Welcome New & Returning Students

Dear Students,

As many of you begin your educational journey at the Gabelli School of business by participating in orientations and settling into your classes, I wanted to extend a very warm welcome to you. Whether you are from the New York tri-state area, are arriving from another state or country, or are joining us online, we want to ensure that you feel at home and part of this dynamic teaching and learning community.

Transitioning to college or to graduate school can seem daunting, but we are here to help you explore all of the opportunities available to you and to provide the sense of academic achievement, shared values, camaraderie, and community that are the hallmark of a Gabelli School of Business education.

We pride ourselves in offering our students a world-class education that focuses on the future of business. As a new member of the Gabelli School, you are joining thousands of other students who have made the decision to increase their knowledge and prepare for successful business careers across industries by studying at one of the nation’s most highly respected institutions of higher learning—Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

The coming weeks and months will be filled with new experiences, new challenges, and new opportunities. I look forward to watching you and you classmates rise to the occasion and take advantage of all the Gabelli School has to offer.

Once again, I welcome you and on behalf of our faculty members, administrators, staff members, students and alumni, wish you the very best of luck.

For those of you returning to the Gabelli School this fall, we welcome you back and can’t wait to see all that you accomplish. We know you will serve as guides and mentors for those who are following in your footsteps. I look forward to engaging with you in making this another outstanding academic year.

My very best,

Lerzan Aksoy, Ph.D.
Dean, and George N. Jean Ph.D. Chair
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business