Fox Full-time MBA program among biggest winners in new Economist rankings

The Full-time MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business again ranks in the Top 45 in the nation, according to The Economist’s 2012 “Which MBA?” ranking.

The annual ranking, released Oct. 4, recognizes the top 100 full-time MBA programs worldwide according to three years of data drawn from questionnaires of business schools, students and recent graduates in areas such as career and networking opportunities, salary increases and personal development/educational experience.

At No. 42 in the nation, the Fox School climbed one spot in this year’s rankings. The Fox School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the only MBA programs in Greater Philadelphia to be ranked by the prestigious Economist.

In global rankings, Fox had the third-best improvement – a jump of 12 places, to No. 77. The breadth of Fox’s alumni network, which includes more than 59,000 graduates, was also highly ranked.

“This ranking is further affirmation of our energy and momentum,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “We recognize the importance of continually enhancing the MBA experience with real experiential learning opportunities, and a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, to offer the best return on students’ educational investment. Our flagship MBA program further empowers students to experience the world while advancing their careers.”

Fox’s Full-time MBA – one of four MBA programs the school offers – is being redesigned for Fall 2013 to blend the best elements of the school’s current Full-time and International MBA programs into the two-year Global MBA.

The Fox School’s MBA features five key elements: two international immersion experiences (one each year) with a focus on innovative emerging markets; experiential learning opportunities for real clients through the Enterprise Management Consulting (EMC) Practice; dual-degree options with the school’s 10 specialized masters programs; a required summer internship; and an emphasis on professional and personal development.

This year, Fox MBAs had a 100 percent internship placement rate and a 97.7 percent job-placement rate within three months of graduation. Fox’s renowned Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) oversees internship and job placement for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Fox School was recently recognized as one of eight Business Schools on the Rise by U.S. News & World Report because of its continued ascent in rankings – up 11 spots this year to No. 52 in the nation.

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