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Alumni Answers: Louis Mistretta, ’15 MBA

Louis Mistretta, MBA Class of 2015 and associate brand manager at Johnson & Johnson, describes how being able to take cross-functional classes at Simon prepared him for his first year on the job and positioned him to excel in broader roles as his career progresses.

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Introducing Simon’s Full-Time MS Class of 2017

A group of MS students at Frontier Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings, during 2016 orientation.

A group of MS students at Frontier Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings, during 2016 orientation.

This post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid

On behalf of the Admissions Office and the broader Simon community, I’m very excited to introduce you to our Full-Time MS Class of 2017!

There are 350 candidates across our four programs — Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics — and they are impressive both individually and collectively. Here are their educational and professional highlights:

  • Countries of origin: 28
  • Average work experience: 1 year
  • Students have interned with or worked for the following companies: Accenture, Bain & Company, Bank of America, Chanel, Continental, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, KPMG, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Nationwide Insurance, Nielsen, PepsiCo., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Rolls-Royce, and Toys “R” Us, among others
  • Percent women: 60%
  • Middle 80% undergraduate GPA: 3.0 – 3.8
  • Middle 80% GMAT score: 620-730
  • Cohort sizes: Accountancy – 62; Business Analytics – 43; Finance – 183; Marketing Analytics – 62
  • Average age: 23

We are so pleased to welcome the MS Class of 2017, and we look forward to watching you grow personally and professionally over the coming year. We know your future is bright!

If you’re interested in pursuing a specialized master’s degree at Simon, get started by applying now.

Sneak Peek: Application Essay Questions

It’s hard to believe our first round MS and MBA application deadline is just two months away! With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to provide an early look at our essay questions along with a few helpful resources for beginning your application.

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When writing your essays, keep in mind that fully answering each question, staying within the word limit, and using proper grammar and correct spelling are all important aspects. Start developing your essays early and then read, re-read, and edit them accordingly.

Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term goals for post-MBA or post-MS. Given the fluctuation of economic and industry hiring trends, identify a back-up plan should your short-term goal not be immediately attainable. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? Lastly, what aspects of your intended Simon Business School program make it a good choice for your graduate study? (250-500 word limit)

Essay 2: In 25 words or less, provide us with an interesting fact about yourself not expressed elsewhere in your application. (25 word limit)

Essay 3 (optional): Share additional information you think is important in the evaluation of your application, including any concerns you think the Admissions Committee may have regarding your candidacy. (500 word limit)

Application Timing and Deadlines
Here’s a look at the application and notification deadlines for 2017 entry:

Application Round: Application Due: Notification By:
Round 1 October 15 December 15
Round 2 November 15 January 15
Round 3 January 5 March 20
Round 4 March 15 April 30
Round 5 May 15 July 1

Applicants who apply in one of our first three rounds will be considered for participation in Scholarship Weekend.

As you’re working through your application, we recommend you refer to these online resources to help simplify the process:

Next Steps:
If you’re ready to get started, log in to create an application or to continue working on an existing application. If you are not ready to move forward with an application, we encourage you to create an InsideSimon Profile. This customizable page will allow you to explore our programs and will guarantee that you receive the latest news and event information.

We look forward to reviewing your application soon!

Introducing Simon’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2018

 

The Simon MBA Class of 2018 posed on the quad during orientation.

The Simon MBA Class of 2018 posed on the quad during orientation.

This post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid

On behalf of the Admissions Office and the broader Simon community, I’m very excited to introduce you to our Full-Time MBA Class of 2018!

There are 106 candidates in the Class of 2018, and they are impressive both individually and collectively. Here are their educational and professional highlights:

  • Countries represented: Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, and Zimbabwe
  • Average work experience: 5.3 years; 96% have 2 or more years of experience
  • Prior employers include: Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNY Mellon, CICC, Cigna, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Enterprise Holdings, KPMG, Hyundai, IBM, ICBC, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, Infosys, J.P.Morgan, Macy’s, Peace Corps, PepsiCo., PPG Paints, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Tata Consultancy Services, Teach for India, and the United States Marine Corps
  • 19 Consortium for Graduate Study in Management students
  • Percent women: 35%
  • Middle 80% undergraduate GPA: 3.0 – 3.7
  • Middle 80% GMAT score: 590-710
  • Undergraduate degrees: Business (31%), Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (19%), Engineering (19%), Computer Science/Information Systems (11%), Economics (11%), Math & Natural Sciences (9%)
  • Average age: 28

We are so pleased to welcome the MBA Class of 2018! We are excited to see where your business school adventure takes you. We know one thing for sure: The future is bright!

If you’re interested in pursuing an MBA at Simon, get started by applying now.