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Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business

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School Data

Annual Tuition: $50,375

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $50,375

Acceptance Rate: 59%

Full-Time Enrollment: 54

Average GPA: 3

Median GMAT: 650

International: 35%

Minority: 15%

Female: 45%

Male: 55%

Average Age: 26-28

Application Deadlines: Round 1: October 11, 2019; Round 2: November 15, 2019; Round 3: January 10, 2020; Round 4: March 13, 2020; Round 5 (international): May 8, 2020; Round 5 (domestic): June 19, 2020

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business offers a Jesuit business education in the epicenter of the financial capital of the world. Gabelli prepares each of its students to succeed in their pursuit of management and leadership experience. Their 24-month, full-time MBA program boasts features other MBA programs don’t, particularly as students begin their journey before the start of courses in what is termed a month-long “Gabelli Launch.”

Guilherme Zim Zaniol, president of the Fordham Management Consulting Association, shares that this month-long orientation is “comprised of an interesting agenda, such as leadership, power and influence sessions; a data analytics bootcamp; career planning workshops; and capped off with a week-long consulting project for NGOs in Argentina, highlighting the idea of ‘business with purpose.’ It’s been more than a year, and I’m still in touch with my client in Buenos Aires. In the second semester, we worked closely with companies such as MarkLogic and Fidelity Investments on our London campus, helping them with business issues in a business-client environment.”

Gabelli’s flagship features don’t end there. Second-year MBA students are entered into a mandatory convergence week where they will apply their knowledge and skills in a simulated business environment. However, they are faced with disorienting challenges that force students to think critically and re-evaluate how they handle themselves and apply what they know.

Being in the center of New York City offers students the ability to engage with a plethora of successful entrepreneurs and corporations. Zim Zaniol made mention of the opportunities given to students every Wednesday as a part of “the Gabelli Enrichment Lab, which includes experienced professionals, TedX speakers, and invited faculty, to teach [students] more about leadership, communication and confidence.”

Gabelli’s school clubs also open a door for students to connect with Alumni and Advisory Board members as well as the ability to produce new opportunities within these organizations. Students can make impactful changes that can sustain constant growth in one’s professional knowledge, networking, and business acumen.

Overall, Gabelli is a school that cultivates an open and inclusive environment that prioritizes its students while holding to its Jesuit roots. Gabelli maintains a focus on ethics and sustainability. In today’s growing market, which is quickly moving towards providing more sustainable solutions to environmental and ethical problems, such a center point is necessary.

The impact of Gabelli has not been lost on its students. As Zim Zaniol proudly states, “I have met countless alumni that were interested in donating their time and efforts to help me with my career. One could say “you get out what you put in”, as a Gabelli student, but I have received much more than I’ve put in, and in the near future, I hope I can give back as much as I’ve received to the future generations with time, knowledge, and scholarship opportunities. I’m thankful for everything that came with my admission letter and I’m really proud of being part of the Fordham family.” How can you sum it up better than that?

More From Guilherme Zim Zaniol, MBA Candidate Class of 2020

The Full-time MBA at Fordham has a month-long orientation, comprised of an interesting agenda, such as leadership, power and influence sessions; a data analytics bootcamp; career planning workshops; and capped off with a week-long consulting project for NGOs in Argentina, highlighting the idea of “business with purpose”. It’s been more than a year, and I’m still in touch with my client in Buenos Aires. In the second semester, we worked closely with companies such as MarkLogic and Fidelity Investments on our London Campus, helping them with business issues in a business-client environment.

In addition, MBAs have opportunities to learn from experienced professionals every Wednesday. As part of Gabelli Plus Enrichment Lab, a program which includes experienced professionals, TedX speakers, and invited faculty, to teach us more about leadership, communication and confidence.

