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World conference held at Fordham will explore media trends

What’s new in media? Starting Monday, 120 academic presentations will aim to answer that question. The World Media Economics and Management Conference is coming to Fordham from May 2 to May 6. What does current research say about broadcast distribution portals? Net neutrality? Facebook as an information-management tool, or media labs in Spain? More than 300 scholars and industry […]

From left, Travis Navarro, Abigail Ahern, Kara Norton, James Kodi and Alisha Mehndiratta, all BS '16, performed well at the 2016 International Business Ethics Case Competition.

Gabelli students win at International Business Ethics competition

Five Gabelli School of Business seniors rode an ethics presentation on Uber all the way to victory in this year’s International Business Ethics Case Competition. Travis Navarro, Alisha Mehndiratta, Abigail Ahern, James Kodi and Kara Norton, all BS ’16, took home two first-place awards and one second-place award in the competition, held in Cambridge, Mass., […]

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Finance Scholars applications are due May 2

If you are a rising junior seeking an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, the Finance Scholars program may be perfect for you. Finance Scholars is an intensive 10-week program for students exploring careers in finance. Students must have at least a 3.3 grade point average to apply, and their selection for the program will be […]

Gabelli School of Business Assistant Dean Lonnie Kussin loves his dog.

Talking with … Lonnie Kussin

By Victoria Cleveland, BS ’18 Assistant Dean of Graduate Advising Lonnie Kussin has had an unusual career track. Below, he explains how he made the transition from working in sports to advising college students. Q. Tell us about your job and what you do at the Gabelli School of Business. A. I am an academic adviser […]

Venture capitalist Tim Draper talks to Fordham University students during a April 14, 2016, visit.

Draper to budding entrepreneurs: Be willing to ‘take the heat’

If you’re an entrepreneur with an idea you believe is the next big thing, take some advice from a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist: Don’t be afraid of being called crazy, and don’t be afraid to be criticized for your vision. “[Entrepreneurs] have to be able to stand there for a while and take the […]

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Gabelli School moves up to No. 27 in Bloomberg rankings

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business is ranked 27th in the 2016 Bloomberg survey of undergraduate business programs in the United States. The Gabelli School scored well in each of the four surveys – employer, student, salary and internship – and jumped 11 spots from its 2015 ranking, according to Bloomberg statistics. The survey, released Tuesday, […]

Ron Suber, president of Prosper Marketplace, talks to Fordham University students during an April 13, 2016, visit.

Looking to Prosper? Peer-to-peer lending may be the answer

How does a man who wanted to be a doctor end up running a peer-to-peer lending service? For Ron Suber – president of Prosper Marketplace, a company that pairs everyman lenders with everyman borrowers – it’s a tale of changing vision, bottom-of-the-ladder jobs, family priorities and the inevitable failures and successes that come with a […]

Ron Cordes speaks to Fordham students during a forum, titled "Leading with Impact: The Role of Empathy and Humility," on April 12, 2016.

Cordes: Always ask, ‘How can I help you?’

When Ron Cordes, along with a group of academics and philanthropists, walked into a school in a Kenyan village in 2007, he immediately came to his own conclusions about how to fix the facility. Get rid of the dirt floors. Put on a new roof. Bring in a computer lab. Outfit the building with solar energy. […]

Students gathered for the annual IT in Your Career presentation. (Photo by Bailey Link)

IT skills needed in all areas of business, panelists say

By Bailey Link, BS ’16 Nearly every career in the current job market has a technology component, so it is crucial to be fluent in the complex languages used to create programming, crunch data and perform other important tasks. How can students enter the workforce ready to take advantage of the growth in tech-related jobs? […]