From the School

Located in New York City, the center of global business, Fordham Business combines academic rigor with program flexibility and business experience, empowering our students to succeed by developing a unique portfolio of career assets. Succeeding in the new world of business requires approaching your MBA the same way you approach your financial investments. In an unpredictable environment — to maximize return and minimize risk — you want to take a portfolio approach. You invest in a range of career assets, falling into three categories: knowledge, experience, and networks. And then you need to learn how to manage them. At Fordham, your Career and Academic Advisors help you focus your career goals through one-on-one assessment and advice. They also give you the opportunity to meet with experienced alumni to discuss job functions and industries related to your skills and interests. To increase your success, they encourage you to think about both shortand long-term goals to develop career options. Once you define your goals, your Career and Academic Advisors work with you to develop a plan to meet them. You'll look at ways to leverage your current assets. You'll identify gaps you need to fill with new investments in knowledge, experience, and networks. Then you'll develop an investment plan based on short-term and long-term strategies. In the short-term, the goal is to differentiate yourself from the many others seeking the job you want. In the long-term, you want your portfolio of career assets to be diversified enough to keep your opportunities open and strong in a constantly shifting future. This ensures maximum Return On Investment (ROI) over your entire career. Finally, we help you map out a concrete program for you to acquire the knowledge, experience, and network assets you need to implement your strategic plan. To implement your investment plan, we provide you with the resources and flexibility to acquire and combine a wide range of knowledge, experience, and network assets — in unique ways. You are offered extensive opportunities to acquire knowledge assets through a wide range of courses, concentrations, specializations, and international options — and we give you an unmatched degree of flexibility to assemble these courses in the way that best suits your needs. Through our relationships with companies in New York, the center of global business, we offer multiple opportunities for you to acquire real-world experience through internships, field study and special programs. We also enable you to move between partand full-time status so you can continue to add to your portfolio of experience as you earn your MBA. At Fordham, you tap into a network of thousands of successful, highly connected Fordham Business alumni, who provide unparalleled one-to-one support, connections, and advice through our unique mentorship program. In addition, our small class sizes encourage fellow students and professors to share the extensive networks they're part of through work, consulting, and research.

Overview

Applicants
486
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
570 - 650
GPA
3.0 - 3.7

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Non-Academic

Work Experience

Overall

Students Say

With a “phenomenal location” in the heart of the financial capital of the world, “Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration is well-positioned for both full-time students and working professionals to take advantage of furthering their education.” For part-time students the “flexibility of scheduling” is a major plus. Not only is there the “ability to switch from part time to full time if necessary,” but the interaction between the two groups in the classroom “allows great student mix…and adds to networking opportunities.” With an abundance of students having “great jobs in NYC,” these individuals can help assist “anyone [who may be] switching careers or looking for advancement at different companies.” The “networking potential in the student body” alone is difficult for other schools to match.

Students benefit from the “international diversity within the student body, which provides a global perspective in classroom discussions and projects.” Classmates bring “with them knowledge of different markets and cultures. Classes are more interesting with these different viewpoints.” This diversity in the classroom is especially valuable since “the majority of classes are highly interactive, where professors are looking for feedback from students to drive the discussion, rather than constantly lecturing them.” Adding to the “engaging atmosphere” present in the classroom is the abundance of part-time students who “bring significant work experience to class discussions and case studies.”

Understanding the social responsibility of business is another reason students choose Fordham University. “As a Jesuit university, the academic environment is more of a holistic achievement approach versus a competitive ‘everyone for him/herself’ attitude. One student explains the Jesuit concept as “educating the whole person” by sensitizing students to the importance of promoting corporate ethics and social justice.” Many students appreciate this emphasis upon “the ethics of doing business, and [on] social and environmental responsibility.”

The professors have “diverse backgrounds” and bring real-world experience and insight into the classroom, which keeps lessons interesting and relevant. “Most professors are career professionals and not career academics. That lends a lot more credibility to their courses than those taught by those with mostly academic backgrounds.” They are “very knowledgeable of the current course topic/market/industry they are discussing in class” and “[seem] to stay on top of trends and developments.” Overall, classes are “friendly” yet “competitive.” “It’s an environment where you feel like studying hard and…the professors will make you work hard.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
200

63
Full-time
37
Part-time
29
Female
17
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MBA with Designation in Global Sustainability: The Global Sustainability (GS) Designation requires students to complete five upper level courses designated as GS courses. The GS designation is not a concentration. Students must fit their GS courses within the requirements for the number of concentration and elective courses and the distribution of breadth electives. http://www.bnet.fordham.edu/academics/mba_program/designations/index.asp

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Research projects are available in the different Global Sustainability-related courses.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Student-led effort to build a consensus for Fordham to be carbon neutral by 2020.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Wide range of seminars offered in Global Sustainability, as well as public programs (e.g. Public Program: NYC Carbon Neutral 2020, Smart Cities conference organized by Center for Digital Transformation in collaboratin with IBM) - Faculty members editing/writing multiple books on Global Sustainabilty.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Close collaboration with the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools in Global Sustainability.

Career overview

From The School

The Career Services Office links students, recruiters, and alumni together to form a global business network. We offer career seminars, information sessions, mentoring and other services to help students evaluate career options, form effective career plans and develop a presence in the business community. And we work with alumni, clubs and recruiters from innovative companies to keep pace with the evolving needs and interests of our students. We work hard to develop and foster these links so that Fordham GBA students can maximize their MBAs and fulfill their career objectives.

Career Rating
89
Average Starting Salary
$72,532

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
51%
School Facilitiated
48%
Graduate Facilitated
1%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
51%
School Facilitiated
48%
Graduate Facilitated
1%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

65%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Marketing
9%
Consulting
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Other
1%
Human Resources
1%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

89%
Northeast
6%
International
3%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
Midwest
1%
South

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 65% $65,000 $70,281 $45,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 13% $62,500 $71,000 $42,000 $98,000
Consulting 9% $83,750 $79,583 $40,000 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $65,000 $65,750 $55,000 $78,000
Other 5% $85,000 $99,450 $52,800 $175,000
Human Resources 1% $0 $0 $0 $0
Information Technology 1% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 54% $69,500 $71,645 $40,000 $120,000
Consulting 13% $60,000 $69,644 $52,800 $10,000
Consumer Products 8% $90,000 $84,200 $65,000 $98,000
Media / Entertainment 5% $58,500 $59,250 $55,000 $65,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4% $100,000 $111,667 $60,000 $175,000
Technology 4% $60,000 $62,000 $42,000 $84,000
Manufacturing 1% $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Non-profit 1%
Petroleum / Energy 1% $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Real Estate 1% $47,000 $47,000 $47,000 $47,000

Prominent Alumni

Nemir Kirdar
Founder/President Investcorp Bank

James N. Fernandez
EVP and CFO, Tiffany and Company

Patricia Fili-Kruschel
EVP, Time Warner

Darcy Antonellis
President of Technical Operations Warner Brothers

Tom Locastro
Director, Oppenheimer & Co.

Overview

From The School

Fordham Business works on a per credit basis. The per credit charge for Academic Year 2003-2004 is $734. Most courses are three credits with some being 1.5 credits. The same charge applies for both instate and out-of-state students. Financial Aid is available to both domestic and international students. Fordham Business offers a Graduate Assistantship Program available to all Full-time students. Scholarship and loan opportunities are also available.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Sep 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$21,949

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$9,218

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
54%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
30%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
58%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
40%

New Students Receiving Loans
28%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$43,436
Tuition (Out-State)
$43,436
Fees (In-State)
$468
Fees (Out-State)
$468

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,259
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,259
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,000
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
741
Out of State
48%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
97

Demographics

46.00%
Minorities
36.00%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The Fordham campus offers a lot, but not all students appear to take advantage of these opportunities. “Student life is mixed between people who commit a lot of their time socially… and those who come to campus for classes and go home afterward. Part of that is the cultural mix of part-time and full-time students.” For students who can commit the time, “there are a variety of student organizations that are good for meeting new people, and it is through these specific organizations that the best networking at Fordham can be done.” A student attests, “Weekly happy hours are the best way to meet new people. These are usually conducted by various student clubs and the way I have made several long-term connections.”

At Fordham, environment is everything. “There is nothing like the experience of New York City. The campus is located right next to Lincoln Center and the activities around are endless. You could go to school here for years and still have vast amounts of shops, restaurants, and entertainment to explore.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Patricia Caffrey
Director of Admissions & Enrollment

Address
113 West 60th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10023

Phone
212-636-6200

Email
admissionsgb@fordham.edu
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Key Stats

486
Applicants
741
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate

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