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Gabelli School Moves up in Businessweek


The Gabelli School of Business rose nine places to No. 40 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual rankings of U.S. undergraduate business schools — a jump of nine places from 2012.

Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of Gabelli, said the ranking is a welcome recognition of the school’s strengths, which have long been known to its alumni, students, and faculty.

Backed by the dean’s strategic plan, the school has set and begun to meet goals in four areas: academic innovation, global education, personal and professional development, and teaching quality. The school’s integrated core curriculum, which focuses on hands-on learning and real-world experience, has been developed to extend throughout all four years. A more robust personal and professional development program is supplementing the work of Fordham’s career services office, offering guidance specific to business students.

The school is also expanding opportunities to study abroad and offering more scholarships to help students get there.

“This is an acknowledgement of the quality of our program and our people,” Rapaccioli said, adding that “no one number can capture all the ways we educate our students.”

— Nicole Gesualdo


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