Temple University’s Fox School of Business is planning a major overhaul, scrapping five graduate business programs and six MBA concentrations in preparation for a new global MBA program in the fall.
The school says the new international program will be offered in both full-time and part-time options. Students will take part in two faculty-led immersion experiences that focus on emerging economies—including China, India, South America, and South Africa—and work with global companies as part of a final project, which requires student teams to produce business plans for paying clients. A concentration in financial management will be available.
The new program requires 54 credit hours and costs $60,000, about $8,000 more than Fox’s existing full-time MBA program.
“We recognize that globalization is the future of business, and we have long made international business a pillar of the Fox School,” said Fox Dean M. Moshe Porat. “It is crucial to integrate international experiences into the education of every MBA student.”
Fox is scrapping five programs: an MBA in international business administration, as well as MBA and MS programs in international business and information technology management. Fox’s additional programs—including a Master of Accountancy, MS degrees in IT Auditing, Cyber-Security, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, and three graduate finance programs—will not be affected.
Six unpopular MBA concentrations are also being terminated: accounting, investment management, corporate financial management, international business management, pharmaceutical management, and risk management.
Students currently enrolled in these programs will be allowed to complete their degree requirements.