Photo: a scene from EMBA class

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) has changed its Executive MBA program (EMBA) curriculum to allow students to complete the program in 18 months instead of two years. The new cohort started in January. The course contents have also been upgraded to focus more on practical applications. Temple University Fox School of Business Global Executive MBA courses (*) had been offered with different schedules at five locations worldwide including TUJ and the US Main Campus. This curriculum integration now enables students to earn the degree faster and the opportunity to take courses at different locations.

* Temple University’s EMBA is highly ranked by the Financial Times (#58 in the world, 2014)

TUJ started offering the EMBA program in 1996. Approximately 350 alumni are active in finance, trade, IT, pharmaceutical and other industries.

At TUJ, the program was offered in a five-Saturdays-per-course format, requiring two years to complete the 16-course program. Under the new curriculum, face-to-face classes are offered both on Saturdays and Sundays over two consecutive weekends per month per course supplemented by an online module, allowing students to finish the entire program in 18 months. Since this schedule will be synchronized with the other four campuses — Main Campus in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) as well as at partner institutions in France (Paris), Columbia (Cali), and Singapore, students will have the opportunity to take courses at any of these locations. This may be a convenient option for executives on frequent business trips.

Applicants with at least ten years of work experience, including at least five years in a supervisory or management capacity are preferred. EMBA Program Director Dr. Mikiya Mori says, ”Temple’s EMBA is suitable to those who want to become global business leaders. This is particularly important to those in global business. The change in our program attracts seasoned business professionals including CEOs and general managers who are on the way to top management. From top officials aiming to reaffirm their judgment in business practice to mid-level managers seeking career advancement, students with various backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities create a dynamic learning base.”

Temple University Fox School of Business

Established in 1918, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is one of seventeen schools and colleges in the university, and has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs for successful careers. Today it is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world with over 7,000 students, nearly 195 full-time faculty and more than 60,000 alumni. Accredited by the AACSB—The International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the Fox School offers BBA, Online BBA, Executive MBA, Global MBA, Online MBA, Part-time MBA, Specialized Masters, Executive DBA, PhD and Global programs on campuses throughout the Philadelphia region and around the world.