Business Summer Classes

Make more of your summer in the city: evening courses available so students can work during the day and complete degree requirements at night.

Learn more about non-credit options offered by the Gabelli School of Business.

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Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.

  • ACBU 2222 R11 - Principles Of Financial Accounting
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course covers the basic of financial accounting. Students will learn the accounting cycle and accounting terminology, and they will master the major recognition, measurement and disclosure principles that serve as the foundation for financial accounting. In addition, students are introduced to the basics of analyzing financial statements for decision making.

    CRN: 13760
    Instructor: Lizza, Joe
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACMI, BUMI


    ACBU 2223 V21 - Principles Of Managerial Accounting
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course covers how to measure and use cost data for internal decision making under uncertainty. Among the topics covered are job costing, process costing, standard costing, activity-based costing, budgeting, balanced scorecard, direct versus indirect cost measures, cost volume profit analysis, and management control systems.

    CRN: 13838
    Instructor: Szilagyi, Scott
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACMI, BUMI


    ACBU 3434 R11 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course is the first of a two-semester course of intensive study in accounting theory and its applications. Major topics include the conceptual frameworks, special cases of revenue recognition and the accounting standards that pertains to current and noncurrent assets.

    Canceled
    Instructor: Sicilia, Sandra
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACMI, BUMI


    ACBU 3435 R21 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course is the continuation of ACBU 3434. The course contains rigorous, in-depth coverage of current and noncurrent liabilities, as well as owners' equity. In addition, the course revisits the cash flow statement for additional pertinent topics.

    Canceled
    Instructor: Fried, Zev
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACMI, BUMI

  • CBBU 1001 L21 - The Ground Floor
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course introduces first-year students to business, to student-focused resources at Fordham, and to personal skills that contribute to success at GSB and beyond. Teamwork and critical thinking are emphasized to encourage students to develop an integrated perspective of business functions.

    CRN: 13844
    Instructor: Daly, Robert
    3 credits


    CBBU 1006 V11 - Special Topic: Leadership IP
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online, Asynchronous

    The integrated project provides an opportunity for students to apply the material taught in the CBA Core courses to actual companies.

    Closed
    Instructor: Decker, Megan
    1 credits

    Fordham course attributes: SL


    CMBU 2665 L21 - Business Communication
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course offers a chance to improve basic competency in written and verbal business communication skills. The ability to communicate well is crucial to career success. Corporate cultures, international communications, conversational strategies, timed writing, interviewing, problem solving, business style are discussed.

    CRN: 13845
    Instructor: Ball, Clarence
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI


    CMBU 2665 PW1 - Business Communication
    Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
    Online, Asynchronous

    This course offers a chance to improve basic competency in written and verbal business communication skills. The ability to communicate well is crucial to career success. Corporate cultures, international communications, conversational strategies, timed writing, interviewing, problem solving, business style are discussed.

    Closed
    Instructor: D'Agustino, Steven
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI

  • BLBU 2234 V21 - Legal Framework Of Business
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course covers the fundamental concepts and legal principles applicable to the American business community and the international environment. Topics include: sources of the modern legal system; legal ethics and governmental regulation; creation and discharge of contractual rights and liabilities; characteristics of agencies, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, including the rights and liabilities of agents, partners and corporate management.

    Closed
    Instructor: Cappello, Dennis
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI, LPBC


    BLBU 3436 V21 - Commercial Transactions
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    This course completes the legal background of the student and considers the commercial issues in the law of sales, bailments, suretyship, negotiable instruments, insurance, creditor's rights and bankruptcy.

    CRN: 13841
    Instructor: Cappello, Dennis
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BLEA


    BLBU 3443 V21 - Ethics In Business
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course aims to help students recognize the moral dimension of business decision-making and to provide these students with tools to navigate the potential ethical issues that they are likely to face in the business world.

    Closed
    Instructor: Caudle, Anthony
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: CBVC

  • FNBU 3221 L21 - Financial Management
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Financial analysis, planning and control in the business firm. Optimum capital structure and leverage. Working capital management and sources of suitable short-term funds. Long-term investment decisions and capital budgeting. Valuation problems in financing and acquisitions.

    CRN: 13846
    Instructor: Gu, Christopher
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI


    FNBU 3440 L21 - Corporate Financial Policy
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    From the standpoint of finance theory, the value created by a corporation depends on the profitability of investments and the mode of financing these investments. This course enables students to analyze and understand the interaction between the investment and financing decisions. Corporate finance topics such as capital budgeting, cost of capital, raising capital, dividend policy, hedging, mergers and acquisitions, and international corporate finance may be covered.

    CRN: 13847
    Instructor: Ergas, Jean
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BLEB


    FNBU 3450 V11 - Special Topic: Fintech - An Introduction
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online: MTW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    FinTech is a new and emerging field of technology that is disrupting the way that many companies are conducting business. FinTech has already “forever” changed many sectors including mobile payments, social media, money transfers, loans, fundraising, travel, trading and asset management. It has completely revolutionized the way companies are developing products, conducting research, establishing directed sales and marketing plans, and utilizing start-up technology. Businesses are using FinTech to expand their products and services at a fraction of its previous cost. Entrepreneurs are utilizing FinTech as a central foundation for research, funding, and product development. Customers are already utilizing FinTech as part of their daily lives - mobile apps, social media, banking, online shopping, entertainment and gaming. This course will introduce students to the breadth of FinTech, and touch upon the technical underpinnings.

