| Mar 30, 2021 | Michael Benigno
Three Gabelli School Graduate Specialty Areas Ranked Top 20 Nationally
For the second consecutive year, three Gabelli School specialty areas – Finance (15), International Business (15), and Marketing (14) – were ranked among the top 20 in the nation in the U.S. News Best Business Schools graduate rankings, released March 30, 2021.
In fact, for much of the last decade, these three Gabelli School academic disciplines have been among the top 25 in U.S. News’ graduate rankings.
This week, Donna Rapaccioli, dean of Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, credited the sustained success, which spans a wide range of business fields, to the Gabelli School’s talented students, faculty, and staff.
“Our continued success in numerous specialty areas is a testament to the level of expertise and the reputation of our faculty members, as well as the caliber of our graduates. Our curriculum truly is dynamic and industry relevant, and it is helping our students achieve great outcomes.”
The U.S News rankings used detailed methodology to measure the quality, placement success, and student selectivity of 364 institutions accredited by AACSB International, widely considered the gold standard of business education. Specialty rankings reflect excellence based on nominations from business school deans and directors of AACSB-accredited MBA programs at the schools surveyed.
Despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities for those studying international business at the Gabelli School abound. Our new London Speaker Series: Business Perspectives from Europe offered from Fordham University London highlights school’s global partners in industry and at universities throughout the U.K. and the E.U., and new courses such as Global Industry Project: Ireland let students engage with others studying in other parts of the globe.
Gabelli School students across all disciplines have also been connected to policy makers, thought leaders in finance, and global executives through a thriving partnership between the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the Museum of American Finance, and CFA Society of New York. Last year, a team of Gabelli School graduate students won first place in Wharton’s prestigious Total Impact Portfolio Challenge, and finance curriculum enhancements include new courses in ESG and Impact Finance, Machine Learning and Econometrics and Time Series Econometrics.
Numerous marketing faculty members serve as editors and editorial board members at leading service journals, and an increasing number of marketing students in the Gabelli School’s full-time MBA cohort has resulted in new, cutting-edge electives and elevated visibility before employers. Recent marketing events have focused on topics ranging from consumer financial well-being to a roundtable that brought together thought leaders on the subject of “Transforming and Leveraging Business Communities, During and Post the COVID-19 Crisis.”
To learn more about the Gabelli School’s graduate programs, visit our website.