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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!

Introducing Simon’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2018


The Simon MBA Class of 2018 posed on the quad during orientation.

The Simon MBA Class of 2018 posed on the quad during orientation.

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

On behalf of the Admissions Office and the broader Simon community, I’m very excited to introduce you to our Full-Time MBA Class of 2018!

There are 106* candidates in the Class of 2018, and they are impressive both individually and collectively. Here are their educational and professional highlights:

  • Countries represented: Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, and Zimbabwe
  • Average work experience: 5.3 years; 96% have 2 or more years of experience
  • Prior employers include: Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNY Mellon, CICC, Cigna, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Enterprise Holdings, KPMG, Hyundai, IBM, ICBC, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, Infosys, J.P.Morgan, Macy’s, Peace Corps, PepsiCo., PPG Paints, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Tata Consultancy Services, Teach for India, and the United States Marine Corps
  • 19 Consortium for Graduate Study in Management students
  • Percent women: 35%
  • Middle 80% undergraduate GPA: 3.0 – 3.7
  • Middle 80% GMAT score: 590-710
  • Undergraduate degrees: Business (31%), Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (19%), Engineering (19%), Computer Science/Information Systems (11%), Economics (11%), Math & Natural Sciences (9%)
  • Average age: 28

*Our incoming MBA class includes candidates who joined in our summer cohort and our fall cohort, as well as Simon MS students who transition into the MBA program.

We are so pleased to welcome the MBA Class of 2018! We are excited to see where your business school adventure takes you. We know one thing for sure: The future is bright!

If you’re interested in pursuing an MBA at Simon, get started by applying now.

Simon Grads on Poets & Quants Best MBAs List

Three recent Simon graduates are among Poets & Quants’ Class of 2016 MBAs to Watch. Megan DaGraca (M&T Bank), Mohammad Shaikh (BCG), and Gregory Sheldon (City of Rochester Research Fellow) are included on the list. Classmate Mikayla Hart (Accenture) appeared on an earlier list.

As a student, DaGraca was a Forté Fellow and actively involved in the Simon Marketing Association and the Graduate Business Council. During his time at Simon, Shaikh pursued his passion for social entrepreneurship by founding Nia Nest, a food subscription service powered by mobile savings. Shaikh’s teammate, Sheldon, is also passionate about social entrepreneurship. His ultimate goal is to start a business that helps alleviate poverty, either by expanding access to learning opportunities or providing affordable, nutritious food for families in urban areas.

We are so proud of all the members of the Simon Class of 2016!

Student’s passion for analytics leads her to Whirlpool — Zakia Barnes, 2017 MBA Candidate

As someone with a passion for analytics, Zakia Barnes, 2017 MBA candidate, found a natural fit with Simon. Even though she was skilled at using analytics to problem solve in her daily life, she knew that rounding out her skills with an MBA was key to adding value in her professional role.

Having completed her first year at Simon, Zakia feels right at home. She enjoys opportunities to learn from her classmates and is committed to producing high quality work — a characteristic she shares with her peers at Simon. This determination and dedication will serve her well as she embarks on the next step in her journey: A summer internship with the Global Leader Program at Whirlpool.


Wherever you’re headed, get started at Simon.

Learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.