Learn more about the Master of Business Administration.

About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management MBA program prepares students to be collaborative leaders in organizations. The updated array of concentrations, including new STEM-certified MBA concentrations, provide learners with in-demand skills in Business Analytics, Finance, and Information Technology Management. We transform students into responsible, professional leaders through engagement with Fox communities, fostering the development of a commitment to lifelong learning, service, and the advancement of management practice.  

The Fox MBA is one program available in a variety of completion options to meet the needs of learners:

  • The Full-Time MBA is designed for early career professionals who seek career mobility and enhancement. The program is designed to be completed in as little as 17 months.
  • The Part-Time MBA is ideal for working professionals looking to advance in their organization or to change careers. The program can be completed with maximum flexibility in a minimum of 17 months, although the average time to completion is three years.
  • The Online MBA meets the needs of professionals seeking the rigor of a traditional MBA with the flexibility of online learning. The program can be completed in 24 months and requires only one week-long opening residency in Philadelphia.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: Temple University Graduate School guidelines allow for up to six years for completion of the master's degree.

Campus Location: Center City, Main, and Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The MBA program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Registration for 9 credits or more in the Fall and Spring terms constitutes full-time study.

Interdisciplinary Study: Students seeking an MBA in a particular discipline complete electives in a specific concentration area. The Fox MBA offers three STEM-certified concentration areas: Business Analytics, Finance, and Information Technology Management. 

Affiliation(s): Research interests of Fox faculty are supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout the Fox School and Temple University.

Accreditation: The Fox MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Areas of Specialization: Students work with an academic advisor regarding concentration requirements. Effective Fall 2023, Fox offers three STEM MBA programs. To complete an MBA concentration, 9 to 12 credits of upper-level elective coursework within the discipline are required. Program electives may be combined to complete any one of the concentrations identified below:

  • Business Analytics (STEM)
  • Finance (STEM)
  • Health Sector Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Digital Innovation
  • Information Technology Management (STEM)
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Management
  • Sport Business
  • Strategic Management

Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides MBA students with career coaching and professional development resources that support student job search. Graduates of the Fox School MBA obtain jobs in a variety of industries, such as consulting, consumer products and services, energy/utilities, operations/logistics, financial services/banking, government, healthcare, industrial products and services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and tourism/transportation.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may take classes on a non-matriculated basis in the Online or Part-Time MBA programs. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of 9 credits before being required to matriculate in the program. Students seeking to complete the program as a Full-Time MBA student are required to be matriculated in the program. For more information and an application, contact the Fox Graduate Admissions Office.

Financing Opportunities: Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are considered domestic students and are typically eligible for federal student loans and alternative loans through private lenders. The Fox School grants 5% tuition scholarships to Temple University alumni admitted to the program. The program also offers merit-based scholarships to eligible admitted students. Contact the Fox Graduate Admissions Office for information. 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Full-time MBA applicants are admitted Fall term only. Applicants for the Part-Time MBA are admitted in the Fall and Spring terms. Applicants for the Online MBA are admitted in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Full-Time MBA Fall Admission Only:

  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Part-Time MBA Fall Admission:

  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Part-Time MBA Spring Admission:

  • August 1 – Scholarship Deadline
  • November 1 – Final Deadline

Online MBA Fall Admission:

  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Online MBA Spring Admission:

  • August 1 – Scholarship Deadline
  • November 1 – Final Deadline

Online MBA Summer Admission:

  • February 15 – Scholarship Deadline
  • March 31 – Final Deadline

Applications are reviewed as they are received and will be considered after the deadline on a space-available basis. International students who miss the March 1 deadline for the Full-Time MBA are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript(s) by an approved educational evaluation firm.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 1

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: No specific courses are required for admission, but two years of work experience are highly recommended.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: The equivalent of a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. For three-year degrees, mark sheets must be evaluated by WES or another NACES organization.

Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the online application portal for Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Online MBA applicants.

Standardized Test Scores:
GMAT/GRE: Scores may be requested based on the applicant's academic and/or professional background. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are required to submit valid GMAT or GRE test scores. Consult an admissions advisor with any questions.

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 68

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Transfer Credit: Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the MBA program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. Admitted students may request a course waiver application at the time of admission. Course waiver requests are reviewed as they are received by the Waiver Committee. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer/waive is 9.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 48, including 30 core course credits and 18 credits of electives that may be combined in two areas of concentration, if desired. At least one area of concentration must be selected. Selection of a STEM-designated concentration required for STEM MBA.

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ACCT 5001Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning 13
BA 5002Socioeconomic Context of Business3
FIN 5001Financial Analysis and Strategy 13
HRM 5001Leading Organizations3
LGLS 5701Legal and Ethical Foundations of Business3
MKTG 5001Marketing Management/Strategy3
MSOM 5001Operations Management 23
SGM 5051Business Strategy in a Global Environment3
STAT 5001Quantitative Methods for Business 1,23
BA 5687Advanced Professional Development Strategies 30
Concentration or Electives (see concentration areas below)18
Capstone Course
BA 5287Fox MBA Capstone Experience 43
Total Credit Hours48

ACCT 5001 Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning and STAT 5001 Quantitative Methods for Business are prerequisites that must be satisfactorily completed before FIN 5001 can be taken.


