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Graduate Bulletin

International Business Administration (IMBA) —

Tri-Country, M.B.A.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1

[March 15 for international applicants]

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

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should come from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence and/or immediate work supervisor.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

No specific courses are required for admission, but two years of work experience is highly recommended.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Bachelor degree required, but necessarily in business.

Statement of Goals:

Applicants for the IMBA program are expected to submit a statement of goals that describes future goals in specific terms. Applicants should avoid use of generalizations or blanket statements. The statement of goals should address how the IMBA will assist in achieving the applicant's goals.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GMAT is required. Applicants with scores of less than 570 on the GMAT are not considered for the M.B.A. program. Applicants who score lower than 570 are encouraged to re-take the exam to be considered for admission.

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.

Program Requirements

Campus Location:

Main Campus, Center City

All six required business foundation courses can be taken during the summer semester prior to beginning the IMBA in either Philadelphia, Mumbai, or the Paris.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Full-time only.  Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before 4:30 p.m.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 48

Required Courses:

Students are required to complete 18 credits in business foundation courses prior to the beginning of the program in Paris or Mumbai. These classes can be taken in either Philadelphia, Mumbai, or Paris the summer prior to beginning the program.

ACCT 5001: Financial and Managerial Accounting

ECON 5001: Managerial Economics

FIN 5001: Financial Analysis and Strategy

MSOM 5001: Operations Management

MKTG 5001: Marketing Management strategy

STAT 5001: Quantiatative Business Methods

Fall Semester offered in Paris or Mumbai: International Financial Institution and Corporate Finance; Law and Ethics; Multinational Strategic Management; Valuation of the Firm; IMBA Practicum: Corporate Visits and Mentoring.

Spring Semester in Philadelphia: Project in consulting; international marketing; Managing People and Organizations; Multinational Management & Policy.

Summer I Semester in Philadelphia: Globalization; Managing Risk; Entrepreneurial Thinking; information Technology Perspectives

Summer II Semester in Tokyo: Special Topics: Studies in Asian Commerce; Corporate visits.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Additional Requirements:

Students in the IMBA program are required to participate in a live consulting project that culminates in a Business Plan Competition and a Venture Capital Fair.

Culminating Events:

Live Consulting Project:

Students are required to successfully complete a live consulting project that culminates with a venture capital fair and a business plan competition. This project is one of the most important learning experiences in the program. Students join a three- or four-person team and complete a strategic-level consulting project in a multinational company. Each student team carries out its project and interacts with the client company as if the project were being conducted by a professional consulting firm. Student teams are responsible for all phases of their projects, from the initial design to the delivery of a final report and a formal presentation to the company's senior management. This project experience is supervised by a Temple senior faculty member.

Contacts

Program Contact Information:

http://sbm.temple.edu/imba

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management
1515 Market Street, Suite 614

Philadelphia, PA 19102
international.mba@temple.edu

215-204-0574

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Amanda Brennan
abrennan@sbm.temple.edu

215-204-0574

Program Coordinator:

William McDonald
Director, IMBA Program
mcdonald@mail.temple.edu

215-204-1184

Graduate Chairperson:

Arvind Phatak
Arvind@Phatak.com

215-204-8191

Chairperson:

Robert Bonner
Assistant Dean
bob.bonner@temple.edu

215-204-7678

About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.B.A. programs that help develop a solid understanding of business models created by the synergistic forces of globalization, entrepreneurship, and information technology. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analysis, 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 16 areas of concentration including international business. In addition to the M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business Administration, the Fox School offers an International M.B.A. program. The IMBA program requires students to take courses on three continents.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Main Campus, Center City

All six required business foundation courses can be taken during the summer semester prior to beginning the IMBA in either Philadelphia, Mumbai, or the Paris.

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

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 614

Philadelphia, PA 19102

international.mba@temple.edu

215-204-0574

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 of our M.B.A. programs are accredited by AACSB -- The International Association for Management Education.

Areas of Specialization:

The courses that make up the concentration requirement for the International M.B.A. are taken in the following areas: Fall Semester offered in Paris or Mumbai: international Financial Insitutition and Corporate Finance; Law and Ethics; Multinational Strategic Management; Valuation of the Firm; IMBA Practicum: Corporate Visits and Mentoring. Spring semester in Philadelphia: Project in consulting; international marketing; Managing People and Organizations; Multinational Management & Policy. Summer semester I in Philadelphia: Globalization; Managing Risk; Entrepreneurial Thinking; information Technology Perspectives Summer II Semester in Tokyo: Special Topics: Studies in Asian Commerce; Corporate visits.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management's IMBA program have obtained 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 eMarketing, 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.

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students seeking an International M.B.A. take courses in a number of academic areas. All of the courses are taught from an international business perspective.

Study Abroad:

The International M.B.A. program is taught on three continents. Students in this program take courses in Paris or Mumbai for the fall semester, Philadelphia for the spring semester, and Tokyo during the summer.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

The International M.B.A. is a cohort program with students taking all of the classes together. Temple University only accepts students to this program in the Fall of each year.

Financing Opportunities

There is no doubt that attending graduate school can be costly. But a graduate education is an investment in your future. Studies have shown that individuals with graduate degrees have greater access to the job market and consistently earn more than their counterparts with only a baccalaureate degree. Graduate education at Temple University is the key to your personal and professional success and can make a major contribution to your economic prosperity and quality of life. The investment you make today in your graduate studies will return to you in many ways.

Updated 5.01.07