Is Fordham MBA program prestigious

The Full-Time MBA is the Gabelli School of Business’ flagship two-year program in management and leadership. Selectively enrolling approximately 60 students per year, the Full-Time MBA combines industry-inspired hands-on coursework, individualized attention, and extraordinary network development—all in the heart of New York City.

This is a true New York MBA.

A World Capital for Business—and Learning

Attending business school in New York is a decision that can have a profound impact on your future. A New York MBA offers unique advantages: opportunities to build your résumé year-round, executive-level professors who teach at our Lincoln Center campus during their off hours, and direct recruiting connections to companies that seek new hires for their New York offices.

Full-Time MBA students at the Gabelli School of Business have access to all of this and more.

Gabelli MBA graduates recently have secured post-graduation placements at Accenture, Blackrock, Deloitte, Gartner Consulting, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and dozens of other firms—a testament to the value of studying right where the world’s largest companies do business.

Industry-Inspired Academics

The Gabelli School of Business Full-Time MBA program is led by a faculty director who—in addition to her highly regarded academic research—maintains strong ties to industry and continually adapts the MBA curriculum to meet the demands of today’s employers.

From the month-long Gabelli Launch orientation that begins the two-year sequence to the capstone Convergence Week simulation that draws on every ounce of management knowledge Gabelli MBAs have acquired, the Full-Time MBA curriculum is designed to over-prepare students for the challenges of the business world.

Full-time MBA students will:

  • Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to act as consultants to nonprofits and NGOs within their first month of the program
  • Complete a curriculum that balances structure with independence, building on foundation courses in economics, statistics, accounting, finance, management, and strategy with individually chosen electives
  • Develop and defend their own conclusions about business ethics in a course called Markets, Business, and Society
  • In an applied project, work on a consulting team for a real business client or create a business plan and prototype for a new startup
  • Visit the offices of high-level executives whose real-world insight enhances the experience of attending business school in New York

Full-Time MBA Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Gabelli School of Business’ Full-Time MBA program #10 nationwide in finance and #19 in international business. The Economist placed the school #12 worldwide in networking potential and #23 worldwide in faculty quality. The program debuted on the Financial Times global ranking at #95 and also placed #8 for corporate social responsibility.

The Full-Time MBA program also earned high marks from Military Times, which ranks the Gabelli School #21 nationwide for graduate business education. The program is on the rise in Poets & Quants’ composite MBA ranking, achieving the second-largest increase of all U.S. programs in 2017 to finish at #62. This Gabelli School of Business ranking trajectory is sustained from the year before—the school was named one of Poets & Quants “biggest gainers” in the MBA rankings in 2016, too.

A Network Above All Business Schools in New York

Especially for students who commit to full-time business school, securing a job you want after graduation is paramount. The Gabelli School of Business provides additional layers of career coaching and job-search support that are specific to the Full-Time MBA. Career-search training begins from the very first week of the first year, and continuing support extends into each individual’s life as a Fordham graduate and New York MBA.