Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) has made Forbesmagazine’s list of best business schools. GBA came in at number 57, ahead of schools such as Boston University, George Washington University and the University of California, Davis.

GBA also ranked fourth among Catholic graduate business schools, after those at Georgetown University, Notre Dame University and Boston College.

The magazine’s sixth biennial list appears in the Aug. 5 online issue. It ranks business schools on the basis of the return on investment graduates have achieved after five years.

“The Forbes ranking is still another sign of GBA’s growing excellence,” said Robert Himmelberg, Ph.D., interim dean of GBA and co-dean of business faculty. “It is the result of the dedication of our faculty and staff’s teaching, research and service to our students.”

“It is gratifying, once again, to see a Fordham business degree being recognized nationally,” said Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration (CBA) and co-dean of business faculty. “The value that a Fordham education provides to the marketplace has always been a point of pride.”

The Forbes ranking is one of many new rankings bestowed on Fordham GBA over the last nine months: US News & World Report ranked Fordham’s part-time MBA 30th, and its finance area 21st, in specialty programs; and The Wall Street Journal ranked Fordham’s Executive MBA program 26th internationally overall, and 20th internationally for return on investment.

The past year also has included distinction for the CBA, which was named a program partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the global association of investment professionals.

Among other accomplishments, CBA opened a new technology/trading room on the Rose Hill campus, which allows students to execute simulated stock trades in real time.

In addition, the college recently established its first integrated learning community, in which students can share classes, social and academic activities—and even their living environment.