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Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks GBA Among Best

Final Steel Beam in Place at New Law School

Fordham Named Top School for Vets

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks GBA Among Best



For the first time, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) among the best business schools in the country. Of approximately 2,000 business schools nationwide, the magazine whittles the list down to the top 63 institutions. Fordham was listed No. 58.

David A. Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA, said graduate schools closely watch the Businessweek rankings because they are one of the original ranking sources for higher education business programs. MBA applicants often rely on the Businessweek ranking when choosing a graduate school.

Gautschi called the ranking a “breakthrough” and credited improved selectivity and a jump in GMAT scores from 587 in 2010 to 647 in 2012 with the GBA showing.

“This will assist in both faculty and [administrative] hiring and the school will also be taken more seriously by our peer institutions,” he said.

GBA set out to improve rankings as an imperative for the school, and established a task force chaired by Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance. 

“We want to use this as our beachhead and keep moving up,” Gautschi said.

— Tom Stoelker



Final Steel Beam in Place at New Law School

At 8:52 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 12, the final steel beam of the new law school building was fastened into place. The new structure has been gaining steady attention over the past two-and-a-half years as it continues to steadily rise. The cast stone panels cladding the facade are quickly racing up after the steel, leaving quite an impression on theatergoers at Lincoln Center Plaza. 

The $250 million building, designed by the firm of Pei Cobb Freed, broke ground on Feb. 3, 2011, and is scheduled to be completed by fall 2014. It will add 468,000 square feet to the Lincoln Center Campus.

A ceremony commemorating the topping out was held on Nov. 16, officiated by Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, and Michael M. Martin, dean of Fordham Law School.
Photo by Thomas Walsh



Fordham Named Top School for Vets

Fordham University is among the top 25 schools in the nation for returning veterans, according to the latest rankings released by Military Times in “Best for Vets.”
Fordham came in at No. 23 among 4-year colleges, having climbed from No. 55 in 2010 and from No. 34 in 2011.        

Michael Gillan, Ph.D., associate vice-president and co-chair of FordhamVets Task Group, said the magazine’s 30-page 2012 questionnaire allowed space to add comments on improvements in school programs—of which Fordham had many to report. Nearly 650 schools responded to the magazine’s annual survey, published Nov. 11.

Fordham’s improved standing stems in part from the University’s commitment to the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, an optional provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill passed by Congress in 2009. Even though there is a national cap on the Yellow Ribbon benefits, the University has bypassed the limit and increased its commitment to cover all tuition and fees for Post-9/11 veterans.



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