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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: 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 baccalaureate degree, not necessarily in a business discipline, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required, one each on:

  • Leadership: Please describe an incident from your personal experiences that typifies your definition of leadership. Specifically address ethics, diversity, collaboration, and motivation.
  • Goals: Describe how you would expect to change over the course of the program. What personal and professional values and skills do you hope to acquire beyond academic content? How will obtaining the degree help you achieve your career goals?
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: 100 iBT, with a minimum score of 25 in the Speak section, or 600 PBT.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-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:

Business Core Courses (24 credits):

ACCT 5003:  Financial Accounting

ACCT 5004:  Managerial Decision Making Using Accounting Information

BA 5001:  Industrial Organization for Business Strategy

FIN 5001:  Financial Analysis and Strategy

LGLS 5051:  Business Law

MIS 5001:  Information Technology Management

MKTG 5001:  Marketing Management/Strategy

MSOM 5001:  Operations Management

STAT 5001:  Quantitative Methods for Business

Courses in Advanced Managerial Perspectives (12 credits):

BA 5087:  Leadership and Professional Development Practicum

BA 5088:  Ethical Decision Making in Business and Professional Development Practicum

HRM 5051:  Human Resource Management Strategies

HRM 5053:  Effective Organizational Communication

RMI 5051:  Managing Risk

SGM 5051:  Business Strategy in a Global Environment

SGM 5052:  Analytical Foundations of Strategy

Four upper-level business courses in concentration (12 credits)

BA 5287:  Enterprise Management Consulting Practicum (6 credits)

Culminating Events:

Enterprise Management Consulting Practicum:

BA 5287 is a 6-credit live enterprise management consulting practicum course that offers students greater real-world experience.

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 month-long program for all full-time students and is completed 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 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:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:

Program Coordinator:

Valerie Henry

Director, M.B.A. Programs



215-204-1632 (fax)


Christine Kiely

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



About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University 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, Main

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 Main 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 weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and/or through weekend and online courses.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students seeking an M.B.A. in a particular discipline may choose to complete electives from another business academic area.


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.


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 12 credit hours of upper-level courses within their concentration and 0 to 3 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.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be allowed to take classes under 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.

Updated 11.1.12