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Undergraduate research

Imagine having the chance to become an expert in a specific area of business — making discoveries that no one else has made — before leaving college. That chance is available to Gabelli students through our undergraduate research programs.

New investigations lead to innovations in business. As a result, research gets attention. University professors around the country take notice. Industry leaders do, too. Fordham challenges students to identify fresh topics to explore — and to break new ground through their own research projects or by contributing to a faculty member's work.

Opportunities for student original research:

  • Global Business Honors Program: Seniors in this selective program devise an independent research project and work one-on-one with a faculty adviser. Click here for a sample of past topics. Click here for details about the program.
  • Honors Thesis Program: High-achieving juniors are invited in the fall of their junior year to participate in this special three-course sequence, in which they learn about research methodology and complete an original investigation with guidance of Fordham faculty. Click here for a sample of past topics, and click here for details about the program.
  • Research Journal: Top-rated projects from the programs above may be published in the Fordham Business Student Research Journal, which debuted in fall 2011. Gabelli students also have had projects published in national-caliber journals that typically publish the work of professors.

Opportunities to do research alongside faculty:

  • The Boyle Society: Boyle Society members who want to contribute to Fordham business faculty research are assigned a research assistantship with a specific professor, based on common interests. Responsibilities may include:
    • Concept/topic development
    • Data collection
    • Editing and proofreading manuscripts
    • Legal research
    • Literature reviews
    • Online research

            These are some faculty research topics that students have worked on:

    • Corporate sponsorship
    • Profitability of companies after hiring a former politician
    • Sustainable business development
    • The business of sports
    • Women and entrepreneurship

 


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