Fox School of Business – Temple University
Temple University Part-Time MBA Program Structure
The Temple University Part-Time MBA at the Fox School of Business is a flexible program that can be completed in as little as two years or over a longer period of time, based on a student’s needs. The curriculum calls for 33 credits of required coursework and 15 credits of electives. The majority of courses are held at Temple’s Center City facilities, near City Hall. Students have the option to complete courses in a hybrid format, using the same technology from the Fox School of Business’ Online MBA program.
The Temple University Part-Time MBA program numbers 48 credits in total and emphasizes real-world experience and team-based learning, but doesn’t divide students into “cohorts” like the full-time program. Students complete a core curriculum that consists of foundational business and advanced managerial perspectives courses along with the mandatory Enterprise Management Consulting Practicum (EMC). The EMC is an experiential learning opportunity for students to work on a real consulting case, and past clients have included both large and small, profit and nonprofit firms, and those located in the U.S. and abroad.
There are nine academic concentrations available to part-time students, including business management, entrepreneurship, information technology management and innovation management. In addition to – the required core curriculum, students take five electives.
In each Temple University Part-Time MBA class, slightly more than 50 students enroll in the part-time program. The class tends to include close to 80% male students. Students average 30 years of age, while the reported median age is 29. One quarter of the class held an advanced degree upon enrollment, and matriculating students averaged seven years of professional work experience. The average GMAT score posted by enrolled students is 625, with a range spanning 560 to 700 and the average GPA is 3.3.
Temple University Part-Time MBA students can take advantage of a speaker series, MBA-specific networking events and visits from industry leaders to broaden the scope of their network. The Center for Student Professional Development offers workshops, mentoring opportunities and recruiting events to assist students with their job search.
Tuition & Financial Aid
For the 2016-17 school year, the Temple University Part-Time MBA degree tuition is $1,125 per credit hour for both Pennsylvania state residents out-of-state residents. With a total of 48 credits, tuition for the entire program is $54,000. Temple also charges a per semester fee based on the number of credits a student takes.
Alumni of Temple’s undergraduate programs receive five-percent tuition discount for any of Fox’s MBA programs. Applicants to the part-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.
Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admission.
To apply to the Temple University Part-Time 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 are accepted if the test was taken within the last five years) 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.
Spring Program Start:
- October 1 (Priority Scholarship Deadline)
- November 15 (Final Deadline)
Fall Program Start:
- March 1 (Priority Scholarship Deadline)
- May 1 (Secondary Scholarship Deadline)
June 30 (Final Deadline for Applications and Scholarships)