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Fox School of Business & Management

Founded 1918

M. Moshe Porat, Dean
362 Alter Hall
1801 Liacouras Walk

Mission Statement
Special Facilities and Programs
Honorary Societies, Awards, and Student Associations




Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs for successful careers. Today, it is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world with nearly 6,500 students, 170 full-time faculty and more than 52,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International — Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — the Fox School offers BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, International MBA, MBA/MS, MS and PhD programs on campuses throughout the region and around the world.


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With nearly a hundred years of history behind us, our vision is to be a top public urban business school in the country, and among the leading business schools in the world.



We transform lives by creating and sharing knowledge, while instilling values that prepare leaders for tomorrow’s world. Our vision and values guide our teaching, research and school management.

  • Excellence: We value excellence in teaching, research, and school management.
  • Creativity: We value innovation and creative thinking.
  • An entrepreneurial culture: We value effective decision-making and entrepreneurial implementation of ideas.
  • Ethical behavior and respect for others: We value ethical practice and respect for diverse perspectives.
  • Community Engagement: We value building partnerships with all stakeholders and the community we serve.


Mission Statement

Transform lives through education. Russell Conwell’s mission was to provide a gateway to opportunity for talented and determined students, including those with lesser financial means. We build on this mission, making sure our students acquire the skills they will need in the global marketplace.

We are committed to the following:

  • Providing quality, student-centered business education.
  • Engaging in relevant research and advanced doctoral training and expanding the frontiers of knowledge and business education.
  • Extending our education, research and outreach efforts to be responsive to the driving forces of our economy including globalization, sustainability, ethics, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.
  • Integrating leading-edge information technology into teaching, learning, research, and school management necessary for managing in an increasingly competitive, dynamic, global economy.
  • Providing the best professional development and career management opportunities for our students, faculty and staff with special efforts to facilitate development of ethical values, social networking skills and leadership.
  • Linking, through our curriculum, research and outreach to the dominant and growth industries in our region: financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, information technology, and tourism.
  • Engaging our diverse stakeholders to improve our school and serve our community.


Learning Outcomes for the B.B.A. Program

The four main learning goals for the B.B.A. program will be a demonstration that all students are competent in the following:

  • Understand critical business concepts 
    • Apply a core body of discipline-specific knowledge to business situations.
    • Recognize the competitive and operational role of organizational information systems.
    • Apply quantitative analysis and interpretation to business problems.
  • Apply critical thinking to business problems
    • Interpret an enterprise-wide case study and recommend solutions.
    • Use cross-disciplinary knowledge to identify problems and their causes, generate alternative solutions, and arrive at reasoned conclusions.
    • Assess the objectivity, currency, and reliability of information and use information technology to locate relevant business information.
    • Use information technology to analyze and implement business decisions.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication
    • Formulate reasoned arguments orally and in writing.
    • Apply team-work and communication skills to present and support conclusions.
    • Use information technology to communicate, collaborate, persuade, and present in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Understand the ethical, legal, and social responsibilities of individuals and organizations.
    • Understand ethical issues.
    • Assess the impact of managers and employees as agents, including the impact of their decisions on the organization, its stockholders, its employees, its customers and the community-at-large.
    • Apply stakeholder analysis to social and business issues and consider and evaluate possible conflicts of interests

For more information, please visit: http://sbm.temple.edu/ugrad/learning_goals.html


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Special Facilities & Programs

Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)


The Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) is a vital link between the Fox School and the business community.  Utilizing a unique "professional development model," CSPD ensures all undergraduates develop the requisite professional skills that will help them locate meaningful internship and permanent jobs with regional and national companies.  The center provides:

  • one-on-one coaching sessions
  • group workshops
  • on-campus recruiting
  • leadership training
  • numerous networking events with employers.

Being successful requires a balance of good academic performance, an understanding of the markets, and industry expectations and experience gained through active involvement in Student Professional Organizations. In addition, the CSPD staff teaches Business Administration 2101, a course designed to help students develop the basic professional tools that they will need to find internships and permanent jobs.

Internship Programs 

The Center for Student Professional Development and Student Professional Organizations work in partnership with employers to connect students with a wide variety of internship positions, both full and part-time. For more information on internship opportunities, please contact the student professional organization for your major or the Center for Student Professional Development at 215-204-2371.

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Honors Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers a stimulating Honors Program for students who demonstrate exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. High school students with SAT scores of at least 1350 (Math and Critical Reading/Writing average) and rank in the top 10% of their class are automatically reviewed for admission at the time of application to the University. College students with at least a 3.70 grade point average are encouraged to apply. The program consists of a nine-course academic component and completion of a yearly leadership component and students earn an Honors Certificate upon completion of the program. All students must first be accepted to the University Honors Program. For more information on this program, please visit the web site at www.fox.temple.edu/honors.

Students admitted to the Honors Program may apply to join the Research Scholars program prior to the start of their junior year. Research Scholars work with faculty mentors on research projects in their chosen field. The research culminates in a senior thesis that students present during the spring of their senior year. Special scholarships are available for the two-year Research Scholars program.

