Students Say

Temple University’s reputation has been growing exponentially in the business world. Naturally, this notion is certainly not lost on current students who praise the school’s “high-end new facilities, rising rankings, and strong brand equity.” Additionally, Temple’s Philadelphia location guarantees “proximity to major companies;” companies with whom the school has forged strong relationships. Students also benefit from “small class sizes” which “provide a one-on-one experience with the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning faculty.”

Overview

Applicants
449
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.61
Years Work Experience
4.4
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
630 - 670
GPA
3.39 - 3.91

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 10

Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 30

Round 1
December 10

Round 2
March 1

Round 3
May 31

Round 4
June 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Temple University’s reputation has been growing exponentially in the business world. Naturally, this notion is certainly not lost on current students who praise the school’s “high-end new facilities, rising rankings, and strong brand equity.” Additionally, Temple’s Philadelphia location guarantees “proximity to major companies;” companies with whom the school has forged strong relationships. Students also benefit from “small class sizes” which “provide a one-on-one experience with the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning faculty.” However, opinion on academic rigor is definitely divided. Students find the caliber for most courses to be “world class,” others are slightly bored of the proefessional development course that “seems tailored more toward an undergrad population” and the international population. But these skills must be useful with the corresponding rise is placement rates.

For the most part, professors “truly care about each individual student and keep classes fresh with ideas and topics that are timely in today’s business world.” Students also eagerly report that they are great at fostering “meaningful discussion.” Just as essential, it’s apparent that Temple professors are “dedicated to teaching” and they really do their utmost to make themselves “accessible.”

Moreover, the administration makes a concerted effort to “seek student input.” They frequently ask MBA candidates to “evaluate [their] classes, courses and overall experience.” And the school truly utilizes this feedback to ensure the program “constantly stays up on trends.” Indeed, “The Fox School is on the road to continuous improvement; the program is continually evolving to help meet student needs.”


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
220

88.64
Full-time
29.58
Minority
29.55
Female
11.36
Part-time

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Innovation & Entreprenuership

International Business

Innovation and Technology


Advanta Center for Research in Financial Institutions


Institute for Global Management Studies

Center for Design & Innovation


Center for Competitive Government

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Sustainable Business Practices Social Entrepreneurship Special Topics MSCM: Energy, Industries, Markets, Institutions, and Policies Environmental Law Corporate Sustainability Environmental Economics Leadership & Ethics Risk Management

