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Many Temple University undergraduates are currently taking selected business courses to prepare themselves better for their careers after graduation. The Fox School of Business and Management offers a number of minor and certificate programs to facilitate this preparation. Some programs are open to all students in the university; others are restricted to a limited student population. Requirements for a minor or certificate must be completed prior to graduation and minors will be recorded on the student's official university transcript upon graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor or certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate. Please visit our minor and certificate web site for further information.

Minors

 

The Business Minor

  • Open to non-business students only.
  • Quantitatively oriented - provides a good foundation for non-business students to facilitate the transition into an M.B.A. program.
  • Eight courses (five of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

General Business Studies Minor

  • Open to non-business students only.
  • Less quantitative - provides a good foundation of business skills with the flexibility to explore selected areas of interest in business.
  • Eight courses required (five of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Five courses required for foundation: Economics 1101, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Marketing 2101, Risk Management 2501;
    • Three electives chosen from approved list: Accounting 2102 or 2902, Accounting 3511 or 3911; Business Administration 3102; Economics 1102 or 1902, Economics 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506 or 3596, 3507 or 3597, 3511, 3512, 3513, 3521, 3531, 3532, 3535, 3536, 3537, 3538, 3539, 3541, 3542, 3543, 3544, 3545, 3546, 3547, 3563, 3564, 3580, 3582, 3598, 3682, 3900;  Strategic Management 2501, 2502, 3501, 3511; Healthcare Management 3501, 3502, 4596; Human Resource Management 2501, 2511, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3531, 3580; International Business Administration 2501, 2502, 2503; Legal Studies 0856 or 0956 if taken prior to fall 2010 (this course will not apply to both minor and GenEd requirement), 1101, 1102, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3509, 3511; Management Information Systems 2101, 2501, 2502, 3536, 3537, 3538; Marketing 2511, 3501, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3508, 3580; Real Estate 3501, 3502; Risk Management & Insurance 2101 or 2901; Statistics 2101 or 2901 or Statistics 2103 or 2903, 2521, 2522, 2523.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Accounting Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand basic business foundations, financial statements, and the accountant’s role in the management of a company.
  • Twelve courses required (seven of these, including three departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102 or 2521, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
    • Four departmental courses: Accounting 3511, 3512, plus two additional courses in accounting. Accounting 3531 and 3596 are recommended electives. If Accounting 2521 is taken instead of Accounting 2102 for the foundation, it cannot also be used as one of the required accounting electives.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as minimum grades of C- in each foundation course and minimum grades of C in accounting courses unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Corporate Social Responsibility Minor

 
  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand how to incorporate economics, the environment, and social responsibility into corporate decision-making. A placement with a community organization practicing sustainability is required as part of Business Administration 3531.
  • Six courses required (five must be taken at Temple University):
    • Three courses required for the foundation:
      • Human Resource Management 2511 (spring only; must be completed prior to BA 3531.)
      • Legal Studies 3511 (fall only; must be completed prior to BA 3531.)
      • Business Administration 3531 (summer only. Students must contact Debbie Campbell in spring for permission. This course includes both field study and an academic component.)
    • Choose three electives from: Business Administration 3102 (non-business students only), Economics 3596, Human Resource Management 3505, Marketing 2511 (summer only), Strategic Management 3511, Community & Regional Planning 0807, Environmental Engineering Technology 0845 (or 0945), Geography & Urban Studies 0842, or Landscape Architecture 0841.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Digital Marketing Minor

