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Fordham wins 1st place at University Trading Challenge

Four graduate students at the Gabelli School of Business bested teams from eight other universities to come in first at the U.S. University Trading Challenge, held in Philadelphia last weekend. The four Masters of Science in Quantitative Finance students won the competition “without the help of faculty and while carrying an extremely challenging course load,” said Douglas Blackburn, […]

Professor RP Raghupathi

Professor: Some industries lag in using big data

Some sectors of the economy, such as healthcare, are several years behind the curve in understanding and using big data analytics to improve their standing, a Gabelli School of Business professor told The Economist Executive Education Navigator blog recently. Professor RP Raghupathi, director of Fordham University’s Center for Digital Transformation, said in the article that data […]

Fran Horowitz, at left, brand president of Hollister Co. and Dean Donna Rapaccioli, right, speak with a student after Horowitz spoke at an International Business Week event on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

Hollister exec embraced change, challenge in retail career

When Fran Horowitz got a headhunting call from a clothing company called Limited Brands, it represented a major shift in her career arc. The fact that it happened when she was about 40 didn’t matter, the brand president for Hollister Co. told a Fordham University audience Wednesday. “When people tell you that, at the age […]

Students from Fordham University visited the United Nations on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, as part of International Business Week.

Fordham students learn about U.N., one another during site visit

During International Business Week at Fordham University, the Gabelli School of Business aimed to give its students “hands on” global experience. That is just what 11 students received when they attended a tour of the United Nations this week. Not only did they learn about international relations while touring the building, but they also learned […]

Alberto Sanchez, GSAS '96, spoke to Fordham University students during International Business Week.

Soccer: The true international language, says bank exec

Doing business in a global community demands a good understanding of cultures, many of which can differ dramatically from your own. But there is one topic of conversation that is nearly universal in the business world: soccer. “Every country loves soccer,” said Alberto Sanchez, GSAS ’96, the Banco Santander executive who spoke to a group […]

Christopher Rector, vice president and general manager of the Global Toothbrush Division at Colgate Palmolive.

Be nimble, be relevant, Colgate exec tells Fordham students

When it comes to doing business globally, companies are like boats, the vice president and general manager of the Global Toothbrush Division at Colgate Palmolive told his Fordham University audience this week. There are cruise ships – large, set in their values and traditions – and there are speedboats, which are more nimble, quicker to […]

Sarah Quinlan

Who spends, and how? A credit card executive explains

What’s new in consumer spending? Luxury is lagging, and lodging is leading, the senior vice president and group head of market insights for MasterCard Advisors told a group of Fordham University students this week. Sarah Quinlan, who visited the Lincoln Center campus as part of the Gabelli School‘s International Business Week, gave an overview of […]

The five members of the Fordham team that won honorable mention in the annual Deloitte FanTaxtic Regional Competition recently.

Gabelli School team places 2nd in tax competition

Five Fordham business students have been recognized for their excellence in the annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition this fall. Chuwei (Whitney) Wen, MSA ’15; Marisa Diaz, BS ’16; Anthony Humphreys, BS ’16; Sahana Holla, BS ’18; and Christopher Lengua, BS ’18, received an honorable mention by placing second in the regional competition. Traditionally, Fordham students […]

Fordham Business of Sports Society members visited Madison Square Garden recently.

At MSG, some lessons on success for sports society

By Jenna Johnson There is no perfect formula for success, but Christelle Durand, FCRH ’10, has a good description of what it takes. “Success comes from the combination of hard work and passion, but do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it,” Durand, the manager of Teams Integrated Marketing for MSG […]