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Graduate Bulletin

International Business/Risk Management and Insurance, M.B.A./M.S.



Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: March 15

Spring: September 30

Completed applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. International students who miss the December 15 deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript(s) by an approved educational evaluation firm.


Degree Program Presently Inactive


Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators, particularly college/university faculty, who can provide insight into your abilities and talents, as well as comment on your aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:


Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:


Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should include a description of the applicant's career accomplishments, the career path chosen, and the way the M.B.A./M.S. degree will further the applicant's goals. The Statement of Goals should be limited to two pages and avoid generalizations.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GMAT is required. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 88 iBT or 575 PBT. Any student admitted with a TOEFL score below 100 iBT or 600 PBT must pass an English skills course during the first semester of enrollment at Temple University. Those having taken the PBT have the additional option of testing out of the English course by taking and passing the SPEAK test at Temple.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program may be transferred into the M.B.A./M.S. 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 Chair of the Department. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate:

Required Courses:

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Additional Requirements:


Culminating Events:


Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

Department Contacts:



Program Coordinator:


Graduate Chairperson:




About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

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

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management


The Fox School of Business and Management is currently ranked in the top 75 business schools by Forbes and in the top 50 programs for our Executive M.B.A. The Fox School has also been ranked 14th for technology M.B.A. programs by Computerworld, and holds a specialty ranking of 26th in the nation for healthcare management programs. The Fox School has been recognized for research in numerous departments and is in the top 1% of citings of university research.


All of our M.B.A. programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Areas of Specialization:


Job Placement:



Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's eBusiness Institute, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Institute for Healthcare Management, the Center for eMarketing, the Ethics Resource Center, the Safeguard Scientifics Center for Economic Education, the Institute for Financial Services, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University.

Interdisciplinary Study:


Study Abroad:




Non-Matriculated Student Policy:


Financing Opportunities

There is no doubt that attending graduate school can be costly. But a graduate education is an investment in your future. Studies have shown that individuals with graduate degrees have greater access to the job market and consistently earn more than their counterparts with only a baccalaureate degree. Graduate education at Temple University is the key to your personal and professional success and can make a major contribution to your economic prosperity and quality of life. The investment you make today in your graduate studies will return to you in many ways.

Updated 11.6.12