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://sustainability.temple.edu/ As an urban institution that is deeply engaged in the community, Temple University's commitment to sustainability can have a profound impact on the health and quality of life of a large and diverse population within Temple and its surrounding community. The university is positioned to be an important educational resource for teaching sustainability, with its three pillars of environment, economics and social justice. It is committed to demonstrating the value of those principles through its own example and through the activities it sponsors in the community. Temple aims to serve as a model for similar urban institutions and to burnish its national reputation for excellence and commitment to principled policy and action. To reach its goals for sustainability, Temple University has made a commitment to examining all relevant decisions for their environmental impact; assessing current practices and performance; establishing goals; prioritizing plans based on environmental benefits as well as cost effectiveness; providing adequate capital investment to fund the programs; implementing the plans; managing the projects effectively and conducting periodic review and updates of program goals based on changing internal and external constraints. The expected outcome of these steps is the creation of a culture and expectation for environmental action at all levels. Temple University's work will proceed in three broad areas: 1) Advancing academic initiatives and research; 2) Creating sustainable campuses; 3) Improving outreach and engagement. Faculty have been actively engaged in sustainability focused research. As a result of their individual research, the faculty authored the following fifty publications: 1. Asthana, S. C., Balsam, S., and S. Kim, 2009. The Effect of Enron, Andersen, and Sarbanes-Oxley on the US Market for Audit Services. Accounting Research Journal, 22(1), 4-26. 2. Asthana, S.A., S. Balsam, and J. Krishnan, 2010. Audit Firm Reputation, Auditor Switches, and Client Stock Price Reactions: The Andersen Experience. International Journal of Auditing 14 (3): 274-293. 3. Bacdayan, P. and D. Geddes, (2009). What makes a quiz fair? Applying the Organizational Justice Literature. Marketing Education Review, 19(2): 15-26. 4. Basu, S. (2009). Conservatism Research: Historical Development and Future Prospects. China Journal of Accounting Research, 2(1): 1-20. 5. Basu, S., Dickhaut, J., Hecht, G., Towry, K. and G.B. Waymire, 2009. Reply to Michael Smith: Does ‘‘Economic History’’ Include Experiments on How Institutions Alter Exchange History in a Laboratory Environment? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 106(16), E40. 6. Basu, S., Dickhaut, J., Hecht, G., Towry, K., and G. B. Waymire, 2009. Recordkeeping Alters Economic History by Promoting Reciprocity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106(4):1009-1014. 7. Basu, S., Kirk, M. and G.B. Waymire, 2009. Memory, Transaction Records and The Wealth of Nations. Accounting. Organizations and Society, 34(8): 895-917. 8. Calvano, L., & Andersson, L. 2010. Hitting the jackpot (or not): An attempt to extract value in Philadelphia’s casino controversy. Organization 17(5): 583-597. 9. Chelekis, Jessica and Susan M. Mudambi, 2010, “MNCs and Micro-Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The Case of Avon in the Amazon,” Journal of International Management, 16(4), December, 412-424. 10. Deckop, J.R., Jurkiewicz C.L. & Giacalone R.A. 2010. Effects of Materialism on Work-Related Personal Well-Being. Human Relations 63 (7): 1007-1030. 11. Dunlap-Hinker, D., Kotabe, M. and Mudambi, R. 2010. A story of breakthrough vs. incremental innovation: corporate entrepreneurship in the global pharmaceutical industry, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, vol.4(2): 106-127. 12. Gao, Gerald Y., Janet Y. Murray, Masaaki Kotabe, and Jiangyong Lu, 2010 “A ‘Strategy Tripod’ Perspective on Export Behaviors: Evidence from Domestic and Foreign Firms Based in an Emerging Economy,” Journal of International Business Studies, 41 (3): 377-396. 13. Geddes, D., 2009. How Am I Doing? Exploring On-Line Gradebook Monitoring as a Self-Regulated Learning Practice That Impacts Academic Achievement. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(4): 494-510. 14. Giacalone, R.A. & Promislo, M. D. (2010). Unethical and Unwell: Decrements in Well-Being and Unethical Activity at Work, Journal of Business Ethics, 91, 275-297. 15. Giacalone, R.A., 2010 . “JMSR: Where are we now – where are we going?” Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 7, 3-6. 16. Giacalone, R.A., & Jurkiewicz, C. L. (Eds.) 2010. Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe (Second Edition). 17. Giacalone, R.A., & Wargo, D. T., 2010. The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis Are In Our Business Schools. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 6: 1-24 18. Hermanson, D., J. Krishnan, and Z. Ye. 2009. “Adverse Section 404 Opinions and Shareholder Dissatisfaction Toward Auditors.” Accounting Horizons, 23 (4): 391-409. 19. Hill, TL & Mudambi, Ram. 2010. Far from Silicon Valley: how emerging economies are reshaping our understanding of global entrepreneurship. Journal of International Management, 16 (4): 321-327. 20. Hill, TL, Kothari, Tanvi & Shea, Matt. 2010. Patterns of meaning in the social entrepreneurship literature: semantic network analysis insights. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1 (1): 5-31. 21. Hutchin, James W. and Norman A. Baglini 2009. Risk and Insurance in a Post-Gulf Catastrophe World. John Liner Review, 24(3): 7. 22. Kang, K.H., Lee, S., & Huh, C. , 2010. Impacts of Positive and Negative Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Company Performance in the Hospitality Industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29 (1): 72-82. 23. Kim, T., Bateman, T., Gilbreath, B., & Andersson, L. 2009. Employee cynicism and top management credibility: A comprehensive model. Human Relations, 62(10): 1435-1458. 24. Kotabe, Masaaki and Michael Mol, 2009. "Outsourcing and Financial Performance: A Negative Curvilinear Relationship," Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15 (4): 205-213. 25. Kotabe, Masaaki, 2010. “Evolving Intellectual Property Protection in the World: Promises and Limitations,” UPR Business Law Journal, 1 (1): 1-16. 26. Krishnan, Jayanthi and Joon S. Yang, 2009. “Recent Trends in Audit Report and Earnings Announcement Lags.”Accounting Horizons. 23(3): 265–288. 27. Krishnan, J., and J.E. Lee. 2009. Audit Committee Financial Expertise, Litigation Risk and Corporate Governance. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 28 (1): 248-261. 28. Lee, S. and S.Y. Park, 2009. Do Socially Responsible Activities Help Hotels and Casinos Achieve Their Financial Goals? International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(1): 105-112. 29. Lee, S., & Park, S.Y. 2010. Financial Impacts of Socially Responsible Activities on Airline Companies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 34 (2): 185-203. 30. Lee, S., and C.Y. Heo, 2009. Corporate Social Responsibility and Customer Satisfaction Among US Publicly Traded Hotels and Restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(4): 635-637. 31. Lorenzen, M. and Mudambi, R. 2010. Bangalore vs. Bollywood: Connectivity and catch-up in emerging market economies, AIB Insights, vol.10(1): 7-11. 32. Malik, Omar R. and Masaaki Kotabe, “Dynamic Capabilities, Government Policies, and Performance in Firms from Emerging Economies: Evidence from India and Pakistan,” Journal of Management Studies, 46 (3), 2009, 421-450. 33. Mudambi, R. and Venzin, M. 2010. The strategic nexus of offshoring and outsourcing decisions, Journal of Management Studies, 47(8): 1510-1533. 34. Murphy, Frederic, 2010. Learning to Collude Tacitly on Production Levels by Oligopolistic Agents, (with Steven Kimbrough) Computational Economics, 2009, 33(1): 47-78.

