The MBA application process can be quite challenging at first. Finding a benchmark and evaluating oneself is hard. When I began my application process, I wasn't very confident about my chances. Shailesh and Mayank evaluated my profile thoroughly and were very patient in understanding my constraints and requirements. Their mentorship helped me, not just with my applications to universities abroad, but also through the application process to Indian schools."
Shubham Gupta, Boston University ($60K scholarship), The College of William and Mary (50K scholarship), 9 IIM's, MDI Gurgaon, XIMB
Here is a snapshot of the vital information for the applicants
Essay 1 :What past experience prepared or motivated you to pursue this degree? Describe how you would expect to change over the course of the program. What personal and professional values and skills do you hope to acquire beyond the academic content? How will obtaining the degree help you achieve your career goals? ( 500-word max suggested ).
Short Answer Questions :Please answer one question or prompt from each group using 100 words or less for each response ( Three Answers Total ).
Tell Us About Yourself ( Pick 1 )
Tell Us About Stretching Yourself ( Pick 1 )
Tell Us About How You Work With Others ( Pick 1 )
Optional EssaysOptional : Please provide any additional information or material you would like to include, such as any strengths or weaknesses, not otherwise addressed, that bear on your application.
|December 15||Early decision deadline|
|March 1||Scholarship deadline & international deadline|
|June 30||Final deadline|
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The Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management came into being in 1918. The Fox School of Business and Temple University acquired its first accreditation for its undergraduate program in 1934. The MBA program commenced in 1942 and the continuous enhancement in the program resulted in AACSB accreditation in 1973. Richard J. Fox had served the Temple University for 35 years and hence, in 1999 the Board of Trustees recognized his services by naming the School in his honor.
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
The Fox two-year Global MBA program is carefully crafted after surveying 300 global leaders taking into account their perception of the skills and abilities required by MBA students to make their mark in the global business scenario. The competency-driven integrative curriculum emphasizes experiential and team learning approach to solve real-world business challenges. The cohort structure facilitates integrated learning for the students and helps them gain expertise in multiple disciplines of business. The newly designed curriculum is structured around eight essential competencies- Business Acumen Competencies (Business Reasoning, Opportunity Realization, Team Leadership, and Financial Acuity) and Organizational Competencies (Influential Communication, Implementation Management, Cross-Cultural Effectiveness and Ethical Management) in order to maximize learning retention. Students are trained to solve business problems using a unique technique called Design Enquiry. Students learn to identify business opportunities and capitalize on them effectively. The curriculum is structured in such a way that students acquire broad skills and competencies across all disciplines and master the skills, knowledge and competencies of a particular functional area of business. Additionally, there are courses to train students on management skills such as leadership, teamwork and business communications.
The Enterprise Management Consulting EMC Practice is a platform for students to immerse themselves into the business challenges faced by their clients and provide real-world sustainable solutions. Students provide services to clients who are seeking to launch a new product, service or technology to the marketplace. Fox School possesses a reservoir of clients from diverse industries such as pharmaceuticals or biotech. Students address the business challenges of the firms who may be at early stages of their business or established or non-profit based firms. Students get hands-on learning experiences that prepare them to address the future business challenges at the workplace.
The School is extremely focused on providing opportunities for the students to immerse themselves into the thriving business communities of the world. As a part of the Global Immersion program, students travel to India or China in the first year and connect with the entrepreneurs and innovators of the business community of these nations. During the second year of the MBA, students travel to Latin America or Africa and enrich their understanding on the global business scenario through company visits and networking with top-notch executives of leading multinational companies. These trips are led by renowned faculty members who have immense knowledge and extensive experience on how a business is run.
The Center for Design+Innovation cD+I is a platform, where business leaders and students collaborate to carry out transformational research initiatives and convert breakthrough ideas into sustainable business solutions. The interdisciplinary research projects bring together professional and academic leaders from varied disciplines that lead to fundamental breakthrough ideas.
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute IEI proactively brings together students, faculty, entrepreneurs and business advisors from diverse backgrounds to work together on multi-disciplinary real-time projects, thus fostering entrepreneurial and innovative spirit among the participants.
Temple University’s Center for International Business Education and Research CIBER aims at integrating study abroad programs with the core curriculum of the MBA program in order to enhance international business knowledge among the students. In order to reach out to the business community, the Center organizes seminars and guest lecture series.
Fox Business School’s main campus is located in Philadelphia, which is the second largest city on the east coast of the country. The city is a hub of financial and educational institutions, research and technology centers, and multinational corporations. This strategic location of the school fosters corporate partnerships that result in multifarious experiential learning opportunities for the students. The Alter Hall, which is the home of Fox Business School, provides a splendid view of the glittering skyscrapers of the city from the seventh floor. The city has a rich history – Independence Hall is the place where the declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. The Philadelphia museum of art has extensive collection of artifacts from American, European and modern times.
The Center for Student Professional Development CSPD offers a broad spectrum of services that would accelerate the careers of the students and help them land into the right jobs. There are group workshops that train students on networking skills, behavioral skills, resume development and effective job search techniques. There are executive speaker series events organized by the Center, where students get to interact with industry experts and develop insights into how to mould their careers. The mock interview sessions help students to improve their response for the final interview. There are one-on-one coaching sessions with the career coaches who delve into the profile of each student and advice them on how to plan their careers effectively.
Dennis Paris, “Outstanding Teacher”, Temple University, Fox School of Business