Business Administration, M.B.A.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Learn more about the Master of Business Administration.

About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management has redefined graduate business education through the development of the Fox M.B.A. The program prepares individuals to assume leadership roles in corporations, government, and non-governmental organizations that require business management skills. Committed to graduating dynamic, qualified, and skilled students, Fox School is guided by four fundamental principles: integrated curriculum, real-world learning, personalized service, and value.

The Fox M.B.A. is available in three options:

  • The Full-Time M.B.A., a two-year program, is designed for professionals with at least two years of work experience who seek career mobility and enhancement.
  • The Part-Time M.B.A. provides management education to working professionals on a part-time basis. It can be completed in a more flexible option in a minimum of two to a maximum of six years, although the average time to completion is three years. It is designed for working professionals who want to advance within their organization or to change careers.
  • The Online M.B.A. is delivered online, with only one week-long opening residency required. Professionals seeking the rigor and respect of a traditional M.B.A. with the flexibility of online learning can complete the program in 24 months.

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

Campus Location: Center City, Main, Online

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

Interdisciplinary Study: Students seeking an M.B.A. in a particular discipline may choose to complete electives in a specific concentration area.

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

Accreditation: The Fox M.B.A. 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. To complete a concentration, 9 to 12 credits of upper-level elective coursework within the discipline are required. These electives may be combined to complete any one of the concentrations identified below:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Corporate Compliance, Governance and Regulatory Policy
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Health Sector Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management (not currently offered)
  • Innovation Management
  • International Management (not currently offered)
  • Management Consulting (not currently offered)
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Sport Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Travel and Tourism

Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides students with career coaching and professional development resources that support the job search. Graduates of the Fox School obtain jobs in a variety of industries, such as computer/information technology, consulting, consumer products and services, energy/utilities, 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 be allowed to take classes on a non-matriculated basis in the Online or Part-Time M.B.A. programs. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of 9 credits before being required to matriculate in the program. For more information and an application, visit https://www.fox.temple.edu/graduate-certificates/pre-mba-courses/. The Full-Time M.B.A. program requires the student to be matriculated in the program.

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 alumni who are admitted to the program. The program also offers merit-based scholarships to eligible admitted students.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

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

Full-Time M.B.A. Fall Admission Only:

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

Part-Time M.B.A. Fall Admission:

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

Part-Time M.B.A. Spring Admission:

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

Online M.B.A. Fall Admission:

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

Online M.B.A. Spring Admission:

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

Online M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. 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: 2

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 M.B.A., Part-Time M.B.A., and Online M.B.A. applicants.

Standardized Test Scores:
Full-Time M.B.A.: The GMAT or GRE is required for applicants to the Full-Time M.B.A. program with the exception of those who have attained a terminal degree such as an M.D. or Ph.D. Consult an admissions advisor with any questions.

Part-Time and Online M.B.A.: 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: 100, with a score of at least 25 in the Speak section
  • 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 M.B.A. 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 36 required courses and 12 credits in an area of concentration

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
MIS 5001Information Technology Management3
MKTG 5001Marketing Management/Strategy3
MSOM 5001Operations Management 23
RMI 5051Managing Risk3
SGM 5051Business Strategy in a Global Environment3
STAT 5001Quantitative Methods for Business 1,23
Capstone Course
BA 5287Fox Management Consulting Practicum 33
Total Credit Hours36

Additional course requirements for each of the 16 active M.B.A. concentrations are identified in the following course grids:

Business Analytics

STAT 5602Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion3
Select two STAT courses from the following:6
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
Experiments: Knowledge by Design
Decision Models: From Data to Decisions
Data: Care, Feeding, and Cleaning in Python
Advanced Business Analytics
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Business Management

Business Electives 112
Total Credit Hours12

Corporate Compliance, Governance and Regulatory Policy

Select three LGLS courses from the following: 19
Corporate Compliance
Corporate Governance and Responsibility
Compliance in the Financial Services Industry
Ethics in the Financial Services Industry
Risk Management and Compliance
Sustainability in Business
Compliance in the Government Services Industry
Ethics in Government Services Industry
Law and Policy of the Workplace
Cyber-Security and Privacy
Business Elective(s) 23
Total Credit Hours12

Enterprise Risk Management

RMI Courses at the 5000 level or higher9
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Entrepreneurship

SGM 5137Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation3
SGM 5139Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas3
Select coursework from the following: 13
Social Entrepreneurship - Innovative Approaches to Achieving Positive Social Impact
Management Consulting: Principles and Practices
Business Model Innovation
Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges
Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Independent Study 2
Special Topics: General & Strategic Management 2
Business Elective(s) 33
Total Credit Hours12

Financial Management

FIN Courses at the 5000 level or higher9
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

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

Human Resource Management

HRM Courses at the 5000 level or higher9
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Information Technology Management

This concentration is not accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Innovation Management

SGM 5103Management of Technology and Innovation3
SGM 5138Global Innovation Strategy: Creating Agile, Innovative, Globally-Competitive Organizations3
Select coursework from the following: 13
Management of Growth, Decline and Turnaround
Industry Competitive Analysis
Management of Mergers and Acquisitions
Management Consulting: Principles and Practices
The Consulting Engagement: Managing Projects and Change
Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio
Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas
Business Model Innovation
Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges
Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances
Independent Study 2
Special Topics: General & Strategic Management 2
International Management
Business Elective(s) 33
Total Credit Hours12

International Management

This concentration is not accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Management Consulting

This concentration is not accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Marketing Management

MKTG Courses at the 5000 level or higher9
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Real Estate

Select three from the following:9
Real Estate Law and Practice
Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets
Enterprise Real Estate Asset Optimization
Real Estate Development, Construction, and Design
Real Estate Valuation and Market Analysis
Infrastructure Development and Sustainability
Inclusive Economic Development and Place-Making/Real Estate Innovation
Affordable Housing Development and Finance
Institutional Investment Management
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

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
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

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
Business Elective(s) 23
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain Management

Select three from the following:9
Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution
Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Lean, Six Sigma, and the Science of Improvement
Project Management
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Travel and Tourism 

Select three from the following:9
Sustainable Tourism Development
Destination Management and Marketing
Cultural Intelligence
Crisis, Risk and Disaster Management
Understanding Tourism in the 21st Century
Business Elective(s) 13
Total Credit Hours12

Additional Requirements:
M.B.A. candidates are required to complete three academic development and three professional development workshops. Workshops are delivered through a variety of modalities to meet the demands of the busy working professional. Workshops change each academic term based on market and employer demands. Examples of academic workshops include, but are not limited to, "Big Data," "Data Visualization," "Design Inquiry," and "Making the Most of Infographics." Examples of professional development workshops include, but are not limited to, "Communicating to the Point," "Creating and Delivering High-Impact Presentations," "Great on the Job," "Lunch/Coffee with Leaders," and "Personal Branding." Program administration tracks student completion as students are not be permitted to register for their capstone course unless all professional development requirements have been met.

For Online M.B.A. Students:
Online M.B.A. candidates are required to participate in a one-week on-campus residency. Residency includes networking, professional development, and the first course of the program.

For Students in the Health Sector Management Concentration:
For the Health Sector Management concentration only, Management Grand Rounds (MGRs) are required. MGRs allow graduate students in healthcare management to observe both healthcare administrators and clinicians in the healthcare environment. The hosting institution, in collaboration with the faculty, usually sets an agenda for the visit. MGR sites are selected to represent the breadth and depth of healthcare providers, payers, suppliers, and consultants. The MGR constitutes an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills related to relationship building/network development, communication, information seeking/management, and professionalism.

Contacts

Program Web Address:

https://www.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/business-administration-mba-bu-ba-mba

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

https://foxgraduate.force.com/ERx_Forms__Portal_Register?type=fox

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Fox Graduate Admissions Office

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

Executive Director, Graduate Programs:

Valerie Henry

valerie.henry@temple.edu

215-204-7678

Associate Vice Dean, Graduate and International Programs:

Christine Kiely

ckiely@temple.edu

215-204-7678