• 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 […]

    Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Simon MBA No. 9 in the US for Entrepreneurship

    Simon MBA No. 9 in the US for Entrepreneurship

    We are excited to share some news with you: Simon Business School has been ranked No. 9 in the US and No. 19 in the world in a ranking of the top 50 MBA programs for entrepreneurship by Financial Times. This specialty ranking is derived from the core data Financial Times collects during their annual […]

    Jul 20, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MS in Finance Program Ranked No. 5 by Financial Times

    MS in Finance Program Ranked No. 5 by Financial Times

    We have exciting news to share: Simon Business School has been ranked among the top ten business schools in the US for its STEM designated MS in Finance program by the Financial Times! Simon is ranked 5th in the US in this year’s survey and 42nd among the top 65 Master’s in Finance programs in […]

    Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

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.

P&Q program of the yearBoth the STEM-designated MBA option and our revamped curriculum build on our foundation of quantitative and analytics-based study to continue to ensure our MBA graduates arrive on the job with technical tools and leadership skills that positively impact a company’s bottom line.

The STEM-designated option signals quantitative rigor to employers who are eager to hire leaders with expertise in managing data and analytics across many industries and functions, while also allowing international students to work in the US for up to 36 months on a student visa if hired in a STEM-eligible role. Our recent curricular innovation tailors students’ coursework and co-curricular activities to align with their career goals and ensure that our MBA students are prepared to immediately add value in their new roles.

“For the MBA program, it is a great signal to the marketplace that we are giving students these analytical skills that are so valued in the workplace,” said Dean Andrew Ainslie. “This is a signal to recruiters about the quantitative and analytical nature of our programs.”

We are confident a Simon MBA will uplevel your analytical skills and empower you to make data-driven decisions throughout your career. If you’re interested in determining if you’re a fit with the Simon MBA program (and if Simon is a fit for you), we invite you to check your eligibility—receive personalized feedback about your candidacy before you submit your application! Simply:

  • Reply to this email with a copy of your résumé or CV (and test scores, if you have them)
  • We’ll respond with suggestions on how to present your strongest application—ways to highlight your strengths and discuss any weaknesses in the best way

If you have questions, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533. We hope to hear from you soon!

Finance Spotlight — MBA Class of 2019

As part of Simon’s newly-launched curriculum for 2019, students are able to choose one of 10 specializations arranged into three tracks—marketing, consulting, and finance. In addition to their specialization, Simon MBAs can also round out their studies by choosing one or more minors, designed to provide a deeper understanding in six key areas.

In Simon’s MBA Class of 2018, 34% of graduates were hired in finance or accounting functions with an average salary of $110,900. We wanted to introduce you to some current students from the Class of 2019 focusing their studies in finance to give you a sense of the range of internships our students secure.

Finance Spotlight Class of 19

From left to right:
Ada Chiu – Citi, Summer Financial Management Associate
Jarmarius Moten – Google, Financial Planning & Analysis MBA Intern
Paul Birchwood – Houlihan Lokey, Summer Associate
Lisa Yu – Cigna, Financial Development Program MBA Summer Associate
Ed Threlfall – Intel Corporation, Senior Analyst (Summer Intern)
Yonnas Terefe – Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Summer Associate
Prateek Bhatia – Credit Suisse, Investment Banking Summer Associate
Ehsan Chowdhury – Bank of America, Consumer Banking Market Leadership Program Summer Associate
Ben Magidish – Broadstone Real Estate, Financial Analyst Intern

To learn more about other popular career paths for our MBA graduates, check out our 2018 MBA employment summary. If you have questions about our curriculum or the admissions process, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu—we would love to hear from you!

Trista’s Tips: Assessing Fit

Finding the right fit is an important part of preparing for business school, but it’s not always an easy factor to get a grasp on. Trista Kukucka, assistant director of admissions, shares advice on how prospective students can best assess their fit within a business school community and also gives an inside look at the pieces of the admissions process that help the Simon Admissions Committee assess an applicant’s fit for our full-time programs.


Just a reminder that our Round 2 application deadline is January 5, and applying in this round allows you to be considered for an invitation to our exclusive Scholarship Weekend event in February, where you’ll have the chance to compete for scholarships beyond what is awarded at the time of admission. Are you ready to take the next step toward your future business career? Apply now

If you’re planning to apply by January 5, here are a few past Trista’s Tips videos that might be helpful as you put the finishing touches on your application:

Advice from the Assistant Dean: 3 Tips for Success with Your Round 2 Application

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

It’s that time of the year! You have probably been busy studying for your GMAT or GRE, working on edits to your application essays, and trying to finalize all the details on your MBA or MS application for a Round 2 submission. Before you submit, here are three important tips to keep in mind:

Rebekah.Lewin1.) Be Yourself! I know I am starting with something that seems “big picture,” but it is really so important in how you present your candidacy to the Admissions Committee. From your essays, to the résumé, to your interview—we really want to get to know you: what makes you special and interesting, how you fit with our program, what you will learn, and where you will add value. If you have done your homework and really understand our program (a bonus tip!), then you can proactively demonstrate your interest in every section of your application. There are no right or wrong answers in essays and interviews, so be yourself and let your unique talents shine as we get to know you.

2.) Start early. With about three weeks left until Round 2, there is still plenty of time to put the finishing touches on your application, but don’t wait until the last minute. There are often items that require input from others, such as collecting transcripts and getting help proofreading an essay. If you wait until the last minute, then you run the risk of missing the deadline (or just adding more stress to the experience). Set up a project timeline with goals and deadlines for yourself to manage what you need to do and when.

3.) Don’t forget: it’s a holistic review. Each part of the application is important and no one area alone will be the key to getting you admitted or rejected. Many students focus on the quantitative aspects of the application (years of work experience, test scores, GPA) when determining qualifications. While these are important, they are not the only factors that will be considered—the Committee will spend even more time on essays, communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and the quality of your prior work experience as it relates to future career goals. Make sure that you are giving each part of your application the effort necessary to position your candidacy for success.

If you have questions on the application process or your specific candidacy, please reach out to our office. While we are officially closed on 12/25 and 1/1 to celebrate the holidays, we are open each of the other days (Monday through Friday) in late December and early January, and we welcome the opportunity to engage with you.  Please email our office at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or call us at +1 (585)-275-3533. 

Good luck with your MBA or MS application—we hope to review it soon!