Fordham University, Gabelli School Of Business

Introduction

Fordham cultivates the next generation of business leaders.

Business with Purpose

What unites all of our academic programs is the concept of “business with purpose.”

We educate students who plan to work at the highest levels of business, using their passion and strong sense of purpose to generate not only profit, but also wide-ranging benefits for society.

This is what sets Fordham apart.

Explore our site to learn how high-quality academics, a global approach, innovative teaching techniques, and a focus on student outcomes—preparing students for the careers they desire—make Fordham one of the top places to study business in the United States and worldwide.

Mission

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 New York City, the commercial capital of the world, the Gabelli School is uniquely positioned to offer students the opportunity to participate in both regional and international economies. Its reputation will continue to be built upon excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Students are enriched by a dedicated faculty and by the larger university community of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and nourished by Fordham's intellectual and Jesuit traditions. Consistent with these traditions, the Gabelli School is committed to serving students in their lifelong learning endeavors.

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MS in Global Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA New York

Fordham’s Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) is an intensive, one-year program in state-of-the-art financial theory and practice. [+]

Fordham’s Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) is an intensive, one-year program in state-of-the-art financial theory and practice. The MSGF enhances students’ knowledge of international finance and helps them to understand the complex financial, governmental, and ethical issues faced by multinational corporations. It draws upon the extraordinary strengths of Fordham’s renowned finance faculty. The curriculum covers: Theory and application of models of financial economies Exploration of a wide range of investment types Global portfolio strategies Optimization of risk and return Entrepreneurial settings, high-growth industries, and emerging economies One-Year Program Students do not need an extensive business background to apply to this program. It can be completed in one year of study, beginning in the fall. Fordham’s MSGF is offered in two formats: The residential format is based entirely at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in New York City. The collaborative format involves an international partnership between Fordham and select other universities around the world. Students complete part of the MSGF coursework at their home university, taught by Fordham faculty and their own faculty. Use the residential and collaborative links above to learn more about the MSGF curriculum. Private loans or payment plans may be available to assist in financing for the BiMBA MSGF collaborative program. However, this program is not eligible for aid through the United States' federal student aid programs. [-]

MS in Marketing Intelligence

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 USA New York

83% of Fordham’s MS in Marketing Intelligence land jobs within 90 days of graduation.® [+]

83% of Fordham’s MS in Marketing Intelligence land jobs within 90 days of graduation. In just 12 months, you will acquire the skills to build a successful career in marketing: Data analysis. Creating customer insights. Solving business problems. These are the core talents you will learn in this marketing master’s program. Our curriculum goes beyond theory. The MS in Marketing Intelligence gives you hands-on experience with data, lets you work with real New York City companies—like the Food Network—and teaches you how to generate real-world marketing intelligence. That’s what employers want in today’s job market. And it’s why so many students in this marketing master’s degree are hired almost immediately after graduation. Admissions Who should apply? Marketing Intelligence The MSMI is ideal for people with prior experience in marketing, market research, or advertising who want to focus their careers on marketing intelligence. An undergraduate degree is required, but it does not need to be in marketing. Preliminary review option Want an inside track on your chances of acceptance before you take the GMAT or GRE? As a courtesy to MS in Marketing Intelligence applicants, the admissions staff offers a preliminary review option. Request a preliminary review by submitting four components of the application-your résumé, letters of recommendation, personal essay, and transcripts-along with a brief note to msmi@fordham.edu. Within five business days, our admissions team will respond with an assessment of your likelihood of admittance. While this review does not represent an official offer of admission, it can be a help before you take the required tests. Application checklist The MSMI application process is streamlined, to make it efficient for both you and Fordham. Here is what you will need: Current résumé Two recommendations, professional or academic Personal essay Academic transcripts GMAT or GRE scores Careers Graduates of Fordham’s Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence degree are hired by top global companies. Here are a few recent examples: Bank of New York Barneys New York Booze Allen Hamilton BrandTuitive Branding Agency DigitasLBi Hayat Chemicals, Turkey Initiative Media (Interpublic Group) Jones Lang LaSalle Consulting Kraft Foods Kantar Research – Health Care MEC Media (WPP Group) Nielsen Research Rocket Fuel Digital Young & Rubicam Group [-]

