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Graduate Bulletin

Human Resource Management, M.S.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall:June 1

[March 15 for international applicants]

Spring: September 30

[august 1 for interntional 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 transcript 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:

Students should have an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not meet these qualifications may be advised to take general business courses as part of their elective sequence.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Bachelor degree required, but necesarily in business discipline .

Statement of Goals:

The statement of goals in the application should include a description of the applicant's career accomplishments and the career path chosen and how 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. There is no minimum score. However, stronger scores weigh more favorably in the application process.

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

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program 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 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 online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Program is designed as a part-time program.  Students wishing to study full-time should seek advise before enrollment.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Prerequisite for Program: STAT 5001 HRA Courses Required:HRM 5051: ,5052,5053 and 5054. Choose five of the following HRA courses: HRA 5111 Organizational Communication and Information Management; HRA 5112 Managing Productive Work Teams; HRA 5113 Power, Influence, Negotiation; HRA 5114 Building High Performance Organizations; HRA 5115 Best Practices in HR; HRA 5116 Strategic Reward Systems; HRA 5117 HR in a Dynamic Environment; HRA 5182 Independent Study. HRA 5155: Electronic Relationships at Work. Business Electives: Choose three 5100-level Business Electives, not HRA, or you may complete other graduate courses with the approval of your advisor. Capstone: HRA 5125 Strategic Challenges in Human Resources

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Contacts

Program Contact Information:

www.sbm.temple.edu/dept/hrm/

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

384 Speakman Hall
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
johnmac@temple.edu

215-204-8099

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Natale Butto
Director of Graduate Admissions
masters@sbm.temple.edu

215-204-8732

Program Coordinator:

John McClendon
johnmac@temple.edu

215-204-1910

Graduate Chairperson:

John McClendon
johnmac@temple.edu

215.204.1910

Chairperson:

Robert Bonner
Assistant Dean
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 helps 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 able 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

384 Speakman Hall

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

johnmac@temple.edu

215-204-8099

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 Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (500 level or above) beyond either the prerequisites 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 HRA faculty conduct research in: · Employee Work Attitudes and Behavior · Human Resource Management- eg. outsourcing, discipline, compensation, labor relations · Organizational Structure and Design * Organizational Communications

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

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

Licensure:

Not applicable.

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 9 credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

The Fox School has a limited number of scholarships for students with high academic and test scores. Scholarships are offered at the time of acceptance into the Fox School. 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.

 

Updated 5.18.07