Gabelli School of Business
|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.|
|Location||New York City and West Harrison, New York, USA|
|Campus||Lincoln Center (Manhattan):
Urban, 8 acres (32,000 m2)
Westchester (West Harrison):
Suburban, 32 acres, Rose Hill (Bronx)
|Colors||Maroon and White ‹See Tfm› ‹See Tfm›|
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.
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 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). Currently the former Law School building is undergoing renovations and is expected to open in Summer 2016.
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:
- Executive MBA
- Beijing International MBA
- Deming Scholars MBA
- Global Professional MBA
- Joint JD/MBA
- MBA/MGM Thunderbird Partnership
- ESADE Business School in Barcelona
Fordham's Gabelli School of Business is currently planning on launching a Ph.D. program in the future.
Research centers at Fordham Business School include:
- Center for Communications
Focus: Media industries, consumer use of media, economic and social media trends, and organizational communication in companies
- Center for Digital Transformation
Focus: How digital technology can contribute to improvements for individual human beings, businesses, and society as a whole
- Center for Humanistic Management
Focus: Systems of management that respect human dignity and protect the well-being of society and the planet
- Center for Positive Marketing
Focus: Marketing as a force for good in the world, focusing on the ways this business discipline can help companies succeed while uplifting people
- Center for Research in Contemporary Finance
Focus: Conducts research on developments in finance and business economics and provides a platform for discussion, critical analysis, and exchange of ideas
- Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations
Focus: How companies and organizations can establish and maintain public trust at a time when that trust is both more crucial than ever, and more scarce
- Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance
Focus: International financial markets, including their history, the institutions surrounding them, and related issues of integration and globalization
- Fordham University Pricing Center
Focus: Developing a better understanding of prices and pricing from both academic and managerial perspectives
- Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis
Focus: Supports and promotes investment analysis in the tradition of Graham & Dodd, Murray, and Greenwald, the four giants of value investing
- Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center
Focus: Managing the global innovation process in pharmaceuticals and healthcare delivery systems to reduce disease burdens and create healthier lives
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 the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings, Fordham’s Finance MBA was ranked 14th in the nation, its Marketing MBA ranked 23rd, and its Part-time MBA program ranked 50th.
In 2010, CEO Magazine has ranked Fordham in the Top Tier (Top 25) for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the North America / Global EMBA Rankings. In 2008, The Wall Street Journal ranked Fordham Executive MBA in Top 30.
In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings, Fordham’s Finance MBA was ranked 21st in the nation, its Marketing MBA ranked 23rd, Part-time MBA program ranked 30th, and its executive MBA (EMBA) program ranked 25th nationally.
In 2009, BusinessWeek ranks Fordham MBA 5th in the Northeast & 55th nationally.
The Graduate School of Business is also part of a consortium offering an MBA at Peking University in Beijing, China. This program, known as BiMBA (Beijing international MBA), is listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most valuable Chinese programs.
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 1283. The average GMAT score is 663.
There are more than 35,000 Fordham School of Business alumni.
- Mario Gabelli, CBA '65, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GAMCO Investors, Ranked #937 on the 2010 Forbes magazine list of "The World's Billionaires"  with net worth of $1 billion. Donated $25 million to Fordham University in September 2010 for the undergraduate business school, which has been renamed the Gabelli School of Business.
- Stephen J. Hemsley, CBA '74, CEO of UnitedHealth Group
- Maria Elena Lagomasino, GBA '77, CEO (2001–2005) of JP Morgan Private Bank; Board of Directors, Coca-Cola
- Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuelan billionaire, CEO of Empresas Polar, Ranked #258 on the 2010 Forbes magazine list of "Word's Billionaires" with net worth of $3.5 billion
- Angelo R. Mozilo, CBA '60, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Countrywide Financial Corporation
- Eugene Shvidler, GBA (MBA and MS in International Taxation), Russian-American billionaire, international oil tycoon, Ranked #828 on the 2010 Forbes magazine list of "The World's Billionaires",  with net worth of $1.2 billion.
- Robert Campbell, Retired Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Johnson & Johnson.
- Jack Keane, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Keane Advisors; Retired 4-star General and Former Vice Chief of Staff-US Army
- Thomas A. Russo, Executive vice president and general counsel of American International Group, Inc., with responsibility for legal, compliance, and regulatory and government affairs. Prior to joining AIG in February 2010, Russo was senior counsel at Patton Boggs LLP. Russo was also a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
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