School's environmental commitment 1:
1. Course Development: a. Have created new courses address sustainability topics for both undergraduate and graduate students. Developing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels b. Developed cross listed programs with departments across campus. c. Sustainability themes (social and environmental stewardship, governance and ethics) transcend a majority of classes across the Fox School.

School's environmental commitment 2:
2. Fox School mission and values reflect the importance of addressing sustainability in our curricula, research, student experiences and outreach. In 2009, the faculty, staff and students engaged in a vision and mission building strategic planning activity. Throughout the year we offered many opportunities to reflect on the schools vision, values and mission establishing a roadmap for the future – one where the principles of sustainability are valued and integrated into school practice.

School's environmental commitment 3:
3. Created the Fox/STHM Sustainability Network: A network of faculty and staff who are interested in sustainable business development and who bring those interests to the classroom. The members of the Sustainability Network provide thought leadership to Fox and STHM by: defining our broad concept of sustainability; identifying ways we can more effectively integrate sustainable practice into the management of our school; creating the message and brand we wish to promote; working on strategies to integrate sustainability across the business curriculum; and encouraging collaborative partnerships for research and curricula development. This dynamic network grew from a grass root initiative led by only a handful of faculty. Today, the network continues to grow with more than 50 members actively engaged in scholarship, teaching and providing enriched student experiences related to our sustainability themes.

Career overview

Career Rating
93
Average Starting Salary
$86,755

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
75%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
58%
Graduate Facilitiated
42%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Marketing
19%
Consulting
14%
Operations/Logistics
10%
General Management
10%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

70%
Mid-Atlantic
15%
Northeast
8%
International
8%
West

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 38% $85,000 $89,375 $62,000 $115,000
Consulting 19% $95,000 $91,250 $60,000 $115,000
Operations / Logistics 14% $80,000 $85,530 $58,000 $118,590
Finance / Accounting 10% $90,000 $90,000 $80,000 $100,000
Information Technology 10% $95,000 $95,000 $75,000 $115,000
General Management 10% $85,000 $85,000 $80,000 $90,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 19% $95,000 $91,250 $60,000 $115,000
Financial Services 19% $90,000 $85,500 $62,000 $100,000
Technology 19% $115,000 $106,250 $80,000 $115,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $82,500 $82,500 $80,000 $85,000
Other 10% $82,500 $82,500 $80,000 $85,000
Consumer Products 5% $73,000 $73,000 $73,000 $73,000
Government 5% $118,590 $118,590 $118,590 $118,590
Manufacturing 5% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
Media / Entertainment 5% $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000

Prominent Alumni

David Schoch
Group Vice President and President of Asia Pacific at Ford Motor Co

Bhavesh Patel
Chairman of Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board at LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

Martin Schroeter
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer IBM Global Financing

Sondra Barbour
Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)

Brenton Saunders
Chief Executive Officer and President of Actavis plc

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$19,152

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$16,753

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
59%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
42%

New Students Receiving Loans
44%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$29,079
Tuition (Out-State)
$40,797
Fees (In-State)
$1,065
Fees (Out-State)
$1,065

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,077
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,511
Fees (In-State)
$7
Fees (Out-State)
$7

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$16,620
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,200
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
132
Part Time
67%

In State
52.0%
Out of State
48.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
108

Demographics

48.00%
International

55% female
46% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Temple MBAs speak quite highly of their peers. One student tells us, “My fellow students are what I love most about Temple—they are cooperatively competitive. Students are there to help one another with class work, internship/job searches, networking, etc. This has been one of the most collaborative environments I’ve enjoyed thus far.” Moreover, many also describe their fellow students as “wonderful, interesting, intelligent people.” And a content first-year further explains, “My fellow students are a diverse mix of both domestic and international students with a variety of professional backgrounds. We have a great sense of community and associate with the members of our cohort both inside and outside of the classroom.”

“With few exceptions,” Temple MBAs are “busy from 7:00 AM to midnight.” Of course, that’s completely understandable considering “there is always something to do here, and there is always somebody to do it with.” The school “consistently offers speakers and events that we can attend for free—these include C-Suite individuals, athletic coaches, various politicians, etc.” And when students are looking to unwind in a less academic manner, they can “always go out to bars and house-parties in Philadelphia.” All in all, “it is a work hard play hard environment and the learning experience is outstanding.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Phyllis Tutora
Director, Graduate Admissions

Address
1801 Liacouras Walk, Alter Hall
Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083
United States

Phone
215-204-7678

Fax
215-204-1632

Email
foxinfo@temple.edu
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Key Stats

449
Applicants
132
Size
32%
Acceptance Rate

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