Gabelli School of Business
Locations: London, United Kingdom
“My study abroad experience has kickstarted the second stage of my life. Almost like a freshman and senior year packed into one, the new environment mixed with our limited number of weeks forces the student to strive to make the most of every second of every day. The beautiful thing is that Europe is so open to sharing and receiving different cultures and practices that anyone interested can find something that speaks to their heart while they are here. I'm blessed to have participated in a program that gave me a bittersweet taste of how much there is to discover, learn, and appreciate in this world. It will indefinitely motivate me to stay curious. ”
— Xavier Rodrigo, Fall 2023
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.
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.
For a list of business and liberal arts courses along with course descriptions and syllabi, please visit the London course page.
Fordham London offers the opportunity to enroll in for-credit internships in partnership with local companies and organizations in a Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Students intern concurrently while taking classes, and are enrolled in a required internship seminar. Internships are available in a variety of fields including fashion, consulting, non-profit management, environmental consulting, law, and politics. Students also have the opportunity to source their own internships, subject to approval by Fordham London.
Please note that students need a 3.3 GPA to be eligible.
For inquiries regarding internships, please contact [email protected].
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.
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.
Spring 2024 Dates:
January 9: Students arrive in London
January 10-12: Orientation
January 15: Classes begin
March 11-15: Mid-Semester Break
March 28-April 1: Easter Holidays
April 29-May 3: Finals week
August 27: Students arrive in London
August 28 - August 30: Orientation
September 2: Classes begin
October 21-25: Mid-Semester Break
December 9-13: Final week
December 14: Students depart
December 20: Centre closes