Law and ethics
American society has reached its breaking point with companies that act unethically. It is more important than ever for professionals to understand and employ business practices that are respectful, fair and contribute to the good of society.
Fordham is unique among business schools in its intense focus on ethics. The curriculum is about far more than instructing students about what is good conduct and bad. The law and ethics area at Gabelli offers complex, nuanced courses that challenge students to think, reason and come to their own conclusions about how businesses should be run.
In addition, law and ethics coursework provides a solid grounding in business law, so that no matter what area of business students eventually pursue, they are aware of the legal boundaries and issues that may affect their work. All students receive a foundation in contract law and the fundamental rules governing business organizations, such as agency, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.
Students who have a deeper interest in law and ethics — or who may plan on attending law school after college graduation — can take specialized legal courses on topics such as international business, employment and sports, as well as a class about international business ethics. This coursework can lead to a minor.