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Graduate Bulletin

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




Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:


  • December 10 – First Round Scholarship Consideration
  • March 1 – International Application Deadline/Second Round Scholarship Consideration
  • May 31 – Domestic Application Deadline
  • June 30 – Late Deadline

Spring: October 30 (Part-Time M.B.A. only)

Full-time applicants admitted Fall semester only. Part-time applicants admitted 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.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required:

From Whom:

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 www.fox.temple.edu/mbams/faq.html.

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: 79 iBT or 550 PBT.


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:


Required Courses:



Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:


Additional Requirements:


Program Contact Information:

Fox School of Business and Management



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management



215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:



Program Coordinators:


Graduate Chairperson:



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:

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Required business core and advanced managerial perspectives courses are offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses through a rotation cycle.  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



215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

MBA students following a specific concentration may complete upper level courses from another business academic department 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:


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-Matriculated 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 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.

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