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Fox School of Business Strategic Management Professor Ram Mudambi’s day-to-day routine may seem to include teaching and conducting research on international business, but that’s not all Mudambi does. He works to cultivate the people of Zon.
 
Mudambi’s first fantasy novel, The Empire of Zon, imagines a society in which two megatrends shape the way of life: female emancipation and environmental degradation.
 
“I felt very strongly about our current society,” Mudambi said. “I felt that it’s always interesting and fun to imagine what would happen if you extend things to extremes, and basically, that’s what I tried to do.”
 
Mudambi studied the history of patriarchy and the roles men and women have served based on gender. He based his world, the New Eartha, on the evolution of female emancipation from the right to vote, to more college degrees being obtained by women, to the emphasis of “female” qualities of cooperation in the workplace rather than “male” qualities of competition.
 
He also observed current trends in weather and climate, as well as failed and successful attempts to promote sustainability.
 

The Fox School of Business is ranked No. 12 worldwide for International Management in the 2013-14 edition of the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report. The Fox School received a score of 97.3 out of a possible 100.
 
“Top business schools have seen the necessity of creating international MBA classroom environments that reflect the ever-increasing international working environment,” the report said. Schools were ranked based on details provided by more than 4,300 employers who actively recruit MBA graduates. The research and findings from QS’s report is intended for MBA employers, prospective MBA students, and institutions interested in international business education and recruitment trends.
 
The Fox School has a long-standing reputation as a global leader in international business, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its undergraduate international business (IB) program is a perennial Top 10 or Top 15 program, according to U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate IB program is currently ranked No. 11 nationally.
 

Dr. Isaac Gottlieb, teaching Statistical Analysis for Management in the Singapore Executive MBA program, has become a 2014 Most Valuable Professional ("MVP") in the Microsoft MVP Award Program.
 
The Microsoft MVP award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft.
 
With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today's technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 70 communities. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs' efforts enhance people's lives and contribute to our industry's success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day.
 

The Fox School of Business is welcoming 21 new full-time faculty members to all nine of its departments for the 2013-14 academic year as the school continues to enhance its research output and respond to interest in new programs. The Fox School has more than 180 full-time faculty members.

“I have no doubt that our new colleagues will bring the same high level of enthusiasm and passion that our students have come to expect from our existing Fox faculty, who inspire students to realize their full capabilities and then reach beyond them,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said.

The Fox School’s newest faculty members join the school from distinguished universities, including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Michigan. New faculty members have research interests in fields including management and network science, employment discrimination, financial and managerial accounting, and time-series functional data analysis.

The Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business again ranks in the Top 45 in the nation, according to The Economist’s 2013 Which MBA? ranking.

The annual ranking, released Oct. 10, recognizes the top 100 full-time MBA programs worldwide according to three years of data (2011-13) drawn from questionnaires of business schools, students, and recent graduates in areas such as quality of faculty and career services, student diversity, breadth of alumni network, and salary increase after graduation.

The Fox School is ranked No. 43 in the nation and No. 77 globally. Fox and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the only MBA programs in Greater Philadelphia to be ranked by The Economist, a prestigious international publication.

“Once again, the quality of a Fox MBA has been recognized as one of the world’s best value propositions in graduate business education,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said.

Dr. Anthony Di Benedetto, Temple University Singapore professor of marketing and supply chain management and Senior Washburn Research Fellow, has been ranked sixth globally among innovation management scholars.

Anthony Di BenedettoTemple University was also highlighted as one of the top 10 innovation management universities in the world, ranked 10th.

“I’ve been very fortunate,” Di Benedetto said. “You want to get semi-famous. You’re not going to be American Idol famous, but you are going to get known in your area.”

Researchers Pianpian Yang and Lei Tao, of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, collected articles published in the two leading innovation management journals, one of which Di Benedetto has edited for nine years — the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) —and the top five management journals, determining if the published articles pertained to innovation management.

The Excel Guru is back with a new edition of “Next Generation Excel: Modeling in Excel for Analysts and MBAs”. To celebrate the release, Dr. Gottlieb is coming back to Singapore in November to host a series of private and public Excel workshops. There are two dates for the Applied Excel for Better Business Decisions and Statistical Analysis - Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21. Ideal for anyone looking to uplevel their skills, the Applied Excel for Better Business Decisions (or “I didn’t know Excel could do that!”) class will introduce attendees to an array of intermediate and advanced functions and useful tools from a seasoned Excel expert.

Interested in a corporate workshop, contact

Temple University is pleased to announce its latest offering in Singapore, the Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development (M.Ed in AOD).  The new program prepares students for professional positions in the fields of adult learning and organizational development.  The school is currently accepting applications for the program with a March 2014 start.  Click here to learn more about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I start the master's degree as a non-matriculated student without being enrolled in a certificate program?

A: Yes, students can take up to 9 credits of AOD coursework without having been admitted to the program or without entering a certificate program. Some students take AOD coursework while they are completing their application.

Gaining a competitive advantage.  It's a constant theme throughout the Temple University Executive MBA (EMBA) program.  Regardless of the subject – whether it's quantitative or qualitative – our program teaches students to evaluate every area, every function for possible advantage.  Our upcoming Managing Information Systems will explore how companies can leverage technology for advantage.  The professor, Dr. Frank Azuola, has authored a white paper and will present it as part of our Knowledge Leadership Series.  Below are the details.
On Saturday, August 3rd, students from the Fox School of Business Classes of 2012 & 2013 walked the stage to receive their diploma from Temple University associate dean, Christine Kiely.  The convocation ceremony was held at Resort World Sentosa.  Congratulations and a warm welcome to our newest alumni.

Fox School of Business Classes of 2012 and 2013

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