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Exciting News: Introducing the Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers Program

We are thrilled to announce that Simon Business School has launched a new program: the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics for Managers. With data transforming every industry, this part-time program will provide current managers—or those aspiring to lead—with the critical skills and tools they need to succeed in their careers.

Designed for working professionals, the coursework is structured to allow students to complete the program online in 14 months, with content that is both synchronous (weekday evening courses) and asynchronous. The program format offers access to a top-tier master’s program and the world-renowned Simon faculty, regardless of a student’s location, and also includes three in-person opportunities that foster peer relationships, encourage collaboration with faculty, and link students with industry leaders in analytics.

“Businesses today need managers who can harness the power of analytics to make data-informed decisions, manage risks, and increase efficiencies. This program will teach managers how best to evaluate investments in analytics, determine which tools and data are most critical, and leverage the results to support company goals and add value to their organization.”

Sevin Yeltekin, Dean of Simon Business School

Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers students will be able to take advantage of Simon’s excellence in analytics and leadership development as well as career support from Simon’s Benet Career Management Center—ensuring they are prepared to advance as leaders in a data-focused business environment.

We are currently accepting applications for an August 2022 start; our first deadline is on February 15! For more information, I encourage you to visit our website and register for our upcoming webinar:

Gain Insight into Simon’s Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers
Tuesday, January 25
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
Attendees will receive an application fee waiver

We look forward to connecting and helping you discover if this is the right program for you!

Exceptional Career Outcomes for Simon’s MBA Class of 2021

Our 2021 MBA Career Highlights report has been finalized, and we are excited to share detailed information about our employment results for the Class of 2021 and internship outcomes for the Class of 2022. Here are a few excerpts from the report:

  • 93% of our graduates accepted employment within three months of graduation, and among those employed, 100% accepted offers within the United States
  • The average base salary plus sign-on bonus is $154,529*
  • Our most popular post-MBA functions are Finance/Accounting (33.0%), Marketing/Sales (27.8%), and Consulting (22.7%)
  • Graduates are employed in a variety of industries, with Technology (34.0%), Financial Services (20.6%), and Consulting (16.5%) being the most popular
  • This year, hiring companies for full-time employment include 3M, Accenture, Amazon, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KPMG LLP, McKinsey & Company, Merck & Co., Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nike, and Western Digital, among many others
  • 75.3% of full-time offers were facilitated by the school through its network/resources, job postings, job fairs, and school-facilitated internships
  • 100% of those seeking project work or an internship in the Class of 2022 secured a position
    *Based on U.S. News & World Report calculations

These record-breaking results are a reflection of our ongoing desire and commitment to facilitate excellent career outcomes for all of our graduates. The data include both domestic and international graduates from the Class of 2021 and speak to the hard work and determination of our students, the strong support provided by our Benet Career Management Center and passionate alumni network, and the value of the Simon MBA.

As you plan for your MBA, we encourage you to prioritize completing your online application by our January 5 deadline. (If you apply a few days early—by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1—your application fee is waived! When you’re ready to submit, you’ll bypass the payment page; it’s as simple as that.)

Keep in mind that finalizing an early application will increase your opportunity for merit-based scholarship consideration. If you have questions about the Simon MBA, the STEM-designated option, application requirements, financial aid, or career opportunities, please reach out to let us know how we can assist you.

Simon’s Admissions & Programs office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and all inquiries will be responded to within two business days. Note that with the upcoming New Year holiday, our office will be closed Friday, December 31.

Advice from the Senior Assistant Dean: Five Reasons Why Now Is the Ideal Time to Start Business School

The following post was written by Rebekah Lewin, senior assistant dean of admissions and programs

There are many factors to consider when you’re deciding when you should pursue your graduate business degree. Timing is an important one—here are a few reasons you shouldn’t wait to take the first step toward your future career at Simon:

1.) If you were hesitant about pursuing your MS or MBA degree due to the cost of tuition, consider that Simon Business School’s Full-time post-MBA salaries are at an all-time high—which means an even more impressive ROI after you complete your studies. Just as noteworthy, data in our most recent career highlights report shows that 95% of our full-time MS graduates secured employment offers within six months of graduation. Additionally, our working professional students continue to earn an income (and sometimes qualify for employer tuition benefits) to financially support their studies.

