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A New Simon Degree comes to New York City

By: Crisandra Harrison

Before launching into the details of this exciting new program of study, I think it is important to acknowledge where the idea came from: Simon students.  Simon students are passionate and creative, often coming up with great suggestions to better the Simon School as they go through their student experience.  These students graduate and become amazing business leaders.  However, while their creative minds are in the halls of Simon, we strive to learn as much as we can about their ideas and experiences. 

Dean Mark Zupan teaches a class called ‘Meliora,’ the University of Rochester’s motto meaning ‘ever better.’  Students who enroll learn about the administration of the Simon School.  The culminating project is presenting a proposal for an initiative to better the Simon School.  The winning team – as chosen by the Dean, faculty and alumni – receives a cash prize and capital to invest into bringing their project to fruition.  In 2009, a team of MBA students in the Meliora class recommended bringing a MS Finance degree program to New York City.  They won the competition and now Simon is proud to introduce a new 13-month part-time program designed for working professionals in early March 2011.

Why a MS in Finance? Simon has always had strength in the area of finance.  The rankings prove it: #5 in the world for finance according to the Financial Times of London in January 2010; #13 in finance according to U.S. News and World Report in May 2010; and overall #4 in the U.S. for return on investment in Business Week in October 2008. Additionally, there has been significant growth in popularity of specialized master’s programs in the U.S. over the past several years.

Why in New York City?  New York City is home to more than 3,000 members of the Simon alumni community.  With Simon’s strength in finance and our analytic, economics-based approach to management education, this new program will be a great fit for working professionals seeking an advanced degree in the world’s financial capital.

Key Program Details:

  • Ten courses conducted on alternate weekends in midtown Manhattan, including the world-renowned faculty from your Simon experience;
  • Two courses held in residency weeks at our Rochester campus and in Europe;
  • A convenient schedule that allows participants to maintain their professional commitments while gaining a world-class education and developing a network of peers from the Tri-State region; and
  • The opportunity to apply all MS credits earned toward a Simon MBA with an additional year of study in Rochester.
  • Click here to view the Simon MS Finance in NYC Brochure

To learn more about this new program, visit: www.simon.rochester.edu/msfnyc.  Manhattan information receptions will be held on November 9 and December 14, or our offices can be contacted directly at msfnyc@simon.rochester.edu to learn more.

New Simon Club for Finance students

By Rebekah:

Winter greetings from the Simon School Admissions office!  As of January 2010, we now offer a new student-led club to enhance the technical knowledge of individuals who are interested in careers in Trading, Investment Management and Equity Research (TIMER) from a practical point of view. Market TIMER is committed to enhancing the image of the graduates from the MBA and MS Finance programs interested in Trading, Investment Management and Equity Research, by educating them about the industry and job functions available after a Simon degree.

Below you will find details on the specific deliverables that TIMER offers to our student body:

  • The club will hold knowledge sharing sessions and encourage members to play an active part by submitting financial models and research reports related to the specific job function. The club will forward these reports to Simon Alums who oversee this club and thus showcase the talents of the club member in terms of internship and full time job search.
  • The club, with support of Alumni and 2nd year students who have experience in these fields in their past or during their internships, will bestow conceptual and practical knowledge to the club members who are making career changes into this field.
  • The club intends to assign each active member an Alumni mentor in their respective fields; These Alums will guide club members in improving their reports, conducting mock interviews and improving the students network in the career path they are identify. We are excited about the new options that are available to MS Finance and MBA students who are seeking a career in Trading, Investment Management, and Equity Research as this will complement our existing Financial Management Associate student club.