Full-Time Cohort M.B.A.

The Full-Time M.B.A. is the Gabelli School of Business’ flagship two-year program in management and leadership. Selectively enrolling only 75 students per year, the Full-Time M.B.A. combines industry-inspired hands-on coursework, individualized attention, and extraordinary network development—all in the heart of New York City.

This is a true New York M.B.A.

Industry-Inspired Academics

The Gabelli School of Business Full-Time M.B.A program is led by a faculty director who—in addition to her highly regarded academic research—maintains strong ties to industry and continually adapts the M.B.A. curriculum to meet the demands of today’s employers.

From the month-long Gabelli Launch orientation that begins the two-year sequence to the capstone Immersion Week simulation that draws on every ounce of management knowledge Gabelli M.B.A.s have acquired, the Full-Time M.B.A. curriculum is designed to over-prepare students for the challenges of the business world.

Full-time M.B.A. students will:

  • Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to act as consultants to nonprofits and NGOs within their first month of the program
  • Complete a curriculum that balances structure with independence, building on foundation courses in economics, statistics, accounting, finance, management, and strategy with individually chosen electives
  • Develop and defend their own conclusions about business ethics in a course called Markets, Business, and Society
  • In an applied project, work on a consulting team for a real business client or create a business plan and prototype for a new startup
  • Visit the offices of high-level executives whose real-world insight enhances the experience of attending business school in New York

To learn more about the Full-Time M.B.A., visit the Fordham website.

The Full-Time M.B.A. consists of a streamlined 60 credits, completed full-time in two years.

Year 1 provides all core business courses up front, giving you an advantage as you interview for internships. Year 2 gives you the freedom to choose courses based on your interests and career goals.

Year 1: Strategic, Fixed Core Schedule

  • Pre-Term: Gabelli Launch (4-6 week pre-term)
  • Fall Term: 6 core courses
  • Spring Term: 3 core courses, Consulting Project, 2 elective/concentration courses

Year 2: Flexible Courses, Chosen for Concentration and Career

  • Pre-Term: Internship
  • Fall Term: 2 core courses, 2 elective/concentration courses
  • Spring Term: 4 elective/concentration courses
Requirements for the Full-Time Cohort M.B.A. are as follows:
Course Title Credits
BEGB 6220Econ Analysis & Bus Decisions3
DGGB 6820Statistics3
ACGB 6111Fundamentals of Accounting I3
LPGB 6613Leading People and Organizations3
FNGB 6411Intro Financial Sys & Methods3
BLGB 6321Markets, Business, and Society3
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
MKGB 6710Customer-Driven Marketing3
SAGB 7660Strategy3
Two of the Following:6
Operations Management
Business Law I
Managerial Accounting Analysis
Leadership Communication
Five Concentration courses15
Three Elective or Secondary Concentration courses9
CPGB 7000MBA Capstone Consulting Project3
Total Credits60

Students who wish to pursue two primary concentrations must complete 66 credits. 

Five-course primary concentrations and three-course secondary concentrations are the way to customize your degree.

Primary Concentrations


With the exception of Public Accountancy and FinTech, all primary concentrations can also be pursued as secondary concentrations.

Secondary Concentrations

One-on-one meetings with graduate academic advisers will be indispensable as you make decisions about whether to pursue a concentration or secondary concentration, and if so, which. Our advisers offer special expertise in navigating requirements and ensuring that your academic program matches your post-M.B.A. plans. The deadline for full-time M.B.A. students to determine your selected concentrations and notify your academic adviser of your selections is the end of the add/drop period for the fall semester of your second year of the full-time M.B.A. program. Consult your adviser for your deadline if you are completing the Professional M.B.A. program.