Awards and Honors

Alumni Awards

Gabelli School of Business Alumni Award

Recognizes one or more Fordham alumni who, in the last academic year, have given meritorious service to advance graduate business education at the Gabelli School.

Student Awards

Academic Area Awards

These awards recognize distinguished academic achievement by MBA and MS students in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Communications and Media Management
  • Finance and Business Economics
  • Law and Ethics
  • Information Technology and Operations
  • Leading People and Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Statistics

Academic Program Excellence Awards

These awards recognize MBA and MS students with exemplary academic records who are dedicated to excellence in their program of study:

  • Executive MBA 
  • Full-time Cohort MBA 
  • Professional MBA 
  • MS Accounting 
  • MS Statistics and Applied Decisions Making 
  • MS Business Analytics 
  • MS Information Technology 
  • MS Management 
  • MS Marketing Intelligence
  • MS Media Management 
  • MS in Strategic Marketing Communications
  • MS Global Finance 
  • MS Quantitative Finance 
  • MS Taxation 

Graduate Business Student Leadership Award

The graduating class selects a peer who has provided outstanding volunteer support to the graduate student body, exemplifying the Jesuit value of being “men and women for others.”

Entrepreneurship Award

Honors a student who possesses the entrepreneurial traits of open-mindedness, creativity, innovation, and resilience.

Center for Digital Transformation Fellowship Award

Recognizes students who were chosen as graduate-level fellows of the Center for Digital Transformation, engaging in research and service around the goal of advancing society through technology.

Exemplar Service Award

Recognizes one or more graduate students who epitomize our identity and whose influence and achievements have a significant impact on Gabelli School student life and beyond. 

Capstone Awards

Dean's Award for Excellence

Given to a graduate student who has exemplified excellence in his or her academic work and demonstrates great career promise.

Dean's Award for Service

Given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding support of the mission of the Gabelli School of Business.

International Advancement Award

Given to a graduate student who has advanced the Gabelli School’s mission of “sending Fordham out into the world, and bringing the world to Fordham.”

Faculty Awards

The following awards are determined by a vote among the graduating class.

The Stanley Fuchs Award

In memory of Stanley Fuchs, former area chair of law and ethics and a devoted teacher and student advocate, this award is presented to a full-time faculty member who has had a significant impact on the student body.

The Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence

Given to a full-time faculty member whose exceptional performance and dedication to the Gabelli School’s ideals warrant special recognition.

The Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence

Given to an adjunct faculty member whose exceptional performance and dedication to the Gabelli School’s ideals warrant special recognition.

Honor Societies

Alpha Mu Alpha

The national honor society for students of marketing is sponsored by the American Marketing Association. Only marketing students of high academic achievement who attend an institution accredited by the AACSB International are eligible for membership. Nominations for this honor are given to MBA marketing concentrators, MS in Marketing Intelligence students, and MS in Strategic Marketing Communications students who are in the top 20 percent of their program.

Alpha Sigma Nu

This is the most prestigious honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. Membership is limited to students in the top 15 percent of their class and who possess the outstanding qualities of scholarship, loyalty, and service.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The national honor society for business students is comparable to Phi Beta Kappa in the arts and Sigma Xi in the sciences. Fordham participates through the Zeta of New York Chapter. Graduating students of outstanding academic accomplishment are nominated for membership.

Omicorn Delta Epsilon

Only students with the highest scholastic achievement in the areas of economics and finance are recognized for admission to this international economics society.

Phi Kappa Phi

A national interdisciplinary honor society, Phi Kappa Phi admits students of high academic achievement from all the academic and professional colleges and schools of the University. A small number of students from each graduating class are nominated for membership.

Financial Management Association National Honor Society

The FMA NHS is the only international honor society strictly for students of finance. The purpose of the FMA NHS is to acknowledge outstanding finance students and to provide opportunities for professional interaction among academics, practitioners, and students; promote the development and understanding of research; and enhance the quality of education in finance.

Gabelli School of Business Dean's List

The dean’s list records graduate business students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation.