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Temple University, Fox School of Business, Business Administration and Accounting Programs Profile

Written by AnonymousNovember 1, 2011
Temple University

Temple University
Fox School of Business
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, offered through Temple University's Fox School of Business, educates students in the framework of accounting, financial reporting, and developing leadership skills. Coursework outside of the major is required in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, environment of business, and written and oral communications. Students are also encouraged to actively participate in one of the active accounting student organizations on campus. The national scholastic and professional fraternity Beta Alpha Psi, sponsors weekly events and meetings to orient students in business, accounting, and information systems. The Institute of Management Accountants at Temple (IMA-T) provides students with exposure to top firms and corporations in the Delaware Valley. The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) centers on career development and community service for students of color. Guest speakers often give presentations for NABA members, and frequently collect resumes. NABA sponsors the adopt-a-school program and also has an in-house mentoring program. Ascend is a Pan-Asian professional organization that provides exposure to hiring firms and $60,000 in scholarships annually. Temple University's chapter of Ascend is open to students of all ethnic backgrounds.

What's the school's contact information?
Temple University
Fox School of Business
403 Alter Hall
1801 Liacourus Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Phone: (215) 204-8110

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $11,834
Annual out-of-state tuition: $21,662
Room and board: $9,550
Required fees: $590
Books and supplies: $1,000

What's the typical student profile?
Temple University has a total enrollment of 27,075 undergraduate students. Of the student population 48 percent are male and 52 percent are female. Out of state students comprise 19 percent of all students.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 500-600
Range for SAT Math: 510-610
Range for SAT Writing: 500-600
Range for Act Composite: 20-26
Average High School GPA: 3.39

Regular application deadline: March 1

Career and placement
Undergraduates at Temple University receive career coaching, career assessment tests, access to a virtual career center, employment videos, and career fairs through the school’s Career Center. Professional development workshops and Temple success stories are also offered at the Career Center.

The Fox School of Business allows students and alumni to become members of the Accounting Circle, which is a strong networking link to the business community. Accounting Circle members participate in alumni events at Temple University, receive special communications with the chair of the Department of Accounting, attend Temple basketball games in the Fox Box, participate in the Fox School Speaker Series and recruitment events.

All data is as of 2012