• Simon Ranked #29 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek

    Simon Ranked #29 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek

    I am pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Simon Business School among the top 30 business schools in the US for its MBA program. This is part of the 2019–20 Best B-Schools ranking and is based on survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and recruiters about their goals and experiences, in […]

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  • The Simon MBA is Poets & Quants' Program of the Year

    The Simon MBA is Poets & Quants’ Program of the Year

    We have exciting news to share: Poets & Quants recently named us the 2018 MBA Program of the Year! The selection was based largely on the option to pursue a STEM-designated MBA regardless of a student’s specialization and our newly-launched curriculum. Both the STEM-designated MBA option and our revamped curriculum build on our foundation of […]

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  • Simon Introduces STEM MBA Option

    Simon Introduces STEM MBA Option

    We are thrilled to share very exciting news with you: Simon Business School has received a STEM designation for its full-time MBA program and is the first MBA program in the country where a STEM option is available for every specialization. “Since our curriculum is heavily weighted toward quantitative analysis, we felt like this made […]

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Advice from the Assistant Dean: Prepare to Submit Your Round 2 Application

The following blog post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid

Rebekah.LewinAs of today, we are one month away from our second round application deadline. It’s an exciting time for us on the admissions team, as this deadline typically has a major impact on shaping our enrolling MBA and MS cohorts. Here are some tips to help you as you prepare your application:

Be yourself and use your essays, résumé, and other qualitative components to help us understand why you are a great fit for Simon (and why Simon is a great fit for you)! This can be an important distinguishing factor that will help you stand out among candidates who may have a similar academic or work profile to you. 

 

Engage with the Admissions Committee. Join a webinar (or two), meet us at an off-campus recruiting event, or signal your interest in coming to Rochester by registering for an Experience Simon Weekend MBA event. This is a fantastic opportunity for face-time with the admissions team, but these events also often include current students, alumni, and other Simon staff who will help you learn more about the program and the student experience to ultimately confirm “fit.”

So, if you are considering graduate business study beginning in 2020, I strongly encourage you to take the necessary steps to prepare your application and put your best foot forward to the Admissions Committee. Now is a great time to be at Simon. Consider the following:

  • We were named the MBA Program of the Year by Poets & Quants for 2018
  • Our MBA and MS programs are STEM designated—sending a signal of quality to potential employers of the academic rigor and analytic skills that you develop during your study
  • Our MBA program is ranked No. 29 overall and No. 4 for learning by Bloomberg Businessweek, and with faculty who teach across all of our master’s programs—and many student activities that are offered to both MBA and MS students—all of our graduate students benefit
  • Our MS in Finance Program is ranked No. 5 in the US by the Financial Times
  • Our curriculum and co-curricular activities all center around enhancing the career outcomes for our graduate students—this includes international immersions, career treks, and experiential learning activities that build your résumé and provide enhanced learning outside the classroom

We look forward to providing advice and assistance as you work through the application process.  Feel free to reach out with your questions to admissions@simon.rochester.edu. Good luck, and we hope to review your application soon!

New on the Podcast: Recent Episodes Cover MBA Overview and Student Experience

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightIf you’re traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this week or are simply looking to get a jump on business school research ahead of the holiday rush, tune in to the latest episodes of Simon Bizcast for everything you need to know about the Simon MBA. 

On this week’s episode, Julie Sadwick, senior associate director of admissions, sits down with Greg Bauer, associate dean of full-time programs, to discuss the ins and outs of Simon’s MBA curriculum, the Integrated Student Experience—which intentionally links coursework, co-curricular activities, and career search activities—and the STEM-designated MBA option.

In addition, Dean Bauer answers pre-submitted questions about examples of client projects, alumni interaction with current students, the requirements to attain a STEM-designated MBA, and more!

In another recent episodeAndrew Brayda, senior associate director of admissions, is joined by a panel of current MBA students to discuss life at Simon. The students weigh in on how they determined the number of b-schools to apply to, coming to an analytical MBA program from a “non-traditional” background, the benefits of Simon’s STEM-designated option, things they would have done differently during the application process, and more! MBA panelists include: Calvin Crockett ’20, Miguel Garcia ’20, Wallace Gundy ’20, and Raazgi Haidri ’20.

Check out past episodes of Simon Bizcast on our website, and stay up to date on new episodes by subscribing: search for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify.

