The calendar may still say summer, but for Fordham’s top-rated Executive MBA program, Thursday, Aug. 6 signals the start of another intensive two-month session.

According to Francis Petit, Ed.D., assistant dean and director of executive programs at the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA), the class of 2011, which will be the program’s seventh cohort, consists of 36 students.

As with past classes, the class is notable for its diversity and work experience. The mean age of the class is 33, the mean experience is 11 years, and the companies represented include Deloitte Services LP, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, KPMG, AT&T, BMW of North America, Hyperion Publishing, The Embassy Suites Hotel, Source Media, MTV Networks and Ann Taylor.

The student’s personal backgrounds are just as diverse, as they hail from Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, and Pakistan. Also notable is the fact that it has its’ first student from the Fordham Vets Initiative, a veteran who has served two tours of duty in Iraq.


Patrick Verel is a news producer for Fordham Now. He can be reached at [email protected] or (212) 636-7790.