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Graduate Bulletin

Executive (EMBA) Program – Philadelphia, M.B.A.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: April 15

Completed applications are processed throughout the year as they are received.

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:

Although no specific course are required applicants to the Executive M.B.A. program are expected to have 7-10 years of experience with 5-7 years of managerial experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:


Statement of Goals:

Applicants for the M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. will assist in achieving the applicant's goals.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GMAT is required. Applications with scores under 550 are not considered for the Executive M.B.A. program. Applicants scoring less than 550 are encouraged to re-take the GMAT to be considered for admission.

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



Applicants will be offered a pre-screening interview. This interview is designed to determine if a candidate meets the minimal requirements for admission. Since the Executive M.B.A. program requires an applicant to submit a corporate sponsorship agreement, our intention is to prevent candidates not eligible for admission from seeking corporate approval and then being rejected for admission.


A resume is required.

Test Waivers:

There is a GMAT waiver for applicants with a J.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree.


Students must submit a corporate sponsorship agreement.


Program Requirements

Campus Location:

Desmond Conference Center

The entire program is provided at the Desmond Conference Center in Malvern, PA one Friday  and two Saturdays a month.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

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:

ACCT 5801: Financial Information Reporting and Analysis (3 s.h.)

ACCT 5802: Strategic Cost Analysis for Enterprise Management (2 s.h.)

BA 5802: Managing Information in the Enterprise (2 s.h.)

BA 5804: Managing the Enterprise from a Global Perspective (3 s.h.)

BA 5851: Capstone - Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Implementation (4 s.h.)

Business Law 5801: Law and Ethics in the Enterprise (2 s.h.)

ECON 5801: Economic Environment of the Enterprise (3 s.h.)

FIN 5801: Financing the Enterprise (2 s.h.)

FIN 5802: Enterprise Financial Management (3 s.h.)

GSM 5801: Contemporary Corporate Strategy (3 s.h.)

HRA 5802: Leading and Managing Teams and Individuals (2 s.h.)

HRA 5804: Managing and Developing Human Capital in the Enterprise (2 s.h.)

MKTG 5801: Managing Marketing in the Enterprise (3 s.h.)

MSOM 5806: Managing Operation in the Enterprise (2 s.h.)

STAT 5801: Statistical Analysis for Management (3 s.h.)

STAT 5802: Quantitative Techniques for Management (3 s.h.)

Two electives

All courses are required to be taken at Temple University.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Capstone Course Sequence:

Students are required to successfully complete the capstone course sequence. The purpose of the capstone sequence is to ensure that MBA candidates have mastered the skills necessary to conduct business analysis. The capstone sequence is graded in the normal manner by the instructor.


Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management
1515 Market Street, Suite 614
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Department Contacts:


Valerie Liepis

Associate Director


Program Coordinator:

Sandra Sokol



Graduate Chairperson:

Robert Bonner

Assistant Dean



Robert Bonner

Assistant Dean


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 1300 students studying in 16 areas of concentration, including the region's second oldest Executive M.B.A. program.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Desmond Conference Center

The entire program is provided at theDesmond Conference Center in Malvern, PA one Friday and 2 Saturdays a month.

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





All of our graduate programs are accredited by AACSB -- The International Association for Management Education.

Areas of Specialization:

The Executive M.B.A. program is designed to mirror a real work environment with students assigned to teams. EMBA students work extensively in these teams to prepare assignments and presentations. Support is given by the faculty on how to manage a successful team environment.

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


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.

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students in the Executive M.B.A. program do not have an area of concentration. Instead, they receive the breadth and depth required to succeed as an executive.

Study Abroad:

A required international trip is arranged for the students of the EMBA program.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

The Executive M.B.A. program is a cohort program and courses may not be taken on a non-matriculated basis.

Financing Opportunities

Updated 5.18.07