Gabelli Graduate Admissions Deadlines and Requirements

Application Deadlines

Fall 2022 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

MBA Programs | MS Programs | Dual-Degrees | Pre-MBA | IBB | Advanced Certificates

  • Rounds of AdmissionSubmission DeadlineDecision Release
    Round 1  October 15, 2021 November 19, 2021
    Round 2  November 19, 2021 January 14, 2022
    Round 3 * January 21, 2022 March 18, 2022
    Round 4 ** March 25, 2022 May, 2022
    Round 5 *** May 27, 2022 July 17, 2022

    * For priority consideration of merit-based scholarships, applications must be submitted by the Round 3 deadline date. Applications that are submitted after Round 3 may still be considered pending available funds. 

    ** International applicants who will need a student visa must apply no later than our Round 4 deadline date. We encourage international applicants to apply earlier in the application cycle to facilitate visa arrangements. 

    *** Professional MBA and Executive MBA applications submitted after Round 5 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 8. 

     

Spring 2022 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

Pro MBA | Executive MBA | BS/MS | MSA | MST| MSMM | Pre-MBA | IBB

  • Rounds of AdmissionSubmission DeadlineDecision Release
    Round 1 November 5, 2021 December 10, 2021

    Our Spring 2022 application will open on September, 28, 2021

Summer 2022 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

MSA | MSMM | MST

  • Rounds of AdmissionSubmission DeadlineDecision Release
    Round 1 March 4 2022 April 8, 2022

Application Requirements

ProgramStandardized Exam (GMAT/GRE)ResumeEssaysLetters of RecommendationInterview
MS Programs Optional* Required Two Required, One Optional One Required (Academic or Professional Required *
Full-time MBA JD-MBA Three  Required, One Optional One Professional
Professional MBA Two Required, One Optional One Professional
Executive MBA Two Required, One Optional One Professional
Pre-MBA One Required Optional Not Required

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Additional Application Information

Important Notes

  • The Gabelli School of Business has moved to the BusinessCAS application for all graduate business on-campus degree programs.
    • The information in the first three sections of the application can be applied to other graduate business programs who use this application and the fourth section will specific questions/requirement to the Gabelli School of Business degree program you choose to apply to.
    • Click here for BusinessCAS guidelines on how to fill out and submit a BusinessCAS application.
  • For priority consideration of merit-based scholarships, applications must be submitted by the Round 3 deadline date. Applications that are submitted after Round 3 may still be considered pending available funds.
  • Applications must be submitted online and require a $150 non-refundable application fee.
  • International applicants who will need a student visa must apply no later than our Round 4 deadline date. We encourage international applicants to apply earlier in the application cycle to facilitate visa arrangements.
  • Admission to the JD/MBA program requires a separate application and successful admission to the  Fordham University School of Law.
  • Applicants to the MS in Healthcare Administration should submit completed applications to the Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

 

Standardized Tests

Standardized tests (e.g., GMAT, GRE, EA) are a component of the application process and play an important role in the holistic evaluation process of any academic program. Considering challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, standardized tests are optional* for all MBA and specialized masters (MS) programs.

Applicants who do not submit a standardized test (e.g., GMAT, GRE, EA) are welcome to submit 'Other' supporting evidence to bolster the strength of their application (no more than 5). While each academic program is unique and has distinct requirements, examples of supporting evidence includes, but is not limited to, the examples below; all of which may assist the Admissions Committee in evaluating an applicant’s fit and readiness for graduate business studies.   

  • Proof of prior knowledge/experience in a subject matter deemed relevant by the program to which you are applying (e.g., computer programming languages [Python, R], statistics, etc.). 
  • Industry certifications such as CFA, CPA, CAP, PMP, PHR, PE, or Six Sigma. 
  • Standardized exams like the MCAT or LSAT. 
  • Non-degree coursework such as completed MOOC certificates (e.g., Coursera, edX), MBAMath, micro-masters/nanodegrees, or advanced certificates. 