MS in Nonprofit Leadership

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA New York

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership is offered jointly by Fordham’s graduate schools of business and social service. [+]

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership is offered jointly by Fordham’s graduate schools of business and social service. Advanced Training for Nonprofit Executives This one-year, full-time program, which runs from September to July, is for students who want to apply business knowledge and management skills to top positions at nonprofit organizations. It represents the nexus of two principles that are characteristic of Fordham: management excellence and social-change advocacy. [-]

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MS Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA New York

For students who earned an undergraduate degree in public accounting and need 30 more credits to sit for the New York State CPA exam, the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is an ideal choice. [+]

For students who earned an undergraduate degree in public accounting and need 30 more credits to sit for the New York State CPA exam, the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is an ideal choice. In 10 courses, most students meet the 150-credit-hour educational requirement for the New York State (NYS) CPA examination. Applicants are advised to visit www.nasba.org before beginning the program, however, to check whether this degree, combined with their specific undergraduate degree in accounting, will meet the minimum qualifications. MSA students must complete 30 credits (10 courses) at Fordham to earn the degree. The program structure is as follows: Required Accounting and Taxation Courses (six courses, 18 credits) AC 7125 Financial Statement Analysis AC 7136 International Accounting AC 7160 Internal Reporting and Control AC 7176 Auditing of Accounting Systems II TX 7001 Corporate Taxation TX 7010 Federal Research and Procedure Accounting/Taxation Electives (three courses, 9 credits) These electives can be any advanced-level accounting or tax courses offered in addition to the required courses, except for AC 6111 Fundamentals of Accounting, AC 7105 Financial Accounting and AC 7184 Business and Individual Entity Taxation. Business Elective (one course, 3 credits) Recommendations for the advanced-level business elective are: BE 7230 Macroeconomics BL 7320 Business Law II FN 7421 Principles of Modern Finance Supplemental Coursework/Prerequisites Based on feedback from accounting partners and executives, as well as recent alumni, we have added prerequisites to the MSA curriculum. Degree candidates who have not had any professional training or academic coursework using basic U.S. tax concepts—for example, those who have not taken an U.S. Internal Revenue (IRC) based tax course in their undergraduate studies—are required to take: AC 7184 Individual and Business Entity Taxation (3 credits) Degree candidates whose native language is not English and who have not completed the full four years of an undergraduate program in the United States or United Kingdom are required to take: MS 809A Advanced Presentations and Public Speaking (1.5 credits) MS 809B Advanced Corporate Communications for Accounting and Taxation Professionals (1.5 credits) Individual and Business Entity Taxation and both 1.5-credit courses are required to be taken during the first semester. Although this increases the number of credits and courses required for the MS degree, these courses add significant value. For students who are required to take the Individual and Business Entity Taxation class, the program is 33 credits. For students who are required to take the two advanced communications mini-courses, the program is 33 credits. For students who are required to take Individual and Business Entity Taxation and the two advanced communications mini-courses, the program is 36 credits. [-]

MS Applied Statistics and Decision-Making

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

Businesses and governments have realized that data provides the best basis for both day-to-day tactical decisions and long-range strategic planning. More than ever, employers seek new hires who can bring data to bear on the decision-making process. This need touches all business fields: finance, marketing, public policy, manufacturing, technology implementation, and beyond. Fordham’s MS in Applied Statistics and Decision-Making (MSSD) prepares students for this kind of work. It is an interdisciplinary program, drawing upon courses from computer science, management, psychology, IT, finance, and other academic areas. [+]

