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Graduate Admissions Deadlines and Requirements

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

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

Spring 2018

Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release
Round 1 November 15 December 15

Summer 2018 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

MSA | MSMM | MST

Summer 2018

Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release
Round 1 March 2 April 2

Fall 2018 Application Deadlines and Decision Release Dates

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

Fall 2018

Rounds of Admission Submission Deadline Decision Release
Priority Deadline * October 13 December 1
Round 1 * November 15 January 15
Round 2 * January 19 March 19
Round 3 ** April 15 May 8
Round 4 *** June 1 June 15

* Priority consideration for the Dean's Scholarship is given to applicants who apply by Round 2.

** International students are strongly encouraged to complete an application by Round 3.

*** ProMBA and EMBA applications submitted after June 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 1st.

Application Requirements

  Standardized Exam (GMAT/GRE) Resume Essays Letters of Recommendation Interview
MS Programs Required Required Two Required, One Optional Two Professional or Academic Required
Full-time MBA
JD-MBA
One Required, One Optional Two Professional
Professional MBA One Required, One Optional Two Professional
Executive MBA One Required, One Optional Two Professional
Pre-MBA Strongly Encouraged One Required Not Required

Additional Application Information

Important Notes

  • The priority deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration is January 19.
  • Applications must be submitted online and require a $130 non-refundable application fee.
  • International students requiring a visa to study in the United States should apply for the fall 2018 term by April 15.
  • 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 Nonprofit Leadership should submit completed applications to the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
  • Applicants to the MS in Healthcare Administration should submit completed applications to the Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

School Codes for Standardized Testing

  • GMAT:
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 Systems

FMR-X6-31

MS in Investor Relations

FMR-X6-77

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
  • GRE: Institution (2429); Department (0000)
  • TOEFL: 7666

Academic Transcripts

Official academic transcripts should be sent directly from the degree-granting institution or academic records agency. Please use the following address:

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

Academic Credentials Verification

All students who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts and submit a third-party evaluation of their academic credentials. Academic credential evaluations are accepted from any NACES (www.naces.org) recommended service provider.

Admissions Interviews

Admissions interviews are an important component of our comprehensive and holistic evaluation process. All applicants who are offered admission to our graduate business programs will have a completed admissions interview on file.

Applicants may self-schedule an admissions interview before October 13 or will be considered by our admissions committee for an interview after submitting an application. Interviews are a required part of the application and applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our open interviews from September through October. If an applicant chooses not take advantage of our open interview season, you may be contacted at a later date to interview with our admissions committee. 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.
  • While you may schedule an interview without an application, you are required to start your application prior to the date of your scheduled appointment. Starting an application only requires the selection of an application deadline; you do not need to have filled out the application further.
  • Self-scheduled interviews conducted prior to October 13 are “blind” in that the interviewer will only have access to your résumé. If you are invited to interview after October 13, the interviewer will have access to all submitted admissions material.
  • 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.

Language Proficiency

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit an original TOEFL or IELTS test score. Exceptions:

  • Applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English and is located in a country in which the official language is English

The Gabelli School of Business reserves the right to evaluate an applicant’s language proficiency based on the admissions interview, the TOEFL or IELTS test score, and an additional language proficiency exam (given by Fordham University) prior to the enrollment term. Depending on the outcome of the language proficiency assessment, an intensive language and culture program may be required prior to the enrollment term.