About

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 Program

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:

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Management
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Legal Studies
  5. Marketing
  6. Supply Chain Management

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: 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.
  • 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 and previous course offering on our website to get an idea of when courses are offered.
  • The online program was created for working adult students who can attend live on-line evening courses from Mondays through Thursdays, no weekends.
  • This program is not an accelerated program.
  • Fall and spring courses are 14 week full term.  There are a few courses that can be taken in the 7A or 7B, 7 week fall or spring term.  Summer 1 and 2 are 6 weeks.  We do not offer winter session online courses.
  • The online program was created for working adult students who can attend live on-line evening courses from Mondays through Thursdays, no weekends.
  • Due to the limited courses offerings and times, it is not recommended for students who want to be full-time and graduate asap.   Full-time can be possible, but you will have extremely limited course options and may require summer classes to facility your full-time pursuit.
  • You are responsible to check our course offerings to determine if the program offerings work for you before switching into the program to ensure that we offer what you need.
  • You cannot switch back and forth from on-line to on-campus or vice-versa.  You must choose one and stick to it.  Every time you change your program, even the campus (on-line to on-campus), you are subject to the new degree requirements and may add more courses to your program.  If you do not plan on staying with the online program each semester going forward, you should NOT make the switch and should work with your current advisor to request help register for online courses that are available to on-campu students.
  • 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 work space.
  • 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 work space.