MBA and MS Essay Topics for 2013 Application

By: Rebekah

Greetings from the MBA/MS Admissions Office! As we prepare for the 2013 Simon School full-time MBA and MS application cycle, I wanted to share details related to the application process.

2013 Full-time MBA and MS Application Deadlines
Apply early for your best opportunity for scholarships
Application Due: Notification By:
One-year Program, June 2013 Entry October 15
November 15
January 5
March 15
January 15
February 15
March 31
April 30
Two-year Program, (Aug. 2013 Entry)

MS Programs (Aug. or Sept. 2013 Entry)
October 15
November 15
January 5
January 15
February 15
March 31
Last deadline for International Students March 15 May 20
Last deadline for Domestic Students May 15 July 15

MBA and MS Essay Topics for 2013 Application:

Essay #1: Describe your post-MBA or post-MS career plans. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? What aspects of the Simon School program make it a good choice for your graduate study? (500 word maximum)

Optional Essay: Share any information that you think is important in the evaluation of your application, including any concerns you think the Admissions Committee may have regarding your application. (500 word maximum)

Additional Information:

The rest of the online application process is straightforward and similar to prior years:

· General biographical background data
· Transcripts for all schools attended (uploaded to online application)
· GMAT or GRE score report (uploaded to online application)
· TOEFL (International Applicants) – Waived if you hold a degree from an English-speaking college
· At least 1 but no more than 2 professional recommendations (submitted online)

Our 2013 online application will be launched by August 1, 2012 and we will update via Social Media and E-mail with additional details. Once the application launches, you may register to start it at and then complete the application at your own pace. The Admissions Committee will begin reading applications and inviting candidates to interview as soon as the application is submitted.

Can’t wait to get to know you as you go through the application process to Simon! Have questions? Respond to my blog, email us at or call us at 1-585-275-3533.

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  1. Rahul says:

    Great to know about the 2013 MBA application dates! However, the calendar talks about “One-year Program, June 2013 Entry”… I couldn’t find any information on the same.
    I have over 6 years of managerial work experience and a GMAT of 700, If there is a one-year mba at Rochester I would be more than happy to apply. Would be great, if you can help on this.


  2. lisabravo says:


    Just wanted to direct your questions to the new Simon FT MBA Web Site for further, detailed information- or to our Admissions email-

    Best for your decisions!

  3. Tina says:

    Can I just use the unofficial digital transcripts provided by ETS and GMAT for the application? Thank you.

  4. lisabravo says:


    In order to submit an application, there must be official uploaded documents only.

    Thank you!