Category: MS Programs

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.

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!