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ONLINE MASTER'S IN MANAGEMENT

BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR A CAREER IN BUSINESS

The online Master of Science in Management program from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business equips the next generation of leaders with the tools needed to cultivate consequential, successful careers. Built around the idea that purpose is just as important as profit, this program teaches students meaningful and innovative management solutions, while giving them a holistic view of business principles.

The online MS in Management program is a versatile degree that prepares students to be successful in their careers, regardless of their business environments—from corporate to nonprofit to small business.

Complete in as few as 12 months Study during four quarters per year
No business background required GMAT/GRE waiver available
Choose from three start dates offered annually

Complete in as few as 12 months
Study during four quarters per year
No business background needed
GMAT/GRE waiver available
Choose from three start dates offered annually

This program requires students to earn 30 total credits, including 24 credits of required courses and six credits of electives.

ADMISSIONS

To apply to the online Master’s in Management program, you must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds, but proficiency in college-level mathematics will help you succeed in the program.

As part of your application, you must provide official transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays, and a current résumé.

GMAT or GRE scores are required for students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.99 or below who have less than two years of full-time work experience.

You can receive a waiver for the GMAT/GRE score requirement if you

  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and less than two years of full-time work experience or
  • have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher and three or more years of full-time work experience

Visit the application requirements page for a full list of items required. Before applying, we also recommend that you visit the tuition and financial aid page to learn more about program costs and financing your education.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The online MS in Management program offers start dates throughout the year, and the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. View the table below for upcoming start dates and application deadlines for the program.

Application Deadlines
Program Start Date Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
April 2020 January 2, 2020 February 4, 2020
September 2020 June 23, 2020 July 21, 2020

ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH A
FORDHAM MASTER'S IN MANAGEMENT

Learn how the online MS in Management will give you a holistic understanding of business, helping you to add value to any organization.

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WHY CHOOSE THE GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?

Today’s consumers are holding organizations to a higher standard than ever before, and professionals are pursuing meaningful careers that empower them to do good. The Gabelli School of Business is leading the charge toward a business world where purpose is just as important as profit, in every industry.

Located in the heart of New York City, the Gabelli School of Business is ideally positioned to develop world-class managers and leaders who can spearhead positive change and impact. As a student, you’ll connect with—and learn from—experienced, New York City-based faculty who are authorities in contemporary management issues.

The Gabelli School was named a Champion Institution in its Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative from The United Nations.1 It was also named an AshokaU Changemaker Campus for its efforts to make social innovation the norm in higher education.2

The Gabelli School also offers an on-campus MBA program, along with other business-related undergraduate, graduate, and executive degrees. Visit the Gabelli School website to learn more about in-person programs.

A VIBRANT ALUMNI NETWORK

As a graduate of the online MS in Management program, you will have access to ongoing networking opportunities with business leaders in the Gabelli School community.

Joining a talented group of more than 40,000 Gabelli School of Business alumni around the world, you’ll remain up-to-date with current business trends, and stay connected through in-person events led by faculty, students, and research centers.

ONLINE MS IN MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM

The 30-credit online curriculum gives students a comprehensive understanding of how businesses serve their customers, employees, and society. You will learn to develop responsible business practices in addition to learning the soft and hard abilities needed to be a successful leader.

As a student, you will:

  • discover individual, team, and organization-wide management strategies;
  • learn about business challenges—and opportunities—that managers face today;
  • gain the knowledge and abilities companies seek in future leaders; and
  • build foundational business skills in subjects such as accounting, finance, marketing, and statistics to gain a stronger command of numbers and data.

RESIDENCIES

As part of the program, students will participate in a residency experience in New York City. For three days, students will have the opportunity to test out their newly acquired skills with a variety of companies and organizations in the business capital of the world.

Residencies are required, and you must attend at least one to earn your Master’s in Management.

SAMPLE COURSE SCHEDULES

You can complete the online MS in Management program in four terms over the course of 12 months or in five terms over the course of 15 months. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Our terms are Fall, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2. Start dates are available in each term except Summer 2. Here are sample schedules that apply to each start date.

