Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

Four Top-20 MBA Specialty Areas
U.S News & World Report 2022

#43 Full-time MBA Program in the U.S
Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools 2022-23

The Full-Time MBA is the Gabelli School of Business’ flagship two-year program in management and leadership. Selectively enrolling approximately 60 students per year, the Full-Time MBA combines industry-inspired hands-on coursework, individualized attention, and extraordinary network development in the heart of New York City.

This is a true New York City MBA and the Gabelli School’s program is also STEM-designated.

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A World Capital for Business and Learning

Attending business school in New York is a decision that can have a profound impact on your future. A New York MBA offers unique advantages: opportunities to build your résumé year-round, executive-level professors who teach at our Lincoln Center campus during their off-hours, and direct recruiting connections to companies that seek new hires for their New York offices.

Full-Time MBA students at the Gabelli School of Business have access to all of this and more.

Gabelli MBA graduates recently have secured post-graduation placements at Barclays, Chase, Citigroup, Comcast NBCUniversal, Ernst & Young, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, Merck & Co., Microsoft, PepsiCo, Seeds of Peace, Unilever, and dozens of other firms—a testament to the value of studying right where the world’s largest companies do business.

 

Industry-Inspired Academics

The Gabelli School of Business Full-Time MBA program is taught by academic experts who maintain strong ties to industry and continually adapt the MBA curriculum to meet the demands of today’s employers.

From the Gabelli Launch orientation program that serves as the start of the program, to virtual or in-person applied learning projects abroad or domestic that develop students' management and consulting skills, the STEM-designated Full-Time MBA curriculum is designed to over-prepare students for the challenges of the business world.  

Full-time MBA students will:

  • Gain global exposure by traveling in South America & Europe to act as consultants to nonprofits, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies
  • Complete a rigorous curriculum that balances teamwork, experiential and active learning in the key business areas of economics, statistics, accounting, finance, management, ethics, and strategy as well as individually chosen electives across a variety of concentrations
  • Visit companies in New York Cities and meet high-level executives with real-world insights 
  • Receive individual coaching and counseling for career development and growth.
  • Understand the role of social innovation and sustainability in the business world and the society
  • Develop social networks within the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham community, and beyond
  • Flourish in the closely-knit FTMBA student body
  • Use Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) tools that enhance the classroom experience

STEM Designation

The Gabelli School of Business is proud to offer a STEM-designated full-time MBA program. The interdisciplinary nature of the Gabelli School’s MBA program blends together foundational business disciplines and incorporates expertise in technology, engineering, and science to help graduates make better business decisions.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, careers in science, technology, engineering, and math are expected to grow over the next ten years due to continued growth in the digital economy. STEM-designated programs will help students remain competitive and contribute to the economic growth of the U.S. 

For international students, OPT can be one of the best ways to earn a work visa or potential U.S. citizenship. International students graduating from STEM MBA programs, and employed in a STEM-designated occupation, may apply for a 24-month extension to their post-completion OPT, providing up to 36 months of temporary employment in the U.S.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Gabelli School of Business’ Full-Time MBA program #12 nationwide in finance#12 in international business#14 in marketing, and #12 in accountingForbes ranked the program #58 worldwide, and we were also ranked #92 globally by Financial Times.

Corporate Knights Better World MBA Rankings ranked the Gabelli School #24 worldwide for its core courses and faculty research related to sustainability. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the program #43 in the U.S., and we were also ranked #51 by Poets&Quants. The Economist has also ranked the program #94 worldwide.

A Network Above All Business Schools in New York

Securing the job you want after graduation is paramount, especially for students who commit to a full-time business program. Our Career Development Center (CDC) provides end-to-end career services with the goal of helping you translate your academic experience into meaningful, productive academic-year internships and post-graduation jobs. Career-search training begins from the very first week of the first year, with continuing support offered to Fordham graduates once they receive their Gabelli School MBA.

The Gabelli School of Business provides additional layers of career coaching and job-search support built around key milestones that are specific to the Full-Time MBA to help prepare students for their next big move. Every student is assigned a career advisor who will guide them through the CDC’s six-step Job Search Model which is designed to take students from crafting a resume to closing on the job of their dreams.