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FAQ: Admissions to Online MBA Program at Temple University

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Temple University’s Fox School of Business understands working professionals are busy.

That’s why they make the admission process for their online MBA (OMBA) programs as efficient and streamlined as possible. There will be staff assisting you with every aspect of registration as well as advising you on financial aid.

Anyway, it is important to understand admissions to the OMBA program first. Now, let’s figure out the admissions through 9 questions below.

Q1: Is there any requirement on work experience?

Yes, of course. At least 3 years of professional work experience is required for Temple University’s online MBA program. Based on how many years of professional experience, you may/may not be asked to submit the GMAT. I mention this point now in passing and will elaborate on it below (in Q2).

Q2: Is a GMAT required?

To be frank with you, a GMAT is required. However, it may be waived, depending on the years and type of professional experience you have. If you don’t meet the required years of professional experience (what I have mentioned before), you will be asked to submit the GMAT. Only will official GMAT text scores taken within the last 5 years be valid. As a side note, the Fox School’s GMAT code for the online MBA program is 72S-3T-14.

Speaking of GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), you know an admissions test is a common requirement for MBA programs. The GMAT is by far the most common exam. Some schools may also allow you to use the GRE (Graduate Records Examination) test.

Q3: Are international students acceptable for Temple University OMBA program?

Temple University OMBA program welcomes students from all over the globe. However, if you are a non-native English student, you will be asked to submit the TOEFL. That is to say, if English is not your first language, the TOEFL is required, unless your degree is from an English language university in a country where English is the native language.

The required minimum TOEFL score is 600 on the paper test, 250 on the computer test and 100 on the internet test (iBT). TOEFL scores, which can be sent to ETS code 2906-02, must have been taken within the last two years. However, TOEFL can be substituted for the IELTS score (minimum 7.5).

In fact, this is required to verify international students’ proficiency of the English language. Common tests such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are just used to verify the proficiency.

In addition, you also need to submit your official transcripts from each college and university where you were enrolled in 6 or more credits. This includes both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Q4: Is there anything else you should prepare, in addition to the above-mentioned?

First, a completed application is of course needed. Other required items include college transcripts (including both degree and non-degree programs), a current professional resume, two letters of recommendations, two required essays (essay topics are leadership and statement of goals) and one optional statement. Plus, a non-refundable application fee of $60 is required.

Be noted that all transcripts, recommendation forms and GMAT scores must be sent separately to the address below:

Online MBA Admissions

Fox School of Business

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Q5: Speaking of application, can it be completed online?

Yes! To make the application process as easy and convenient as possible for you, Temple University offers online application. You can get started right now and don’t need to wait for them to mail you a package.

For online application, you will first need to create a new account with a PIN and password. This enables you to return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until your application is submitted. Your application will be available for review only after your submitting.

When you have completed your application and are ready to submit it, you can pay your application fee via credit card online. You can also choose to mail a check or money order to the admissions office. Obviously, the former payment way is much more convenient. No application will be processed until the application fee is paid.

Just check the link to create your account:

Q6: When is the application deadline?

Do remember that there is deadline applied to application. The deadline may vary with each academic year. Now, let’s have a look at the detailed application deadline for OMBA program in 2012.

For Fall Admission (August start):

• December 10th – Early decision / first priority for scholarship consideration

• March 1st – Second priority for scholarship consideration / international applicants

• May 31st – All domestic applicants

• June 30th – Late deadline

For Spring Admission (January start):

• October 30th

Q7: Is an interview required for admission?

Yes. Like other universities’ MBA programs, interviews are a required piece of the application for Temple University OMBA. Never be afraid – these interviews give you a great opportunity to show why you should be admitted into the OMBA program you are applying for. You are allowed to conduct your interview either by phone or in person.

Bear in mind that however, admission interviews in Temple University can only be conducted by invitation, after your application has been submitted.

Q8: Does the Temple University’s online MBA program accept transfer credits or grant credits?

Yes, they will, but based on work experience and certifications. But, you should know that transfer credits or grant course waivers are not accepted.

Q9: Who can you contact for more information about the OMBA program?

For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions Office of the Fox School of Business by phone or email.

Graduate Admissions Office:

Phone: (215) 204-5890


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