Category: Uncategorized

Last Chance: Register for Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming

We are in the final days of accepting registration for Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming, which seemed like a good time to highlight some of the key benefits of visiting campus:ADM17-18-26_ESW_Event_Facebook_Carousel_LR5_3

Make connections with Simon alumni. You will meet alumni with experience at companies such as American Express, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, The Boston Consulting Group, UPS, and more.

Guaranteed admissions interview. On-campus events provide an excellent opportunity to get face time with a member of the Admissions Committee.

It’s free. We offer up to $500 in travel stipends, which covers the cost of travel in most cases. In addition, we cover hotel accommodations for two nights and your meals throughout the weekend.

Grow professionally. Learn how to become a more effective leader and a more well-rounded professional by focusing on how to define your personal brand. Develop skills over the weekend that you can bring back to work on Monday.

Leverage our powerful partnerships. Explore mentorship and professional development opportunities available through our MBA partner organizations, including The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management—Simon’s partner for 50 years.

Last chance to register for

Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming
Friday, October 12, 12:30 p.m.* – Saturday, October 13, 5:00 p.m.
(plus optional evening social event on Saturday)

*Can’t miss work on Friday? Join us on Friday evening for the remainder of the weekend’s programming. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. (Be sure to check “ESW only” when registering.)

If you have questions about the event, please contact us at We hope to see you on campus next weekend!

If you’re looking for general information about our admissions events, check out this archived webinar featuring our MBA admissions counselors and a few current students to learn more!

Meet Simon’s MS Class of 2018!

Classes officially began for students in our four MS programs – Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics – on July 31, but before that the Class of 2018 got acquainted with one another at orientation. The students went on a bus tour around the City of Rochester, visited the Strong National Museum of Play, had a happy hour at Artisan Works, and competed in an “Amazing Race” of team building activities on the quad.

amazing race

MSBAMSF group shotTeamwork is a primary focus of orientation, and one of the core values of a Simon education. Here’s a closer look at our new “team” – the MS Class of 2018 – by the numbers:

  • 357 – Students in the Class of 2018
  • 15 – Countries of citizenship
  • 62 – Percentage of female students
  • 3.1-3.8 – Middle 80% GPA
  • 640-740 – Middle 80% GMAT score
  • 23 – Average age

In addition, before coming to Simon students in this cohort have interned or worked for the following companies: Accenture, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMW Group, Citibank, Deloitte, EY, General Electric, HSBC Group, McKinsey & Company, Nestlé, Nielsen, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Prudential Financial, Starcom Media, and Target, among others.

We are excited to see where Simon takes our new students, and we hope that you will be among next year’s incoming class! Get started by applying now.

If you’re interested in more information our specialized master’s programs, attend our MS programs information session webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. EDT. If you have questions about the admissions process or about our Full-Time MS programs, please contact the Admissions Office at 585.275.3533 or

Application Preview: Updates for Fall 2018 Entry

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again: The Simon Business School 2018 application will go live on Monday, July 10!

Here’s some information that will be helpful to know as you prepare to apply for the MBA Class of 2020 or the MS Class of 2019:

We wanted to alert you to two notable updates we made to this year’s application:

Rush Rhees1.) You now have the opportunity to provide an InitialView interview and writing sample when applying, which the Simon Admissions Committee will use as part of the holistic review of your application. While this is not a required component, it is an excellent way to add another dimension to your candidacy. For more details, visit our FAQs.

2.) The TOEFL/IELTS exam is required for all international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is now waived for applicants who meet the following conditions prior to matriculation at Simon:

Attended three or more years of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction.

Essay Preview

We wanted to give our faithful blog readers a sneak peek of Simon’s essay prompts for 2018. Please 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. We recommend that you start developing your essays early and then read, re-read, and edit them accordingly. Having someone else proof read your essays is often beneficial as well.

Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term goals for post-MBA or post-MS. 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)

That’s it for now! Check the blog on Monday for additional information as you plan to apply to business school—and most importantly—the link to our 2018 application. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!

Rebekah Lewin Hosting Facebook Live Q&A Tuesday, March 7

Mark your calendar for tomorrow: Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A session to answer any questions you might have about the application process! Here are the details:

Facebook Live Q&A with Rebekah Lewin, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Tuesday, March 7 — 12 p.m. EST

If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, please send them to Rebekah is excited for this opportunity to interact with you in real time!