Majors

The Fox School offers numerous undergraduate majors study that transform students into global leaders and innovators of the future.

Build a solid foundation of technical and theoretical skills and learn how to connect them to real-world applications with our rigorous, business-oriented curriculum. This degree will jumpstart and provide a seamless transition to your accounting career with its comprehensive academic plan.

Learn more about this major on Temple.edu.

Visit the Department of Accounting website.

The Fox School offers one of the most distinguished actuarial science programs in North America, and is recognized by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence. The program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics while being exposed to a wide range of business disciplines.

 

Learn more at the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management website.

This major is designed for students who wish to follow a broad and general business management and leadership curriculum. Learn more at the Business Management page.

Economics majors with bachelor’s degrees are well prepared to be managers in both the public and private sectors. Training in economics also provides a solid basis for professional study in law, business, public administration, and the health sciences. Learn more at the Temple University Bulletin website.

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. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website.

A degree in finance not only helps you understand the economy, fiscal performance, and financial products, but it will position you for a wide range of career possibilities, whether you work in the public or private sector, or for yourself. A career as a financial analyst, international investment banker, real estate executive, or wealth manager starts with a strong foundation like the one offered at the Fox School. Learn more at the Department of Finance website.

Financial planning combines the analytical skills of finance with face-to-face client based business skills. This includes managing finances, planning for retirement, estate planning, and tax efficient investing. Learn more at the Department of Finance website.

A major in International Business Administration combines coursework in international business, geographical area studies, and foreign language. This educational experience is designed to equip students with the knowledge and global perspectives required to thrive in the global workforce of the twenty-first century. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website.

This 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 managers, and training managers. Learn more at the Department of Human Resource Management website.

The Legal Studies major is a perfect area of study for you if law school is a goal or if you were considering starting your own business. Whatever your career goals, an understanding of how the legal system works, and how it impacts on every business decision, can be essential to your success. All of these are many of the reasons you may choose to major in Legal Studies. Phi Alpha Delta is a professional fraternity for students interested in law. PAD often sends its members to participate in mock trial competitions and of course the Beasley School of Law at Temple University has been the top trial law school in the nation for the last several years. Learn more at the Legal Studies Department website.

The BBA in MIS prepares students for a digital centric economy in which large and growing IT centric firms provide infrastructure like services that smaller entrepreneurial firms re-imagine to create innovative and value added services for consumers and business. Learn more at the Management Information Systems website.

Marketing is the study of how organizations identify, anticipate and satisfy customers’ needs, while meeting their organizational objectives and is the most popular major in the Fox School. It is the crossover appeal of marketing, which includes the art of design, the skill of sales and the science of psychology, that make it such an appealing program to so many students. Careers with a degree in marketing are far and wide, but include positions in pharmaceutical sales, with companies like McNeil and Merck, and in market research and consulting with a company like A.C. Nielson, and in advertising, with a company like Kanter International. The Marketing department is also the home to one of our largest SPOs, the American Marketing Association.

Organizations in today’s economy must respond to numerous uncertainties, including property-liability exposures, employee benefit programs, and various other financial risks. To coordinate responses to the full spectrum of risks affecting a company’s bottom line, decision makers must diversify, hedge, and insure risks in ever more comprehensive and efficient ways. The Risk Management program at the Fox School of business is one of the top of its kind in the nation. The program was recently ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and has strong relationships with firms like Ace, Aon, Towers Perrin and others. The Fox chapter of student organization Gamma Iota Sigma has perennially been named the top student chapter in the world and has close to 300 members and enjoys 100% placement of its members in full time positions.

A Real Estate major gives students the foundation needed to make a lucrative living managing and investing in property-related transactions. This innovative program enables students to pursue careers in real estate investment and financial analysis, mortgage lending, real estate appraisal and valuation, corporate real estate analysis, property, and management, as well as traditional residential and commercial brokerage and marketing. Learn more at the Department of Finance website.

This degree equips students with the skills to succeed in one of the fastest growing professions. Learn the basics of statistical methods, theory, data management, and computation with courses taught by world- class faculty. Learn more at the Department of Statistical Science website.

This major teaches students the study of design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally. Learn more at the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management website.

Minors

The Fox School offers several minors that provide students with valuable skills and knowledge that will help boost their careers.

This minor, offered to business and non-business majors, provides students with fundamental business skills applicable in any field. Students graduate with exposure to essential business concepts, an understanding of financial statements and the accountant’s role in the management of a company, and training in the language of business.

