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Graduate Bulletin

Accounting and Financial Management, M.S.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: March 15

Spring: September 30

Completed applications are processed throughout the year as they are received. International students who miss the December 15 deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript by an approved educational evaluation firm.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: College/university faculty members familiar with academic competence and/or immediate work supervisor.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students should have an undergraduate business degree. Students not adequately prepared for the advanced level may be required to take a number of MBA core courses. The department offering the courses in the area of specialization will identify the core requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

No.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should include a description of the applicant's career accomplishments, the career path chosen, and the way an M.S. degree will further the applicant's goals. The Statement of Goals should be limited to 2 pages and should avoid generalizations.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. Quantitative and verbal scores on the GRE should be in the 50th percentile or above. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered for the MS program.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted:
230 on the computerized exam or 575 on the paper exam. Students scoring less than 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL are required to take the SPEAK test and may be required to take an English course to improve communication skills

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program may be transferred into the MBA program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the Chair of the Department. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

The business foundation classes are offered at both campuses throughout the year. Upper-level courses are not offered at all campuses. Courses are also offered on-line.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 48

Required Courses:

Foundation Courses: ACCT 401 - Fundamentals of Accounting; ECON 403 - Economic Analysis; FIN 401 - Financial Management of Business; MSOM 405 - Operations Management; MKTG 401 - Marketing Management: Creating Value; STAT 402 - Statistical Analysis. These courses may be waived by the Program advisor based on appropriate past coursework. Required Courses: Choose four from the following accounting courses: ACCT 511, Concepts and Analysis of Financial Statements Analysis ACCT 521, Managerial Cost Accounting ACCT 550 International Accounting ACCT 570 Taxation and Managerial Decision-Making EBZ 506 Accounting Information and Payment Systems in Electronic Commerce. Choose four from the following finance courses: Fin 506 - Mgmt of Financial Institutions FIN 510 Financial Analysis and Planning FIN 511 Asset Management for Business FIN 521 Investment Management FIN 536 International Corporate Finance

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

 

Contacts

Program Contact Information:

http://sbm.temple.edu

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management
Speakman Hall LL5
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
ssokol@sbm.temple.edu
215-204-7678

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Natale Butto

Director of Graduate Admissions
masters@sbm.temple.edu
215-204-8732

Program Coordinator:

Mary Anne Gaffney
gaffney@temple.edu
215-204-8129

Graduate Chairperson:

Sandra Sokol
ssokol@sbm.temple.edu
215-204-3912

Chairperson:

Robert Bonner

Executive Director
bob.bonner@temple.edu
215-204-7678

About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.S. programs through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of one business discipline. These programs are ideally suited for the business professional who wishes to develop advanced mastery of one business specialization. Our approach to graduate education is to develop practical expertise through case analyses and presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. The Fox School is the region's second largest business graduate school with over 1,300 students studying in 35 graduate business areas of concentration.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

The business foundation classes are offered at both campuses throughout the year. Upper-level courses are not offered at all campuses. Courses are also offered online.

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management
Speakman Hall LL5
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
ssokol@sbm.temple.edu
215-204-7678

Ranking:

The Fox School of Business and Management is currently ranked in the top 75 business schools by Forbes and in the top 50 programs for our Executive M.B.A. The Fox School has also been ranked 14th for technology M.B.A. programs by Computerworld, and holds a specialty ranking of 26th in the nation for healthcare management programs. The Fox School has been recognized for research in numerous departments and is in the top 1% of citings of university research.

Accreditation:

All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by AACSB -- The International Association for Management Education.

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (500 level or above) beyond either the pre-requisites or foundation curricula.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in: Computer / Information Technology; Consulting; Pharmaceutical Industry; Consumer Products / Services; Energy / Utilities; Financial Services / Banking; Government; Healthcare; Industrial Products / Services; Manufacturing; Telecommunications; and Tourism / Transportation

Affiliation(s):

Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's eBusiness Institute, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Institute for Healthcare Management, the Center for e-Marketing, the Ethics Resource Center, the Safeguard Scientifics Center for Economic Education, the Institute for Financial Services, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University. The Accounting Department faculty conduct research in: · Pension Accounting · Executive Compensation · Earnings Manipulation · SEC Regulation of Accounting · Financial Statement Disorders

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students seeking an M.S. in Accounting may take one of five tracks. In addition to accounting courses M.S. in Accounting students may take courses in finance, management information systems, and e-business as part of their program. The course requirements are described within the tracks.

Study Abroad:

The Fox School of Business provides graduate level courses during the summer at its Rome, Italy campus.

Licensure:

Graduating students may prepare to become a Certified Management Accountant or a Certified Public Accountant. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy maintans the CPA licensing requirements for all states. To qualify to take the CPA exam in Pennsylvania, it is necessary to take 24 semester hours in accounting and auditing, business law, finance, or tax subjects to be able. The 24 semester hours must include a minimum of 3 semester hours in accounting and 3 semester hours in auditing, business law, finance, or tax.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may take classes on a non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of nine credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

The Fox School of Business and Management has a limited number of graduate externships for assignments in academic and administrative departments. Work assignments are generally administrative in nature and may include word and data processing. An externship provides up to 20 hours of service per week. Students are required to submit applications directly to the department in which they wish to be appointed.

Other Financial Opportunities