*Official GMAT or GRE test scores are required for the MS in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program.   

If you choose to submit an official GMAT or GRE test score as part of your application, you will need to add your test score information under 'Standardized Test' in the Academic History section. You will also be required to send your official test scores to the Gabelli School of Business Graduate Admissions Office. 

Please review the program pages to learn more about what makes an ideal candidate for each program. 

MS Programs MBA Programs

 


Standardized Testing: English language proficiency

Applicants will need to provide an English-language test score from TOEFLIELTSDuolingo English Test (DET), or PTE Academic if English is not their native language, unless: (1) you’ve earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college or university, (2) your education was completed exclusively in English in an English-speaking country; view the list of countries accepted, or (3) you received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a university in India (In some cases, we may request language proficiency test scores).

The Gabelli School of Business considers English language proficiency test scores to be valid for up to two years from the term of entrance and must be valid at the time you submit your application. 

Recommended scores:

  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT):  100
  • IELTS:  7
  • PTE:  68
  • DET:  120

We reserve the right to evaluate an applicant’s English based on an admission interview and an ESL test prior to the start of classes. Based on the results from either or both, English language courses may be required as part of the Gabelli School curriculum.

For more information about international admissions, please contact Gabelli School of Business graduate admissions at admissionsgb@fordham.edu or 212-636-6200.

 
  • GRE Institution (2429); Department (0000)

     

    GMAT/Executive Assessment
    Program School Code
    Executive MBA FMR-X6-94
    MBA — Full-Time FMR-X6-55
    MBA — Part-Time FMR-X6-22
    MS in Accounting FMR-X6-88
    MS in Applied Statistics and Decision-Making FMR-X6-27
    MS in Business Analytics FMR-X6-96
    MS in Media Management FMR-X6-85
    MS in Global Finance FMR-X6-40
    MS in Information Technology FMR-X6-31
    MS in Management FMR-X6-99
    MS in Marketing Intelligence FMR-X6-43
    MS in Quantitative Finance FMR-X6-15
    MS in Taxation FMR-X6-89

       

    English Language Proficiency Test Score codes:
    Test Code
    TOEFL 7666
    IELTS Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business
    PTE Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business
    DET Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business

Academic Transcripts

Applicants applying to any of the Gabelli School of Business graduate programs are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or an equivalent degree from a foreign country (in some cases, this is a three-year degree). If you are submitting your application during your last year (senior year) of your undergraduate program, we will accept and evaluate your application with a copy of your in-progress transcript (all completed terms at the time must be included).

At the time of applying, we require you to upload unofficial transcripts from the institutions where you earned your bachelor’s or master’s degree including any institutions where transfer credits counted toward either an undergraduate or graduate-level degree. If an offer of admission is made, you will need to send us your final official transcript with final grades and degree conferred from your undergraduate university/college prior to the first day of class.

Academic Credentials Verification: Applicants whose undergraduate or graduate studies were taught in a non-United States university are also required to submit an official transcript evaluation of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Exceptions are made for institutions in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or any NACES organization member.

If offered admissions and your college or university releases transcripts through a secure electronic site such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment; you can order an official copy of your transcript to be emailed directly to admissionsgb@fordham.edu.

If electronic delivery is not available, please request that your official transcripts be submitted directly via post, in a sealed envelope, to:

Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
Graduate Admissions Office
Martino Hall
45 Columbus Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10023

Essays

Essays are an opportunity for applicants to express themselves in areas that may not have been reflected in other portions of the application. Below you can review our degree specific short answer essay questions.

  • Essay Question 1A: Select one prompt from group A and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I had my preconceived ideas about a person or group of people challenged at work and I responded by..
    • I took initiative to self-teach/learn a new skill to enhance my career/skill set by...
    • The COVID-19/pandemic taught me the importance of...