Students who enter the Fox Honors Program are expected to join the Business Honors Student Association as well as the student organization in their major. For more information about the Fox Honors Program and the Research Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Jonathan Scott, Academic Director, Fox Honors Program, Alter Hall LL30, or Charles Allen, Administrative Director, at 215-204-4101 or visit the web site at www.fox.temple.edu/honors.

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Honorary Societies, Awards, & Student Associations 


Beta Gamma Sigma 

The Gamma Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honorary business society, was installed in the Fox School of Business and Management in March 1935. Membership is limited to seniors and juniors who are in the upper 10 percent of their class. The members of Beta Gamma Sigma are elected on the basis of high scholarship. Eligible students will be notified by mail in March and invited to attend a special induction ceremony in April. Please contact Charles Allen at 215-204-8122 for more information.


Alpha Mu Alpha

A national marketing honorary society, established by the American Marketing Association in 1981, to recognize and reward the scholastic achievement of marketing students as well as academic excellence in the discipline and science of marketing.  To be invited to join Alpha Mu Alpha, marketing majors are required to have 90+ credit hours and be in the top 15% of their class based on GPA.  Inductions are made for graduating students in Spring and Fall.  For more information, please contact the AMA Faculty Advisor, Mary Conran at mary.conran@temple.edu.


Beta Alpha Psi 

This national honorary fraternity was established for students of accountancy, finance, and information systems. For more information, please contact the officers of Beta Alpha Psi at 215-204-8889, http://sbm.temple.edu/org/bap.htm.


Financial Management Association/National Honor Society 

This national honorary society strives to provide opportunities to enhance the professional development of its members. For more information, contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-6673, or go to The Fox School | Financial Management Association web site.


Gamma Iota Sigma

This is an international Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science fraternity. The purpose of the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is to encourage, establish, and enhance the professionalism of students in the Risk Management, Healthcare Risk Management, and Actuarial Science programs. Contact Dr. R.B. Drennan in the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department at 215-204-8894 or contact the GIS Officers at 215-204-9368. 


Student Organizations


As part of the student's overall professional development, all Fox students are strongly encouraged to participate in student organizations, professional associations, and academic fraternities. All major areas of concentration in the undergraduate curriculum have an associated organization. Freshmen and sophomores can utilize the organizations to find out more about the major fields of studies available to them. The student organizations provide an opportunity for students to meet one another outside the classroom as well as to meet practicing professionals from industry and government. Many organizations have an array of social activities that range from fund raising and community service projects to evening gatherings.

The Fox School of Business and Management has the following student professional organizations: Accounting Professional Society, Ascend, Association of Computing Machinery, American Marketing Association, Association of Management Information Systems, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Honors Student Association, Entrepreneurial Student Association/SIFE, Financial Management Association/National Honor Society, Gamma Iota Sigma, International Business Association, National Association for Black Accountants, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Rho Epsilon, the Society for Human Resource Management, Students for Responsible Business, Temple Economics Society, Toastmasters, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

Please contact the College Council Officers at 215-204-6660 for more information about student organizations on the Main Campus. At the Ambler Campus, please call Kate Rickards at 267-468-8366.


Fox School of Business & Management College Council (FSBMCC)

The college council is comprised of the presidents from each of the recognized Fox student organizations, associations, and fraternities. The council's role is to assist the individual student organizations in recruiting members, obtaining funding, sponsoring activities, identifying outside speakers, and communicating with students. The college council sponsors volunteer opportunities, student organization fairs, Spring Fling activities, and social events for all Fox students. The council also works closely with the dean's office and the Center for Student Professional Development to identify issues that are of concern to students and the student organizations. To contact the Main Campus college council, please call 215-204-6660. At the Ambler Campus, please call 267-468-8366.


Center for Undergraduate Advising

The Center for Undergraduate Advising provides advising at three campuses: Main, Ambler, and TUCC. The Main Campus and Ambler offices are open every weekday. The Center City office is open on selected days and evenings. Please see our web site for current office hours and staff: www.fox.temple.edu/advising. Students are expected to know University Policies and their program requirements as defined in their Bulletin and on their DARS report available in the Student Tools section of the TUportal. Advisors will help students with program questions and will provide information to help students define their academic goals and plan the academic course sequence to meet these goals. They may also refer students to additional academic resources and university support services as needed. Students will find additional resources for planning their program in the Fox Undergraduate Advising website: www.fox.temple.edu/advising


Peer Advising

The Center for Undergraduate Advising at the Fox School of Business provides peer advising on main campus to Fox students.  Peer advisors are an integral part of the Fox Center of Undergraduate Advising. They provide the perspective of an upper class student in the college and assist business students in making the transition into Temple by sharing their strategies for academic success and knowledge of campus resources.  To learn more about peer advising, please visit our website: http://community.mis.temple.edu/peeradvisors/


Office of the Ombudsperson

The Fox School of Business and Management Ombudsperson will assist students in resolving problems that might arise from the classroom, acting as mediator between faculty and students when problems arise. The grievance procedures can be reviewed online at www.fox.temple.edu/advising/ombuds or contact the Center for Undergraduate Advising at 215-204-4560 for further information.


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