Graduate Bulletin

Business Administration/Risk Management, M.B.A.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1

Spring: September 30

Full-time applicants are admitted Fall semester only.

Part-time applicants are adnmitted Fall and Spring semesters.

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. International students who miss the deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript(s) by an approved educational evaluation firm.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor current or past are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

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

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A bachelor's degree, not necessarily in a business discipline, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required. See the Fox School of Business and Management website at

Standardized Test Scores:

The GMAT is required. Applicants to the M.B.A. program should ideally have attained a total GMAT score of 600 or higher. Applicants with GMAT scores below 550 are encouraged to retake the examination.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the M.B.A. 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 department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 54

Required Courses:

21 credits in business core courses

12 credits in advanced managerial perspectives

15 credits in concentration courses

6 credits in the consulting practicum BA 5051/5052

Business Core Courses (21 credits):

ACCT 5001: Financial and Managerial Accounting

ECON 5001: Managerial Economics

FIN 5001: Financial Analysis and Strategy

MIS 5001: Management Information Systems

MKTG 5001: Marketing Management Strategy

MSOM 5001: Operations Management

STAT 5001: Quantitative Business Methods

Courses in Advanced Managerial Perspectives (12 credits):

GSM 5051: Global Business Strategy

HRM 5051: Human Resource Management Strategies

HRM 5052: Ethical Decisions in Business

HRM 5053: Organizational Communication

HRM 5054: Leadership Development

RMI 5051: Managing Risk

Five upper-level business courses (15 credits)

Culminating Events:

Enterprise Management Consulting Practicum:

Bus Adm 55051/5052 is a 6-credit live enterprise management consulting practicum course that offers students greater real-world experience. It is taught in one semester for part-time students and in two semesters for full-time students.

Internship: A summer internship or equivalent summer experience is required for full-time students. No internship is required for part-time students.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Additional Requirements:

MBA Essentials is a required three-week program for all full-time students before their first Fall semester. Beginning in early August, the program includes the Statistics course, leadership and team-building activities, fundamental business-topic refresher workshops, and a case competition. Participation is mandatory for all matriculating full-time students.

Full-time M.B.A. candidates are required to fully participate in all Career Management Programs, including a weekly Executive Speaker Series and workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, cross-cultural competencies and the workplace, and networking skills. In addition, all full-time students are required to complete a Career Management Action Plan for seeking employment upon graduation. 

Professional M.B.A. candidates (part-time evening study) are expected to take advantage of orientation, career services, including workshops and seminars on resume writing, interview techniques, cross-cultural competencies and the workplace, and networking skills needed for seeking employment upon degree completion.

Program Contact Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:


Natale Butto

Director of Graduate Admissions

Philadelphia, PA 19122



215-204-1632 (fax)

Program Coordinators:

Jason Bozzone

Director, Full-Time M.B.A. and M.S. Programs


215-204-8300 (fax)

Sandra Sokol

Director, Professional M.B.A. and M.S. Programs

(Part-time evening students)


215-204-8300 (fax)

Graduate Chairperson:

R. B. Drennan Jr.



Robert Bonner

Assistant Dean, M.B.A. and M.S. Programs


About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management at Temple Univesity has redefined graduate business education through the development of the Fox M.B.A. and the Fox Professional M.B.A. The Fox M.B.A. is a full-time, two-year cohort program. The Fox Professional M.B.A. provides management education to working professionals on a part-time basis. 

Both programs prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in corporations, government, and non-governmental organizations, which also require business management skills. The hallmarks of the Fox School's commitment to graduating dynamic qualified and skilled students are its focus on four fundamental principles: integrated curriculum, real-world learning, personalized service, and value.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Required business core and advanced managerial perspectives courses are offered in a rotation cycle at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses. A selection of upper-level courses is offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses each semester. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students in the Fox M.B.A. full-time cohort program are required to complete the degree program through core courses in the daytime and concentration classes offered after 4:30 p.m. 

Part-time students (8 credit hours or less per semester) are required to complete all coursework in classes that meet after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students seeking an  aparticular concentration may choose to complete courses from anothe rbusiness academic area as their electives.


Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's Advanta Center for Financial Services Studies, the Center for e-Marketing, the Center for Healthcare Research and Management, the Ethics Resource Center, the Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Safeguard Scientific Center for Economics Education, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University.

Study Abroad:

The Fox School offers graduate-level courses during the summer at its Rome, Italy campus.


The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:


All M.B.A. programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International), the association for management education.

Areas of Specialization:

The M.B.A. requires students to complete 9 to 15 credit hours of upper-level courses within their concentration and 0-6 credit hours of upper level business electives.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in computer/information technology; consulting; consumer products and services; energy/utilities; financial services/banking; government; healthcare; industrial products and services; manufacturing; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications; and tourism/transportation.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may be allowed to take classes with non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 9 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 scholarships for students with high academic grades and test scores. Scholarships are offered at the time of acceptance into the Fox School. The Fox School 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 extern 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.

April 2008