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Graduate Academic Advising Help Desk

Our team offers various options to meet your academic advising needs- Advising Help Desk, Advisor Walk-in Hours, and Academic Advising Appointments.

Advising Help Desk

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Advising Help Desk is a resource to assist graduate students with quick, general questions that don’t require a sit-down appointment, such as picking up or dropping off forms and navigating campus resources. Our Advising Help Desk staff is comprised of student workers, so feel free to ask them questions about their own academic experiences as well!

The Advising Help Desk is located just inside the main entrance of the graduate academic advising office. Please be sure to also check in at the front desk when you come to meet with your academic advisor. You may also contact us at our office phone number or email below.

Graduate Academic Advising Office

140 West 62nd Street
Suite 126
gsbgraduate@fordham.edu
212-636-6104

Academic Advising Hours

Appointments: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Walk-ins: As listed by advisor below

Advisor Walk-in Hours

Advisor walk-in hours are times when you are welcome to stop in with brief questions that pop-up for you throughout the week. If more in-depth advising is needed, students will be encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment to address in full. Walk-ins do not require an appointment, and students are first-come, first-served. Advisors will remain present and available to meet with students for the duration of walk-in hours.

Please also stay tuned-in to updates from your advisor, as there may be times when there are special events or circumstances that require an adjustment in your advisor’s walk-in schedule.

Academic Advising Appointments

Academic advising appointments are a great opportunity to set aside time for academic planning and to focus on your personal development. Appointments must be scheduled, online, in advance. Please note if you are more than 10 minutes late, you will need to reschedule the appointment to ensure your advisor has adequate time for you in the allotted schedule. Advisors may offer varying appointment lengths; you should sign up for an appointment length that meets your individual needs.

Contact your assigned advisor if you are unable to schedule an appointment during regular hours of operation, or if you are unable to identify an appointment in the next two weeks that works for you. You may also always feel free to send your advisors questions over email, and they will get back to you within 24-48 hours during business days.

To schedule an advising appointment with your assigned academic advisor, click on your advisor’s name linked below.

Graduate Academic Advisors

Rachel Dobkins
Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Advising
Rdobkins1@fordham.edu
(347) 842-3031
Walk-in Hours: Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ilze Frierson
Assistant Dean
Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, JD/MBA, Executive MBA
frierson@fordham.edu
(212) 636-7802
Walk-in Hours: Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kathleen Kennon
Assistant Dean
Three-Continent MS in Global Management, MS in Applied Statistics and Decision-Making, MS in Business Analytics, and MS in Information Technology, MS in Marketing Intelligence, and MS in Media Management
kkennon@fordham.edu
(212) 636-7279
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ariane Saney
Assistant Dean
MS in Global Finance, MS in Quantitative Finance, MS in Management, and International Business Bridge
asaney@fordham.edu
(212) 636-6407
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Lonnie Kussin
Assistant Dean
BS/MBA, BS/MS, MBA in Public Accounting/MS in Taxation (MTA), MS in Accounting, and MS in Taxation
lkussin@fordham.edu
(646) 293-3976

Walk-in Hours: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

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