Graduate Bulletin

Healthcare Financial Management, M.S.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1; March 15 international

Spring: September 30; August 1 international

 

* * NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS * *

Degree Program Presently Inactive

 

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(s) by an approved educational evaluation firm.

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:

This program provides in-depth knowledge of one business discipline and is ideally suited for students with an undergraduate business degree. Students not adequately prepared for the advanced level may be required to take a number of M.B.A. core courses. The department offering the courses in an area of specialization identify the core requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree is required, although it need not be in a business discipline.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. Quantitative and verbal scores on the GRE should be in the 50th percentile or above. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered for the M.S. program.

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

Resume:

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: 39

Business Core Courses

ACCT 5001:  Financial and Managerial Accounting

FIN 5001:  Financial Analysis and Strategy

STAT 5001:  Quantitative Methods for Business

These courses may be waived by the program advisor based on appropriate past coursework.

Required Courses:

Choose 5 courses from a pre-approved list of courses in Accounting; Finance; and Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management.

With the approval of the M.S. Healthcare Finance Program Director, choose 5 electives from Accounting; Economics; Finance; and Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

http://www.fox.temple.edu/

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:

Program Coordinator:

Barbara Manaka

barbara.manaka@temple.edu
215-204-4963

Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. William Aaronson

william.aaronson@temple.edu

215-204-5698

Chairperson:

Assistant Dean, MBA & MS Programs
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

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are also 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

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Courses are available across the broad range of disciplines offered at Fox School of Business and Management.

Affiliation(s):

Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's Center for e-Marketing, Ethics Resource Center, eBusiness Institute, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institute for Financial Services, Institute of Global Management Studies, Institute for Healthcare Management, Safeguard Scientifics Center for Economic Education, and 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 provides graduate-level courses during the summer at its Rome, Italy campus.

Ranking:

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

http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_about-fox/rankings/.

Accreditation:

All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by AACSB -- The International Association for Management Education.

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students must complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (5000 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, consumer products and services, energy/utilities, financial services/banking, government, healthcare, industrial products and services, manufacturing, the pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications, and tourism/transportation.

Licensure:

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

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 6.12.12