Gabelli School of Business – Fordham University - Full-Time MBA
Fordham Full-Time MBA Program Structure
The Fordham University Full-Time MBA at the Gabelli School of Business curriculum was thoroughly redesigned in 2014 to suit the current job market and the needs of its employers. The streamlined 60-credit full-time program takes two years to complete.
Currently, the program follows a cohort structure, meaning that full-time MBA students take all of their courses together. This helps them to make strong connections with each other and build their professional networks throughout the program. In addition to the regular fall and spring terms, students also participate in a pre-term orientation, a winter intersession each year, and a summer term that consists of an internship.
The winter intersession of the first year, which happens in early January, involves an immersion experience in New York City. Over the course of five days, students are exposed to a number of company visits with corporations like Deutsche Bank, Money.net, and Hewlett Packard. During this intersession, they also participate in team-building and leadership activities such as a session at the FDNY Training Academy.
Fordham offers eight MBA concentrations, plus several secondary concentration options. Concentrations require five extra courses in total and include Accounting, Communication and Media Management, Finance and Business Economics, Information Systems, Management Systems, Marketing, and Public Accounting.
Students may also choose a secondary concentration comprising only three extra courses rather than five. Typically, a cohort consists of 60 students each.
Full-Time MBA Rankings
- U.S. News & World Report: 64
- Bloomberg: 57
- Forbes: 58
Fordham University Full-Time MBA Class Profile
Nearly 66 percent of students in the Gabelli MBA program are male, with 33 percent female students. International students make up around 48 percent of the most recent class.
Additionally, the average GMAT score of admitted students is 633. Students enter at an average age of 28 and have more than five years of professional work experience.
Currently, the average base salary of Gabelli MBA students is $100,000.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Tuition for the Fordham University Full-Time MBA program tuition is $107,924. Students should also factor housing costs into their financial considerations.
Full-time students are eligible for a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. These include the Hitachi Minority Scholarship for minority students; the Emily L. and Robert E. Smith Scholarship for female students pursuing international studies; and the Linda Perrin Taber Pollack and Roy Howard Pollack Scholarship for second-year students demonstrating academic merit and financial need.
Additionally, full-time MBA students are eligible to apply to work for a Fordham graduate business faculty member under the Graduate Assistantship Program, receiving partial tuition payment in remuneration for their work. Students may work 10 hours per week per term for $3,510 in tuition remission or 20 hours per week per term for $7,020 in tuition remission. However, students can only participate in a maximum of six 10-hour or three 20-hour assistantships over the course of their studies, capping the total tuition remission a student may earn at $21,060.
Fordham graduate students are eligible for both Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Students are also eligible for an array of private loans, which typically require a creditworthy U.S. co-signer. In addition, Fordham’s Office of Admissions offers the Fordham GBA Loan to students who need to supplement other government or private loans. These $5,000 loans are awarded based on merit and need and are available for domestic students enrolled in at least six credits at the time of their loan application. Students may only be awarded one GBA Loan over the course of their studies at Fordham.
First, Fordham requires that applicants have a minimum of two years of work experience to gain admission to the full-time MBA program. There are no minimum GPA or standardized test score requirements for admission.
Furthermore, applicants to the Fordham full-time MBA program must submit an online application, undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts, two professional letters of recommendation, a professional resume, one required essay, and one optional essay about their professional goals and aspirations. They must also send a $150 application fee.
International applicants submitting undergraduate or graduate transcripts must also submit a third-party evaluation of the transcripts. In addition, international applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores—minimum scores of 100 on the TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS—are required. If international students score below these cutoffs, however, they will most likely need to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency exam.
Finally, each applicant must participate in an interview to be considered for admission.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release Round 1 October 15, 2021 November 19, 2021 Round 2 November 19, 2021 January 14, 2022 Round 3 * January 21, 2022 March 18, 2022 Round 4 ** March 25, 2022 May, 2022 Round 5 *** May 27, 2022 July 17, 2022 Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release Round 1 November 5, 2021 December 10, 2021 Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release Round 1 March 4 2022 April 8, 2022