|Motto||Sapientia et Doctrina|
(Latin for Wisdom and Learning)
|Type||Private, Independent, Catholic, Jesuit|
|President||Joseph M. McShane, S.J.|
|Dean||Donna M. Rapaccioli, Ph.D.|
|Campus||Lincoln Center (Manhattan):|
Urban, 8 acres (32,000 m2)
Westchester (West Harrison):
Suburban, 32 acres, Rose Hill (Bronx)
|Colors||Maroon and White|
The Gabelli School of Business is the undergraduate and graduate business schools of Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York. Fordham University's involvement in business started early in the 20th century with the founding of the School of Business in 1920. The Gabelli School of Business has been an AACSB-accredited business school for over 50 years, is a partner with the CFA Institute. As of March 2015, it incorporated the former Fordham Graduate School of Business.
The Gabelli School of Business was established in 1920 in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, and is now located on Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx as well as on the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Fordham established itself as a provider of graduate business education in 1969, with the launch of its first master's degree programs at the Lincoln Center campus. For more than 40 years, the undergraduate and graduate business schools were separate entities, until the University administration made the decision in 2014 to begin a yearlong process of unifying them with a single identity and one dean.
The Graduate School of Business opened in 1969 as part of the redevelopment of Lincoln Center. The Graduate School of Business was part of a consortium offering an MBA at Peking University in Beijing China from 1998-2008 and was replaced by Vlerick University. This program, known as BiMBA (Beijing international MBA), was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most valuable Chinese programs.
The school is housed across two campuses: in Hughes Hall on the Rose Hill campus, and at Lincoln Center, in the former Law School building and at 45 Columbus Avenue (former College Board headquarters in Manhattan bought by Fordham in 2014, that is located right across the street from the former Law School building). The former Law School building reopened as the "140 W. 62nd St." building of the Lincoln Center campus in Summer 2016. It is primarily the building for the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center, but it is shared with the Quinn Library, student clubs offices, Argo Tea, Health Services, Student Leadership, Multicultural Affairs and Counseling.
The Gabelli School of Business offers undergraduate day and evening programs that lead to Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance, Public Accounting, Marketing, Applied Accounting and Finance, Accounting Information Systems, and Management of Information and Communications Systems (MICS).
Within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, concentrations are offered in Accounting, Communications and Media Management, Finance and Business Economics, Information Systems, Management Systems, Marketing, Public Accounting and Taxation/Accounting (MTA Program). Within the Master of Science (MS) programs, degrees are awarded in Accounting, Business Enterprise (MBE), Information Technology (MSIS), Accounting, Investor Relations (IR), Media Management, Taxation, Quantitative Finance, Global Finance, and 3 Continent Master of Science in Global Management (3CMGM), Business Analytics (MSBA), Marketing Intelligence (MSMI), and MS in Media Entrepreneurship (MSME).
Special Programs include:
The Gabelli School's first cohort of Ph.D. students will begin the school's first doctoral program in the Fall of 2016.
Research centers at Fordham Business School include:
Bloomberg Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking (2016): #27 Undergraduate Business Program.
Businessweek undergraduate ranking (2014): #38 Businessweek undergraduate subject area rankings (2013): International business #7, Marketing #11, Corporate strategy #16, Finance #17, Sustainability #22 and Entrepreneurship #25.
In the 2012 Financial Times EMBA Rankings, the Fordham EMBA program was ranked 72nd in the world. The program saw significant gains in the percentage of women in the faculty and cohort, the professional experience and objectives achieved by the cohort and the average alumni salary after graduation.
In 2010, CEO Magazine has ranked Fordham in the Top Tier (Top 25) for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the North America. In 2008, The Wall Street Journal ranked Fordham Executive MBA in Top 30.
In 2009, BusinessWeek ranks Fordham MBA 5th in the Northeast & 55th nationally.
Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis that considers academic record, standardized test scores, accomplishments outside of the classroom, recommendations, and essays. The average SAT score (math + verbal only) is 1302. The average GMAT score is 603.
There are more than 35,000 Fordham School of Business alumni.