Businesses and governments have realized that data provides the best basis for both day-to-day tactical decisions and long-range strategic planning. Be Your Company's Data Resource More than ever, employers seek new hires who can bring data to bear on the decision-making process. This need touches all business fields: finance, marketing, public policy, manufacturing, technology implementation, and beyond. Fordham’s MS in Applied Statistics and Decision-Making (MSSD) prepares students for this kind of work. It is an interdisciplinary program, drawing upon courses from computer science, management, psychology, IT, finance, and other academic areas. This 30-credit program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The ideal MSSD candidate will have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative or analytic discipline, such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or business. The MSSD builds on that previous study, with a structure as follows: Prerequisites A basic knowledge of statistics and calculus is required. Students who do not meet this requirement can fulfill it by taking graduate business courses at Fordham prior to starting the MSSD program. FALL TERM(five courses, 15 credits) SD 7840 Applied Regression Analysis SD 7841 Statistical Theory I SD 7843 Judgment and Decision-Making Plus two electives SPRING TERM (five courses, 15 credits) SD 7842 Statistical Theory II (To include Linear Models) SD 7844 Statistical Methods and Computation I Plus three electives Electives CISC 5300 Computer Programming C++ CICS 5350 Financial Programming CISC 6930 Data Mining CISC 6950 Algorithms and Data Analysis DG 7850 Time Series and Forecasting Models ECON 6020 Macroeconomics ECON 6950 Financial Econometrics FN 749A ST: Financial Modeling IS 7975 Business Analytics for Managers IS 7967 Data Mining for Business MG 75XX ST: Bayesian Statistics MG 75XX ST: Design of Statistical Studies MG 75XX ST: Statistical Methods and Computation II MG 75XX ST: Stochastic Processes MG 75XX ST: Sampling Theory and Survey Design MG 7605 Statistical Process Control MK 779I ST: Data-Driven Marketing Decision-Making MK 8701 Marketing Analytics PS 6215 Quantitative Methods in Decision-Making PS 7210 Design of Experiments PSYC 7965 Experimental Design PS 7213 Multivariate Statistics PSYC 7835 Categorical Data Analysis PSYC 7820 Nonparametric Statistics QF 8925 Simulation Applications QF 8935 Credit Risk Management QF 8935 Risk Management XX XXXX Qualitative Decision-Making For descriptions of all courses listed above, please visit the Academic Bulletin and consult the Course Listings section. For more information about the MSSD program, contact Professor Robert Wharton of the management systems faculty at whartonphd@fordham.edu. [-]

MS in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

Fordham's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) will help you to spin data into insight. [+]

Spin Data into Insight Fordham's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) will help you to spin data into insight. There is a need across industry for sharp thinkers who can harness the power in massive pools of information—about consumers, performance, productivity, and any other topic you can imagine. Through an MSBA, you will acquire the core skills of business analytics: applying quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to data to enable informed, strategic business decisions. Create Competitive Advantage Companies are confronting an urgent need to stay ahead of the competition and an onslaught of collected data that demands interpretation. An MSBA will give you skills they can use. Be part of this rising discipline. Business analytics is helping companies to grow, differentiate themselves from competitors, make smart choices about products and pricing, improve their efficiency, and perform better. Let Fordham teach you how to uncover unexpected associations and patterns that will give companies a reason to improve and change. Why an MSBA? Business analytics is a unique mix of the technical and the managerial. Fordham’s program will prepare you for jobs that require that mix—putting you in a prime position to be hired. Individuals with this special skill set are in low supply but great demand. Data-Driven Decision-Making In the MSBA, you will learn data- and model-driven decision-making. Your curriculum will bring together analytics techniques, data management, information technology, modeling, and statistical analysis to make you an effective analyst and an informed user of business data. Who should apply to the Fordham MSBA? People with degrees in quantitative disciplines—such as business, economics, computer science, engineering and statistics—who want to develop advanced skills to solve complex business problems Graduates of MBA programs who seek more in-depth business analytics expertise Experienced professionals who want to advance their careers through specialized training in applying business analytics to their field, such as marketing or finance Focus on Technology The MSBA is not a general business program. It is a technically focused program with managerial elements. Students should be excited to learn cutting-edge IT applications and tools, break down complex data sets, and develop analytical and decision-making skills within specific industries. MSBA candidates will need some foundational knowledge in statistics, forecasting and modeling. Accepted students who have not acquired this knowledge through prior schooling or work will have an opportunity to fill the gap by taking one or two Fordham graduate business courses prior to starting the MSBA program, as determined by the program director. Careers Work opportunities in business analytics are tremendous—in terms of significance to the organization, paths to advancement, and compensation. Consider this range of analytics job titles and functions: Big Data analyst Business analyst Business intelligence consultant Cognos analyst/consultant Compliance reporting specialist Content analyst Data mining analyst/engineer Data scientist Data warehousing analyst Database analyst/consultant Information assurance specialist InfoSphere Data Warehousing architect Predictive modeler Performance management/risk management specialist Risk analyst SPSS analyst/programmer SPSS modeler Web analyst In addition to these analytics-focused positions, MSBA graduates may find that their skill set and credentials increase their desirability for positions in traditional business areas, too. MSBA graduates join a network of more than 35,000 Fordham business alumni and more than 175,000 alumni of the University as a whole. [-]