Happy listening!

Speak with a Current MS Student!

If you’re interested in one of Simon’s four full-time specialized master’s programs—Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics—we encourage you to reach out to our current students. Finding a program that can support your professional and personal goals is one of the keys to thriving in business school, and no matter where you are in the admissions process, speaking to a student is one of the best ways to assess fit.

If you’re curious about the work load, benefits of STEM designation, internship track, career search, or even something as simple as where to find the best food on campus, feel free to email any one of our students—they are eager to connect with you!


Luke.Bamburoski '20 (MSBA)
Luke Bamburoski ’20

MS in Business Analytics
From: Rochester, NY
Post-MS plans: Pursue a position in health care analytics
Favorite thing about Simon: My favorite thing about Simon is our collaborative culture.
Simon clubs: Simon Vision Consulting, Simon Volunteers

 

 

Tuan.Ngo '20 (MSF)
Tuan Ngo ’20
MS in Finance
From: Hanoi, Vietnam
Post-MS plans: Investment banking analyst 
Favorite thing about Simon: I am impressed by how much the school cares about students’ career outcomes. There are so many networking opportunities for professional development, and the workshops with Wall Street Prep and Training The Street are awesome! 
Simon clubs: Simon Finance & Investment Club, Simon VISION Consulting

 

Hector.Abreu '20 (MSMA)

Hector Misael Abreu ’20
MS in Marketing Analytics
From: Harlem – New York, New York
Post-MS plans: Analytics role within the tech industry
Favorite thing about Simon: Due to how small Simon is in comparison to other B-schools, I feel that it creates an environment where we can truly connect with other members and as a result, explore our interests with greater detail.
Simon club: Simon Marketing Association

 

Shirley.Zheng '20 (MSA)Shirley Zheng ’20
MS in Accountancy

From: New York, New York
Post-MS plans: Take the CPA, public accounting with tax focus
Favorite thing about Simon: Mentality of Simon is much different; everyone wants you to succeed, but you have to make it your goal to do well.
Simon club: Simon Consulting Club, UNCorked

 

These are just some of our MS students who regularly communicate with prospective students—reach out to them for answers to all your b-school questions.

We wish you all the best as you prepare for your master’s degree!

Speak with a Current MBA Student!

Pursuing a full-time MBA is a big decision and a transformative experience. Finding a program that can support your professional and personal goals is one of the keys to thriving in business school.

At Simon, our community is small by design and intentional in its inclusiveness because relationships matter. One of the ways our students foster this environment is by engaging with prospective students throughout all stages of the admissions process. If you’re curious about the work load, the STEM-designated option, the internship/career search, or even something as simple as where to find the best food on campus, feel free to email any one of our students in this post or on our website—they are eager to connect with you!

Calvin.Crockett


Calvin Crockett ’20 (MBA)

From: Grand Prairie, TX
Academic focus: Finance and Strategy
Post-MBA plans: Strategy Consulting or Corporate Finance
Simon clubs: Simon Finance & Investment Club, Simon Consulting Club

 

Miguel.Garcia.Ferrer

 

 


Miguel Garcia Ferrer ’20 (MBA)

From: Mexico City, Mexico
Academic focus: Finance and Accounting
Post-MBA plans: Corporate Finance
Simon clubs: Latin American Students of Simon (LASOS), Simon Finance & Investment Club, Simon Sports

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Wallace Gundy ’20 (MBA)

From: Pottstown, PA
Academic focus: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Post-MBA plans: I will be working for Amazon in Seattle as part of the Retail Leadership Development Program.
Simon clubs: President, Graduate Business Council; Simon Women in Business; Simon Marketing Association; Simon Entrepreneurs

 
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Raazgi Haidri ’20 (MBA)

From: Mumbai, India
Academic focus: Marketing and Analytics
Post-MBA plans: Marketing Strategy, Product Marketing
Simon clubs: Board Representative, Simon Pricing Club; VP of Logistics and Operations, Graduate Business Council

 

These are just four of fifteen MBA students who regularly communicate with prospective students—reach out to them for answers to all your b-school questions.

We wish you all the best as you prepare for your MBA!

If you’re interested in one of our four Full-Time MS programs, stay tuned for a post later this week featuring several current students you can connect with to learn more about life at Simon!