Category: MS Programs

Simon’s MS in Finance Program Ranked No. 3 in the US by Financial Times

MSF_Ranking_2020_Social_1We are pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: Simon Business School has been ranked among the top ten business schools in the US for its STEM-designated MS in Finance program by Financial Times. Simon is ranked 3rd in the US in this year’s survey of pre-experience finance programs.

The ranking is a weighted average of alumni career progress, school diversity, international course experience, and faculty research. While Simon performed well across multiple criteria, we performed particularly well in career progress. This area is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni work for before their master’s and today.

Simon has long been regarded as one of the best business schools in the world, with particular strength in finance, and we are pleased to again be recognized for our world-class MS in Finance program by Financial Times in its June 15, 2020, issue. It bears testimony to the leadership provided by our faculty in this field for almost 50 years and the Benet Career Management Center’s support for our MS students.

Our graduates obtain employment in a variety of finance roles at companies such as Bank of China, BlackRock, Bloomberg, China Everbright Limited, CICC, Citigroup, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Guotai Junan Securities, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Moody’s Investors Service, Morgan Stanley, and Standard Chartered Bank.

To learn more about our world-class MSF program, please visit our website or contact us to speak with one of our admissions officers.

Simon Business School Welcomes Dean Sevin Yeltekin

TPR_Yeltekin_2018_8460_finalWe’re pleased to let you know that Dr. Sevin Yeltekin has been appointed Dean of Simon Business School at the University of Rochester! Dean Yeltekin is currently the Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor of Economics and Senior Associate Dean of education at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Her appointment will begin July 1.

She succeeds Dean Andrew Ainslie, who has led the school since 2014. 

Dean Yeltekin is a highly respected macroeconomics scholar, well-known for her research in the design of sustainable monetary and fiscal policies in environments where policymakers and the public have informational asymmetry. She teaches fiscal policy design, social insurance design, computational economics and asset pricing implications of macro policy.

She received her bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College, and master’s and PhD degrees in economics from Stanford University.

Prior to joining the Tepper School, Dean Yeltekin was a member of the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Learn more about the new Simon Business School dean here.

We look forward to welcoming Dean Yeltekin to Simon! 

Have Application Questions? Check Out Our Application Tips Webinar!

Our Round 5 – May 1 application deadline is less than a month away, and we know many of you targeting Fall 2020 entry have questions about application requirements in this uncertain time. Please know the Simon Admissions team has care and concern for you and your loved ones, and we’re here to support you through every step of the admissions process.

If you’re looking for a way to connect with members of our Admissions Committee, we encourage you to attend our upcoming Application Tips webinar on Wednesday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. You’ll receive advice from two of our counselors and get answers to your application related questions.

You’ll also:

  • Walk through the application process step by step
  • Learn what parts of the application allow for flexibility on satisfying requirements due to COVID-19
  • Receive tips on submitting a competitive application
  • Participate in a live Q&A—you may realize there were questions you didn’t even know you had!

This webinar is highly recommended for everyone planning to submit an application by May 1 but would also be beneficial to those submitting for June 15 (the deadline we added in response to COVID-19).

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to speaking with you next Wednesday!

We will cover several COVID-19 related application questions and topics during the webinar, but if you have immediate questions, please refer to our MBA and MS FAQs for assistance.

New on Simon Bizcast: Making Your Decision

Panel photoOn the most recent episode of Simon Bizcast, Trista Kukucka, assistant director of admissions, moderates a conversation with current students about how they made their decision to pursue a graduate degree at Simon Business School. The students discuss when they applied, what criteria were most important in making a decision, what resources helped them decide to enroll at Simon, and more!

Student Panelists (left to right):
Vihang Shah ’20 (MS in Finance)
Jake Wittig ’20 (MS in Accountancy)
Toby Motyka ’21 (MBA)
Hawa Sultani ’21 (MBA)

If you’re in the process of making your decision—or have general questions about business school—we encourage you to reach out to our MBA or MS students to learn more about life at Simon.

Check out past episodes of Simon Bizcast on our website, and stay up to date on new episodes by subscribing: search for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify.