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Professional MBA

GSB Professional MBA

Complete the part-time MBA in as few as 28 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, and the Gabelli School’s class schedule allows you to make the most of your time at our midtown New York City campus by taking two courses in the same evening.

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

The Professional MBA program consists of 52 credits and may be completed in an as few as 28 months.

Professional MBA students may take a maximum of two (2) courses per semester throughout their first year in the program, and can increase the course load starting in year two to accelerate the program. Courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer.

Course Structure



4 Courses

(12 Credits)

Select 5 of 9

(15 Credits)


Business Tech and Analytics


Business Law I


Customer Driven Marketing


Intro to Fin Sys and Methods


Leading People and Organizations

Leadership Communications

Managerial Accounting

Operations Management





8 Courses

(24 Credits)

1 Required

(1 Credit)





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 Part-Time MBA Program a Test-Run

You’ll have three (3) courses under your belt if you decide to apply to the Professional MBA program.

Take three MBA classes across two consecutive semesters:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting I (offered in spring and summer)
  • Statistics (offered in spring and summer)
  • Economic Analysis and Business Decisions (offered in fall and spring)

More information about the Pre-MBA program.

A GMAT/GRE is not required.

Application Requirements and Deadlines




One (1) Required

One (1) Optional






Two (2) Professional Required




Executive Assessment

(Accepted for applicants with 8+ years of full-time work experience)





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 date (if applicable), grade point average and all courses with grades received. We require transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions 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.


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 post-Gabelli. The best essays are genuine and concise (and have a word count limit).


Interviews are by invitation only and are required for all applicants that 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 that are local (within the New York City vicinity) are expected to attend an in-person interview.


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.


We require two (2) letters of recommendation, one of the two letters should come from your current or recent supervisor. 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 MBA program.

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


All applicants to the Professional MBA program are required to submit GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA) scores. Executive Assessment scores will only be accepted for applicants with 8 or more years of relevant full-time work experience. If you feel you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE/EA waiver please contact us.

  • Average GMAT Score: 556
  • Average GRE Score: 308
  • Average EA Score: 148

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 $1,555 per credit (for the 2018-19 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.

Find more information about financing your education.

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