Thank you for your interest in the Fox School of Business and Management and specifically, our online Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. The technology that our faculty use allows us to provide high quality asynchronous courses supplemented with online “live” discussions which are typically one hour per week in the evening. The courses are exactly the same as those you would take if you were a traditional on campus student.
The Fox Online BBA features innovative technology for a groundbreaking learning environment. Course materials are available on demand, in mobile-friendly and high-definition formats. Real-time web conferencing tools are utilized to collaboration with peers, professors, advisors, and career development experts. It is a powerful way to connect to our close-knit learning community—as well as your personal and professional goals. You can review our website which includes additional information, as well as a video that shows what the online video lectures look like (under “How It Works”). http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/undergraduate-2/online-bba/.
Our program is accredited by AACSB International.
Fox offers six majors through the online BBA program that can be completed on a full or part time basis:
Tuition and Fees
We have pulled the plug on residency-based tuition fluctuations, so you pay just one rate for the Fox Online BBA, regardless of location- meaning you pay per credit, there are no full-time vs. part-time fees. This can have significant financial implications for you if you plan to take more than 12 credits per semester. Please consult with student financial services before deciding to make the switch to the online program. Their phone number is 215-204-2244 or you can visit their website at www.temple.edu.edu/sfs to obtain their physical address. Each year, tuition rates for the subsequent academic year are announced by the Board of Trustees in June. See the Office of the Bursar for current Fox Online BBA tuition rates and additional details: http://bursar.temple.edu/tuition-and-fees
Other important details to note:
- Please note that if you decide to switch to the online program, online students cannot take any on-campus courses for the duration of their program. However, online students do have access to resources on campus like Fox’s Center for Student Professional Development, which guides your professional development through career tools and resources that will help you generate your ideal path to success. Using your student ID card, you can also access the on-campus library, student center and recreational facilities.
- The business school is very quantitative. All students are required to complete calculus for business (STAT 1102), statistics for business (STAT 2103), managerial accounting (ACCT 2101), financial accounting (ACCT 2102) and intro to finance (FIN 3101). Unless you are transferring in a calculus course, all students will be required to take a current math placement test. Depending on where you place, you may be required to take prerequisite courses: Elementary Algebra (MATH 0701), Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0702) or pre-calculus (STAT 1001.) We do not offer Elementary or intermediate algebra online; they are only available on-campus. If you test into either elementary or intermediate algebra, you should take that on-campus first, before switching into the online program. You should work with your current academic advisor to review your math scores or request a new math placement to determine where you place.
- If you need an algebra course, Community College of Philadelphia offers FNMT 118 – the equivalent to our Math 0701.
- Due to our specialized accreditation through the “Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business” we are not able to offer or accept academic credit for previous work experience, life experience, military experience, professional designations or certifications.
- Please note that the Online BBA program is a smaller program. With that said, every course is not offered every semester, which could potentially delay your graduation timeline. You can view the current course offering on our website to get an idea of when courses are offered.
- General Education courses are offered asynchronously (no live meeting times). You must submit the work by the deadline as detailed via the professor.
- All business school courses (lower, upper and major requirements) are synchronous/live courses that require you to be present and engaged on your web-cam during the times they are provided. Most courses begin at 6, 7 or 8 PM. Courses are typically only one day per week. We only offer courses Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Thursdays. We do not offer Friday, weekends or winter session courses.
- We do not have day or weekend synchronous/live classes.
- The professor asks that you enable your web-cam so they can see your face. You will see their face and that of your classmates.
- The courses are not videoed for future reference; you must be there live. It as if you are in the classroom except from the comfort of your own home or workspace.
- 124 credits are required to graduate from the Fox School of Business. Most courses are three credits.
- A general rule of thumb for college courses is that you should expect to student 2 to 3 hours per week for each credit to be successful. For example, if you are taking one 3-credit course, you should expect to study 6 to 9 hours per week outside of the course. If you are taking two 3-credit courses, you should expect to study 12 to 18 hours outside of class for the two courses.
- There is a good amount of group work in many courses. You cannot rely on yourself to get through all the courses alone. Be prepared to engage with your peers and learn how to work collaboratively to model business types of environment in a virtual workspace.
Current Temple students:
I hope this email has helped clarify the details of the program and I am here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. When you are ready to change to the online program, simply email me back that you are okay with the above, I will process the switch for you and you will then have access to the online courses. Remember that you cannot take any on-campus classes going forward if you make this switch.
First Semester Temple students:
I hope this email has helped clarify the details of the program and I am here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. When you are ready to change to the online program, simply email me back that you are okay with the above, I will process the switch for you and add you to the new online student orientation canvas for next steps and registration. Remember that you cannot take any on-campus classes going forward if you make this switch.
Re-enrolling Temple students:
Students who have not enrolled for one fall or spring semester without permission to student elsewhere or an approved leave of absence are required to submit a petition for re-enrollment. Students academically dismissed from Temple University are also eligible to apply for re-enrollment after 8 semesters (4 years) not including summer sessions. You may submit your re-enrollment petition via the following website – https://fox.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6glDgexKqTL2rTn.
New to Temple students:
Admission to the Fox Online BBA can be gained either as a freshman or as a transfer student. If you are interested in applying, you can do so online through Temple’s University’s Undergraduate Admissions site: http://admissions.temple.edu/apply. The fee to apply and updates to deadlines can be found on the admission’s site.