Profile Data from 2012

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    620
  • Program Cost
    $83,817
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    53%
  • Selectivity
    52%
  • Job Offers
    50%
  • Average Salary
    $91,028
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
113 West 60th Street
New York, New York 10023, United States
Website
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Graduate School of Business Administration

About Graduate School of Business Administration

Fordham Graduate School of Business (GBA) is located in the heart of New York City, a leading hub of global business and culture. GBA enrolls about 1600 full and part-time students, and offers a range of degree programs, including an MBA, Executive MBA, and 11 specialized MS degrees in Accounting, Quantitative Finance, Business Analytics, Business Enterprise, Communications and Media Management, Global Finance, Investor Relations, Marketing Intelligence, Media Entrepreneurship, Taxation, and Global Management. Programs are taught in small classes of 35 or fewer students by an internationally diverse faculty.

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It places a strong emphasis on learning from others within the program. In my 10 years experience in the industry, I have learned that the best way to learn is from others. Also, it's Jesuit foundation provides a stronger ethics background than you would see elsewhere - a timely plus in today's market.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 16
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Graduate Business Admissions: General Information Session

    New York, NY

    Hosted by the Office of Admissions, Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration's General Information Session is a great opportunity to learn how Fordham Business can meet your graduate management education needs. Come and learn about our full- & part-time MBA & MS degree programs, the opportunity to get a jump start at your MBA by participating in our unique Pre-MBA Program, step-by-step instructions for the Admissions process, as well as an introduction to Career Management resources and opportunities.

  • Oct 28
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Graduate Business Admissions: General Information Session

    New York, NY

    Hosted by the Office of Admissions, Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration's General Information Session is a great opportunity to learn how Fordham Business can meet your graduate management education needs. Come and learn about our full- & part-time MBA & MS degree programs, the opportunity to get a jump start at your MBA by participating in our unique Pre-MBA Program, step-by-step instructions for the Admissions process, as well as an introduction to Career Management resources and opportunities.

  • Nov 13
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Graduate Business Admissions: General Information Session

    New York, NY

    Hosted by the Office of Admissions, Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration's General Information Session is a great opportunity to learn how Fordham Business can meet your graduate management education needs. Come and learn about our full- & part-time MBA & MS degree programs, the opportunity to get a jump start at your MBA by participating in our unique Pre-MBA Program, step-by-step instructions for the Admissions process, as well as an introduction to Career Management resources and opportunities.

About Fordham University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Applicants 3.35 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 52
  • Middle 80% 4 to 107
Admissions Selectivity
52% Graduate School of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

620 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
75% 601
78% 620
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 403
52% 52.0
53% 53.0
Female
44% 44
International
57% 57
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Wait-listed
100% 39
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Fordham University
  • Boston University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Fu Jen Catholic University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Important
$54,917 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Marine Corps
  • Pricewaterhouse Cooper LLP
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Deloitte
  • US Army
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
3% 3
4% 4
710 to 739
6% 6
6% 6
680 to 709
12% 12
14% 14
650 to 679
11% 11
11% 11
620 to 649
15% 15
17% 17
590 to 619
16% 16
20% 20
560 to 589
13% 13
15% 15
530 to 559
12% 12
11% 11
500 to 529
5% 5
2% 2
Under 500
7% 7
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 30%
Top Industry
  • Other 15%
  • Media/Entertainment 11%
  • Consumer Products 10%
Deloitte 5
Top Employer
  • KPMG 3
  • Quest Diagnostics 3
  • Knowledgent Group 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
50% Graduate School of Business Administration 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
39% 39
64% 63.699022556390986
39% Receive Offers
33% 33
58% 57.85206896551723
33% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
11% 11
21% 21.110859375
11% Receive Offers
10% 10
25% 24.93132867132867
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
70% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte 5
  • KPMG 3
  • Quest Diagnostics 3
  • Knowledgent Group 2
  • Novartis 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
11% 11
$92,625.00
75K 125K
Finance/Accounting
45% 45
$97,130.00
40K 500K
General Management
4% 4
$80,667.00
30K 120K
Human Resources
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
31% 31
$86,381.00
40K 300K
Information Technology
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3
$65,000.00
45K 85K
Other
6% 6
$88,000.00
70K 145K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
8% 8
$92,000.00
62K 125K
Consumer Products
10% 10
$85,572.00
60K 100K
Financial Services
30% 30
$78,555.00
45K 125K
Government
3% 3
$72,500.00
45K 100K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$30,000.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
11% 11
$75,143.00
40K 165K
Non-profit
1% 1
$300,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$70,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
6% 6
$98,750.00
95K 110K
Real Estate
7% 7
$183,750.00
40K 500K
Technology
7% 7
$83,200.00
55K 101K
Other
15% 15
$86,325.00
58K 145K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
12% 12
$122,000.00
45K 500K
More than one year, up to three years
32% 32
$80,060.00
30K 300K
More than five years
40% 40
$96,220.00
45K 165K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 4
$196,667.00
30K 500K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
96% 96
$86,226.00
40K 300K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
89% 89
$87,826.00
40K 300K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$55,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
$70,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
$100,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. West
6% 6
$75,500.00
52K 100K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
1% 1
$70,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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10-20 years post-graduation
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10-20 years post-graduation
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Ardour Capital 8
  • UBS 7
  • NBC Universal 6
  • Sony Music 5
  • Kenneth Cole 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 23
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 184
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 38
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • NSHMBA National Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$246,466
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $83,817
  • Budget $68,316
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$246,466
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $83,817
  • Budget $68,316
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$5,506 Average Scholarship Amount 52% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
52% 52
52% 52
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,022,110
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $58,624
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
26 Graduate School of Business Administration 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
75% 75
Case study
20% 20
Other
2% 2
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Global Sustainability, Electronic Business
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Finance
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSIM (Information Management)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 24
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • - Fordham email system for students, faculty and staff (improved reliability, flexibility, security and increased disk quota per account) -Wireless network has been upgraded for faster speed, more capacity and greater coverage -University "one card". (New ID system for students/faculty/staff for printing food services and physical access to buildings by swiping ID card) -New finance/trading floor lab installed in Gabelli Business School building

Students: Who are my classmates?

8% Married Students 40% International Students
44% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
70% 70
Asian American
17% 17
Hispanic
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
60% 60
Asia
30% 30
Europe Free Trade Zone
4% 4
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

16,263 Living MBA Alumni 2 Countries where alumni clubs exist
6 Active alumni clubs
7% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.