Fordham Notes: EMBA Program is 'Top-Tier' by CEO Magazine

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

EMBA Program is 'Top-Tier' by CEO Magazine

Fordham University’s Executive MBA program has been ranked in top tier (Top 25) by CEO Magazine.

Inclusion in “tier-one” status means the Fordham program “demonstrates a high level of innovation and thought leadership; class sizes are moderate, senior faculty are used and the make up of students is diverse,” according to the magazine.

It is the second annual ranking of Global MBA programs for CEO magazine, which is published in London by the Callender Media Group.

“This is very positive news as it allows for the continued positive momentum of our program,” said Francis Petit, Ed.D., assistant dean and director of executive programs in the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA).

The Fordham EMBA program is ranked in the Spring 2010 issue within the North America/Global EMBA Rankings. Programs are listed alphabetically and include Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, New York University and Wharton.

The magazine also highlighted Fordham’s program under its "Innovation at Work" section, with a detailed question and answer interview regarding the EMBA’s program initiatives with Petit and Mary Kate Donato, program associate for the EMBA program in Westchester.

“Her strategic efforts were tremendous in making this ranking list as well as having our program focused,” Petit said.

In the article, Petit and Donato pointed out that the goal of the Fordham EMBA is to “instill knowledge, skill and necessary tools for the functional areas of business, now and in the future;” while developing the “executive of the future,” who is conscious of and sensitive to ethical, social and environmental concerns within the world and planet; and who have the right balance between “the mind, body and soul and who are centered and proactive with in the challenging business paradigm.”

The Jesuit Philosophy of Education is key in this respect, Petit and Donato added.

Fordham’s EMBA program is designed for business professionals and managers on the fast track toward challenging managerial and global assignments. The program focuses on building each student’s personal portfolio in management development with tools that can be implemented immediately in the workplace.

This top-tier ranking marks the latest honor received recently by the EMBA program.

In April, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham 25th in the nation for its EMBA program.

-Gina Vergel

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