Executive MBA

#83 Global Executive MBA
Financial Times 2023-2024

#12 Top US Executive MBA Program
Poets&Quants 2023-2024

#19 EMBA Program in the U.S.
U.S. News & World Report MBA 2023-24

Great leaders know that there's always more to learn. That's why we've crafted a 22-month accelerated program for professionals who've worked for at least eight years and still strive to up their game.

As a seasoned executive, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your vigorous work ethic toward meaningful work, taking classes that emphasize the importance of social responsibility in modern business management.

Experience-based team projects that hone in on your leadership capabilities serve as the cornerstone of this rigorous program, culminating in a global business opportunity that can take you across the world. While still in New York, you'll progress through each course as a group—meeting for one three-day weekend each month.

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59% Average Salary Increase *
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23% Promoted to Senior Management roles**
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1/3 Changed Industries

* Reflecting 2020 EMBA Graduates Surveyed in 2018 and 2023.
** As of 2023.

22-Month Accelerated Format

  • 1 three-day weekend per month
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Cohort based
  • Unique Global Capstone
  • Fall and Spring start from Lincoln Center

Focus on Management

  • EMBAs complete a full globally-focused concentration in Management Systems targeting Management Development (Leading and Managing People) and Strategy (Creating, Delivering, Sustaining Value).
  • Additional courses in finance and business communication
  • Discussion of current ethical issues in business

Global Alumni Network

  • Access to 40,000 high-ranking business alumni worldwide
  • Uncommonly loyal alumni network
  • Regular networking opportunities

NFL EMBA Students Alumni

Gabelli School Executive M.B.A. alumni and students are professionals who seek to take their careers to the next level. They come from across industries, companies, and organizations—even the NFL! Watch Mr. G. from WPIX, interview three former NFL players who describe the amazing experiences they’ve had or are having in the EMBA program. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is helping each of them to advance their career. Click here to view the video.

  • Value Proposition

    Enrolling in the Gabelli School of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program is one of the best personal and professional decisions you can make. It will advance your future career success, your personal well-being, and the well-being of the society in which you will live. The program’s value proposition is straightforward: To offer exceptional, highly ranked executive-level business education that succeeds through its emphasis on business best practices and a commitment to the common good.

    Program goals: To prepare each student to become a compassionate and successful global business leader who inspires and empowers positive change at three levels—individual (for oneself); organizational (for a company’s or organization’s multiple stakeholders); and societal.

    To achieve these goals, the Gabelli Executive MBA program will help you to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Self-Awareness – No matter what your background or beliefs, the Jesuit education we provide affords special context for discernment. The program will help you to identify your strengths, define your professional and personal aspirations, and develop critical values for success in the marketplace and in personal relationships.
    • Ingenuity – The program will cultivate curiosity, creativity and authenticity in the classroom and beyond, empowering you to identify and operationalize innovative business ideas and practical solutions to challenges on a local, national and global scale.
    • Team Leadership Skills – The Gabelli School’s EMBA program is an intentional learning community, an educational experience that is cohort-based. From the very outset of your studies, the individuals within your cohort will be an important source of inspiration and support. They will form a network that will endure in the years following your graduation. The cohort experience also will serve to strengthen your team leadership abilities.
    • Community, Responsible Business, and Shared Value Creation - The Gabelli School of Business has earned a strong reputation for its commitment to corporate social responsibility, individual dignity and well-being, and financial success. The EMBA program will immerse you in the vibrant global business community of Fordham’s EMBA alumni. In addition, it will position you within a far larger group of successful business leaders who share your training in the Jesuit values tradition— an approach honed over nearly five centuries of success.

    Who Should Apply to the Executive MBA

    Each Fordham Gabelli Executive MBA Cohort consists of executives, managers and professionals who seek not only to earn a Fordham MBA in a convenient, time-efficient, and cohort-based format but to also transform themselves into Global Compassionate Business Leaders.   

    More specifically, the Cohort consists of leaders and managers at all levels in addition to functional specialists (i.e. sales professionals and traders), who wish to advance within their organization or industry, and/or pivot into a new industry.  

    The Fordham Gabelli Executive MBA takes pride in the “professional diversity” of each cohort, which consists of learners from multiple industries, functions, and life experiences. Eight years of professional experience or more is recommended to take full advantage of this truly unique
    learning experience.

