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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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Our vision is to be recognized as the premier center of business management education for the Philadelphia region and beyond, and to position the school as one of the leading public-urban business schools in the country. We strive to achieve high rankings in selected programs, both nationally and internationally, with the overall goal of being recognized consistently among the top 10th percentile of all accredited business schools in the world.
Our mission and agenda are shaped by the forces driving today’s economy, the anticipation of tomorrow’s emerging trends, and our continuing commitment to our region and to our public-urban community. At the same time, we are always true to the vision of Temple University founder, Russell Conwell, and the core values that made his University a gateway to opportunity and prosperity for all with the talent and determination to succeed, particularly those with lesser financial means.
To ensure that our students acquire the tools and perspective that provide them with a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace, we are committed to these five major themes:
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Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)
The Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) is a vital link between the Fox School and the business community. CSPD ensures all undergraduates develop the requisite professional skills that will help them locate meaningful internship and permanent jobs with regional and national companies. The Center provides:
Being successful requires a balance of good academic performance, an understanding of the markets, and industry expectations and experience gained through active involvement in Student Professional Organizations. In addition, the CSPD staff teaches Business Administration 0100, a course designed to help students develop the basic professional tools that they will need to find internships and permanent jobs.
Internship and Co-op Programs
The Center for Student Professional Development and Student Professional Organizations works 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.
In addition to the Fox School's Internship Program, the University also offers co-op opportunities through its Cooperative Education Office located in Career Development Services. For more information about the University's Co-op Program, and the requirements necessary to participate in the program, please call the Co-op Office at 215-204-7981 or www.temple.edu/careerdev.
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The Fox School of Business and Management offers a stimulating Honors Program for students who demonstrate exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. High school students with SAT scores of at least 1250 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 component. Students 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 www.fox.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. The research culminates 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 Charles Allen, Associate Director, FSBM Honors Program, 106F Speakman Hall, 215-204-8122, or visit the website at www.fox.temple.edu/honors.
All freshmen in the Fox School of Business and Management are part of a learning community. Courses within the community typically include the "Law in 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 Charles Allen at 215-204-8122 for more information.
Beta Alpha Psi
This national honorary fraternity was established for students of accountancy, finance, and information systems. For more information, please contact the officers of Beta Alpha Psi at 215-204-8889, www.temple.edu/bap.
Financial Management Association/National Honor Society
This national honorary society strives to provide opportunities to enhance the professional development of its members. For more information, contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-6673, The Fox School | Financial Management Association.
Gamma Iota Sigma
This is 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
This is a national honor society for students interested in Economics and whose GPAs are at least 3.0. This group is a subgroup of the Temple University Economics Society. For more information, please contact Dr. William Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 215-204-8175. The Fox School | Omicron Delta Epsilon.
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, Association of Management Information Systems, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Honors Student Association, Entrepreneurial Student Association/SIFE, Financial Management Association/National Honor Society, Gamma Iota Sigma, International Business Association, National Association for Black Accountants, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Rho Epsilon, the Society for Human Resource Management, Temple Economics Society, Toastmasters, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Please contact the College Council Officers at 215-204-6660 for more information about student organizations on the Main Campus. At the Ambler Campus, please call David Kaiser at 267-468-8366.
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 267-468-8366.
Center for Undergraduate Advising
The Center for Undergraduate Advising provides advising at three campuses: Main, Ambler, and TUCC. The Main Campus and Ambler offices are open every weekday. The Center City office is open on selected days and evenings. Please see our website for current office hours and staff: www.fox.temple.edu/advising. Students are expected to know University Policies and their program requirements as defined in this Bulletin and on their DARS report at www.owlnet.temple.edu. Advisors will help students with program questions and will provide information to help students define their academic goals and plan the academic course sequence to meet these goals. They may also refer students to additional academic resources and University support services as needed.
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. The grievance procedures can be reviewed online at www.fox.temple.edu/advising/ombuds or contact the Center for Undergraduate Advising at 215-204-4560 for further information.
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