Category: Rankings

Simon MBA Ranked Most Diverse Among the U.S. News Top 50 Business Schools

In a major milestone for a school already renowned for its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access, U.S. News & World Report has announced that among the 2020 full-time MBA programs ranked within the top 50, Simon is the most diverse MBA program (No. 1) in a list of highly-ranked public and private business schools. The term “most diverse” is defined by the percentage of African American, Black, Hispanic American, and Native American students enrolled in our Full-time MBA program last year. You can find more information here.

Simon Business School not only boasts a diverse student profile; an essential part of our mission is to foster diversity of thought throughout our wide breadth of curricular and co-curricular activities in order to help develop their students into global business leaders. The full-time MBA Class of 2022 hails from 19 different countries; 46% of its domestic students are from historically underrepresented groups, and 42% of its full-time MBA students are women.

Simon’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been long-standing. In 1968, we were one of the first schools to join The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which promotes diversity among American businesses. We also partner with other organizations supporting students from traditionally underrepresented communities, including Prospanica, Forté, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and ROMBA, to name a few.

Sevin Yeltekin, dean of Simon Business School, noted that “it is encouraging to see an acknowledgment of our efforts by an objective third party such as U.S. News. As Black History Month [begins], this recognition is even more meaningful. It’s also an excellent opportunity to heighten the conversation on this critical issue.”

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values deeply rooted in Simon’s identity and are a core part of the school’s guiding principles. Dean Yeltekin adds, “While we celebrate this important milestone by U.S. News, we also recognize the work and commitment required to make our school, community, and workplace ever better.”

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 Ranked #29 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek

No. 29_cropI am pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Simon Business School among the top 30 business schools in the US for its MBA program. This is part of the 2019–20 Best B-Schools ranking and is based on survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and recruiters about their goals and experiences, in addition to compensation and job-placement data.

Simon has long been regarded as one of the best business schools in the world, and we are pleased to be recognized for our world-class MBA program. This year’s ranking places Simon in top positions in a variety of areas, including: 

  • No. 29 for the Full-Time MBA Program
  • No. 31 for Compensation
  • No. 4 for Learning
  • No. 36 for Networking
  • No. 29 for Entrepreneurship

These rankings are a positive reflection of the students, faculty, and staff at Simon. If you’re interested in one of our master’s programs, it is important to note that our faculty teach and our staff support across all programs, and our MBA ranking is a strong signal of the value you can expect while studying at Simon—no matter which degree you pursue. We seek to continue our momentum by recruiting top students to our programs and providing a premier graduate school experience. Our ultimate goal is the success of all our graduates, and this goal is at the heart of everything we do. 

Where will Simon take you? Find out—apply now.

We wish you the best as you prepare for business school! If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (585) 275-3533 or admissions@simon.rochester.edu.

The Simon MBA is Poets & Quants’ Program of the Year

We have exciting news to share: Poets & Quants recently named us the 2018 MBA Program of the Year! The selection was based largely on the option to pursue a STEM-designated MBA regardless of a student’s specialization and our newly-launched curriculum.

P&Q program of the yearBoth the STEM-designated MBA option and our revamped curriculum build on our foundation of quantitative and analytics-based study to continue to ensure our MBA graduates arrive on the job with technical tools and leadership skills that positively impact a company’s bottom line.

The STEM-designated option signals quantitative rigor to employers who are eager to hire leaders with expertise in managing data and analytics across many industries and functions, while also allowing international students to work in the US for up to 36 months on a student visa if hired in a STEM-eligible role. Our recent curricular innovation tailors students’ coursework and co-curricular activities to align with their career goals and ensure that our MBA students are prepared to immediately add value in their new roles.

“For the MBA program, it is a great signal to the marketplace that we are giving students these analytical skills that are so valued in the workplace,” said Dean Andrew Ainslie. “This is a signal to recruiters about the quantitative and analytical nature of our programs.”

We are confident a Simon MBA will uplevel your analytical skills and empower you to make data-driven decisions throughout your career. If you’re interested in determining if you’re a fit with the Simon MBA program (and if Simon is a fit for you), we invite you to check your eligibility—receive personalized feedback about your candidacy before you submit your application! Simply:

  • Send us an email with a copy of your résumé or CV (and test scores, if you have them)
  • We’ll respond with suggestions on how to present your strongest application—ways to highlight your strengths and discuss any weaknesses in the best way

If you have questions, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533. We hope to hear from you soon!