BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR A CAREER IN BUSINESS
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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
No GMAT/GRE required
Choose from multiple start dates
This program requires students to earn 30 total credits, including 24 credits of required courses and six credits of electives.
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, a letter of recommendation, essays, and a current résumé.
GMAT or GRE scores are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. These tests will be optional for this program.
If you choose to submit an official GMAT or GRE test score, you will need to add your test score as part of your online application.
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.
Program Start Date
March 4, 2022
April 29, 2022
June 23, 2022
July 21, 2022
ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH AFORDHAM 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.
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.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“A lot of things I learn in the classroom I’m using on a daily basis in my position.”
—Mary Ann Sookdeo MS in Management
“Here there’s always a constant connection of higher purpose. That’s always a constant. Every single professor, every single class, no matter what you do—accounting, statistics—who knew you could connect to that element of a bigger purpose? … It just ignites the passion in somebody.”
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.
As part of the program, students will participate in a three-day residency experience in New York City. 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.
The residency is required and you must attend to earn the Master’s in Management.
Areas of Focus
Students have the opportunity to declare an optional area of focus in either business communication or finance. By bundling two electives in the same concentration, students can opt to further enrich their flexible online learning experience.
The areas of focus offer a deep dive into fundamental business concepts, enhancing your online learning experience. Your transcript will not mention your chosen area of focus, which are optional.
Financial Markets and Responsibility (prerequisites: finance and accounting)
Investment Applications (prerequisites: finance and accounting)
Sustainability Reporting and Finance (prerequisite: accounting)
1 To fulfill the prerequisites, complete either Basics of Finance and/or Basics of Accounting or equivalent qualifying coursework.
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. Each course includes one weekly live class which will take place on weekdays at either 6 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. ET. Class start times may vary.
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
Leading Organizations in the 21st Century Accounting and CSR Reporting Principles
Managerial Statistics Marketing in the Digital Age Elective
Global Initiatives in Management Financial Fundamentals Elective
Business Strategy for the Modern World Modern Operations and Supply Chain Management
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
Gain the educational foundation you need to start advancing your career.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
By offering quality curriculum content combined with the convenience of online learning, we are broadening the Fordham community and creating the kind of business leaders the world most needs today. You can benefit from the resources Fordham has to offer through highly interactive live online classes and asynchronous virtual coursework.
As a student of the online master’s in management program, you will benefit from the following features:
Online Dashboard — Access upcoming assignments, live classes, grades, and 24/7 tech support. All features of the online dashboard are also available on a mobile app.
Weekly Live Classes — Attend seminar-style online classes hosted on the Zoom HD platform where you can directly interact with Fordham faculty, collaborate with classmates in break-out rooms, and participate using real-time presentation and annotation tools.
Personalized Learning Experience — Personalize the way you complete your coursework to align with your learning style by utilizing dark mode to avoid eye strain while studying at night, varying video speeds and searchable transcripts to successfully digest content, or streaming content to your TV.
Student Support — Receive support from your dedicated academic and student success advisers, program directors, and Fordham faculty, who will further your development throughout the program.
Networking Opportunities — Connect with our national network, filled with professors and peers from across the country, and take advantage of participating in school-sponsored events, including presentations and talks with industry leaders, as well as student leadership opportunities.