Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Welcome from Dean Donna Rapaccioli

When thinking through your choice of college, you might ask: "Why Fordham?"

Fordham's Gabelli School of Business is the right school if you seek a business program that was created — thoughtfully and carefully — to prepare students for leading roles in business and to ensure that they lead successful, fulfilling lives outside of work, too.

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has rated Gabelli as one of the top business schools in the nation for good reason. As a student here, you will learn from some of the best business faculty in the nation, and you will do so in the very "heart of it all": New York City, the world's center for finance, banking, media, advertising and the arts. You will have unparalleled access to internships with companies whose names you have known since you first became interested in business. And you will meet alumni who want, more than anything, to see you succeed as they have. These factors combine to produce not only a fulfilling education, but also graduating classes that rank among the top five in the nation in starting salary.

At Gabelli, we think of college as your time to develop a portfolio. Not a portfolio of securities and bonds (though if you want to do that in your spare time, we can teach you how) but rather one that contains a broad range of professional and personal assets. The professional side encompasses the knowledge, skills and experience that are sought after in today’s global economy. The personal side includes strong values, self-awareness, concern for others, and an inner drive for excellence that will serve you throughout life.

The college search you are doing now will offer one of the most amazing opportunities in your life to make choices — choices that will shape your future. Take advantage of this unparalleled moment to explore. Certainly, check out this whole Gabelli web site and our admissions web page. But go deeper. Come to our New York City campus, sit on the rolling green lawns and chat with some students. Stop in and ask us questions. I look forward to seeing you at Fordham — first as a visitor, and then as one of our own.

Donna Rapaccioli, PhD
Dean of the Gabelli School of Business Administration
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Business Administration
Dean of Business Faculty


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