Category: MS Programs

The Fall 2021 Application is Open!

We are excited to share that our full-time application for Fall 2021 entry is now open! Our first deadline is October 15, and we encourage applicants to apply early for maximum scholarship consideration. It’s never too early to get started—we have included a few resources and tips below to support you during the application process.

Application Timing
We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Application rounds for 2021 entry are as follows:

Round 1 | September 1–October 15
Round 2 | October 16–January 5
Round 3 | January 6–February 15
Round 4 | February 16–March 31
Round 5 | April 1–May 1

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Application Requirements
Below are online resources that you may find useful in completing your application. Note that we have updated our standardized test score requirement and have added the opportunity for a waiver—details can be found on our website.

MBA
Application Checklist
Application FAQs

MS
Application Checklist
Application FAQs

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Essay Prompts
Get a head start on completing your application by beginning to work on your essays now! Keep in mind that fully answering each question, staying within the word limit, and using correct grammar and spelling are all important elements of writing a successful essay.

Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term goals. 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)

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Next Step
We invite you to attend our webinar tomorrow to learn more about Simon Business School and the application process, including highlights of the application requirements and what’s new this year:

Applying to Simon: Why Now and How to Prepare
Wednesday, September 2
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT

If you have questions or need assistance in any way, please reach out to the Admissions Office—we’re here to help you throughout this exciting journey of applying to B-school. We look forward to receiving your application and connecting soon!

Class of 2020 MS Spotlight: Vimel Meng, Lauren Sharpe, and Siddhant Vaidya

Next up in our Class of 2020 Spotlight series are Vimel Meng, Lauren Sharpe, and Siddhant Vaidya, MS graduates in the Class of 2020:

Qinghan (Vimel) Meng ’20 (MS in Business Analytics)

Qinghan Vimel Meng'20 MSBAWhere are you headed over the summer?
This summer, I will be interning as a summer associate on the strategic analytics team at Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), which is my dream company!

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was Analytics Design because in each class we learned a different topic in the analytics field, and we had a consultative business case project to practice where we used data and the codes we learnt at class to solve real-world problems.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Challenging, productive, and resourceful.

What have you learned that will help you most in your career?
I was seeking a career transfer from advertising to data analysis when I came to Simon. The curriculum of Simon is so well planned—it equipped me with analytics skills and tools I need for a career in data analytics. The alumni network definitely helped me clarify my career goal and gain knowledge of the analytics industry. The great career services and different treks gave me the opportunity to get in touch with my dream company and help me all the way from résumé to interview to job offer.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
Being a member of Simon School Venture Fund and working with a wonderful team, the Chicago Trek (where I visited IRI and then got an interview after we came back), networking with wonderful alumni of Simon, and WeWork Fridays in NYC.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
Simon provides very rich resources in both academics and career development—make sure you seek them actively. Take advantage of the projects in each course including the practicum, alumni networking events, and opportunities from the career center. Be open to different people and opportunities. Simon is a wonderful school that could prepare you from having no experience to starting a career in analytics.

 

Lauren Sharpe ’20 (MS in Accountancy)

Lauren.Sharpe'20 (MSA)Where are you headed after graduation?
After graduation, I will be working as an auditor at Deloitte in Washington, DC.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was Professional Communications because it forced me out of my comfort zone and improved my communication skills immensely.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Transformative, empowering, and hectic.

What have you learned that will help you most in your career?
During my time at Simon, I not only took quality accounting courses that will contribute to my success as an auditor, but I learned how to be a better teammate. The Simon experience emphasizes growing technical and people skills, which I believe are extremely important in any role.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
My favorite memory at Simon was Orientation. It was amazing to listen to guest speakers and meet fellow classmates, faculty, and staff.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
The best piece of advice I have for prospective students is to say yes to the opportunities that will come your way while at Simon or even in your life currently. While it may be uncomfortable to attend an event where you don’t know anyone or take a class that seems challenging, these are typically the experiences that are the most rewarding.

 

Siddhant Vaidya ’20 (MS in Finance)

Siddhant.Vaidya'20 (MSF)Where are you headed over the summer?
I will be a research analyst intern at High Probability Advisors, LLC.

What was your favorite class and why?
Investment Management and Trading Strategies with Professor Daniel Burnside is the best class I have taken! The class has a perfect amalgamation of theory and practice, along with invaluable lessons on life and career.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Solidarity, transformational, and audacious.

What have you learned that will help you most in your career?
You can achieve great things in life on your own, but if you seek the extraordinary, you’ll always need a team!

What is your favorite Simon memory?
Fright Night on Halloween! It was my first one here in the US. Costumes, food, drinks, and tons of fake blood—I couldn’t ask for more.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
Don’t be afraid to take well thought out risks. No risk, no reward. 

Class of 2020 MS Spotlight: Luke Bamburoski and Niyati Shenoi

Next up in our Class of 2020 Spotlight series are Luke Bamburoski and Niyati Shenoi, both graduates of the MS in Business Analytics program:

Luke Bamburoksi ’20 (MS in Business Analytics)

Bamburoski_Luke_LoRezWhere are you headed after graduation?
I accepted a position as a senior associate in program finance at L3Harris in Rochester, NY.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was Predictive and Causal Analytics taught by Professor Avery Haviv. We learned to integrate multiple domains of analytics to answer complex business questions. Also, I really enjoyed all of the business cases that Professor Haviv incorporated.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Growth, friends, and collaboration.

What have you learned that will help you most in your new role?
The program taught me how to systematically approach a business problem and develop a plan to integrate multiple data sources and analytical techniques to inform a solution.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
My favorite Simon memory was the Lunar New Year celebration. I was able to learn a lot about the culture of some of my classmates and join them in celebrating an important holiday.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
The best advice I can give to anyone in the business school admissions process is to be yourself in any essay or interview. The best way to articulate your previous experiences and future aspirations is to be genuine and allow your interests and passions to shine through your writing and speaking!

 

Niyati Shenoi ’20 (MS in Business Analytics)

Niyati.Shenoi '20_MSBAWhere are you headed this summer?
I am headed to PayPal this summer as a risk analytics intern.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was Marketing Analytics. It was a fun class with lots of new and exciting things to learn in analytics. The case studies gave us a great insight into what real business problems look like.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Enriching, exciting, and fun.

What have you learned that will help you most in your career?
There are two important things to be successful: 1.) Build a strong network. 2.) Communicate your ideas and thoughts well.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
Fall Ball and the NYC Career Trek.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
Simon has abundant resources to help each student identify their individual strengths and talents. It has been an experience that has helped me grow personally and professionally. This is the place to be for unabashedly analytical learning!

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.