MS in Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Bronx New York Westchester + 3 more

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program provides technical and business skills to students who plan to pursue a technology leadership career in business. [+]

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program provides technical and business skills to students who plan to pursue a technology leadership career in business. It is structured along three career-oriented tracks: Business Analytics Digital Business Innovation Enterprise Architecture Students can complete the MSIS in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The degree is granted upon the completion of 10 graduate-level courses, for a total of 30 credits. Students must take six required courses (18 credits) and four electives (12 credits). For descriptions for all classes listed below, please see the Academic Bulletin. Core Courses(six courses, 18 credits) Students with advanced experience or a deep academic background may substitute up to two of these courses with advanced Information Systems electives, with permission of the area chair. IS 7902 Systems Analysis and Design IS 7973 Database Management IS 7955 Project Management IS 7905 Web Applications Development IS 7967 Data Mining for Business IS 7910 Information Systems Strategy and Management (capstone course) Elective Courses(four courses, 12 credits) Students must take four elective MSIS courses. To specialize in one of the three career-oriented tracks, students are encouraged to take at least three elective courses within that track, based on the listings below. Students may also, based on a required consultation with the area chair, create an optimal mix of electives across tracks to fit their prior expertise and career goals. Business Analytics Students prepare for careers in business analytics, a fast-growing area in all businesses. They will be able to collect, clean, structure, integrate, and analyze data to drive management insight, informed decision-making, and superior business performance. This track provides familiarity with concepts, frameworks, software tools and techniques, and trends in business analytics. Suggested electives include: IS 7975 Business Analytics for Managers IS 7977 Text Analytics IS 7978 Web Analytics IS 7980 Business Modeling with Advanced Spreadsheets IS 7985 Data Warehousing IS 7988 Business Performance and Risk Management and Analytics IS 7990 Big Data Analytics Digital Business Innovation Prepares students to drive business transformation through digital business technologies. Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge digital business trends, such as e-commerce, mobile commerce, cloud computing, social technologies, and tech startups. Students will be able to understand and exploit disruptive digital innovation. Suggested electives include: IS 7901 E-Business Strategies and Applications IS 7924 Mobile Commerce and Applications IS 7945 IT and Sustainability IS 7978 Web Analytics IS 799H Cloud Computing IS 79XX Special Topics Courses (i.e., Tech Startups, Information Security, Privacy, and Controls) Enterprise Architecture Prepares students to architect and build business systems, as well as to implement, manage, and leverage enterprise systems within organizations. Students will be able to architect and manage sophisticated systems that solve business problems and provide the foundations for redesigned business processes, enterprise-wide integration and information sharing, novel services, and innovative business models. This track also includes courses that provide an in-depth understanding of IT applications within specific industries, such as healthcare. Suggested electives include: IS 7922 Healthcare IT IS 7931 Business Process Management IS 7941 Network Applications and Telecom Policy IS 7975 Business Analytics for managers IS 7985 Data Warehousing IS 79XX Special Topics Courses (i.e., Business Applications Development, Enterprise Systems, and Financial Information Systems) For descriptions of all courses listed above, please visit the Academic Bulletin and consult the Course Listings section. MSIS Admissions The MSIS Admissions Committee evaluates each candidate based on academic qualifications, recommendations, personal essays, and a completed application package. For more information on application requirements, visit our Admissions Office web page. [-]

