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