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Professional MBA

GSB Professional MBA

Complete the part-time MBA in as little as 24 months

The Gabelli School’s Professional MBA is designed for working professionals with five to seven years of work experience who seek a well-rounded, upper-level business education while maintaining a full-time job. The part-time program provides you with a next-level credential that will capitalize on your work experience—not duplicate it.

Classes meet on weeknights after work or on weekends, as well as several online/remote options. Gabelli School’s class schedule allows you to make the most of your time at our midtown Manhattan campus by taking two courses in the same evening. Motivated students can complete the program in as little as 24 months.

You will complete this MBA program with the ability to have an immediate, measurable impact in a higher role at your current company or in a new position. You will be prepared to lead, and you will develop an instinct for how profit can coexist with progress, advancing the Fordham MBA philosophy of business that does good for society.

There are several ways to customize your MBA program with five-course concentrations and three-course secondary concentrations.

MBA Curriculum

Fordham offers more than a dozen ways to make your MBA. yours.

Five-course concentrations and three-course secondary concentrations are the way to customize your degree.

View Courses and Requirements

Gabelli Advance

Your professional success hinges on your leadership skills—your ability to communicate effectively with others and effectively influence a diverse range of stakeholders on multiple levels to achieve goals.

As an overlay to your coursework, Gabelli Advance is designed to enhance your leadership skills through advanced learning programs, workshops, assessments, coaching, and more.

Available programs include:

  • Leadership Style Assessment (DISC)
  • Group Workshops
  • Individual Executive Coaching Sessions
  • Global Immersions

Pre-MBA Program

Give the MBA program a test-run!

Take four (4) MBA courses across two consecutive semesters:
Accounting, Statistics, Economics, and Ethics

Get a head start on your Professional MBA
If you complete the Pre-MBA and decide to apply to our Professional MBA program, you will already have four (4) courses under your belt — and you will be at the same pace as Professional MBA students on entry.

Get a GMAT/GRE/EA waiver if you pass all four courses with a final grade of ‘B’ or better and decide to apply to our Professional MBA program.

$5K scholarship automatically awarded to Pre-MBA students who are admitted to and start the Professional MBA program.

Please click here for more information on the Pre-MBA Program

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines

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ESSAYS Two (2) Required One (1) Optional
RÉSUMÉ Required
Test Scores Optional-See Requirements & Deadlines for additional information

Academic Transcripts (Required)

We accept a scanned copy of your university transcripts for evaluative purposes. We do not accept records that you have downloaded for personal use.

Acceptable documents must include the university/college name, your name, degree conferred with the date (if applicable), grade point average, and all courses with grades received. We require transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you attended.

If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.

Essays (Two Required, One Optional)

The essays play an important role within your application and give you an opportunity to tell us a bit more about you and what you hope to achieve with your Gabelli School degree. The best essays are genuine and concise (and meet the word count limit).

Interview (Required)

Interviews are by invitation only and are required for all applicants who remain competitive following our initial application review.

  • 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.
  • Applicants who are local (within the New York City vicinity) are expected to attend an in-person interview.

Résumé (Required)

A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and educational background is required with your application. The employment section on your résumé should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent position. The education section should include the degree awarded date and degrees received.

Letters of Recommendation (One required, one optional)

We require one (1) letter of recommendation and one is optional. Your recommenders should be able to assess your strengths, provide characteristics or attributes that best describe you, and define your ability to succeed in our graduate program. Ideally, the recommendation would come from an immediate supervisor, but this could also come from a professional colleague, or if you are in B2B, this could be from a client or vendor you may have a business relationship with.

Please note: All recommendations must be submitted electronically. Instructions for requesting the recommendation are located within our application.

Optional Standardized Test Scores (GMAT/GRE/EA)

Standardized tests (e.g., GMAT, GRE, EA) are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. Considering challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, standardized tests of GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment will be OPTIONAL for all Professional MBA applicants. 

Please visit the Requirements & Deadlines page for additional information. 

Transfer Applicants

We welcome transfer applicants from other Professional or Part-time MBA programs. Applicants are required to complete the same application process as a new applicant.

Course Waivers for Transfer Students

In certain cases, we may waive specific required core courses for students that have completed a similar course (or courses) at their current institution. All Professional MBA students are required to complete 52.0-credits for the Professional MBA degree here at the Gabelli School of Business. If a course has been waived, students are required to take another course (typically an elective) in place of the waived course. Course waivers will only be considered once an applicant has been admitted and decides to join Gabelli.

Please note: we do not accept transfer credits into our Professional MBA program.

Tuition and Fees

The Professional MBA program charges tuition on a per-credit basis, with the current rate of $1,682 per credit (for the 2020-21 school year).

View complete tuition and fee information.


We offer competitive academic merit- and experience-based scholarships for students entering our Professional MBA program. These scholarships range from $10,000 to $30,000, and all Professional MBA applicants are automatically considered for scholarships at the time of admission. If you are awarded a scholarship the award amount will appear on your admissions letter.

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