MS in Investor Relations

Campus Part time 16 months September 2017 USA New York

Fordham’s Masters of Science in Investor Relations (MIR) is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches the skills necessary to stand out in the growing field of investor relations (IR). [+]

FORDHAM’S MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN INVESTOR RELATIONS Fordham’s Masters of Science in Investor Relations (MIR) is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches the skills necessary to stand out in the growing field of investor relations (IR). An IR officer does more than communicate her company’s story to investors; she is a leader with a mastery of the capital markets, and uses that information to her company’s advantage—both strategically and tactically. Compared to other advanced business degrees, Fordham’s MIR is unique. It is the only program of its type in the United States. And importantly, it recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of IR practice. The program starts by sharpening each student’s skills in the necessary disciplines—drawing on expert faculty in the fields of media and communications, finance, accounting, and law—and then brings those disciplines together in capstone courses taught by experts in the IR field. You will learn the skills, but you will also learn how to deploy those skills effectively. As a student in Fordham’s MIR, New York will be your campus, Fordham will be your school. Students attend classes at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, just twenty minutes from Wall Street, NYSE and NASDAQ. Fordham’s MIR is intended for business professionals who are currently working in IR but need to complete their skill set to be more impactful; business professionals who are looking to transition into the IR field; recent college graduates who are looking to enter the IR field. [-]

MS in Media Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

The Master of Science in Media Management (MSMM) was created to serve the professionals in one of New York’s most characteristic core industries. [+]

The Master of Science in Media Management (MSMM) was created to serve the professionals in one of New York’s most characteristic core industries. This program caters to: Media and entertainment professionals—especially those in creative and content areas—who need high-level management training to move up in their careers General business people who want to specialize their knowledge to enter the media and entertainment industries Financial services professionals who want to better understand the media and entertainment industries where their companies’ money is invested College graduates who are planning to enter the media and entertainment fields and want to break in at a higher level There is a call in the media and entertainment industries today for a new breed of executive. This person understands general business and economics, but also grasps the specific nuances of these unique fields—from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing to electronic and digital media. Even massive amounts of editorial, marketing, and content experience don’t produce this new breed of media leader on their own. What’s often missing is a lack of training in management. Fordham’s MSMM cultivates media executives who have it all. MSMM Curriculum This 36-credit program can be completed in one or two years. The curriculum is arranged as follows: Required Core Courses(three courses, 9 credits) CM 7500 Media Systems and Markets CM 7530 Innovation in Media Business Models CM 7554 Consumer Adoption of New Media Communications and Media Management Electives(six courses, 18 credits) For descriptions of all courses listed above, please visit the Academic Bulletin and consult the Course Listings section. Free Electives(three courses, 9 credits) MSMM students may choose from other courses within the graduate business school to fulfill the free elective requirements. [-]

MS in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

Fordham’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program prepares students for quant positions at the world’s biggest transnational banks and financial firms. [+]

