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Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 14, 2019.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $50375

Annual Tuition Non-Resident): $50375

Acceptance Rate: 58.9%

Full-Time Enrollment: 54

Average GPA: 3.2

Median GRE: 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 6 (domestic): May 29, 2020.

The MBA program at Gabelli includes many concentration areas ranging from communications and media management to information systems to accounting and finance. The school also boasts programs for nearly any type of professional with the executive MBA program and global professional MBA. 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. The school is nearly 100 years old but until 2014, the graduate and undergraduate business schools actually remained separate. Now, they are both part of the Gabelli School of Business.

The school is set to debut new digs in the former Fordham Law School building in 2016. Gabelli currently boasts research centers in many different areas from digital transformation to positive marketing to trustworthy organizations.

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

Graduate Business Admissions Office
45 Columbus Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
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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.