  • View Courses and Requirements

  • Executive MBA students write their own ticket abroad. Literally.

    Each 22-month Executive MBA experience concludes with an international capstone trip, the culmination of an in-depth, consulting-style business project. The students in the Executive MBA cohort collaborate to choose the country they'll focus on, and the business problem their consulting work will solve.

    Then, once their consulting work is done, they get on a plane. In addition to presenting their project on-site, they benefit from cultural events and lectures on how to do business within their country of choice.

    Where have Fordham Executive MBA students gone recently? Here are just a few examples:

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Consulting client: BMW Financial Services
    Visits: Soweto, Apartheid Museum, First Constitutional Court, Kruger National Park

    Beijing, China
    Consulting client: Ogilvy Public Relations, Asia Pacific
    Visits: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Olympic Village, Art District

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Consulting client: OxxO
    Visits: Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hyppodrome, Basilica Cistern

  • Our Executive MBA offers an exciting new career development program designed for students looking to "transition up" within their own organizations, function, and industry, or "transition out" and into a new career.

    The career development program offers workshops, tactical tools, professional development, and coaching that enables Executive MBA students the opportunity to develop a "Transition Toolkit and Roadmap" that provides a pathway for taking on increased responsibilities in their current sector or to pivot into a new career path. 

    Additionally, our Executive MBA students also have access to more than a dozen job search tools, workshops, and resources available through our Career Development Center.

    New Career Development Friday sessions also include:

    EMBA Alumni Speakers

    Gain exclusive insights from leaders across industries who have graduated the Gabelli School’s EMBA program.

    Career Development Workshops

    Industry specific career development sessions will give you expert guidance on navigating your next steps.

    Coaching Sessions

    Individual coaching sessions provide the support that will help you reach your personal and professional best.

    Engaging Business with Purpose

    Learn about the Gabelli School mission, and how to apply in-demand concepts such as sustainability and purpose-driven leadership across any field.

  • EMBA class weekends generally follow the format below.

     

    FRIDAY:

    7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and coffee

    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Quantitative Methods and Decision Analysis

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Career Development Fridays

    EMBA Alumni Speakers

    Learn from experienced leaders across industries who have graduated the Gabelli School’s EMBA program.

    Career Development Workshops

    Industry specific career development sessions will give you expert guidance on navigating your next steps.

    Coaching Sessions

    Individual coaching sessions provide the support that will help you reach your personal and professional best.

    Engaging Business with Purpose

    Learn about the Gabelli School mission, and how to apply in-demand concepts such as sustainability and purpose-driven leadership across any field.

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – International Communications and Negotiations

    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – EMBA Social Hour and Networking

     

    SATURDAY:

    7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and coffee

    9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Managerial Global Economics

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – International Communications and Negotiations

     

    SUNDAY:

    7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and coffee

    9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – International Communications and Negotiations

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Managerial Global Economics

  • Cohort Size
    Lincoln Center: 30

    Average Age
    36

    Percentage of Female EMBA Students
    54%

    Average Years of Work Experience
    11.1

    Highly Ranked
    Poets and Quants: #10 in the U.S. (2022)
    U.S. News & World Report: #31 in the U.S. (2022)
    Financial Times:#98 worldwide (2021)
    The Economist: #33 worldwide (2020)
    The Economist: #1 for Gender Balance Among Students globally (2020)

     

  • Gabelli Graduate Admissions Deadlines and Requirements

  • The flat-rate tuition for the Executive MBA program is $114,000.

    Tuition for the EMBA program includes:

    • All required textbooks
    • Meals on class meeting days
    • Conference center accommodations during select 4-day residential weekends
    • All accommodations and meals during the international capstone

    Many EMBA students receive employer sponsorship for full or partial tuition costs. Additional opportunities for funding your study may include Federal Financial Aid and Private Loans. Please visit our website for more information.

    View complete tuition and fee information.

Discover our EMBA Program

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Class Observation

If you would like to observe a class in-person or virtually, please email Dr. Francis Petit, EMBA Program Director, at [email protected]

 

Chat with the EMBA Program Director

If you would like to schedule a one-to-one chat with Dr. Francis Petit, EMBA Program Director please email Dr. Petit directly ([email protected]).

 

Chat with Admissions

Interested in speaking with an admissions representative to learn more about our EMBA program, the admissions process, and have your questions answered? Click Here to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you (look for Working Professionals).