Learn more about this minor on Temple.edu.

Visit the Department of Accounting website.

This major, open to non-business majors, is designed for students who wish to follow a broad and general business management curriculum that includes economics, leadership, accounting, marketing, and statistics. Learn more at the Temple University Bulletin website.

Students learn to unlock the value in data to create new business opportunities and enhance their knowledge and marketability. Coursework exposes students to hands-on, cutting edge tools, and techniques in predictive modeling, forecasting, association mining, cluster analysis, decision trees, unstructured “Big Data,” sentiment analysis, and experimental design. Learn more at the Department of Statistical Science website.

Students learn how to incorporate economics, the environment, and social responsibility into corporate decision-making. A placement with a community organization practicing sustainability is required. Learn more at the Temple University Bulletin website.

Minor in digital marketing and explore the advances in technology and business that power digital media. Students develop entrepreneurial, analytical, and technical skills, and learn strategies to engage customers on digital, social, and mobile platforms. Learn more at the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management website.

The study of economics is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Students learn about basic business foundations and how the impact of economics affects public and personal issues. Learn more at the Temple University Bulletin website.

As leisure time and personal incomes have grown in our society, so have the arts, entertainment, and recreation industries, now generating millions of jobs. Building a successful career in this field requires an understanding of the business enterprise, and of the special legal issues that confront this fast-growing sector of our economy. Learn more at the Department of Legal Studies website.

Students in any college who wish to understand how to innovate, pursue opportunities, and turn 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. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website.

Students will learn how to use financial principles to manage and improve a variety of public and private organizations. The minor can be especially attractive for Accounting, Marketing, Risk Management, and Real Estate majors. Learn more at the Department of Finance website.

This minor provides a good foundation of business skills with the flexibility to explore selected areas of interest in business. The curriculum includes economics, leadership, accounting, marketing, and statistics. Learn more at the Temple University Bulletin website.

The minor in Healthcare Management is provided primarily for business majors interested in acquiring value-added skills sought by prospective employers. It is also useful for anyone pursuing education in public health, allied health, nursing, social work, psychology, or others who foresee future employment in health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health insurance, or public health. Learn more at the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management website.

Students learn the legal repercussions of business decisions while also being exposed to the management and human side of that decision with practical exposure critical issues. Learn more at the Department of Human Resource Management website.

This minor integrates information technology and the creativity and drive of entrepreneurial thinking. It is relevant for students in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, and MIS interested in applying IT in an entrepreneurial manner. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website.

This minor is designed to benefit students of all majors by giving them an option to study marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, and more from an international business perspective, and embrace an increasingly global business world without having to be fully proficient in a foreign language. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website.

This minor focuses on workplace demands for leadership from an organizational and interpersonal point of view, and enables graduates to think and act in ways that reflect sophisticated competencies that benefit the interests of multiple organizational stakeholders. Learn more at the Department of Human Resource Management website.

This minor is designed to expose students to a curriculum in legal studies, particularly students majoring in other disciplines such as accounting, risk management, or finance who are considering law school. Students will learn how to read cases and statutes, do legal research, and make a legal argument, as well as identify the legal issues that will impact their business and personal decisions. Learn more at the Department of Legal Studies website.

This minor is designed to prepare students for the legal issues that human resource professionals regularly address in the workplace. Learn more at the Department of Human Resource Management website.

Learn how management consulting can expand your career opportunities, by leveraging your major to solve business problems and add value to the firm. The minor focuses on both the soft and hard skills every successful consultant needs to master, and is open to all undergraduate students at Temple University. Courses are highly experiential, with many opportunities to hear from and work with practitioners from within the industry. Learn more at the Department of Strategic Management website..

A minor in MIS provides undergraduate students the ability to specify, select, use, and apply information technology (IT) to their major field of study. The minor provides the skills and terminology needed to become an expert user of IT in the business world. Learn more at the Management Information Systems website.

This minor is designed to prepare students for the legal issues that human resource professionals regularly address in the workplace. Learn more at the Department of Human Resource Management website.

This minor provides students the ability to select, utilize, and apply quantitative skills and data analysis skills to their major field of study. Coursework for the degree exposes students to statistical computation, theory of mathematical statistics, and many common techniques of statistical analysis. Learn more at the Department of Statistical Science website.

The SCM minor provides students with basic knowledge of supply chain management, such as distribution strategies, planning, and procurement, while also working on students’ communication, negotiation, and leadership abilities. Learn more at the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management website.