Posted July 24, 2014

Fox unveils the HUB as the home for EMBA, new EDBA programs

Fox School of Business
A vibrant business center located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the HUB features state of the art classrooms along with expansive break-out rooms, shared common areas and a 120-seat auditorium.

Temple University’s Fox School of Business welcomed more than 100 guests to the HUB for a July 15 reception to celebrate the relocation of its executive master of business administration program and the launch of a new executive doctorate of business administration program. Both will be housed at the HUB at Commerce Square, located at 20th and Market streets.

This marks the first time in nearly three decades that Fox School’s EMBA has been offered within the city limits. Formerly the program was housed at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, Pa.

At the reception, current and prospective students, faculty and alumni took in the HUB’s lush facilities and modern amenities on ushered tours of its second-floor suites. In close proximity to major interstate highways, AMTRAK, SEPTA Regional Rail and the Philadelphia International Airport, the HUB will foster an expanded market reach for Fox School’s EMBA program, which earned a top-20 ranking nationally by Financial Times.

The new location supports the global reach of the Fox School, which currently offers courses in France, Singapore, Japan and Colombia. Fox plans to open a new MBA program in early 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, with another following soon thereafter in Beijing.

Global MBA students have the option to enroll in courses at any other locations offered by Fox, and the HUB will make Philadelphia a more-attractive option for international students, said Howard Weiss, the academic director of Fox School’s EMBA program.

“It’s much better to have the program in the city and it will prove to be much easier, especially for when we have events at the HUB and (Main Campus),” Weiss said. “We look forward to building a strong partnership here at the HUB for many years to come.”

A vibrant business center located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the HUB features comprehensive communication services, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and a 120-seat auditorium. Primary classroom spaces are fitted with movable, whiteboard walls, which give way to expansive breakout areas. Equipped with free, high-speed wireless Internet access throughout, the HUB also is in partnership with Stephen Starr Events to provide a top-tier, on-site dining experience.

The HUB will house the 16-month EMBA and the three-year, part-time EDBA programs, the latter of which will start its first cohort in September.

“This is a good move,” said Sharon Guess, FOX ’10, EMBA alumna and a senior project manager with the School District of Philadelphia. “This is an amazing environment … and it makes everything that much easier.” 

- Christopher A. Vito