  • Open to business students.
  • Integrates marketing with digital technology and analytics and prepares students for new and emerging jobs related to analytics, blogging, search engine optimization, e-detailing, site design, Internet research, digital demographics, personalization, customer relationship management, information architecture, social media, e-commerce, and media design.
  • Appropriate for all business students, but particularly relevant for students majoring in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Business Management, and MIS.
  • Quantitative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills required for success in this minor; a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
  • Completion of MIS 2101 or 2901 and Marketing 2101 with minimum grades of "C" and Marketing 3596 with a minimum grade of "C-" are prerequisites to this minor.
  • Five courses required (four must be taken at Temple University): MIS 2501, 2502, 3538, Marketing 3507 and 3508.
    • A supervised corporate internship is optional. Students approved for this option will register for MIS 3581 as a sixth course.
  • Courses taken for this minor cannot be double-counted toward the major or another minor.
    • MIS majors will complete MIS 3538, Marketing 3596, 3507, 3508 and one elective from: BTMM 1021, BTMM 1701, BTMM 1655, BTMM 2741, FMA 1171, FMA 1451, FMA 2452, JRN 1113, JRN 1114, JRN 3601, Graphic Arts & Design (GAD) 2071, GAD 2073, GAD 2075, MKTG 3502, MKTG 3504, MKTG 3505, MKTG 3511, MIS 3501, MIS 3504, MIS 3536, MIS 3581, or Strategic Management 3501.
    • Marketing majors will complete electives for the major other than Marketing 3507 and 3508 since these courses will not double-count for the major and minor.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • All interested students must meet with Dr. Michael Smith to declare or rescind this minor: msmith@temple.edu

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Economics Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand basic business foundations and learn how the impact of economics affects public and personal issues.
  • Twelve courses required (seven of these, including three departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation; course prerequisites must still be met.
    • Four departmental courses: Economics 3501 or 3502, plus three* additional courses in economics chosen from the following list: 3503, 3504, 3506 or 3596, 3507 or 3597, 3511, 3512, 3513, 3521, 3531, 3532, 3535, 3536, 3537, 3538, 3539, 3541, 3542, 3543, 3544, 3545, 3546, 3547, 3563, 3564, 3580, 3582, 3598, 3682, 3900
      • *If both Economics 3501 and 3502 are taken, one counts as one of these electives.
      • *Business students who complete a required 3000 level economics elective as part of their BBA requirements may count this as one of the 3 electives. (This applies to freshmen admitted prior to fall 2008 and transfer students admitted prior to spring 2010.)
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Entertainment Law and Business Minor

  • Open only to business students
  • Provide students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to progress into management careers within the entertainment sector.
  • All students in the Fox School are required to take a Legal Studies course as part of their lower division Fox School foundation. In addition to the required introductory law course: Legal Studies 1101 or 1901 or 0856 or 0956 (see DARS), four courses are required:
    • Legal Studies 1102, 3502, 3504, and 3509
  • Three of the four courses required for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Residency excludes the required Legal Studies course that fills the lower division foundation requirement.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Provides the basic business foundation to manage a successful entrepreneurial enterprise.
  • Eleven courses required (six of these, including two departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation.
    • Three departmental courses: Strategic Management 3501, 3685 or 3503, 4596.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 across courses in both the foundation and the department is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Finance Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Provides in-depth understanding of financial principles and their application to financial issues faced by decision-makers in corporate, financial, and government sectors of the global economy.
  • Students majoring in accounting, marketing, risk management, and real estate will enhance their marketable skills with this minor.
  • Prerequisite courses required for non-business students (minimum grades of C- required; these courses are not calculated in the minor GPA):
    • Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102 or 2521, Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Statistics 1001, Statistics 1102, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
  • Four departmental courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Finance 3502 and 3503 - both must be completed with minimum grades of C.
    • Two electives chosen from: Finance 3505, Finance 3506, Finance 3507, Finance 3508, Finance 3509, either Finance 3551 or 3552 (minimum grades of C- required).
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required and is calculated on the departmental courses only.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Healthcare Management Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop value-added skills for health-related professions through understanding the business principles underlying healthcare systems.
  • Three courses required (all three courses must be taken at Temple University):
    • Healthcare Management 3501 (fall only)
    • Healthcare Management 3502 (spring only; completion of HCM 3501 with a minimum grade of C is required)
    • Healthcare Management 4596 (fall only; completion of both HCM 3501 & 3502 with minimum grades of C are required)
      • Courses must be taken in sequence, not concurrently, so a minimum of three semesters is required to complete this minor.
  • Economics 3507 is recommended but not required as an additional course.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Human Resource Minor for Legal Studies

  • Open only to Legal Studies majors
  • Provide Legal Studies majors who understand the legal aspects of business decisions with the additional understanding of management and human relations elements.
  • Four courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Human Resource Management 2501, 3501, 3512, 3513
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

