• 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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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

Meet the MS Class of 2020!

Fall classes officially began for students in our four MS programs—Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics—a few weeks ago, but they have been on campus since mid-July when the Class of 2020 got acquainted with one another at Orientation.

One of the highlights of Orientation was when our MS Class of 2020 gave a new meaning to #SimonStrong by competing in the Amazing Race, a series of brainteasers and team building activities set up in 10 stations throughout Simon Business School. The half-day session allows incoming students to bond with their classmates and is a complement to the career preparation and other programming that lays a solid foundation for their Simon careers. The winning team received an exclusive Amazing Race 2019 Champions t-shirt and of course, bragging rights! 

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Photo of the morning Amazing Race champions.

Teamwork is a primary focus of Orientation, and one of the core values of a Simon education. Here’s a closer look at our new “team”—the MS Class of 2020—by the numbers:

435: Students in the Class of 2020
15: Countries of citizenship
63%: Percentage of female students
0.6: Average years of work experience
3.0-3.8: Middle 80% GPA
640-720: Middle 80% GMAT score
22: Average age

We can’t wait to see what else our MS students accomplish in their time at Simon, and we hope that you will be among next year’s incoming class—apply now!

If you’re planning on being a member of our MS Class of 2021, attend our webinar “Round 1 Application Tips” on Wednesday, September 25, at 9 a.m. EDT. A member of the Admissions Committee will guide prospective applicants through the application process, provide tips on constructing a competitive application, and address some of the most commonly asked questions about applying to Simon. If you are targeting the October 15, 2019, application deadline, you are encouraged to attend this session.

Meet the MBA Class of 2021!

This is an exciting time of year for the Admissions Team: we welcomed our incoming full-time students to campus back in July, our second-year MBA students recently returned to Rochester to begin fall classes, and our application for 2020 entry went live last week! 

habitat 2019maid of the mist 2019Bristol 2019During Orientation, our MBA Class of 2021 gave a new meaning to #SimonStrong by framing a house and building a few sheds for Flower City Habitat for Humanity, battling the spray of Niagara falls on a Maid of the Mist boat tour, and conquering the ropes course at Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures. Special thanks to Krishna Mythili ’21 (MBA) and Robert Brutus ’21 (MBA) for providing photos! 

Teamwork is a primary focus of orientation and one of the core values of a Simon education. Here’s a closer look at our new “team”—the Class of 2021—by the numbers*:

107: Students in the Class of 2021
18: Countries of citizenship
5.9: Average years of work experience
42%: Percentage of female students
2.7–3.9: Middle 80% undergraduate GPA
580–730: Middle 80% GMAT score
28: Average age

*All data is accurate as of Aug. 29, 2019

In addition, before coming to Simon, students in this cohort have worked for companies such as Amazon, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EY, Google, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Meals on Wheels America, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Nielsen, Novartis, P&G, Schlumberger, Scotiabank, and the US Army, among others.

We can’t wait to see what else they’ll accomplish in their time at Simon, and we hope that you will be among next year’s incoming class! Get started by applying now.

If you’re planning on being a member of our MBA Class of 2022, attend our webinar “Round 1 Application Tips” on Wednesday, September 25, at 9 a.m. EDT. A member of the Admissions Committee will guide prospective applicants through the application process, provide tips on constructing a competitive application, and address some of the most commonly asked questions about applying to Simon. If you are targeting the October 15, 2019, application deadline, you are encouraged to attend this session.

See Yourself Here: Visit Simon this Fall

Welcome to SimonFit is such an important part of deciding where you want to pursue your MBA, but how can you be sure of something so intangible? At Simon, we believe there is no better way to get a feel for student life than to live it. We hope you will join us at one of our fall on-campus events so that you can experience our #SimonStrong culture firsthand. 

Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference 
– October 11–12, 2019

The event kicks off on Friday, October 11, at 11:30 a.m. with Diversity Conference, which includes conference sessions on community impact and diversity and inclusion, a Diversity Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni.

Diversity Leadership Panelists include:

  • Victor Anthony ’02 (MBA), Managing Director – Internet Media, Aegis Capital
  • Mwanza Lumumba ’04 (MBA), Director, Pernod Ricard
  • Stevan Ramirez ’95 (MBA), Vice Chair, Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Belimar Velazquez ’09 (MBA), Marketing Director, Volpara Solutions

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, where you will have the opportunity to network with Simon alumni, faculty, staff, and current students. The evening will also feature a conversation with Jeremy Cooney, principal at Red Thread Strategies, LLC. 

On Saturday, October 12, you and other prospective MBA students will fill your day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Admissions interview (optional)
  • Campus tour
  • Sample MBA class
  • Networking with faculty, current students, and alumni with work experience at companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dell, Frito-Lay, Gartner, PepsiCo, and more. 

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending our annual Simon Gala, where you can meet and mingle with current Simon students and get a taste of student life.


Experience Simon Weekend with Women’s Conference – November 8–9, 2019

The event kicks off on Friday, November 8, at 11:30 a.m. with Women’s Conference, which includes conference sessions, a Women’s Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni. 

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, and the event programming extends throughout the day on Saturday, when you will be able to:

  • Attend alumni and student panels
  • Conduct your admissions interview (optional)
  • Take a campus tour
  • Participate in a sample MBA class
  • Network with faculty, current students, and alumni with work experience at companies including Intel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.,  and more.

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending a social event with current students sponsored by Simon Women in Business.

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Visiting campus is a great way to assess fit, and at Simon we make it easy with generous travel stipends, complimentary hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals during scheduled events. For more information email events@simon.rochester.edu.

We’re also flexible. Can’t miss work on Friday? Join us on Friday evening for the remainder of the weekend’s programming—dinner begins at 7 p.m. Please note that if you attend the conference, you are required to attend the entire Experience Simon Weekend event. 

Register today to take the first step toward immersing yourself in the Simon community. We hope to see you in Rochester this fall!

New on the Pod: The Full-Time Application is Live!

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightHeather Cobbett sits down with Julie Sadwick and Trista Kukucka, two members of Simon’s Admissions Committee, to discuss elements of Simon’s full-time application, pitfalls to avoid as you’re preparing to apply, common misconceptions about the process, and how to distinguish yourself as an excellent candidate.

View our application checklist to ensure you’re prepared with everything you’ll need to apply, and review our application deadlines to target the round that works best with your business school timeline. The checklist and deadlines are identical for MBA and MS applicants.

Next Steps:

Attend one of our live upcoming webinars and receive an application fee waiver (a $90 value).

Check your eligibility and receive personalized feedback on your fit with Simon—including advice and how to best position your candidacy—before you apply. Send a copy of your resume and test scores (if you have them) to CYE@simon.rochester.edu, and we’ll respond in 3–5 business days.

Start your application!

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  • Visiting our website (tap the “subscribe” link in the top right corner from your smartphone),
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Happy listening!