Sample Four-Term, 12-Month Schedule

Sample Four-Term, 12-Month Schedule
Term Courses
1 Leading Organizations in the 21st Century
Accounting and CSR Reporting Principles
2 Managerial Statistics
Marketing in the Digital Age
Elective
3 Global Initiatives in Management
Financial Fundamentals
Elective
4 Business Strategy for the Modern World
Modern Operations and Supply Chain Management

Sample Five-Term, 15-Month Schedule

Sample Five-Term, 15-Month Schedule
Term Courses
1 Leading Organizations in the 21st Century
Accounting and CSR Reporting Principles
2 Managerial Statistics
Marketing in the Digital Age
3 Financial Fundamentals
Elective
4 Global Initiatives in Management
Modern Operations and Supply Chain Management
5 Business Strategy for the Modern World
Elective

Students will take an Introduction to Modern Management course prior to Term 1.
Residencies are required, and you must attend at least one to earn your Master’s in Management.

To learn more about the curriculum, please refer to our course descriptions.

MBA VS. MASTER'S IN MANAGEMENT

Fordham’s on-campus MBA and online Master’s in Management programs both cover topics such as finance, marketing, and strategy, as well as leadership and communications. The chart below should give you a better idea of which program best matches your current experience level, as well as your future goals.

MBA

Typical Candidate Audience: Experienced professionals looking to pivot to a new role or advance their business career

Master's in Management

Typical Candidate Audience: Candidates with a non-business background looking to gain foundation-level knowledge

With its broader focus on business functions and emphasis on soft skill development, an MS in Management may be the best option if you are an entry-level professional who did not major in business.

CAREER OUTLOOK FOR MS IN
MANAGEMENT GRADUATES

The MS in Management program is designed to give you core leadership skills, enabling you to analyze and tackle contemporary management issues, regardless of your next steps. Whether you see yourself working in a corporate, nonprofit, small-business, or government setting, our curriculum will prepare you to bring value to any organization.

MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE BUSINESS WORLD WITH AN ONLINE MS IN MANAGEMENT

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FACULTY

The online MS in Management program is taught by accomplished Fordham University faculty with significant experience in and out of the classroom. Being in New York City, they have access to many of the world's leading organizations and business trailblazers.

Meet Our Program Director

Christine Janssen

Clinical Associate Professor

A Fordham faculty member for more than a decade, Dr. Janssen is currently the program director of the online Master of Science in Management program at the Gabelli School of Business. As the Director of Entrepreneurship, she relentlessly challenges the status quo of education to prepare students for careers of tomorrow.

Dr. Janssen came to Fordham with significant business experience, having worked in industries including consumer goods, education, information technology, and financial services. In 2007, she founded Denken Research & Consulting, a boutique firm in New York City providing end-to-end research, consulting, writing, and education services for local startups, particularly those run by female entrepreneurs.

Dr. Janssen earned a PhD in Business Education/Entrepreneurship from New York University. Her research interests include the future of higher education, EdTech, entrepreneurial learning, social entrepreneurship, and women entrepreneurs.

Passionate about sharing her entrepreneurial experience and leadership expertise with her students, Dr. Janssen is dedicated to preparing future leaders. By learning from her, students will gain relevant knowledge, skills, and insight to pursue their own career in a variety of industries.

A Fordham faculty member for more than a decade, Dr. Janssen is currently the program director of the online Master of Science in Management program at the Gabelli School of Business. As the Director of Entrepreneurship, she relentlessly challenges the status quo of education to prepare students for careers of tomorrow.

Dr. Janssen came to Fordham with significant business experience, having worked in industries including consumer goods, education, information technology, and financial services. In 2007, she founded Denken Research & Consulting, a boutique firm in New York City providing end-to-end research, consulting, writing, and education services for local startups, particularly those run by female entrepreneurs.