Even more compelling is the opportunity to qualify for scholarship support. Scholarship levels scale from mostly smaller partial awards if you are considering part-time study while continuing to work to both partial- and full-tuition awards for candidates considering full-time graduate study. The availability of merit-based scholarships, loans, and a significant salary increase provide a persuasive case to pursue your MBA or MS degree now.

2.) Simon offers flexibility to waive or complete the standardized test requirement, which could fast-track your application process without the time and cost involved with test prep. Starting in Spring 2020, Simon introduced new opportunities to qualify for a test waiver. Learn more about the standardized test waiver criteria on our website, and contact us with any questions you have.

3.) All Simon MBA formats (full-time, part-time, and executive) and our full-time MS programs are STEM designated—sending a strong signal to potential employers of your quantitative and analytic skills and your readiness to contribute or manage in a world that increasingly depends on data to drive business decisions. Furthermore, international students in any of our full-time programs qualify for three years of post-degree employment in the United States while remaining on a student visa.

4.) Simon offers application advice to prospective students to guide you through the application process and allow you to put your best foot forward with the Admissions Committee. This includes Application Tips webinars with opportunities for live Q&A and 1:1 informational meetings with a member of the Admissions team (offered on a space-available basis). If you didn’t attend our Round 2 Application Tips webinar live, I encourage you to review the recording if you’re planning to submit your application to one of our full-time programs by January 5.

5.) Simon’s enduring commitment to EDI is woven into the fabric of our B-school experience, with longstanding partnerships with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Forté, ROMBA, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow. As a result, our Full-Time MBA was ranked the No. 1 most diverse MBA program among top-50 schools by U.S. News & World Report. We offer both virtual and in-person engagement opportunities to meet our students and alumni, confirm what makes Simon distinctive and special, and learn how you fit in our community.

Interested in taking the next step in the application process? There’s still time to meet our January 5 application deadline for full-time programs. Don’t forget: if you apply a few days early—by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1—your $90 application fee is waived! When you submit your application, you’ll bypass the payment screen; it’s as simple as that.

If you’re interested in our part-time or executive programs, contact the Admissions team for information about the application and admissions process—the early admission deadline for Fall 2022 entry is February 15, so there is still plenty of time to work on your application.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about any of our programs. We’re here to help you find the program that best fits your personal and professional goals. Best of luck to you as you continue to prepare for B-school!

Inaugural Future Business Leaders Case Competition Winners Announced

We are thrilled to announce the winners of Simon’s first Future Business Leaders Case Competition: Ulf Grosseloh, Auraib Naveed, and Mariam Turmanidze! The winners were chosen from a group of 10 finalists, who were selected from the original pool of participants who submitted a case memo.

Ulf Grosseloh poses with a Simon t-shirt during his visit to Rochester.

Simon’s Future Business Leaders Case Competition is designed to give college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates an experiential learning opportunity that can help them explore their interest in business school. Beyond building skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and more, the competition is an excellent addition to a young professional’s résumé and provides a great talking point for networking. The competition was free to participate and conducted in a fully virtual format. No prior business background was required for participation—just an interest in business topics and enthusiasm for learning.

The competition kicked off with an Information Session, which helped those interested in participating learn more about a case competition and why this type of learning experience is widely beneficial regardless of a participant’s professional goals and aspirations. Next, a Prep Session introduced the case, provided instructions for the memo submission and presentation, and included a teambuilding activity. The Simon team also provided tips and resources to assist those who were new to case competitions.

Auraib Naveed poses with her box of Simon gear.

“The Future Business Leaders Case Competition was the perfect opportunity for me to apply my problem-solving skills in a real-world scenario while learning more about Simon Business School and its approach to experiential learning,” said Ulf Grosseloh, one of the competition winners. “The case gave me a better idea about how Simon would prepare me to strategically solve business challenges, while leveraging my analytics and communication skills in the future. I would highly recommend that any student interested in Simon participate in the case! It was fun, exciting, and I learned a lot about the Simon community along the way.”  

All Future Business Leaders Case Competition finalists received prizes, and the three winners received a $250 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to Rochester, guaranteed scholarship if admitted to one of Simon’s full-time MS programs, a trophy, and a gift box loaded with Simon gear! Congratulations once again to Ulf, Auraib, and Mariam!

Due to high interest, the Simon Admissions & Programs office is tentatively planning to host a similar competition in the spring. Please stay tuned for more information!