Join Dr. Arthur Hotcher, a faculty in the Singapore MSHRM and EMBA program, as he discusses the importance of conducting negotiations with mutual respect and strive toward mutual understanding.  The talk will be based on his white paper "Negotiating Across Cultures; Toward Mutual Understanding" and will include a lively Q&A session.  Register for the 20 November talk.

A snipet from Dr. Hotcher's white paper.  Click here to download the full white paper.

In transforming Singapore from a poor colony into a rich, modern, and influential city-state, Lee Kuan Yew knew the importance of working with Singapore’s cultural mix and with multi-national companies from other cultures. That makes the topic of cross-cultural negotiation, which forms a significant portion of my teaching, an apt one for this venue. Of course, as an American, I have to be aware of the pitfalls of my culturally based expectations and behaviors. Too often, however, cultural differences in negotiating style are not sufficiently taken into account.

Last month, Dr. M. Moshe Porat was in exclusive company.  The Dean of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Porat attended the Global Deans’ Forum as an invited speaker.

The two-day event, held Oct. 24-25 at the HSBC Business School at Peking University, in Shenzhen, China, assembled 41 business school deans from colleges and universities located around the world. Porat was one of only six deans who represented American institutions.

The forum gathered deans and presidents of the world’s finest business schools, as well as members of various stakeholder groups and business community, thought, practice and entrepreneurial leaders, to engage in an open dialogue. Those in attendance shared insights from their respective corners of the globe, in the hope of advancing educational offerings through current trends and shifts in the business and management arenas.

In the forum’s first day, Porat participated in a global panel of deans titled, “Reflections on the Future,” during which Porat discussed the breadth of the services provided by Fox School’s Online and Digital Learning staff, and the challenges facing business education.

Competitors in an industry can be mapped according to their core capabilities and strategic intent. The matrix that results allows the strategist to determine who the most formidable competitors are as well as the weakest contenders. This framework suggests strategies about who to attack and who to avoid.

The presentation by Professor Robert Hamilton will provide the underlying conceptual basis for the use of these concepts. More importantly, it will show the graphic representation of the players in the automobile industry and allow the audience to think through the implications of the different competitive positions of the players across a 10 year timeframe. Thus, the presentation the novel graphic competitive map has real applications for current executives in their industry. A question and answer period will conclude the presentation.  Click here to register for the presentation.

What will be discussed:

The Executive MBA program at the Fox School of Business improved its global ranking and attained its highest U.S. ranking by Financial Times in program history.

Fox’s Executive MBA moved to No. 58, jumping 17 places in Financial Times’ annual global rankings report. This marks the second-biggest improvement among programs ranked in both Financial Times’ 2013 and 2014 reports.

Among U.S. programs, the Fox Executive MBA earned its best-ever placement, coming in at No. 13. This marks a seven-spot improvement upon last year’s rankings, and represents the seventh consecutive year in which Fox’s Executive MBA has been ranked within the top-20 of the London-based organization’s U.S. rankings.

Financial Times has included Fox’s Executive MBA program in its yearly rankings report each of the last 13 years. Fox and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School were the only business schools in the Greater Philadelphia region to have been included in Financial Times’ rankings.

The Global MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business continues to climb in The Economist’s annual “Which MBA?” rankings.

The Fox School was ranked No. 33 nationally, a nine-spot improvement upon last year’s rankings. More impressively, the program leaped 20 positions to be ranked No. 57 among all programs around the globe.

The Fox School’s 20-spot improvement in the global rankings marks the biggest jump of any full-time MBA program featured in both the 2013 and 2014 reports. Additionally, Fox and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School were the only full-time MBA programs from the Greater Philadelphia region to be included in The Economist’s prestigious rankings.

“These rankings by The Economist serve as further affirmation of the quality of a Fox MBA as one of the best value propositions in graduate business education,” said Dean M. Moshe Porat. “Our flagship MBA program further empowers students to experience the world while advancing their careers through experiential learning, and entrepreneurship.”

The Fox Executive MBA works to meet your goals.

Your education should enhance your life—professionally and personally. That’s why we designed the Temple University Fox School of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) to equip you with the business acumen that will have an immediate impact on your career, while maintaining your ideal work-study-life balance.

Our curriculum, powered by highly respected business leaders and world-renown faculty, will strengthen your leadership abilities, global perspectives, and c-suite communication skills. You’ll expand your ability to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing business landscape—and revitalize your current real-world experience.

Meet the top-ranked program that gives you the power to reach your goals. All of them.

Learn more at our upcoming Executive MBA information session.

On September 6, 2014, a few days before Apple was set to hold its “annual show” in Cupertino, CA., Fortune magazine published a short story titled: “Look who now works for Apple” and a list of 28 recent hires at Apple.

The list includes: two former Burberry executives (including its former CEO), two former Yves St Laurent executives (including its former President); three senior executives from Vital Connect –a venture that integrates vital health data and technology via wireless networks; two top mobile payment executives from JP Morgan-Chase and Visa; a fitness guru and consultant to Nautilus, Gatorade, Schwinn and Nike.

Collectively the list is a lot of food for thought. It offers a window on what Apple’s strategy and trajectory of their likely moves in the near future. The list reminds us of a cliché: organization is a reflection of its top people.

What will be discussed:

The Fox School of Business at Temple University continues to climb The Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s top entrepreneurial colleges and universities.

The Fox School ranks No. 11 nationwide for undergraduate entrepreneurship, up two spots from the previous year’s report, and ranks No. 16 among graduate programs, a three-spot improvement from 2014.

The latest rankings are based upon surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions, from April to June 2014. The lists recognize 50 programs in all – 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate – for excellence in entrepreneurship education.

In the rankings, published Sept. 16, the Fox School is the only business school in Greater Philadelphia to have been ranked. Fox has been ranked each year since The Princeton Review began its rankings in 2006, in partnership with Entrepreneur Media, Inc., the publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.

In a related ranking,” to read, “Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review also ranked Fox’s graduate programs first in the nation in entrepreneurial mentorship.

International business scholars know that the world is not flat.  Ghemawat and other IB scholars have made this case in demolishing Thomas Friedman’s argument of a level competitive playing field between rich and poor countries.  Important barriers remain, but the world is becoming increasingly connected through organizations, people, technology and social media, and this global connectivity has exploded in scale and scope over the last decade.  Global networks underpin the interlacing megatrends that are shaping the world economy and will determine its course over the coming decades. 

Join Dr. Ram Mudambi as he discusses:

No one outsmarts a Fox.

That’s a headline in a new advertising campaign for our MBA programs and an evolution of our Power of Fox branding platform.

As the ad states, the Power of Fox is knowing how to solve problems – not just talk about them.

That’s the exact approach we took when redesigning our full-time, two-year Global MBA.  We surveyed hundreds of corporate leaders on the skills and abilities MBA students need to succeed in a complex, global economy.  We pored through the data.  Then we worked with our renowned faculty and administration to design a program that is integrative, global, experiential and competency-driven.

Launching this fall, the redesigned Global MBA is a perfect illustration of our commitment to keeping Fox on the forefront of management education.  In 2013, Forbes ranked our Global MBA as having the best job-placement rate in the nation: nearly 98 percent for 2012 full-time MBA graduates.


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