Dr. Janssen earned a PhD in Business Education/Entrepreneurship from New York University. Her research interests include the future of higher education, EdTech, entrepreneurial learning, social entrepreneurship, and women entrepreneurs.

Passionate about sharing her entrepreneurial experience and leadership expertise and experience with her students, Dr. Janssen is dedicated to preparing future leaders. By learning from her, students will gain relevant knowledge, skills, and insight to pursue their own career in a variety of industries.

Featured Faculty

Barbara Porco

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Porco is the recipient of:

  • Fordham University’s prestigious Bene Merenti Medal
  • 2019 National Innovation in Auditing & Assurance Education Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • 2017 National Teaching Innovation Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • 2010 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Excellence in Teaching Award for KPMG’s Ethical Compass
  • National Outstanding Faculty Award by Beta Alpha Psi
  • Gabelli Dean’s Net Impact Award
  • 2017 Gabelli Teaching Innovation Award

Dr. Porco is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA and certified in Corporate Sustainability Management from Harvard University. She has been ranked nationally in the Top 50 Researchers in Accounting Education by the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Porco is the director of Fordham’s Center for Professional Accounting Practices (CPAP), which promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among accounting, auditing, tax, and forensics professionals, as well as business and legal scholars. Under her leadership, CPAP launched a partnership with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to educate the next generation of business leaders and embed sustainability accounting into best practices at companies and investment organizations alike.

With more than 30 years in academia as well as vast experience in accounting and finance, Dr. Porco serves as a valuable resource for students who want to improve their accounting literacy and learn more about sustainable accounting practices.

Dr. Porco is the recipient of:

  • Fordham University’s prestigious Bene Merenti Medal
  • 2019 National Innovation in Auditing & Assurance Education Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • 2017 National Teaching Innovation Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • 2010 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Excellence in Teaching Award for KPMG’s Ethical Compass
  • National Outstanding Faculty Award by Beta Alpha Psi
  • Gabelli Dean’s Net Impact Award
  • 2017 Gabelli Teaching Innovation Award

Dr. Porco is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA and certified in Corporate Sustainability Management from Harvard University. She has been ranked nationally in the Top 50 Researchers in Accounting Education by the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Porco is the director of Fordham’s Center for Professional Accounting Practices (CPAP), which promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among accounting, auditing, tax, and forensics professionals, as well as business and legal scholars. Under her leadership, CPAP launched a partnership with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to educate the next generation of business leaders and embed sustainability accounting into best practices at companies and investment organizations alike.

With more than 30 years in academia as well as vast experience in accounting and finance, Dr. Porco serves as a valuable resource for students who want to improve their accounting literacy and learn more about sustainable accounting practices.

Sris Chatterjee

Professor

First joining Fordham University in 1989, Dr. Chatterjee is a full professor in the finance and business economics area. Dr. Chatterjee is widely published and has primary research interests that include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital structure.

Professor Chatterjee earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He received his MPhil and PhD from Columbia Business School. Before joining the Fordham faculty, Professor Chatterjee taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Rutgers University, and Columbia University.

With vast experience in both academe and industry, learning from Dr. Chatterjee gives students a unique opportunity to gain key finance and management skills across a wide spectrum.

First joining Fordham University in 1989, Dr. Chatterjee is a full professor in the finance and business economics area. Dr. Chatterjee is widely published and has primary research interests that include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital structure.

Professor Chatterjee earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He received his MPhil and PhD from Columbia Business School. Before joining the Fordham faculty, Professor Chatterjee taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Rutgers University, and Columbia University.

With vast experience in both academe and industry, learning from Dr. Chatterjee gives students a unique opportunity to gain key finance and management skills across a wide spectrum.