STAT 5001 Quantitative Methods for Business is a prerequisite that must be satisfactorily completed before MSOM 5001 Operations Management can be taken.


BA 5687 Advanced Professional Development Strategies is a requirement for students in the Full-time MBA program.


All core courses must be completed before the student enrolls in BA 5287, the capstone course.

Requirements for each of the 10 MBA concentrations are identified in the following course grids:

Business Analytics

STAT 5602Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion3
STAT 5607Advanced Business Analytics3
Select one STAT course from the following:3
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
Experiments: Knowledge by Design
Decision Models: From Data to Decisions
Data: Care, Feeding, and Cleaning in Python
Total Credit Hours9


Select FIN courses from the following:9
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Markets and Institutions
Financial Modeling for Investments and Corporate Finance
Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Disruption
Private Equity
Asset Pricing
Derivative Valuation
Data Science in Finance
Corporate Value Management
Risk Measurement
Global Economy
Investment Management
Applied Corporate Finance
Behavioral Finance
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Quantitative Portfolios
Other FIN courses at the 5000-level or higher with approval of Instructor or Department Chair
Total Credit Hours9

Health Sector Management

HCM 5101Health Systems Organization and Development 13
HCM 5102Healthcare Organizational Leadership and Strategy 23
HCM 5103Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations 33
RMI 5103Health Risks3
Total Credit Hours12

HCM 5101 is required to be the first HCM course taken. Alternate course equivalents at 1.5 credits are HCM 5601 The Organizational Structure of the US Health System AND HCM 5602 Market Forces, Regulation and Policy in the US Health System.


HCM 5102 is required to be the final HCM course taken. Alternate course equivalents at 1.5 credits are HCM 5603 Population Health Management AND HCM 5651 Healthcare Leadership and Strategy.


Alternate course equivalents at 1.5 credits are HCM 5606 Financial Analysis and Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Organizations AND HCM 5607 Corporate Finance and Strategy in Healthcare.

Human Resource Management

HRM courses at the 5000-level or higher9
Total Credit Hours9

Information Systems and Digital Innovation

MIS 5001Information Technology Management 13
MIS 5101Business Intelligence3
MIS 5603Social Media Innovation3
Total Credit Hours9

If students have already taken MIS 5001, they may choose another MIS course at the 5000-level or higher.

Information Technology Management

Select three from the following: 19
IT Audit Process
IT Governance
Protection of Information Assets
Information Technology Management
Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management 1
IT Service Delivery and Support 2
Total Credit Hours9

Students are responsible for completing prerequisites for concentration courses.


MIS 5201 IT Audit Process is a prerequisite for MIS 5205 IT Service Delivery and Support.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

SGM 5139Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas3
SGM 5142Business Model Innovation3
Select one course from the following: 13
Management of Technology and Innovation
Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio
Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation
Global Innovation Strategy: Creating Agile, Innovative, Globally-Competitive Organizations
Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges
Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances
Total Credit Hours9

New courses focused on innovation and entrepreneurship may be selected to fulfill this elective requirement. Academic Director approval is required.

Marketing Management

MKTG courses at the 5000-level or higher9
Total Credit Hours9

Sport Business

Select three from the following:9
Sport Finance and Economics
Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation
Consumer Behavior in Sport and Recreation
Sport Media and Communication
Introduction to Sport Analytics
Sport for Development
The Sport Workplace
Total Credit Hours9

Strategic Management

SGM courses at the 5100-level or higher OR9
IB courses related to Strategic Management at the IB 5100-level or higher 1
Total Credit Hours9

Departmental approval is required for the selection of IB courses.

Additional Requirements:
MBA candidates are required to complete three academic development and three professional development workshops. Workshops are delivered through a variety of modalities to meet various scheduling needs. Workshops change each academic term based on availability. Student participation is tracked electronically. Students are not permitted to register for their capstone course unless all professional development requirements have been met.

For Full-Time MBA Students:
Full-time MBA candidates are required to complete a non-credit internship in the summer between their first and second year of study to better prepare them for the post-MBA job market. The internship exposes students to opportunities in their area of interest while expanding their professional networks. Internships are expected to be a minimum of 400 hours and should not exceed 1,000 hours during the Full-time MBA program of study.

For Online MBA Students:
Online MBA candidates are required to participate in a five-day opening residency that can be completed in person or online, depending on the time of year. Residency includes networking, professional development and the first course of the program.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:


Fox Graduate Admissions Office


Academic Director:

Alex Stein


Director, Graduate Programs:

Kim Cherwinski


Executive Director, Graduate Programs:

Valerie Henry


Vice Dean, Graduate and International Programs:

Christine Kiely