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    NOVEMBER 4, 2004
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Fox EMBA program ranked in U.S. top 20

The Fox School of Business and Management has been ranked as one of the top 20 executive MBA programs in the nation by Financial Times in the 2005 rankings released Nov. 1. The Fox School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania were the only Philadelphia-area full-time M.B.A. programs in the top 20.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Fox’s EMBA program has been ranked by Financial Times, a London-based publication.

Said M. Moshe Porat, dean of The Fox School, “We are pleased that Financial Times has again recognized the excellence of our EMBA program. Being ranked once again by this prestigious publication is a testament to the exceptional quality of our students, faculty and staff.”

Financial Times also recognized The Fox School and The Wharton School as being among the top 10 in the world for “Top Salaries in Finance.” Fox was also ranked as top 10 in the world for diversity of “International Students” and for the “International Course Experience.”

“These rankings are excellent news for our stakeholders, particularly our alumni, students and sponsors, as the value of their educational investment continues to increase,” said Melissa Wieczorek, director of The Fox School’s executive M.B.A. program.

The overall Financial Times EMBA ranking rated how Class of 2001 alumni fared in terms of career progression and post-EMBA salaries, student satisfaction and the overall strength of the program as measured by faculty research and the global perspective of the school and its students.

“An EMBA program is a significant investment, especially in today’s economy,” said Robert F. Bonner, executive director of the M.B.A. and M.S. programs at Fox. “We are pleased that the Financial Times has concluded what our current students and alumni already know — a Fox EMBA is an excellent investment.”

Students also appreciate the flexibility of the Fox EMBA. Classes are held on alternating weekends and one weekday a month at the Desmond Conference Center in Great Valley, Pa.

The Fox School of Business and Management is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the Greater Philadelphia region and among the largest in the world, with more than 5,500 students, 150 full-time faculty and 45,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), The Fox School’s programs are ranked internationally and nationally by leading business publications, including Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Entrepreneur magazine.

- By Lisa Z. Meritz