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Executive MBA Program Top Ranked by Journal


Fordham’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program has been ranked 25th internationally in a report released in the Sept. 30 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

In what is the Journal’s first poll of the world’s best EMBA programs, Fordham’s exclusive program in the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) received an overall “corporate impression rank” of 6.33. Total scoring was based on feedback from students, MBA graduates and hundreds of companies weighing in on how well programs develop management and leadership skills.

“This is exciting news,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. “Today we celebrate the excellence of our executive MBA program. It helps to build Fordham’s reputation and to build our brand.”

Schools were assigned a student rank, a corporate rank and a management skills rank as part of a composite score.

Fordham’s student ranking, at 17th place, was substantially higher than its overall ranking. Its classmate quality also ranked among the highest.

The competitive 22-month program currently enrolls 35 students, with an additional EMBA cohort to begin in January at the University’s Westchester campus.

According to Francis Petit, Ed.D., assistant dean and director of executive programs at GBA, Fordham’s program helps develop camaraderie between students through creative class applications that differ from other programs, and other outside activities. The program also requires that students take business ethics.

“Our goal is to equip our students to be future leaders in business, society and their communities . . . with the idea of developing leaders who are not only ethically principled, but who are also sensitive to corporate social responsibility,” Petit said.


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