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The Fox School of Business and Management is one of only seven schools in the greater Philadelphia area with curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the International Association for Management Education.
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The Fox School of Business and Management is the primary provider of affordable business education in the Delaware Valley. Following the vision of Russell Conwell, founder of Temple, we have a special role -- providing educational opportunities to working students (both full- and part-time) from diverse backgrounds who have ability and ambition.
Through our undergraduate degree program, we seek to improve business practice in the greater Delaware Valley by graduating students who have the skills to lead and manage profit and not-for-profit organizations into the twenty-first century. We actively involve alumni, the local business community, non-profit organizations, government officials, students, and faculty in a continual review of the programs' curricula to ensure that students' needs receive primary consideration in program delivery.
Our students receive a results-oriented education that links current management theory with practice. FSBM graduates will have a firm understanding of the core areas of business and the ability to respond to organizational problems and opportunities from a total enterprise perspective. The BBA curriculum provides students an opportunity to integrate their academic and professional development activities through our Professional Development Strategy course and through the FSBM student professional organizations.
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Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)
Professional development and experience are essential ingredients for all business students. The Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) works with area employers to promote opportunities for business professionals to interact with students in the Fox School. In addition, the CSPD works with students to assist them in:
Internship and Co-op Programs
The Center for Student Professional Development and Student Professional Organizations work in partnership with employers to connect students with a wide variety of internship positions, both full and part-time. For more information on internship opportunities, please contact the student professional organization for your major or the Center for Student Professional Development at (215) 204-2371.
The Fox School of Business and Management offers a stimulating Laptop Honors Program for students who demonstrate exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. High school students with SAT scores of at least 1200 and rank in the top 15% of their class, and college students with at least a 3.60 grade point average are encouraged to apply. The program consists of a Lower-Division Laptop component and an Upper-Division non-laptop component. Students can earn an Honors Certificate upon completion of each. Students who enter Temple University as freshmen are also invited to join the University Honors Program. For more information on this program please visit the website at http://www.sbm.temple.edu/honors.
Students admitted to the Honors Program may apply to join the Research Scholars program. Research Scholars work with faculty mentors on research projects in their chosen field. This research results in a senior thesis that students present during the spring of their senior year. Special scholarships are available for Research Scholars.
Students who enter the FSBM Honors Program are expected to join the Business Honors Student Association as well as the student organization in their major. For more information about the FSBM Honors Program and the Research Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Michael Leeds, Director, FSBM Honors Program, 106E Speakman Hall, (215) 204-8030 or visit the website at. http://www.sbm.temple.edu/honors
All entering freshmen in the Fox School of Business and Management are part of a learning community. Courses within the community typically include the “Introduction to Business Seminar,” Law and Society (Law C001), and Computer and Applications (CIS C055) classes which are scheduled in a block and may be taken together by students as a group.
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Beta Gamma Sigma
The Gamma Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary business fraternity, was installed in the Fox School of Business and Management in March 1935. Membership is limited to seniors who are in the upper 10 percent of their class and juniors in the upper 7 percent of their class. The members of Beta Gamma Sigma are elected on the basis of high scholarship. Eligible students will be notified by mail in March and invited to attend a special induction ceremony in April. Please contact Laura Lilley at (215) 204-8122 for more information.
Beta Alpha Psi:
A national honorary fraternity for students of accountancy, finance, and information systems. For more information please contact the officers of Beta Alpha Psi at (215) 204-8889, http://www.temple.edu/bap.
Delta Sigma Pi:
Business fraternity selects men and women business students who seek to enhance their classroom education through association with other students in their field. Prospective members receive an invitation to join and complete an orientation program. For more information please contact the DSP officers at (215) 204-2026 or Dr. Dunkelberg at (215) 204-6810
Financial Management Association/National Honor Society:
A national honorary society that strives to provide opportunities to enhance the professional development of their members. For more information contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-1931 or Dr. Jonathan Scott at 215-204-7605.
Gamma Iota Sigma:
An international Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science fraternity. The purpose of the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is to encourage, establish, and enhance the professionalism of students in the Risk Management, Healthcare Risk Management, and Actuarial Science programs. Contact Dr. R.B Drennan in the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department at (215) 204-8894 or contact the GIS Officers at (215) 204-9368.
Omicron Delta Epsilon:
A national honor society for students interested in Economics and whose GPAs are at least 3.0. Please contact Dr. Fardmanesh at 215-204-5043 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As part of the student's overall professional development, all FSBM students are strongly encouraged to participate in student organizations, professional associations, and academic fraternities. All major areas of concentration in the undergraduate curriculum have an associated organization. Freshmen and sophomores can utilize the organizations to find out more about the major fields of studies available to them. The student organizations provide an opportunity for students to meet one another outside the classroom as well as to meet practicing professionals from industry and government. Many organizations have an array of social activities that range from fundraising and community service projects to evening gatherings.
The Fox School of Business and Management has the following student professional organizations: Accounting Professional Society, Association of Computing Machinery, American Marketing Association, Banking and Finance Club (Ambler), Beta Alpha Psi, Business Honors Student Association, Delta Sigma Pi, E-Business Association, Entrepreneurial Student Association/SIFE, Financial Management Association/National Honor Society, Fox Intelligent Investors Club, Gamma Iota Sigma, International Business Association, Lambda Alpha International, National Association for Black Accountants, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Temple Ambler Business Society, Toastmasters, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Please contact Katie Gerst at 215-204-8715 for more information about student organizations on the Main Campus. At the Ambler Campus, please call David Kaiser at 215-283-1674.
Fox School of Business and Management College Council (FSBMCC)
The College Council is comprised of the presidents from each of the recognized FSBM student organizations, associations, and fraternities. The Council's role is to assist the individual student organizations in recruiting members, obtaining funding, sponsoring activities, identifying outside speakers, and communicating with students. The College Council sponsors volunteer opportunities, student organization fairs, Spring Fling activities, and social events for all FSBM students. The Council also works closely with the Dean's Office and the Center for Student Professional Development to identify issues that are of concern to students and the student organizations. To contact the Main Campus College Council, please call 215-204-6660. At the Ambler Campus, please call 215-283-1674.
Office of Undergraduate Student Services
The Office of Undergraduate Student Services provides services at three campuses: Main, Ambler, and TUCC. The Main Campus and Ambler offices are open every weekday and may be open selected evenings. The Center City office is open on selected days and evenings. Please see our web site for current office hours and staff: www.sbm.temple.edu/advising
Office of the Ombudsperson
The Fox School of Business and Management Ombudsperson will assist students in resolving problems that might arise from the classroom, acting as mediator between faculty and students when problems arise. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services at 215-204-4560 for further information about the Ombudsperson and grievance procedures.
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