    Closed
    Instructor: Kissel, Robert
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ENT


    FNBU 4454 V11 - Financial Modeling
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course will introduce the student to the process of designing and building financial models using Microsoft Excel. Examples will be drawn from Finance/Accounting. The student will learn the steps needed to understand a financial problem, design a solution, then implement the solution in the spreadsheet. Lab time will be used to explore features of Excel frequently used in financial models. The class will also discuss how Excel is used to structure, manipulate, debug, and present financial models and their results. The course will prepare the student to use Excel and financial modeling effectively in a business environment.

    CRN: 13765
    Instructor: Tavel, Bruce
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: AAAF


    FNBU 4458 V11 - Behavioral Finance
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    Behavioral Finance suggests that investors can and often do make investment decisions based less upon rational, elaborate modeling techniques and often on heuristics (short cuts) and biases. Behavioral Finance therefore seeks to understand the psychological roots of decision making in order to explain financial and investment anomalies, investor behavior, and asset prices.

    CRN: 13764
    Instructor: Difiore, Mario
    3 credits

  • INSY 2300 R11 - Information Systems
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Rose Hill, Hybrid: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This course introduces students to the subject of computer-based information systems in business. Upon completion of this course students should be familiar with the basic concepts and current developments in the field of information technology and information systems; appreciate the role of information systems in business organizations; and understand the issues that employing information technology raises. Students also learn to use effectively key software tools (spreadsheets and databases) that improve personal productivity and can contribute to business value.

    CRN: 13766
    Instructor: Ren, Jie
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI


    INSY 3436 PW1 - Special Topic: Programming With Python
    Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
    Online, Asynchronous

    Do you want to be able to solve business problems through programming and coding? This course introduces key concepts, techniques, and tools. Students will learn to program using the widely used Python programming language. For students new to programming, this is the recommended introductory course.

    CRN: 13968
    Instructor: Deamer, Michael
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: ACIS, ENT

  • LPBU 3223 PW1 - Principles Of Management
    Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
    Online, Asynchronous

    This course introduces the student to the management process within an organization. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the first line supervisor in balancing, coordinating and integrating individual and organizational needs. Other subjects covered are the development of management thought, the role of the supervisor as a decision maker and the processes of planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizational activities.

    CRN: 13969
    Instructor: D'Agustino, Steven
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI


    OPBU 3438 R11 - Operations and Production Management
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    The operations function within an organization is responsible for managing the process flow that an organization has to use to produce a product, deliver a service, or both. Operations managers are responsible for the design, the daily operation, and the improvement of these processes. This course provides an introduction to the field of operations management: to understand the key decisions and to see how these decisions directly impact an organization's competitiveness and market performance.

    CRN: 13769
    Instructor: Zhang, Dongli
    3 credits


    SABU 4441 V11 - Strategy
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    This integrated course brings together the student's previous study of the functional areas of business. The course focuses on the activities of the chief executive's top management group in defining the objectives and goals of the organization and in developing programs for the achievement of those goals. Major attention is devoted to the sophisticated, contemplative action of top-level decision makers.

    CRN: 13770
    Instructor: Fawzy, Hanaa
    3 credits

  • MKBU 3225 R11 - Marketing Principles
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    Marketing's role within an organization is to develop products or services that have value to potential customers, to estimate that value and price accordingly to distribute the goods efficiently and to communicate their value and availability effectively. This course introduces students to techniques and theories that help the marketer to accomplish these tasks, whether for a mom- and-pop store or a global or multinational manufacturer.

    Canceled
    Instructor: TBA
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: BUMI


    MKBU 3434 V11 - Integrated Marketing Communication
    Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
    Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

    Advertising is the most pervasive element of the marketing mix: the average American family of four is exposed to 1,500 advertising messages a day! Students will study the role of advertising in the marketing communications mix, allocating the promotional budget and developing advertising strategy: product positioning, creative development, media planning, research and control, legal issues and ethical considerations. Students will apply theories to case discussion and develop a full-fledged competitive advertising campaign for a potential "client." Note for Gabelli students: Since MKBU 3434 is an upper-level business course, credit for this course (for transfer students) can only come from accredited business schools (AACSB guidelines) and not from similarly titled courses at liberal arts colleges.

    Closed
    Instructor: Bohn, Robert
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: CCMS, COMC, COMM, NMAC, NMDD, NMMI


    MKBU 3435 R21 - Consumer Behavior
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

    An interdisciplinary approach to the study of consumer behavior and motivation. Topics include behavioral science findings and their implications in the marketing mix; socioeconomics, demographic and cultural influences; theories of promotion and communication; consumer behavior models; attitude measurement; perception and consumerism.

    CRN: 13848
    Instructor: Bohn, Robert
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: FASH


    MKBU 3440 R21 - Global Marketing
    Summer Session II, July 11 - July 28, 2022
    Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:30PM

    This course addresses the need for global approaches to today's business by focusing on product design, promotion, distribution channels and pricing strategies that are tailored to diverse international cultural, political, competitive and economic environments. Specific attention is place on the feasibility of import/export, and national or global policies regarding marketing issues.

    Closed
    Instructor: DeFrancesco, Anthony
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: GLBB


    MKBU 4454 R21 - Special Topic: Sports Marketing
    Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
    Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

    The entertainment sector is a major industry. Within that sector, sports activities are targeting a number of demographic and other segments of the population. While some sports (collegiate and professional) are quite successful in their marketing strategies, others struggle to gain or to hold their audience within a competitive market place. This course evaluates the marketing mix of those sports teams and institutions that are successful and assesses the marketing ingredients of those sports activities that are struggling to gain a larger or profitable share of the audience.

    CRN: 13850
    Instructor: Petit, Francis
    3 credits

    Fordham course attributes: SJOR