Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks GBA Among BestContact: Tom Stoelker
For the first time, Bloomberg Businessweek
has ranked Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) among the best business schools in the country. Of approximately 2000 business schools nationwide, the magazine whittles the list down to the top 63 institutions. Fordham was listed No. 58.
David A. Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA, said graduate schools closely watch the Businessweek
rankings because they are one of the original ranking sources for higher education business programs. MBA applicants often rely on the Businessweek
ranking when choosing a graduate school.
Gautschi called the ranking a “breakthrough” with ramifications both inside and outside of the University. He credited improved selectivity and a jump in GMAT scores from 587 in 2010 to 647 in 2012 with the GBA showing.
"This will assist in both faculty and hiring and the school will also be taken more seriously by our peer institutions," he said.
GBA set out to improve rankings as an imperative for the school, and established a task force chaired by Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance.
"We want to use this as our beachhead and keep moving up," Gautschi said.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.