If you are interested in learning more about the MBA and MS programs at the University of Rochester, Simon School and are located in the NYC metro area, here’s your opportunity! Join alumni, students, and staff for an evening of networking and listen to an interview style program with Simon alumnus, Roland Caputo as he [...]
John Davis, a second year MBA student at the Simon School has been instrumental in launching a new organization, the Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA). The mission statement of MMLA explores the characteristics of successful minority male leaders and builds a community of young driven minority men focused on success by providing mentorship and promoting excellence.
- Symposium in April 2013 will partner with Teen Health and Success Program to build a mentorship program. The day is designed to be a dynamic and productive forum – focused on better understanding the obstacles leading up to success in young minority men and providing positive male role models
- Take action on this critical-issue of minority males achieving success by bring on more awareness to Schott report (black male graduation rates – 9 %, Latinos 11% -> Lowest district in country) More info
- Past event: “The Urgency of Now! Discussion of the Schott Report on Black Male Graduation Rates” Friday, 2/15, LeChase Hall, Room 141 sponsored by GSOC, SADE. Discussion Leaders: John Davis (Simon), Douglas Flowe (AS&E), Peter Kungu (Simon), David Paul (URMC)
- 4th Annual Diversity Conference, April 12th – “Our Differences, Our Strengths”- Workshop that draws attention to the issues as well as presents models for solutions to engage the community
- Provide more long-term support to minority males in order to help improve recruitment, retention, graduation and overall success of minority males in Rochester, NY (Enrichment seminars, Community service projects, Annual symposium)
We’re really proud of our MBA students who follow their passions and take initiative to support the community of Rochester. If you are interested in learning more or donating resources, connect with John and the leadership team of MMLA: email@example.com
I’m pleased to share with you that we have hired three distinguished scholars to join our world-class faculty as assistant professors of business administration.
Erin Smith is expected to earn her doctorate in Finance from the Stern School of Business in 2013. In her dissertation titled “Do Shareholders Want Less Governance,” Erin uses a novel instrumental variable of over-voting in passing anti-takeover provisions to estimate that anti-takeover provisions increase firm value rather than reduce as was previously theorized. She has been awarded the “Best Finance PhD Dissertation in Honor of Stuart Greenbaum” by Washington University in St. Louis. She will be visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission for most of the next academic year and will join us full time in Fall 2014. Erin earned a BA in Engineering and Economics from Dartmouth College.
Jaewoo Kim will be receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa this summer. In his dissertation “Asymmetric Timely Loss Recognition, Private Debt Markets, and Underinvestment,” Jaewoo studies the collapse of the junk bond market and finds the firms that were timelier in loss recognition had better access to debt markets. Jaewoo is also working on papers on merger-related accounting manipulation and the importance of CEO career concerns and external governance. He earned an MBA from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and a BA in Economics from Korea University.
There are many opportunities for volunteerism and service projects during the Simon School experience. Earlier this week, several staff from the Simon School MBA/MS Admissions office took time out of our busy schedules and went to Foodlink Rochester to volunteer. While there, we received a brief tour and overview of the organization – learning that they rescue and redistribute more than 13 million pounds of food annually to a network of 450 member agencies in a 10-county service area! As you can imagine, the warehouse is enormous and the network of paid staff and volunteers needed to run the organization is quite large.
After the tour, we were put to work inspecting and sorting the food and readying it in boxes for future shipments to Foodlink’s network of their partner organizations and agencies. The time passed really quickly and we all agreed that it was a rewarding way to “give back” and make an impact within our community.
Simon students have similar opportunities – either through involvement in the Simon Volunteers student-run club, or by directly connecting with non-profit agencies and organizations within the Rochester community. We strongly encourage our students to follow your passion and interests and stay involved in service projects during grad school.
We get many questions from spring applicants wondering if it’s “too late” to apply or worrying about coming in after several rounds of applications are under review. Many express concern that some of our spots are already reserved and wonder how competitive it will be for remaining spots. Don’t worry – if you are a top candidate, you will be competitive, regardless of which application cycle you target. Try not to over-think the situation as most top schools operate a waiting list to save some spaces for top candidates across each application round. The Simon School also offers scholarship consideration across all of our application rounds, which is a huge benefit. A few tips to keep in mind to help you put your best foot forward in the application process:
• Regardless of your reason(s) for applying in the spring, you should be confident and put your best foot forward in all of your application requirements – show how you expect to be an asset to your target school as a student and future alum.
• Be thorough in researching your target B-school and express clearly why you are a “good fit” for the program. Typically the essay and interview components are good opportunities to express this to the Admissions committee.
• The Simon Admissions Committee will not ask you to address “why” you are applying during the spring. It’s your decision on if/when to provide this information to us. • There will be little time to retake test scores or update items in your application after submission, so make sure you are really satisfied with your application items before submitting them for review.
• The interview timeline will likely be compressed given the time of year so be prepared to quickly respond if/when an offer is extended.
• Similarly, if admitted, the timeline for your response to our offer will likely be 3 weeks or possibly even less, depending on how late in the year you are admitted. Make sure you ask critical questions up front, so that you are prepared to commit and enroll if you are admitted!
Each year, we admit some great students in the spring and we look forward to seeing you apply this year! Final application deadlines are as follows and rolling admission occurs in between the deadlines
March 15, 2013 – Final deadline for International candidates and 1-year MBA candidates
May 15, 2013 – Final deadline for Domestic 2-year MBA and MS candidates
To finalize your Simon School application: www.simon.rochester.edu/applynow
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration