Overview

Applicants
250
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
October 23

Round 2
November 20

Round 3
January 22

Round 4
April 9

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
172

76
Full-time
30
Female
24
Part-time
3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Fordham University’s New York City locations is a fertile stomping ground for MBA students at the Gabelli School of Business, which provides “a broad, practical Jesuit education” and “a strong and flexible program for students who work.” The Full-Time MBA curriculum follows the traditional first year of fundamentals and second year of electives structure, and seven concentration options and five “designation” options allow students to specialize their studies. Additionally, students can explore the New York City via a capstone Business Consulting Project or Immersion Week (taking place every January), when they spend five days visiting twelve different local companies across a variety of industries, including JPMorgan Chase, the Fire Department, Disney, and Tiffany & Co.

The Gabelli School “has a collection of incredible professors from many different backgrounds,” who touch on current happenings and integrate into the class material and “have gone above and beyond to help us with any questions or concerns.” There are also many “highly experienced adjunct professors who bring a wealth of knowledge to courses” and the more specialized courses they teach are “absolutely fantastic.” Though there are mixed reviews regarding the administration (“Lots of improvements to be made, but they are trying”), most students say that is “fantastic in communication with students and helping students graduate.” “Fordham has many great resources, you have to do the work to find them and make them work for you” says a student.


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Data Science
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Leadership/Management
Taxation

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Organizational Behavior


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
All Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA students complete a required course called Markets, Business, and Society as part of the curriculum. This course gives students a realistic understanding of the responsibilities of being a businessperson and provides practical tools to make better choices. Additionally, all core courses must dedicate at least one session to addressing ethical grey areas found within its discipline. The school offers courses that promote social justice, social entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. Gabelli MBA students interested in the ?triple bottom line? of people, planet, and profit may pursue a cross-disciplinary secondary concentration in global sustainability.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Research projects are an integral part of many Global Sustainability-related courses. The new Social Innovation Lab is a fun, collaborative workspace for all students. The Gabelli-supported student group, Net Impact, represents a new generation of business leaders who want to use their careers to solve the world's toughest sustainability challenges.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Green Space Initiative at all campuses uses good stewardship practices to maintain all green spaces and buildings. By building green, Fordham provides a healthier environment in which all members of the Fordham community and their guests can work and learn. The University has been recognized for its commitment to building green and several buildings on campus have gone for and achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Global Sustainability Secondary Concentration MBA is strongly supported and students are encouraged to join Net Impact. Wide range of seminars offered in Global Sustainability, as well as public programs. - 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 and partnerships with: Ashoka Innovators for the Public; Wildlife Conservation Society; National Arbor Day Foundation; Recyclemania; New York Botanical Gardens; Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$90,465
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
64%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
45%
School Facilitiated
45%
Graduate Facilitated
10%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

52%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
14%
Consulting
11%
General Management
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Information Technology
3%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

88%
Northeast
4%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
South
4%
West

Students Say

The Gabelli School of Business has “a strong community of loyal alumni” and a similarly solid name within the business community, and the MBA program “does a great job tapping into their resources in order to give students the best possible situations to learn and grow.” “They are always connecting with alumni, they are always engaging the students, and they are always upgrading the campus to give students a better experience,” says one. The school’s “willingness to help you achieve academic goals specific to your interests” allows students to properly groom themselves for a goal position or internship, and the school’s connections with New York City companies are a huge boon when it comes to recruiting and internships. Fordham MBAs can be found working for companies such as: Bravo TV, Goldman Sachs, Google, Condé Nast, Hearst Corporation, MetLife, KPMG, Northwestern Mutual, UBS and Ogilvy & Mather.

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 52% $95,000 $90,231 $30,000 $125,000
Consulting 14% $90,000 $93,333 $70,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $94,750 $89,875 $50,000 $120,000
General Management 11%
Information Technology 3%
Operations / Logistics 3%
Other 3%

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 52% $87,500 $84,417 $30,000 $125,000
Technology 17% $115,000 $115,000 $110,000 $120,000
Media / Entertainment 11% $85,000 $84,333 $78,000 $90,000
Consulting 7%
Consumer Products 7%
Real Estate 3%
Other 3%

Prominent Alumni

Nemir Kirdar
Founder/CEO/Chairman, Investcorp Bank

James N. Fernandez
Former CFO, Tiffany and Company

Patricia Fili-Kruschel
Former Chairman, NBC Universal News Group

Darcy Antonellis
CEO, Vubiquity

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 22

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$50,375
Tuition (Out-State)
$50,375
Fees (In-State)
$492
Fees (Out-State)
$492

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,617
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,617

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$23,380
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
106
Part Time
77%

In State
78.5%
Out of State
21.5%
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

9.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The Gabelli School of Business’s location in the heart of Manhattan “is a great advantage in terms of attending out of campus social activities” (“You can get anywhere in the city within twenty minutes”), though there is a noticeable difference in student lifestyles between part-time and full-time students and “there is an opportunity for improvement in gaining traction with attendance at student events,” which tend to have low participation from part-timers. Students have access to all the building on campus and there are plenty of study lounges to spread out. Many whom come here “are in finance,” and there is “a mix of hard working students and students who get into group projects and disappear.” Students have access to all the building on campus and “there are plenty of study lounges to spread out.” These “career-minded individuals” are “competitive, yet always willing to help others,” and there are “so many opportunities for students here” that “if you want to be involved, the world is your oyster.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lawrence Mur'ray II
Senior Assistant Dean Graduate Admissions/Advising

Address
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
United States

Phone
212-636-6200

Fax
212-636-7076

Email
admissionsgb@fordham.edu


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