Information Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Open only to business students who have completed MIS 2101.
  • Integrate two of the most important elements of the Fox School: the enabling role of IT and the drive of entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Four courses required (all four must be taken at Temple University):
    • Strategic Management 3501
    • Management Information Systems 3536
    • Two electives from: MIS 3504, MIS 2502, 3581, SGM 3503, or Marketing 3505 (Entrepreneurial Marketing). BTMM 4614 (Creating a Media Business) can be substituted for Marketing 3505.
      • Fox school majors cannot double count courses they have already completed for their major or a different minor.
      • Entrepreneurship majors can take the ITIE minor but they cannot double count courses already taken for their major or a different minor. A different course will need to be substituted for the required SGM 3501 for the minor. Students are encouraged to find a relevant course appropriate to their interest. This substitution will need to be approved in advance by the department and Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
      • MIS majors can take the ITIE minor but they cannot double count courses already taken for their major. They are encouraged to take the non-MIS courses for the electives.
    • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course unless otherwise specified.
    • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
    • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
    • Visit the MIS departmental web site for more information and to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Legal Studies Minor

  • Open only to business students
  • Provides students considering Law School with the training to read case law and statutes, do legal research, and make legal arguments. Those not interested in a legal career become versed in the legal implications of business and personal decisions faced daily as a manager, entrepreneur or consumer.
  • All students in the Fox School are required to take a Legal Studies course as part of their lower division Fox School foundation (Legal Studies 1101 or 1901 or 0856 or 0956 – see DARS). Four additional courses are required:
    • Legal Studies 1102 and 3562
    • Two electives chosen from: Legal Studies 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3506, 3507, 3508, 3509, 3511, Real Estate 3502
  • Three of the four courses required for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Residency excludes the required Legal Studies course that fills the lower division foundation requirement.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Legal Studies Minor for Human Resource Managers

  • Open only to Human Resource Management majors
  • Prepare students for the legal issues that human resource professionals regularly address in the workplace.
  • All students in the Fox School are required to take a Legal Studies course as part of their lower division Fox School foundation (Legal Studies 1101 or 1901 or 0856 or 0956 – see DARS). Four additional courses are required:
    • Legal Studies 1102, 3503, 3505
    • One elective chosen from Legal Studies 3000 level or Legal Studies 0856.
      • Recommended electives include Legal Studies 0856, 3506, 3511, 3562
  • Three of the four courses required for the minor must be taken at Temple University. Residency excludes the required Legal Studies course that fills the lower division foundation requirement.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Learn to identify, select and evaluate technology solutions for business problems, become a knowledgeable user of IT and become the person in the organization who can successfully interact with technology professionals.
  • Eleven courses required (six of these, including two departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2101/2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201.
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation.
    • Three departmental courses: MIS 2502 and 3504; Select one from: 2501, 3533, 3534, 3536, 3537, 3580, 3581.
      • Note for all students admitted prior to fall 2008 and transfer students admitted prior to fall 2010, MIS 3504 is replaced by MIS 2101.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the MIS departmental web site for more information and to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Marketing Minor

  • Open only to business students.
  • Explore a firm's value creation, customer acquisition, and development and retention processes, expanding career options especially for students with majors in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Real Estate.
  • Four courses required beyond Marketing 2101 (all except 2101 must be taken at Temple University):
    • Marketing 3511 and 3596; Select two from: 3501, 3502*, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3506*, 3507*, 3508*, 3509*, 3553, 3580.
      • Courses marked with the * have a prerequisite of Marketing 3511 and are most appropriate for students who like to be challenged with quantitative methods and applications.
      • Marketing courses taken toward the major requirements (including majors in Entrepreneurship and International Business) cannot be applied to the minor.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course (including Marketing 2101).
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Marketing department web site for more information on this minor.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

The Statistics Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Become proficient in the ability to select, utilize, and apply quantitative and data analysis to your major field of study. Skilled users of data enhance their career opportunities.
  • Marketing, HR, Finance, MIS, and Actuarial Science majors will benefit as well as students in all undergraduate business majors.
  • Completion of Statistics 2103 is a prerequisite for the courses in the minor. One of the following courses can be substituted for Statistics 2103: Civil Engineering 3048, Psychology 1167 or 2168, Sociology 1167 or 3201. A minimum grade of C is required for this prerequisite.
  • Four courses required (three of these must be completed at Temple University.) Choose from:
      • Statistics 0827
      • Statistics 2512
      • Statistics 2521
      • Statistics 2522
      • Statistics 2523
      • Statistics 3503
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.

