Welcome to the Spring 2024 Semester

Dear Students,

Happy New Year and welcome back!

As we step into 2024, I want to convey my heartfelt gratitude for your hard work, unwavering dedication and the incredible journey we've shared. Serving as Dean for the past year has been an honor, and your passion and talent continue to inspire me.

In 2023, we introduced three guiding principles: Innovation, Success, and Community, which will remain our driving force. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence, instills core values, and promotes a sense of community and collaboration.

We take immense pride in offering a cutting-edge education that prepares you for the evolving landscape of business. As part of the Gabelli School family, you are now linked with a legacy of learners and leaders who have chosen to enhance their skills and career prospects at one of the premier institutions in the nation—Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.

I am genuinely excited about the year ahead, and I have the utmost confidence in our ability to achieve excellence and success. Together, we will continue to take pride in our institution and make a lasting impact on the world.

The months ahead promise to be a journey of new experiences, challenges, and boundless opportunities. I am excited to see how you and your peers will embrace these possibilities and contribute to the rich mosaic of our school.

Let's make 2024 a year filled with accomplishments, growth, and celebration.


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