Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business


New York City’s Global Business School


Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of Gabelli School of Business

With 17 graduate degree options at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, it comes as no surprise that more than half of the institution’s students hail from abroad. Drawn to the diverse range of programs (ranging from undergraduate to executive education), the small class sizes, and the plethora of internship and career opportunities, international students have always thrived at Fordham.

“What distinguishes Fordham, as the only Jesuit business school in New York City, is our commitment to “leadership with purpose” – conducting business that generates profit while benefiting other people. Students emerge from our programs understanding exactly how to go above and beyond to advance their own careers, their industry of choice, and society as a whole,” stated Gabelli School of Business Dean Donna Rapaccioli.

Founded in 1920 at the undergraduate level and still upholding its Jesuit traditions today, Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business offers students the opportunity to study in multiple locations across New York City and to work with some of the most distinguished faculty in their fields. MBA students choose among concentrations such as marketing, finance, communications and media management, accounting, information systems, and management. Students can also pursue 14 specialized MS programs, as well as dual-degree programs that include a JD/MBA and an extended program that merges an MBA with an MS in taxation.

The school’s location in the commercial capital of the world attracts students from all around the globe. The Gabelli School of Business currently hosts several Brazilian students and plans to recruit more students from Latin America and Brazil to both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Students can keep an eye out for Fordham representatives at MBA fairs in Brazil, as the business school is looking to welcome new students, partnerships, and exchange opportunities.

The Gabelli School of Business emphasizes international education, and MBA students have the option to complete a designation in international business. As New York is an intrinsically global city, students are presented with unlimited opportunities to visit, hold internships, and interact with multinational corporations such as Google, Deloitte, KPMG, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and NBC, as well as the major advertising agencies of Madison Avenue.

Studying abroad is encouraged, and those who do not want to spend an extended period of time abroad may participate in short, faculty-led study tours to exciting, business-centric cities in places such as China, Germany, Turkey, and Cuba. For students looking for a diverse, supportive community to study business in one of America’s most enterprising cities, Fordham University offers an opportunity to match every interest.

Testimonial from Renata Rabacov, MBA Candidate 2015
“As a career switcher, from consulting to taxation, I was looking for an MBA program that could not only help me to develop my new career but also provide a great environment for my personal development. Fordham’s high caliber faculty helped me to shape my new career in accounting and taxation with a solid and up-to-date knowledge. I feel very fortunate to be part of a great program that made a unique contribution for the development of new relationships through clubs, group assignments, and corporate presentations that ultimately helped me with the start of my new career.”


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