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Fordham Business Designated Premier School by KPMG

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

Big Four accounting powerhouse KPMG has chosen Fordham University as one of its 38 “premier schools” nationally, a signal honor for schools of business. Other universities designated as premier schools in the northeast include the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Boston College; and Lehigh University.

“This is the first time Fordham has been given premier status,” said Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Business Administration. “As a premier school Fordham will be receiving extra special attention from KPMG. The premier designation will allow Fordham Business faculty to tap into  the expertise of KPMG partners, who will serve as technical advisors and be  available as guest lecturers.”

Fordham business has developed a new freshman enrichment program that will introduce all CBA freshman to ethics, accounting, finance marketing and global business. KPMG sponsored the first enrichment session, “Ethical Issues within a Business School Environment,” which brought together business faculty, 15 KPMG employees who are CBA alumni, and Fordham seniors who are student mentors, to engage incoming freshmen on business ethics and decision making.

KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, employing more than 100,000 people in 144 countries.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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