—grocery shopping, working, learning and more. For Class of 2023 Honors student Rose Listman, that list included joining the national scholastic and professional fraternity Beta Alpha Psi and becoming an officer in the organization. From candidacy and induction to earning a seat at the table, […]
Do highly satisfied employees produce better audits?
It’s no secret in the accounting community that auditors must commit to late nights and early mornings. Working in public accounting often means long hours, lots of travel and tight deadlines. Yet for most accounting students, a job at a Big Four accounting firm is the ultimate dream job. According to the Public Company Accounting […]
When racism is involved, is the customer always right?
As companies across industries grapple with systemic racism and inequality, business school students must sharpen their knowledge and skills in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in order to create positive change and a more just future as the next generation of business leaders. Marilyn Anthony, previously an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Management, […]
Micro-influencing has evolved Gen Z fashion, and it’s here to stay
High-profile celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian accumulate a massive number of followers on social media. In normal circumstances, brands would use their faces and likeness for advertising. These celebrity endorsements were the original version of online influence for consumer buying decisions. However, the rise of social media micro-influencers has ushered in a refreshingly new […]
Fox and STHM launch DEI Council
Group will lead the charge in ensuring that DEI efforts are at core of schools’ mission PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2021 — In our ongoing efforts to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Fox School and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council in […]
Back to the classroom: Lessons from the virtual world
After more than a year of exclusively teaching virtually, many faculty have mastered the art of Zoom polls and breakout rooms. But while a wider return to in-person teaching seems to be in sight, faculty members don’t plan on leaving everything from the past few semesters behind. Here are some of the lessons Fox faculty […]
Business Analytics Update Newsletter Welcome
Allow me to extend a warm welcome to everyone in this first almost-normal-after-covid newsletter. It has been a tumultuous period for everyone, working and studying largely from home, but our Fox Analytics community pulled through with more than just aplomb—they pulled through with panache! Actually, we capitalized on the remote requirements to hold virtual coffee hours with […]
Creating an International Business experience with no boarding pass required
How can you get the benefits of a fully immersive overseas trip, minus the jetlag? This may sound like a riddle, but with the Fox Without Borders program or the Fox Undergraduate Virtual Immersions Courses, it is a real possibility. This past spring, these programs offered their second semester of virtual immersion opportunities for students […]
The Fox School launches a Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture
The Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture (CEDWC) is the brainchild of Leora Eisenstadt, associate professor in the Department of Legal Studies at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. The center, which soft-launched in Spring 2020, will be a hub for research, dialogue and innovation. To get a sense of the past, […]
Remembering the legacy of Professor Kevin Fandl
Kevin Fandl’s passion for his research and students was palpable. He dedicated himself to serving students, advancing legal and international business scholarship, and sharing his talents for the betterment of others, both near and far. And he did so while wearing many hats: as associate professor of legal studies and strategic global management, Irwin Gross […]
Smart urban planning, driven by data
“When we have all data online, it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” Robert Cailliau, Co-Founder, World Wide Web Cities are growing at an uncontrollable rate. 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030. Given this fast and unstoppable […]
Advice to my past self: Business Analytics graduates share their stories
What would you tell yourself if you were starting over? We caught up with two recent graduates from the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Fox School to ask them. Below, they reflect on their journeys, give advice to their past selves and share their excitement for their careers ahead. Ramya […]