Fordham London: Gabelli Business
Locations: London, United Kingdom
“Studying abroad was an experience I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Not only was I able to make new friends I never would have imagined meeting, I was able to travel the world and experience various cultures.”
— Rachael Congialdi, Spring 2016
Few locations in Europe rival London as a place to study world business. The Gabelli School allows you to complete your Fordham coursework in this European commercial center. Students may visit the headquarters of Jaguar and Barclays Bank, attend guest lectures with leaders in international business, or undertake a global study of social entrepreneurship.
Fordham’s London Centre is located in the Borough of Camden in Central London, in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell.
The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.
While based at Fordham’s London Centre, students may choose to venture from Cornwall in the far west to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the north. Cities such as Edinburgh, York, Durham, Chester, and Canterbury are reachable by an excellent rail network, as are areas of great natural beauty, such as the Lake District, the New Forest, and North Wales. And it’s only a quick trip to the Republic of Ireland or France, Spain, and Italy in continental Europe.
At the Gabelli School of Business in London, you will learn business in a European commercial capital while fulfilling your core and major requirements. You will learn from British executives and professors and take your learning outside of the classroom by visiting the headquarters of various U.K. businesses. Past business visits have included Aston Martin and the Chelsea Football Club.
Why not combine practical work experience with your coursework in London?
Apply for the semester internship program. Only students enrolled in this internship program will be permitted to work or intern while studying in London.
For a list of business and liberal arts courses along with course descriptions and syllabi, please visit the London Centre website.
Students are housed in shared student residences in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer a commute by public transport to classes at the London Centre and your chosen host university. The residences have self-catering facilities with a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located in London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions. Learn more about living in London.
The London experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information. Program costs typically include co-curricular activities in and around the city of London and one long weekend visit to another European country.
The Fall semester runs from approximately the end of August through mid-December, and the Spring semester runs from approximately the beginning of January through the beginning of May.
Fall 2022 Dates:
August 31: Students arrive in London
September 1-2: Orientation
September 5: Classes begin
September 19: Classes begin at Queen Mary
September 26: Classes begin at Westminster
October 3: Classes begin at City
October 24-28: Mid-Semester Break
December 12-16: Final week
December 16: Classes end at Westminster, City & Queen Mary
December 17: Students depart
Spring 2022 Dates:
January 12: Students arrive in London
January 13-14: Orientation
January 17: Classes Begin
January 24: Internships Begin
March 14-18: Mid-Semester Break
April 15: Good Friday - Centre Closed
April 18: Easter Monday - Centre Closed
April 29: Internships End
May 2-6: Final Week
May 7: Students Depart