Message from Dean M. Moshe Porat
Based in Philadelphia. Connected to the world.
The Fox School’s global influence and international business programs are highlighted in this edition of Fox Update. From alumni who are working across the globe to current students who are doing the same through our unique programs, Fox’s influence can be found in all corners of the world.
A chief architect of our worldwide presence is Dr. Arvind Phatak. After 45 years of service, Arvind is retiring, and he recently received a very fitting tribute: a Distinguished Service Award from CUIBE, the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education.
In addition to highlighting Dr. Phatak’s career, we showcase our ongoing Passport Night to encourage students to study abroad and the Passport Night Awards, which help a pair of students each semester with travel expenses. To date, we have given over $10,000 to students studying abroad.
I have said that we bring the world to Fox and send Fox into the world. This edition illustrates that point. Our successful partnership with CEFAM in Lyon and International MBAs working with innovative companies in central Paris both show how we dispatch our students into the world.
We also bring the world to Alter Hall. These initiatives include a two-day international business certificate program for University of Ghana Executive MBAs and a model G-20 Summit, organized by the World Affairs Council of Greater Philadelphia, for hundreds of high school students.
Dr. Phatak has said that his interest “has always been making the Fox School of Business a global enterprise.” With international business programs that are consistently ranked among the nation’s best, deep global connections and world-class faculty, the Fox School has achieved just that. We are by no means finished.Best regards,
M. Moshe Porat, PhD, CPCU
Fox School of Business
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Laura H. Carnell Professor