 

Certificates

 

Asian Business & Society Certificate

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop international business, area studies, cultural understanding, and language skills through interdisciplinary study.
  • Seven courses required.
    • Please visit Temple CIBER for complete program description.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the certificate early in their academic career.

 

Business Basics Certificate

  • Open only to non-matriculated students.
  • Explore foundation courses that will apply toward B.B.A. if matriculate into this degree program.
  • Five courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Legal Studies 1101, English 0802, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Statistics 1001.
    • Prior to enrolling in English and statistics, students must take a placement test and complete additional English or math review courses if need is indicated by placement test results.
  • A minimum grade of C in each course is required.
  • The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.

 

Business Plus Certificate

  • Open only to non-matriculated students.
  • Explore foundation courses that will apply toward B.B.A. if matriculate into this degree program.
  • Five courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Marketing 2101, Accounting 2102, Risk Management & Insurance 2101.
  • A minimum grade of C in each course is required.
  • The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.

 

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

  • Designed to provide coursework to support alternative, entrepreneurial career paths for students across the university; to promote the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to innovation and invention; and to increase awareness of, and participation in, entrepreneurial opportunities available to all Temple students. This certificate will be jointly issued by the Fox School of Business and Management and its partner schools, and will appear on the student's transcript.
  • Students must complete the following three-course sequence in the following order within five semesters of completing the first course:
    • The appropriate "Entrepreneurial Thinking" or "Entrepreneurship" course for their specific subject:
      • Media & Communication: Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media 4614: Creating a Media Business
      • Engineering: Engineering 3033: Entrepreneurial Engineering
      • Science & Technology: College of Science & Technology 4321: Entrepreneurial Thinking
    • Strategic Management 3001: Fundamentals of Managing a Small Business (offered fall semester only)
    • Strategic Management 3002: Business Plan Development (offered spring semester only)
  • Courses cannot be used to meet certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the certificate early in their academic career.

 

Certificate in Leadership

  • Open only to business students
  • Develop enhanced skills needed for effective leadership: organizational communication, conflict management, and team building. Expertise and perspective developed through these courses enable graduates to think and act in ways that reflect sophisticated competencies (from interpersonal to technical) that will benefit the interests of multiple organizational stakeholders.
  • Four courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University. Students majoring in Human Resource Management or Business Management may not double-count courses for both the major and certificate):
    • HRM 3501: Power, Influence & Negotiation
    • HRM 3502: Leading People at Work (Honors students, substitute HRM 3902)
    • HRM 3503: Communicating in Organizations
    • one elective from: HRM 3504: Leadership in the 21st Century OR HRM 3505: Sustainable Organizational Leadership*
      • *HRM 3505 can count either toward the Leadership Certificate OR Temple's Sustainability Minor, but not both.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the certificate is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the certificate must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the certificate will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this certificate.

The People First Certificate is no longer offered to new students. Previously enrolled students pursuing the People First Certificate must complete this certificate and graduate by May 2016, although this certificate does not appear on the final transcript. All students are strongly encouraged to complete the Leadership certificate instead.

Interested students should discuss with their advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the certificate early in their academic career.

 

Spanish & Latin American Studies for Business

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop international business, area studies, cultural understanding, and language skills through interdisciplinary study.
  • Six courses required (all must be taken at Temple University).
  • Please visit Temple CIBER for complete program description.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the certificate early in their academic career.

 

Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

  • Open to non-business students.
  • Learn to identify, select and evaluate technology solutions for business problems, become a knowledgeable user of IT and become the person in the organization who can successfully interact with technology professionals.
  • Three courses required (all must be taken at Temple University):
    • MIS 2101 and 2502; Select one from: 2501, 3504, 3533, 3534, 3536, 3537
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the certificaite is required, including a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet certificate requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the certificate early in their academic career.

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