Being part of a small MBA Program, in a big graduate student community allows MBA students to take advantage of a wide range of electives, from business analytics to quantitative finance to market intelligence and many others. Here, because of the smaller MBA cohort, you are known by the name by colleagues, Professors, and high level faculty and receive individualized support and career counseling. On the other hand, Fordham’s large graduate student community also offers leadership opportunities. For example, I was chosen as a VP for the Management Consulting club last academic year and am now President. It’s a great opportunity to network closely with Alumni, and even Advisory Board Members.

The clubs and the Career Development Center put a lot of effort in leveraging the New York City advantage. Throughout these three terms we visited many companies, such as Bloomberg, Facebook, LinkedIn, AB InBev, AMC Networks and many others. In addition to that, NYC hosts the largest portion of our extremely friendly alumni network. MBAs are encouraged to take advantage of that, have coffee chats, discuss resumes, and take part in career conversations across the city.

As the business environment pushes forward on ethical issues and sustainability, being an MBA student at a Jesuit School has been great. Most of the courses have a touch point on ethics and sustainability, and I’m glad that we have a high level 3-credits course to discuss ethics around market, business, and society. This was a life-changing course, that helped me shape my ethical decision-making framework, and also prepared me to help companies be truthful when investing on CSR.

To conclude, when thinking about how Gabelli benefited my career goals, I believe it impacted in many different ways. I had the chance to show my leadership and initiative skills on different projects and tasks. But, most importantly, my experiences here led me to my Summer Internship, working at the biggest fast-fashion retailer of Latin America in Brazil, where I had the chance to meet with the CFO every week, and present my final project to the entire C-suite board. I had over 10 years of working experience when I joined Gabelli, ranging from big-4 to entrepreneurship, and I’m confident that my journey as an MBA student gave me a better understanding of my past experiences, and transformed me into a much better professional, with more hard skills, business acumen, confidence and will.

One could say “you get out what you put in”, as a Gabelli student, but I have received much more than I’ve put in, and in the near future, I hope I can give back as much as I’ve received to the future generations with time, knowledge, and scholarship opportunities. I’m thankful for everything that came with my admission letter and I’m really proud of being part of the Fordham family.

Go Rams!

 

Fordham did not publish top hirers however the school did publish a list of firms hiring from the Full-Time MBA Classes of 2014 – 2015 and the Class of 2016.

Mean GMAT, MBA program: 622

Mean GMAT, MS programs: 658

Total graduate population: 1,813 (including non-degree students)

Number of degree programs: 21 (7 MBA options, 14 MS programs)

Average class size: 26

Average years of work experience, MBA students: 5.3

Number of full-time faculty: 123

Percent with terminal degrees: 89%

Student-faculty ratio: 15:1

Contact Information

Location:
Graduate Business Admissions Office
45 Columbus Avenue 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Admissions Office:
212-636-6200
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From The School:

The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University educates students who possess the knowledge, creativity, and skills to have a lasting impact. Gabelli School students share a “business with a purpose” approach that prepares them to be leaders who create transformational change. They learn to balance the demands of profit with the interests of their communities and the world.  They refine their business philosophy, along with industry- and function-specific knowledge, through a mix of practical and theoretical learning experiences.

The mission of the Gabelli School of Business is to develop business leaders who are equipped for continuous growth in the changing global environment. Located in the commercial capital of the world, the Gabelli School is uniquely positioned to offer students the opportunity to participate in regional and global economies. Its reputation is built upon scholarship and excellence in teaching.  Students participate in hands-on learning experiences, including consulting projects with major firms, and technical workshops throughout the program. The faculty includes distinguished scholars, as well as senior business leaders from Fortune 500 firms.

Community is a hallmark of the Gabelli School, where an open, supportive environment proves that it is possible to be both competitive and collaborative. MBA students receive special attention in their internship and job searches from a dedicated team of career services professionals and, at the conclusion of their program, join a global network of 175,000 Fordham University alumni. Top firms seek out Gabelli School MBAs for their analytical and strategic thinking, strong communication skills, principled leadership, and a commitment to collaboration and community.

Graduates of the program have held MBA-level internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cadillac, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Pfizer, and other world renowned global companies.