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Academic Programs / Business & Management
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 best public urban business school in the country and among the leading business schools in the world. Our vision is grounded in our core purpose to transform lives by creating and sharing knowledge to prepare leaders for tomorrow. This vision and purpose guide our teaching, research and school management, and we value above all: excellence, creativity, an entrepreneurial culture, ethical behavior and respect for others, and community engagement.
Our mission is to transform lives through education. We remain true to the vision of Temple University founder, Russell Conwell, to provide a gateway to opportunity for talented and determined students, including those with less financial means. Our mission is responsive to contemporary and emerging economic and social trends and reflects our commitment to Philadelphia and the region. To ensure that our students acquire the skills and perspective that provide them with a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace, our mission is committed to our values and these six major themes:
Learning Outcomes for the B.B.A. Program
The four main learning goals for the B.B.A. program will be a demonstration that all students are competent in the following:
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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. Utilizing a unique "professional development model," 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 2101, a course designed to help students develop the basic professional tools that they will need to find internships and permanent jobs.
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.
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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 1300 (Math and Critical Reading/Writing average) and rank in the top 10% of their class, and college students with at least a 3.6 grade point average are encouraged to apply. The program consists of a Lower-Division component and an Upper-Division component. Students earn an Honors Certificate upon completion of each. Students who enter Temple University as freshmen are part of the University Honors Program. For more information on this program, please visit the web site at www.fox.temple.edu/honors.
Students admitted to the Honors Program may apply to join the Research Scholars program prior to the start of their junior year. 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 the two-year Research Scholars program.
Students who enter the Fox 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 Fox Honors Program and the Research Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Jonathan Scott, Academic Director, Fox Honors Program, Alter Hall LL30, or Charles Allen, Administrative Director, at 215-204-4101 or visit the web site at www.fox.temple.edu/honors.
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Beta Gamma Sigma
The Gamma Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honorary business society, was installed in the Fox School of Business and Management in March 1935. Membership is limited to seniors and juniors who are in the upper 10 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, or go to The Fox School | Financial Management Association web site.
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.
As part of the student's overall professional development, all Fox 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, Ascend, 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, Students for Responsible Business, 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 & Management College Council (FSBMCC)
The college council is comprised of the presidents from each of the recognized Fox 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 Fox 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 web site 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 their 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. Students will find additional resources for planning their program in the Fox Undergraduate Advising Blackboard community.
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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