Michael Pirson

Associate Professor

Michael Pirson joined the Gabelli School of Business as an associate professor of management systems in 2008. A scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to advance human dignity and society, Dr. Pirson helped to establish an undergraduate sustainable business minor and a social innovation concentration at Fordham. He teaches courses such as Social Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Management, and Principles of Management, and his work spans the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A native of Germany, Professor Pirson has worked and lived in Switzerland, France, China, Costa Rica, and the United States. Before beginning his academic career, he worked for an international consulting group for several years and then started his own private consultancy. He has worked for and with businesses, nonprofits, embassies, political campaigns, and local and national governments. He is also a founding partner of the Humanistic Management Network, an organization that unites scholars, practitioners, and policymakers around the common goal of creating a “life-conducive” economic system.

With professional experience that includes working across various sectors, Dr. Pirson is dedicated to sharing his expertise with motivated students who want to change the world in a positive way.

Michael Pirson joined the Gabelli School of Business as an associate professor of management systems in 2008. A scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to advance human dignity and society, Dr. Pirson helped to establish an undergraduate sustainable business minor and a social innovation concentration at Fordham. He teaches courses such as Social Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Management, and Principles of Management, and his work spans the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A native of Germany, Professor Pirson has worked and lived in Switzerland, France, China, Costa Rica, and the United States. Before beginning his academic career, he worked for an international consulting group for several years and then started his own private consultancy. He has worked for and with businesses, nonprofits, embassies, political campaigns, and local and national governments. He is also a founding partner of the Humanistic Management Network, an organization that unites scholars, practitioners, and policymakers around the common goal of creating a “life-conducive” economic system.

With professional experience that includes working across various sectors, Dr. Pirson is dedicated to sharing his expertise with motivated students who want to change the world in a positive way.

Peter Johnson

Clinical Associate Professor

Peter Johnson is a clinical assistant professor at the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches customer-driven marketing, sales management, consumer behavior, and services marketing. He is also academic program director of Fordham’s Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence. His scholarly research focuses on the use of organizational improvisation to enhance the rapid development of marketing strategies and to improve marketing performance. Dr. Johnson has vast experience in the field, having worked as a senior agency executive at several NYC-based advertising firms and as a managing partner at an investment firm.

In his classes, Professor Johnson shares his expansive management experience in marketing, advertising, investment, e-commerce, and technology with his students. By sharing insights into developing creative solutions to business problems, Professor Johnson prepares his students for meaningful careers in marketing, analytics, and management.

Peter Johnson is a clinical assistant professor at the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches customer-driven marketing, sales management, consumer behavior, and services marketing. He is also academic program director of Fordham’s Master of Science in Marketing Intelligence. His scholarly research focuses on the use of organizational improvisation to enhance the rapid development of marketing strategies and to improve marketing performance. Dr. Johnson has vast experience in the field, having worked as a senior agency executive at several NYC-based advertising firms and as a managing partner at an investment firm.

In his classes, Professor Johnson shares his expansive management experience in marketing, advertising, investment, e-commerce, and technology with his students. By sharing insights into developing creative solutions to business problems, Professor Johnson prepares his students for meaningful careers in marketing, analytics, and management.

THE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

The online MS in Management program was specifically created to deliver an educational experience that offers both convenience and connection. Although students control when and how they learn using our world-class digital platform and tools, we enable them to connect to the university, their professors, and their classmates.

While enrolled, you will:

  • gain diverse opinions on 21st-century business practices during live, seminar-style online classes taught by Fordham faculty;
  • explore ways to create more effective business practices as you complete interactive coursework available through a mobile app; and
  • build a valuable national network, filled with dedicated professors and peers from across the country, during online study group sessions and one-on-one office hours.
 

WEWORK MEMBERSHIP

A great workspace will be key to your success in the program, and every online Master of Science in Management student receives a complimentary Global Access membership to WeWork.

This membership allows you to use WeWork coworking spaces for dedicated study or collaboration in hundreds of locations around the world.

You will have access to:

  • reliable Wi-Fi
  • coffee, refreshments, and snacks
  • open-layout work areas
  • private conference rooms
  • printing and copying
  • on-site support staff

WeWork locations serve as inspiring study spaces and networking hubs. You’ll be able to access these spaces when you are traveling for work, need a quiet space to learn or attend class, or want to meet with classmates and other professionals.