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Global finance MS students wrap their time at Fordham

The 2016 collaborative Master of Science in Global Finance class gathers for a group picture during its closing ceremony on Friday, July 29, 2016.

The 2016 collaborative Master of Science in Global Finance class gathers for a group picture during its closing ceremony on Friday, July 29, 2016.

Here is a look at the 2016 Collaborative MS in Global Finance program by the numbers:

  • 65 students
  • 10 partner schools
  • 8 countries
  • 11 Fordham University professors

These facts and figures took center stage last week as students concluded the intensive three- or six-week terms they spent on campus at the Gabelli School at Lincoln Center.

The collaborative MSGF program is unlike most other Gabelli School master’s degrees in its format. It serves exclusively international students, who complete most of their program of study at one of a network of select partner schools around the world. They then spend part of one summer on the ground at Fordham, experiencing business and cultural activities alongside their coursework.

The collaborative MSGF dates back to a 2010 partnership with Peking University’s Beijing International MBA and now spans several continents. In addition to Peking University, partner schools include Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan and Antwerp Management School in Belgium.

Michael Cheah, who recently joined the Gabelli School as the new collaborative MSGF program director and a clinical assistant professor of finance, immediately focused on enhancing the program. Among his improvements are small-group networking sessions and new events focused on career development and hiring.

“All of these are a step toward ongoing global networking for all our Fordham family members around the world,” Cheah said.

The collaborative MSGF’s closing ceremony featured a keynote speech by Marc Chandler, senior vice president of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman. See more pictures of the event here.

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