NEW YORK — Forbes ranked Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration ninth in its fourth biennial ranking of the Top Part-Time Business Schools in the country. The rankings appear in the Sept. 5 issue of the magazine.
The rankings are based on the return on investment that graduates of the class of 2000 have received—meaning compensation five years after graduation minus tuition and the foregone salary during their graduate school years. Fordham showed an average five-year gain of $111,000.
Increasingly, MBA applicants are choosing flexible part-time programs like Fordham’s that allow them to stay employed and out of debt. According to Forbes, only 20 percent of business students are enrolled in two-year, full-time programs.
Fordham’s Schools of Business, which date back to 1920, provide students with a dynamic combination of liberal arts and business education on the undergraduate level, while preparing students for leadership roles in the changing global environment on the graduate level. Fordham is also the degree-granting institution for the Beijing International MBA program, established in 1998 as the first foreign MBA program in Beijing to be approved by the Chinese government. More than 1,000 Chinese executives have graduated from the program.