Fox School of Business – Temple University
Temple University Global MBA Program Structure
The two-year full-time MBA program was redesigned in 2014 as the Temple University Global MBA at the Fox School of Business. It begins with a required, preterm orientation called MBA Essentials, which includes training in leadership, team-building, business communications and the case method of learning.
The Temple University Global MBA program encompasses 54 credits taken over a two-year period and follows a cohort structure. Students are broken down into small groups to hone their team problem-solving skills.
The core curriculum includes business foundation courses, advanced managerial perspective courses and a live consulting project.
The redesigned curriculum increased each student’s quotient of electives from 12 to 15 credits. The program offers concentrations in nine areas: business management, entrepreneurship, financial management, health sector management, human resource management, information technology management, innovation management, marketing management and strategic management.
The MBA curriculum also includes “global residencies” of two weeks in other countries, a professional development speaker series and the Enterprise Management Consulting Capstone, the live consulting project that integrates coursework, business experience and research.
The typical Temple University Global MBA class is approximately 52% male and 48% female. Sixty-six percent of matriculated students are U.S. citizens, while 34% identify as international. On average, students are 27 years old when they begin the program and have four years of professional experience. The average GMAT and GPA earned by full-time students are 640 and 3.6, respectively. Admitted international students usually score above 600 on the paper TOEFL, above 230 on the computer version and above 95 on the Internet exam.
Fox’s Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides many services to MBA students who need assistance with their job search. The CSPD hosts workshops and offers personalized coaching on topics such as career planning, résumé and cover letter editing, and interviewing. The center also organizes presentations with recruiters, helps students find internships and hosts a lecture series with executives from varying industries.
Tuition & Financial Aid
For the 2015-2016 school year, the Temple University Global MBA degree tuition is $1,125 per credit hour for Pennsylvania state residents and $1,577 for out-of-state residents. With a total of 54 credits, tuition for the entire program for PA residents is $60,750 and $85,158 for out-of-state students. Temple also charges a per semester fee based on the number of credits a student takes. Any tuition and fee changes are updated in June of every year.
Alumni of Temple’s undergraduate programs receive five-percent tuition discount for any of Fox’s MBA programs. Applicants to the full-time program are eligible for merit-based scholarships and do not need to fill out any additional forms or applications to be considered. Awards are based on GMAT score and previous academic achievement.
Full-time graduate students – are eligible for federal loans of up to $20,500.
Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admission.
To apply to the Temple University Global MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, all college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete two essays about their leadership experiences and goals; applicants may submit an optional statement as well. Applicants must also send in their GMAT scores (GRE scores from tests taken within the last five years are also accepted) and a nonrefundable $60 application fee. Non-native English speakers are required to send in TOEFL scores, though this requirement may be waived by applicants who have earned degrees from a university located in a country where English is the native language. Admissions interviews are also required but conducted on an invitation-only basis after an application has been submitted.
The application deadlines for the Temple University Global MBA program are as follows:
- December 10 – First round scholarship consideration
- March 1 – Second round scholarship consideration (international application deadline for full-time program)
May 1 – Domestic application deadline