    Essay Question 1B: Select one prompt from group B and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I learned from a colleague (or someone I supervised) when...
    • A practical way in which I have shown compassion towards a colleague or colleagues was . . .
    • I have empowered a colleague (or teammate) to succeed in their own career/project by...

    Essay Question 2: What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? Please be specific and include industry, target companies/firms/organizations and specific roles. [Short term=immediately after graduation; long term=3-5 years after graduation] (200 word limit)

    Essay Question 3: Career plans can evolve and change rapidly. What are potential alternative career trajectories you might consider if your "plan A" described in the previous essay response does not materialize? (100 word limit)

    Optional Essay: Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in your application, e.g. explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, quantitative abilities, etc.

  • Essay Question 1A: Select one prompt from group A and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I had my preconceived ideas about a person or group of people challenged at work and I responded by . . .
    • I took initiative to self-teach/learn a new skill to enhance my career/skill set by...
    • The COVID-19/pandemic taught me the importance of...

    Essay Question 1B: Select one prompt from group B and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I learned from a colleague (or someone I supervised) when . . .
    • A practical way in which I have shown compassion towards a colleague or colleagues was...
    • I have empowered a colleague (or teammate) to succeed in their own career/project by...

    Essay Question 2: Applicants pursuing an MBA as a working professional generally fall into one of these categories (career-revitalizer, skill-upgrader, or career-switcher). Which category best aligns with your motivations for pursuing the Professional MBA at the Gabelli School of Business? How does this fit into your short- and long-term goals? [Short term=immediately after graduation; long term=3-5 years after graduation] (350 word limit)

    Optional Essay: Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in your application, e.g. explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, quantitative abilities, etc.

  • Essay Question 1A: Select one prompt from group A and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I had my preconceived ideas about a person or group of people challenged at work and I responded by . . .
    • I took initiative to self-teach/learn a new skill to enhance my career/skill set by...
    • The COVID-19/pandemic taught me the importance of...

    Essay Question 1B: Select one prompt from group B and respond to your selected prompt using 100 words or fewer.

    • I learned from a colleague (or someone I supervised) when . . .
    • A practical way in which I have shown compassion towards a colleague or colleagues was...
    • I have empowered a colleague (or teammate) to succeed in their own career/project by...

    Essay Question 2: What is your motivation for pursuing the Executive MBA at the Gabelli School of Business? How does the Executive MBA fit into your short- and long-term goals? (350 word limit)

    Optional Essay: Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in your application, e.g. explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, quantitative abilities, etc.

  • Essay Question 1: After successful completion of your program, what are your short term and long term career goals? Please be specific and include target companies/firms and roles. [Short term=immediately after graduation; long term=3-5 years after graduation] (150 word limit)

    Essay Question 2: Describe an experience as an undergraduate student or young professional (an academic course, extracurricular activity, or job task/responsibility) that has been the most influential to you? How did this impact your career goals and decision to pursue a specialized masters degree? (350 word limit)

    Optional Essay: Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in your application, e.g. explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, quantitative abilities, etc.

  • Essay Question: What do you hope to achieve by completing the Pre-MBA program? What are your post Pre-MBA short term and long term goals? (350 word limit)

    Optional Essay: Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in your application, e.g. explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, quantitative abilities, etc.

Admissions Interviews

Admissions interviews are an important component of our comprehensive and holistic evaluation process. Applicants will be considered by our admissions committee for an interview after submitting an application. Interviews are a required part of the application if invited by the Graduate Admissions Office and applicants are strongly encouraged to sign up for an interview as soon as you receive the initial invitation. The admissions committee may also render a decision without an interview if it feels that it has sufficient information to do so.

Here are a few notes about the admissions interview:

  • Interviews are conducted by members of the admissions staff, faculty members, current students, or alumni.
  • Applicants should prepare for a 25- to 30-minute interview.
  • Interviews are offered on select days throughout the week on a space-available basis. Interviews should be scheduled at least ten (10) days prior to the date you would like to interview.