Degree Requirements

Four Year (Day) Program

The Gabelli School of Business program at Rose Hill consists of 40 courses and requires a minimum of 120 credits. (Please note that certain three-credit business core courses are split into two 1.5-credit courses; in such cases, those two courses do not count separately, but rather count together as one course.) Students must achieve a cumulative quality point index (GPA) of at least 2.0 to graduate.

Students who transfer into the Gabelli School of Business from another school must complete a minimum of 20 courses and 60 credits as matriculated Gabelli School students.

Gabelli School students typically take five courses per semester plus one Integrated Project per year. All students who come to Fordham without any prior credit for college coursework must take this number to be on target for graduation in four years. Any deviation from a five-course semester should be approved by the class dean.

See the Gabelli School of Business Core Curriculum and Academic Programs list for specific course requirements. 

Below is a listing of business courses, liberal arts courses, and free electives for the different business majors, along with the number of courses of each type that must be completed for each major. 

New York State guidelines require that at least 50% of students' curricula include courses in the liberal arts. Consistent with these guidelines, certain core coursework at the Gabelli School in the areas of communications, statistics, and ethics are considered to reflect liberal arts content.  Such courses include Business Communications, Statistical Decision Making, and Ethics in Business.

Rose Hill

Business Administration Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Primary Concentration
4
Liberal arts elective(s)
5
Free electives
4
Business elective(s)
1
Total number of courses 40

Marketing Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Major
9
Liberal arts elective(s)
5
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
0
Total number of courses 40

Finance Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Major
10
Liberal arts elective(s)
4
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
0
Total number of courses 40

Information Systems Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Major
10
Liberal arts elective(s)
4
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
0
Total number of courses 40

Accounting (Public Accounting 120-credit) Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Major
11
Liberal arts elective(s)
3
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
0
Total number of courses 40

Lincoln Center

Global Business Major 

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
13
Liberal arts core
13
Primary Concentration
5
Liberal arts elective(s)
7
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
2
Total number of courses 40

Evening Program

The Gabelli School of Business evening program allows students to take classes on a part-time or modified full-time basis, depending on the circumstances.

Admission to the Evening Program

There is no direct admission to the Gabelli School of Business evening program. Students first must be admitted to Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS). For more information on this initial stage of the process, please visit the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Admissions web pages: http://www.fordham.edu/pcs .

Once accepted to the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, students must complete all of the Gabelli School’s evening prerequisites. These are:

With those prerequisites complete and other evening-program requirements met, candidates must submit an internal transfer application. Candidates should contact the transfer dean to get more information about the requirements and to begin this phase. Decisions are typically made twice per semester.

Evening Program Schedule

Students take primarily evening-hours business courses and also may choose among a select number of evening and weekend liberal arts courses. All liberal arts core courses must be taken through Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Evening students who wish to take business courses during the daytime may do so on a limited basis, with approval from the evening program director.

Evening Curriculum

The evening program is similar academically to the day program — including a liberal arts core, a business core, a major/concentration, and electives—but varies in its delivery, structure, and approach.

The evening program calls for at least 40 3- or 4-credit courses and 120 credits with a minimum cumulative index (GPA) of 2.0. Students who transfer from another school are required to complete a minimum of 20 courses and 60 credits as matriculated Gabelli School of Business students.

Evening students may generally choose from the same majors and concentrations available to four-year day students and listed in the Areas of Study section of this bulletin. They also may pursue a secondary concentration or a liberal arts minor, and, if interested, are encouraged to discuss this with the evening program adviser as soon as possible after their acceptance. Please note, however, that there are certain majors and concentrations that are more accessible to evening students and others that are more accessible to day students based upon scheduling concerns.  Students should confer with the director of evening programs to determine the best program of study for their needs. 

Below is a listing of business courses, liberal arts courses, and free electives required for the business administration major and the public accounting major. The number refers to the actual number of courses that must be completed for each major.

Business Administration Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
12
Liberal arts core
13
Primary Concentration
4
Liberal arts elective(s)
6
Free electives
4
Business elective(s)
1
Total number of courses 40

Accounting (Public Accounting 120-credit) Major

Course Type Number of Courses
Business core
12
Liberal arts core
13
Major
11
Liberal arts elective(s)
4
Free electives
0
Business elective(s)
0
Total number of courses 40

Evening students are advised to save two or three liberal arts electives and the fine arts core requirement for their last year, because it is much easier to schedule these courses around the very specific senior-year business requirements.

In the event of questions, current evening students may consult the evening program director.