Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Research.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Business Research is a STEM-designated PhD-preparatory degree program. Coursework provides exposure to and training in core business theories, research methods and advanced statistical analyses. Students enroll in coursework that allows them to pursue their own research projects. The training received during pursuit of the Business Research MS at Fox School of Business and Management prepares students for PhD study at Temple University and other institutions of higher learning. Although students may apply to a Fox PhD program upon completion of the degree, admission is not guaranteed.

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

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

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

Job Prospects: The program is primarily dedicated to preparing its students for study in PhD programs.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: This program requires the student to be matriculated in the degree program.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:


  • January 5 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Final Deadline

Applications received after January 5 are reviewed on a rolling basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 1

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators, typically college/university faculty or an immediate work supervisor, who can provide insight into your abilities and talents, as well as comment on your aptitude for graduate study.

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.

Standardized Test Scores:
GMAT/GRE: Required. GMAT scores are preferred. Test results cannot be more than five years old. Although the applicant’s test score is an important factor in the admissions process, other factors, such as the ability to conduct research as demonstrated by academic research publications and whether your indicated research interests match with those of our faculty, are also taken into consideration.

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 required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Common Core Course
STAT 8112Statistical Methods for Business Research I3
or BA 9105 Business Econometrics I
Fox Core Courses 1
Select five from the following:15
Organizations and Management Theory
Scientific Inquiry-Management Research
Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Econ Theory of Choice
Game Theory
Business Econometrics I
Business Econometrics II
Capital Markets Research
Quant Methods in Bus Res
Qualitative Research Methods
Financial Economics
Information Economics
Quantitative Research Methods II
Quantitative Research Methods III
Business Econometrics III
Theory-Int Bus & Mltinat
Applied Multivariate Analysis I
Statistical Methods for Business Research I
Statistical Methods for Business Research II
Survival Analysis I
Elective Courses 112
Total Credit Hours30

With approval from the Concentration Director, the student's program of study may be individualized to a significant degree for the student's best professional and scholarly development.

Culminating Event: Satisfactory completion of coursework is required to earn the Business Research MS.


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


Managing Director:

Vinod Venkatraman, PhD

Associate Professor, Marketing