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Established in 1918, the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management name was conferred in 1999. The School has a long history of innovation in education, introducing new curriculum and programs in advance of current business trends. Accreditation ensures that the school continually meets high standards in admissions policy, curricula, faculty, library and computer facilities, and educational innovation and technology.

The Fox School of Business and Temple University were first accredited to provide undergraduate education by AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – in 1934. In 1942, the school added an MBA program. By 1970, when the MBA became a vital tool for career development, the program was already well-known in the region. The continued expansion and strengthening of the program led to its accreditation in 1973 by AACSB. The PhD program was established and accredited in 1976; the school now offers two PhD programs – in Business Administration and Statistics. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation of the School was in 2005.

The Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has been recognized as the best in the nation. The Fox School’s Online MBA program was named No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of the country’s top online MBA programs, receiving a perfect score of 100 and climbing eight positions, from No. 9 in the 2014 rankings.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Fox School among its top online MBA programs since the ranking’s inception in 2012. This year, U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 230 schools for inclusion, and ranked 147 graduate online business programs. Fox School shares the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, both of which also achieved perfect scores.

Despite using performance appraisals to ensure the effectiveness of a firm's promotion, merit pay, and employee development practices, organizations are frequently less than satisfied with the impact of its performance evaluation system. Dr John McClendon will share the preliminary findings of his research team on the impact of system execution in performance appraisal on employee motivation, as well address topics such as:

  • Challenges of performance appraisals
  • Managerial implications of current performance management research
  • When  and how an organization should best proceed when considering implementation of a forma performance appraisal system

Click here to register for the session. This presentation is part of Temple University Singapore's Knowledge Leadership Series (KLS). These one hour lectures feture visiting US professors from the top ranked Executive MBA (EMBA) and MSHRM program, who present on a wide range of relevant, cutting edge topics.

At Temple University Fox School of Business in Singapore, our power lies in our ability to provide the knowledge and tools you need to reach your professional and personal goals. You’ll see the Power of Fox evident in everything we do for our Executive MBA students and alumni, such as offering a dynamic, flexible program with world-class faculty, and a unique format and student experience not found elsewhere. Most importantly, you’ll see the Power of Fox evident in your achievements—making the Fox Executive MBA a powerful choice for your future success.

We also realize that you want to reach your career goals - fast. So we designed our program to teach you the knowledge you need to succeed during our weekend classes, so you can apply your learning at the office on Monday. Our curriculum is constantly recharged, so you know you’re on the cutting-edge of the ever-changing business landscape.

Learn more about our top ranked Executive MBA program.

Dr. Amir Shoham, Associate Professor of Finance at the Fox School of Business, received the SSE/WAIB Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research in recognition of his research paper entitled, “Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Influence Microfinance Outreach to Women?” at the recent Academy of International Business (AIB) conference. The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and the Women in AIB (WAIB) sponsored the award.

Shoham set out to find a different solution for cultural dimensions than the commonly used survey-based measures. He studied the structure of languages in general and gender marking, particularly in grammar.

“Today’s research that is conducted is mostly survey-based and it’s extremely problematic,” said Shoham. “I wanted to find an alternate way and did so based on language that focused on culture and gender.”

Can globalization strategies enable and foster opportunities for technology spillover and innovation?

Dr. Frank Azuola, a professor in the Temple University Executive MBA (EMBA) program in Singapore, explores the three main perspectives related to the impact of globalization on technology spillover and innovation. First, country-level competitive strategies geared towards globalization are analyzed. Second, strategies adopted by firms for global leadership are reviewed. Lastly, the paradigm shift in globalization brought along by the Digital Economy is discussed.

Researchers at Temple University’s Fox School of Business have identified an area of the brain that can significantly better predict the success of TV advertising.

Angelika Dimoka

Professors Angelika Dimoka, Paul A. Pavlou and Vinod Venkatraman led the research study at Temple’s Center for Neural Decision Making at the Fox School of Business. The research team received a $286,000 research grant from the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), a non-profit group that provided TV ads from major sponsor companies in the consumer-goods, financial, technology, travel, and pharmaceutical industries.. The study sought to understand whether measures obtained in the lab when a small number of consumers watched these TV ads can predict the success of these ads in terms of increasing sales in the market.

Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is the largest, most comprehensive business school in Greater Philadelphia – and among the largest in the world – with over 7,000 students, 195 full-time faculty and 60,000 alumni. The school’s significant influence is demonstrated through innovative and entrepreneurial programs – such as a required MBA consulting experience – that shape the direction of business education. The Fox School’s Alter Hall, an $80 million, state-of-the-art facility, is as dynamic as the students, faculty and staff inside it. Experience the Power of Fox.

 

Faculty Research/Teaching

Fox School professors are consistently producing highly innovative scholarly work. In 2010-11, Fox faculty published more than 120 articles in top-tier refereed journals. Fox professors provide cutting-edge knowledge in the classroom and utilize their best technology and teaching methods.

 

Global Connections

Most firms recognize the importance of new products to their competitiveness and their bottom line. But what is it that the best firms do, and what can managers from other firms learn about the best practices employed by these firms? Also, what have been the most recent trends in new product development (NPD), and how has this process changed in recent years?

The Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) periodically surveys new product managers in an on-going effort to identify best practices in new product development. The first best practice study was conducted in 1990, and later studies were done in 1995, 2004, and now most recently in 2012. This effort is known as the Comparative Performance Assessment Study or CPAS, and had continued to expand in scope to include a wider range of issues from its earliest form up to the present.

Ongoing and increased interest in learning strategies reflects recognition of its critical role in continued professional success. Lifelong learning is synonymous with self-regulated learning, meaning one’s willingness and ability to learn and adapt throughout one’s life. The positive relationship between continuous learning and improved performance is at the heart of management education as well as the management function. Business students and organizational members alike are encouraged to set high, but achievable goals, monitor their progress, and regulate their effort as they accomplish various assignments. Faculty and supervisors assist in this learning process by providing timely, ongoing feedback on tasks and assessment of individual progress toward established goals and objectives. It is important for those interested in business to develop an ability to sense how well their efforts yield favorable results if they want to succeed. Self-monitoring and feedback-seeking (and feedback-providing) strategies can serve as vehicles to promote critical reflection that will help establish logical connections between one’s activities at work with subsequent outcomes.

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