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Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

United States


Insights from schools moving from Level 3 to 4

Over the past year, at the undergraduate level, a mandatory year-one course curriculum was revised to include the environmental, social, and governance aspects of industries.

The school also introduced a new Sustainability Reporting track for all accounting majors. Students who take these courses can hear and learn from leaders of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board.
This past year, Gabelli School also launched the Responsible Business Coalition (RBC), a network of executives, educators, researchers, and nonprofit leaders who collectively redesign business as a compassionate and regenerative force for prosperity. Currently, in the fashion space, the RBC works with 46 CEOs representing 275 brands, including some of the largest fashion companies in the world. This industry connectivity is then brought back to the classroom through speakers, consulting projects, competitions, and internship opportunities in the responsible business area.

On the graduate level, Full Time MBA students are required to learn about sustainability and apply this knowledge to consulting projects with either leaders of global NGOs or with industry coalition leaders focused on sustainable business impact. For the capstone experience, both full time and Executive MBA students engage with a global firm for a student consulting project that focuses on growth, enhancing sustainability, and other strategic initiatives.

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