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Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Executive MBA

Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Executive MBA is located in the heart of New York City, a leading hub of global business and culture. The school enrolls about 1600 full and part-time students, and offers a range of degree programs, including an MBA, Executive MBA, and 11 specialized MS degrees in Accounting, Quantitative Finance, Business Analytics, Business Enterprise, Communications and Media Management, Global Finance, Investor Relations, Marketing Intelligence, Media Entrepreneurship, Taxation, and Global Management. Programs are taught in small classes of 35 or fewer students by an internationally diverse faculty.



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $92,882



Program Rankings


#42 Businessweek Executive MBA Programs

School Rankings


#12 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals
#24 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 60% accepted out of 577 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 550
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $130

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Information

To apply to Fordham, prospective students must submit a completed application, college transcripts, a resume, three essays, and two letters of recommendation. In recent years, successful admits have five years of professional work experience, and an average GMAT score of 577 (for part-time students) to 609 (for full-time students). Fordham students...To apply to Fordham, prospective students must submit a completed application, college transcripts, a resume, three essays, and two letters of recommendation. In recent years, successful admits have five years of professional work experience, and an average GMAT score of 577 (for part-time students) to 609 (for full-time students). Fordham students join the community from varied industries, including radio and television, public relations, real estate, financial services, publishing, and accounting, and they hail from countries as diverse as China, India, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, Mexico, and South Korea.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 853
Percent International Students 40%
Total Full-Time Faculty 163
Full-Time Faculty 74%

Student Life

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.”


Networking is key to taking advantage of the endless employment opportunities that New York City has to offer, and Fordham’s alumni offer a “vast network,” holding posi­tions “all over the place in the city.” To fully utilize these valuable resources, there are “several programs that the school has launched to connect alumni to the current commu­nity.” Students who participate in groups such as Fordham Women in Business, the Finance Society, and the Graduate Marketing Society are sure to increase their network. “These organizations are constantly spearheading events with industry topics and guest speakers and offer workshops to build specific skills in these areas.” The school also provides “lots of student groups and weekly social events [where] you can socialize and network to your heart's desire.” Career Management also “provides students with plenty of opportunities for mock interviews” as well as helps with “resume writing, navigating career fairs, [and] networking workshops.” In addition, “There are weekly social networking nights with other school members and other uni¬versities. Weekly panel discussions occur as well regarding current events and relevant themes.”With so many students seeking jobs in a somewhat unsteady economy, students stress that there is still a need for “more career placement assistance.” Specifically, some stu¬dents feel that “the quality of companies that recruit on campus” could be improved. The program has answered theses concerns with the establishment of the Alumni-Student Career Alliance and the Professional Development Program.

The Princeton Review


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 short- and 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 part- and 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.

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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.”

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Degrees Awarded

- Traditional MBA, 20 months; - Executive MBA, 22 months; - MS in Taxation, 12 months; - MS in Accounting, 12 months; - MS in Quantitative Finance, 18 months; - MS in Business Enterprise, 10 months; - MS in Global Finance, 12 months; - MS in 3 Continent Global Management, 12 months; - MS in Investor Relations, 16 months; - MS in Media Management, 12 months; - MS in Business Analytics, 12 months; - MS in Marketing Intelligence, 12 months; - MS in Media Enterpreneurship, 12 months; Concentrations and Designations of the MBA Program: - Concentration in Public Accounting. - Concentration in Accounting. - Concentration in Communications and Media Management. - Concentration in Finance. - Concentration in Information Systems. - Concentration in Management Systems. - Concentration in Marketing. - Designation in International Business. - Designation in Electronic Business. - Designation in Entrepreneurship. - Designation in Global Sustainability.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:
    • Bert Twaalfhoven Center for Entrepreneurship:
    • Center for Communications:
    • The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center:
    • The Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance:
    • Trans-Atlantic Finance Institute (TAFI):
  • International Student Support Groups:
    • Fordham International Student Association (ISA):
  • Minority Support Groups:
    • Asian Business Network
    • BHMBAA: Black & Hispanic MBA Association
    • Chinese Club
    • Fordham Global Professional Society
    • Fordham Jewish Student Association
    • Fordham International Student Association (ISA)
    • National Association of Black Accountants
    • Fordham Jewish Student Association
    • FWIB: Fordham Women in Business
  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Graduate Assistantships:

  • Research Facilities:
    • Bert Twaalfhoven Center for Entrepreneurship:
    • Center for Communications:
    • The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center:
    • The Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance:
    • Trans-Atlantic Finance Institute (TAFI):
  • Study Abroad:
    • China – Peking University / BIMBA
    • Spain – ESADE
    • Turkey - Koc University.
    • France - SKEMA
  • Women Support Groups:
    • Women In Business Club:

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration include:

Robert Daleo - Executive VP and CFO, Thomson Reuters

Darcy Antonellis - President of Technical Operations Warner Brothers

Patricia Fili-Kruschel - EVP, Time Warner

James N. Fernandez - EVP and CFO, Tiffany and Company

Nemir Kidar - Founder/President Investcorp Bank

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $57,406

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte, KPMG, Quest Diagnostics, Accenture, Barclays

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 45% $97,130
Marketing / Sales 31% $86,381
Financial Services 30% $78,555
Other 15% $86,325
Consulting 11% $92,625
Consulting 8% $92,000
Other 6% $88,000
General Management 4% $80,667
Operations / Logistics 3% $65,000
Government 3% $72,500
Non Profit 1% $300,000
Manufacturing 1% $30,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 33%
Three Month Employment 43%
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