Pat David, BS '81, talks to Gabelli School of Business graduate students during their commencement on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Advice, wisdom from diploma ceremony speaker Pat David

In less than 10 minutes, Pat David, head of diversity at JPMorgan Chase, made the assembled Gabelli School of Business graduate students at the Beacon Theater laugh, think, and get inspired. David was the speaker at the MBA and MS diploma ceremony, during which she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Her […]

Marlo Coates loves broccoli and barbecues.

Talking with … Marlo Coates

If you need help on the fifth floor of Martino Hall, Marlo Coates will be the one to assist. Read on to see exactly how she goes about her workday. Q. Describe in your own words what your job is at the Gabelli School of Business. A. I’m a faculty secretary. I basically am the manager of […]

From left, James Costabile, BS '97, stands with Kevin Mirabile, director of Fordham's alternative investments program.

Alternative Investments Club celebrates another stellar year

The Gabelli School of Business Alternative Investments Club remains as hot as its subject matter. Since its creation just a few years ago, the club has implemented a speaker series with alumni, created a mentorship program, and participated in the new Fordham Initiative in Real Estate (FIRE). More than 100 alumni have graduated from the […]

From left, Makena Masterson, Michelle Berardino and Enzo Obeso.

3 of 4 national entrepreneur grants go to Fordham students

Fordham University student entrepreneurs won three out of the four grants awarded by the Kenneth Cole Foundation at the Compass Fellowship National Conference held recently at Georgetown University. Makena Masterson, BS ’19, Michelle Berardino, FCRH ’19, and Enzo Obeso, BS ’18, each won a $2,500 grant to advance their business ideas. They participated in the conference along […]

Students involved with the Fordham Marketing Association attended the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans in March 2016, winning three awards.

Fordham Marketing Association wins 3 awards at conference

By Bailey Link, BS ’16 The Fordham Marketing Association won three awards at this year’s American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference. The FMA won first place in the exhibit competition for the Best Display of Conference Theme. The group also won prizes for Outstanding Chapter Planning and Outstanding Professional Development. Playing off this year’s exhibit competition […]

From left, Associate Professor Sertan Kabadayi and Assistant Professor Mohammad Nejad combined on research into introductory pricing by financial services companies.

Do introductory discounts work? The research says yes

Nearly everyone has been offered an introductory incentive to open a financial services account of some kind. The ubiquity of those offers led Mohammad Nejad and Sertan Kabadayi, two Gabelli School of Business marketing professors, to ask the questions: Do introductory discounts work? And, if so, which of those offers work best? Yes, they work, […]

From left, Rob Norman of GroupM and Robert Picard, president of the World Media Economics and Management Conference, talk on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Digital ads must change to keep pace with consumers, exec says

If given the choice, people will always choose ad-free viewing, a media marketing specialist told a group of academics and media professionals during an international conference last week. That is why it is important that publishers and advertisers “find new and better ways of integrating brands relevantly, smartly, carefully, with a light touch … so […]


Talking with … Yilu Zhou

By Victoria Cleveland, BS ’18 Associate Professor Yilu Zhou likes to stay up to date with trends, which makes sense considering her field: information systems. How does she make sure her students leave Fordham with the practical knowledge that they can use in the real world? Read on: Q. Describe in your own words what your […]

Gerry Byrne, FCRH '66, speaks during the World Media Economics and Management Conference.

The best of Twitter from the WMEMC

The weeklong World Media Economics and Management Conference produced its share of wisdom and wit. Here are some tweets from this week’s conference, from the insightful to the humorous: Models are changing quickly. What made you successful up to this point may not make you successful in the future, Warren says #WMEMC16 — Gabelli School […]