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Graduate Bulletin

Executive Program – Philadelphia, M.B.A.



Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:


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

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:

Although no specific courses are required for admission consideration, applicants to the Executive M.B.A. program are expected to have approximately 10 years of experience, with 5-7 years of managerial experience.

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, 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?

An optional statement can also be submitted.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GMAT is required. Official scores must be reported from a GMAT test taken within the last five years.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 79 iBT or 550 PBT.

Test Waivers:

The GMAT may be waived for applicants who hold a J.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree. For the Executive M.B.A. program, GMAT scores may also be waived based on prior academics and/or technical and professional experience.


Admissions interviews are conducted by invitation only, after submission and initial review of applications.


A resume is required.


Students must submit a corporate sponsorship agreement.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 48

Required Courses:

All of the following courses must be completed at Temple University:

ACCT 5801:  Financial Information Reporting and Analysis

ACCT 5802:  Strategic Cost Analysis for Enterprise Management

BA 5801:  Economic Environment of the Enterprise

BA 5804:  Global Enterprise Management

BA 5851:  Strategy Formulation and Administration

FIN 5801:  Financing the Enterprise

HRM 5802:  Leading and Managing Teams and Individuals

HRM 5804:  Managing and Developing Human Capital in the Enterprise

LGLS 5801:  Law and Ethics in the Enterprise

MIS 5801:  Managing Information

MKTG 5801:  Marketing Management in the Enterprise

MSOM 5806:  Managing Operations in the Enterprise

RMI 5801:  Risk Management

SGM 5801:  Contemporary Corporate Strategy

STAT 5801:  Statistical Analysis for Management

STAT 5802:  Quantitative Techniques for Management

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 M.B.A. candidates have mastered the skills necessary to conduct business analyses. The capstone sequence is graded in the normal manner by the instructor.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Department Contacts:

Program Coordinator:

Valerie Henry

Director, M.B.A. Programs




Christine Kiely

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



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 analyses, 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 of Business and Management is the region's second largest business graduate school with more than 1,300 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 16-month program is delivered at the Desmond Conference Center in Malvern, PA.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Executive M.B.A. students are considered full-time students.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


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 Scientifics Center for Economic 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:

A required international trip is arranged for the students of the E.M.B.A. program.


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



All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International), the 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. E.M.B.A. 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; 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:

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

Financing Opportunities

Executive M.B.A. students at the Fox School of Business and Management may be considered for merit-based scholarships. No additional forms, application essays, or recommendations are required.

The Fox School’s Executive M.B.A. Corporate Partner Scholarship Program enables its corporate partners to continue offering educational opportunities to employees amid budgetary constraints. The program provides scholarship opportunities for students when more than one employee from the same company attends the Fox E.M.B.A. program in a given year.

Updated 11.1.12