Category: MS Programs

Four Reasons We’re Thankful at Simon

Here in the United States we are approaching the Thanksgiving holiday—a time when we pause and reflect on what enriches our lives. After a difficult year, we thought it also might be a good opportunity to think about what we are most thankful for about Simon, so here are a few reasons we feel grateful today and every day:

  • Our students. Simon students continuously impress and inspire us—they are exceptionally bright, hard-working, involved, and committed to making an impact on our community. This year our students have shown us their remarkable ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere despite unprecedented challenges, and we couldn’t be prouder of all they have accomplished.
  • Our faculty. At Simon, you will work one-on-one with thought leaders in finance, accounting, economics, management, and marketing. Our faculty are currently offering a mix of in-person and online classes to meet every student’s needs, further demonstrating their commitment to providing a rigorous, high-quality graduate business education.
  • Our location. Rochester, New York, is a great place to pursue a graduate business degree. You will be a one-hour flight away from New York City and other major metros and enjoy affordable cost of living—a two-bedroom apartment in a complex is roughly $750 per month. Plus, you’ll get to experience four seasons and all the beauty each has to offer.
  • Our impact. There are numerous ways for you to lead—not only in the Simon community but also in the greater Rochester community as well. Whether it’s participating in Simon Volunteers’ annual Secret Santa program, which helps 100 local families annually, or getting involved in PIECES, an educational equity program with Rochester City School District, the Simon family is committed to making a difference.

Our next application deadline is January 5, but if you’re ready to take the next step toward your future career, don’t wait—apply now! Here’s one more thing to be thankful for: if you apply by November 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST, your application fee (a $90 value) is waived! 

We wish you the best as the year comes to a close, and as always, we are here to support you every step of the way through the application process, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

P.S. If you’re interested in a Simon MS degree, there is a special opportunity available to begin your MS studies sooner, in January 2021. If you’re interested in this option, please reach out to us for next steps.

Apply by November 1 to Begin Your Full-Time MS Studies in Spring 2021

A full-time MS degree from Simon Business School can accelerate your professional goals, and we wanted to make sure you were aware of a special opportunity to take the first step toward your future career sooner than next fall. If you apply by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 1, you can begin your MS studies during our Spring 2021 semester in January.

Consider the following:

  • It’s an exclusive opportunity. Simon is one of the few top-ranked graduate programs offering a cohort-based experience with a spring semester intake.
  • You’ll take advantage of all the typical benefits of our MS programs on an earlier time frame. All four of our MS programs—Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics—are STEM designated. In addition, you’ll have the choice to pursue the internship track and will complete required project-based courses for unique experiential learning opportunities.
  • The format is flexible. You may choose to study on campus in Rochester, engage in a hybrid model, or complete your program remotely, depending on personal preference and circumstances.

Learn more about the benefits of starting your degree in January at our webinar on Friday:

Don’t Wait to Start Your MS Degree: Begin in Spring 2021
Friday, October 23
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Don’t forget: if you attend the session live and have not yet submitted your application, an application fee waiver (a $90 value) will be applied to your account within two business days. Please keep an eye on your email for a confirmation.

If you have any questions about beginning on of Simon’s full-time MS programs in January, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar and reviewing your application soon! 

Advice from the Assistant Dean: Tips Before You Apply

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

Rebekah.LewinAlthough the past six months have been such an unusual season of life in so many ways, I am thankful that the value of the Simon MBA and the career outcomes for our graduates remain constant. As we gear up for another busy admissions recruitment cycle, I wanted to share a few thoughts and tips for prospective students who are planning to apply to Simon. 

Be prepared. Make the two-sided case for “fit” with Simon—both the value you bring to Simon and the value Simon will provide to you. This should be based upon research on the program, personal introspection, and any connections or conversations you have had with Simon stakeholders.


Find ways to engage with Simon
. This will actually support my first piece of advice by helping to affirm things you may have heard about the school or information you are still hoping to learn. We are participating in a variety of MBA and MS virtual events with partners such as The Consortium, Forté, Inside the MBA, QS, Access Masters, and more. In addition, the Admissions team is hosting many sessions featuring current MBA students and MBA alumni and a series of webinars for our prospective MS students. We also offer an opportunity to Check Your Eligibility—or fit—for Simon, which will allow you to receive feedback from the Admissions team before you apply.

Be introspective. Understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, why you want a graduate degree at this stage of your life, and where you see the degree taking you in your career. Practice how you present your ideas and your story. This will benefit your interactions with the Admissions team and ultimately be excellent preparation for future networking conversations with current students, alumni, and corporate recruiters.

Start your application now! Whether you are planning on our Spring 2021 MS entry (November 1 deadline) or our Fall 2021 MBA or MS entry (October 15 and January 5 deadlines), now is the time to open an application and get started. Once you open the application, you can see what is required and budget enough time to put your best foot forward. Additionally, you will also receive timely reminders to ensure you stay on track with important deadlines.

Applying for B-school is a big time commitment, but it is an exciting next step in your career journey. We are excited to partner with you in your plans for graduate study and look forward to seeing your application to one of our full-time MBA or MS programs. Good luck and feel free to reach out to the Admissions team with any questions you have throughout the process!

Learn More About Simon’s Full-Time MS Programs at Upcoming Information Sessions

If you’re curious about full-time MS programs at Simon, I encourage you to register for an upcoming MS Program Information Session. Join a member from the Simon Admissions Committee as they facilitate a panel discussion with current students, a representative from the Benet Career Management Center, a representative from the Office of Student Engagement, and the faculty advisor for each MS program. During these webinars, you will learn about the program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes.

MS in Marketing Analytics
Monday, October 5
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

MS in Business Analytics
Tuesday, October 6
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

MS in Accountancy
Thursday, October 8
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

MS in Finance
Friday, October 9
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

Looking for another reason to register? If you have not yet submitted your application and attend one of these sessions live, an application fee waiver (a $90 value) will be applied to your account within two business days. Please keep an eye on your email for confirmation. 

We hope to connect with you next week!

Don’t forget: our first application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is October 15, 2020—apply now to receive your admission decision by December 15 and be considered for maximum scholarship support.

Interested in beginning your MS studies sooner? Start your program on campus in Rochester this January—apply here by November 1. If you have questions, please reach out to us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu.