MBA Immersion Week

Business Student

Each January, first-year Fordham MBAs make New York City their learning laboratory.

Five days. Twelve companies.

An immersion into finance, tech, media and entertainment, style, and real estate.

How it Works

Fordham has relationships with companies and organizations all over New York City. Each January, the Gabelli School uses these connections to give MBA students an inside look at the best of the best.

During the week before regular classes start, all first-year MBA students go together to the offices of companies and organizations like J.P. Morgan, Mashable, Disney, Tiffany & Co., and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Students hear from executives, see the inner workings of New York City businesses, and make their own connections.

The Firefighter's Challenge was an exceptional experience. It was an opportunity not only to become further acquainted with my classmates, but also to build on leadership and teamwork techniques. It was a privilege to spend the day learning from the team of firefighters. It is an experience that my classmates and I will never forget. - Kofi Boakye, MBA Candidate 2018

More Than Business

What does the Fire Department of New York have to do with business?

During Immersion Week, MBAs visit the FDNY’s training center on Randall’s Island to participate in simulations of firefighting.

There’s no better way to learn as a team—and to hone your approaches for succeeding in a high-pressure situation.

Immersion Week also features visits to places like the New-York Historical Society, where students gain a stronger grasp of the intersection between industry and society.

Want to learn more? Read an account of the 2015 Immersion Week.

I was very nervous about participating in the challenge, but I'm glad I did it. It made me realize the importance of working in a team and never moving forward without everyone. Perhaps most importantly, it reminded me that I can do just about anything, no matter how overwhelming. - Sara Sloane, MBA Candidate 2018