Financial institutions have an ever-present need for sharp quantitative minds. Fordham’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program prepares students for quant positions at the world’s biggest transnational banks and financial firms. The MSQF develops deep knowledge and immediately applicable skills in: Asset valuation Derivative instruments Econometric modeling Global capital markets Large-scale data management Portfolio management Risk management Simulation Stochastic modeling Who hired Fordham MSQF graduates? Major investment banks, commercial banks, money managers, hedge funds, and other companies with a need for professionals with strong quantitative skills and a deep knowledge of finance. This could be you. MSQF Advantages CFA Program Partner: Institute as closely tied to professional practice and well-suited to preparing students to sit for CFA exams. MSQF Trading Floor: MSQF students have access to a state-of-the-art, 28-seat trading floor that simulates a real-world professional working environment in an educational setting. With Bloomberg terminals, live data feeds, wireless Internet access, and price quotations from global equities, fixed income, and FX markets, it is an optimal environment for learning the application of sophisticated quantitative models in finance. Global Association of Risk Professionals Program Partner: This international financial association has identified the Fordham MSQF as "a highly rigorous program provided by top-notch faculty with strong connections to the financial community." Managing Director Chris Donohue, head of research and educational programs, wrote that "upon completing this program, its students will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and for the global risk management profession in general." MSQF Curriculum The MSQF is a full-time program. Students can complete it in as little as one year—September through August—but the finance faculty recommends that students extend their program longer, to deepen their understanding of program concepts and expand their connections in the New York City financial community. MSQF Admissions The MSQF is well-suited to: Students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics, or an engineering field Students who are proficient in mathematics: differential, integral, and multivariate calculus, as well as linear algebra Students who have had prior training in differential equations, economics, accounting, finance, probability, statistics, and/or computer programming [-]

MS in Taxation

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bronx New York Westchester + 1 more

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is a 10-course, 30-credit program comprised of seven required taxation courses and three tax/accounting electives. [+]

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is a 10-course, 30-credit program comprised of seven required taxation courses and three tax/accounting electives. This program is designed for professional accountants, attorneys and business professionals who wish to acquire expertise in taxation and obtain a graduate degree in the field. This program can also supplement an undergraduate degree in Public Accounting to meet the 150-credit-hour educational requirement for the New York State CPA examination. However, since undergraduate accounting programs vary greatly across the country and the world, students should visit http://www.nasba.org/ in order to determine whether this program in conjunction with the baccalaureate degree in accounting would qualify them for the New York State CPA examination. There is a minimum residency requirement of 30 credits (10 courses). Required Courses (seven courses, 21 credits) TX 7001 Corporate Taxation TX 7010 Federal Research and Procedure TX 7015 Partnerships TX 7020 Estate and Gift Taxation TX 7045 International Corporate Taxation TX 7065 Current Law and Regulation Changes in Taxation TX 7041 Research Seminar Taxation/Accounting Electives(three courses, 9 credits) These electives can be any tax course offered in addition to the required courses or any advanced-level accounting course except for AC 6111 Fundamentals of Accounting, AC 7105 Financial Accounting, and AC 7184 Individual and Business Entity Taxation. Supplemental Coursework/Prerequisites Based on feedback from accounting partners and executives, as well as recent alumni, we have added prerequisites to the MST curriculum. Degree candidates who have not had any professional training or academic coursework using basic U.S. tax concepts—for example, those who have not taken an U.S. Internal Revenue (IRC) based tax course in their undergraduate studies—are required to take: AC 7184 Individual and Business Entity Taxation (3 credits) Degree candidates whose native language is not English and who have not completed the full four years of an undergraduate program in the United States or United Kingdom are required to take: MS 809A Advanced Presentations and Public Speaking (1.5 credits) MS 809B Advanced Corporate Communications for Accounting and Taxation Professionals (1.5 credits) Individual and Business Entity Taxation and both 1.5-credit courses are required to be taken during the first semester. Though this increases the number of credits and courses required for the MS degree, these courses add significant value. For students who are required to take the Individual and Business Entity Taxation class, the program is 33 credits. For students who are required to take the two advanced communications mini-courses, the program is 33 credits. For students who are required to take Individual and Business Entity Taxation and the two advanced communications mini-courses, the program is 36 credits. [-]

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