Awards and Honors
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.
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 Systems
- Management Systems
EMBA Excellence Award
Given to a student completing the Executive MBA program who has distinguished himself or herself in academics and who exemplifies the EMBA values of unflagging dedication and a strong spirit.
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.”
Honors a student who possesses the entrepreneurial traits of open-mindedness, creativity, innovation, and resilience.
Quantitative Finance Excellence Award
Given to a student completing the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance who has an exemplary academic record and is dedicated to excellence in this field.
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.
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.”
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.
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 and MS in Marketing Intelligence 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 prefect 4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation.