Category: Simon News

Exciting News: Introducing the Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers Program

We are thrilled to announce that Simon Business School has launched a new program: the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics for Managers. With data transforming every industry, this part-time program will provide current managers—or those aspiring to lead—with the critical skills and tools they need to succeed in their careers.

Designed for working professionals, the coursework is structured to allow students to complete the program online in 14 months, with content that is both synchronous (weekday evening courses) and asynchronous. The program format offers access to a top-tier master’s program and the world-renowned Simon faculty, regardless of a student’s location, and also includes three in-person opportunities that foster peer relationships, encourage collaboration with faculty, and link students with industry leaders in analytics.

“Businesses today need managers who can harness the power of analytics to make data-informed decisions, manage risks, and increase efficiencies. This program will teach managers how best to evaluate investments in analytics, determine which tools and data are most critical, and leverage the results to support company goals and add value to their organization.”

Sevin Yeltekin, Dean of Simon Business School

Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers students will be able to take advantage of Simon’s excellence in analytics and leadership development as well as career support from Simon’s Benet Career Management Center—ensuring they are prepared to advance as leaders in a data-focused business environment.

We are currently accepting applications for an August 2022 start; our first deadline is on February 15! For more information, I encourage you to visit our website and register for our upcoming webinar:

Gain Insight into Simon’s Online MS in Business Analytics for Managers
Tuesday, January 25
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
Attendees will receive an application fee waiver

We look forward to connecting and helping you discover if this is the right program for you!

Exceptional Career Outcomes for Simon’s MBA Class of 2021

Our 2021 MBA Career Highlights report has been finalized, and we are excited to share detailed information about our employment results for the Class of 2021 and internship outcomes for the Class of 2022. Here are a few excerpts from the report:

  • 93% of our graduates accepted employment within three months of graduation, and among those employed, 100% accepted offers within the United States
  • The average base salary plus sign-on bonus is $154,529*
  • Our most popular post-MBA functions are Finance/Accounting (33.0%), Marketing/Sales (27.8%), and Consulting (22.7%)
  • Graduates are employed in a variety of industries, with Technology (34.0%), Financial Services (20.6%), and Consulting (16.5%) being the most popular
  • This year, hiring companies for full-time employment include 3M, Accenture, Amazon, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KPMG LLP, McKinsey & Company, Merck & Co., Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nike, and Western Digital, among many others
  • 75.3% of full-time offers were facilitated by the school through its network/resources, job postings, job fairs, and school-facilitated internships
  • 100% of those seeking project work or an internship in the Class of 2022 secured a position
    *Based on U.S. News & World Report calculations

These record-breaking results are a reflection of our ongoing desire and commitment to facilitate excellent career outcomes for all of our graduates. The data include both domestic and international graduates from the Class of 2021 and speak to the hard work and determination of our students, the strong support provided by our Benet Career Management Center and passionate alumni network, and the value of the Simon MBA.

As you plan for your MBA, we encourage you to prioritize completing your online application by our January 5 deadline. (If you apply a few days early—by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1—your application fee is waived! When you’re ready to submit, you’ll bypass the payment page; it’s as simple as that.)

Keep in mind that finalizing an early application will increase your opportunity for merit-based scholarship consideration. If you have questions about the Simon MBA, the STEM-designated option, application requirements, financial aid, or career opportunities, please reach out to let us know how we can assist you.

Simon’s Admissions & Programs office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and all inquiries will be responded to within two business days. Note that with the upcoming New Year holiday, our office will be closed Friday, December 31.

Inaugural Future Business Leaders Case Competition Winners Announced

We are thrilled to announce the winners of Simon’s first Future Business Leaders Case Competition: Ulf Grosseloh, Auraib Naveed, and Mariam Turmanidze! The winners were chosen from a group of 10 finalists, who were selected from the original pool of participants who submitted a case memo.

Ulf Grosseloh poses with a Simon t-shirt during his visit to Rochester.

Simon’s Future Business Leaders Case Competition is designed to give college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates an experiential learning opportunity that can help them explore their interest in business school. Beyond building skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and more, the competition is an excellent addition to a young professional’s résumé and provides a great talking point for networking. The competition was free to participate and conducted in a fully virtual format. No prior business background was required for participation—just an interest in business topics and enthusiasm for learning.

The competition kicked off with an Information Session, which helped those interested in participating learn more about a case competition and why this type of learning experience is widely beneficial regardless of a participant’s professional goals and aspirations. Next, a Prep Session introduced the case, provided instructions for the memo submission and presentation, and included a teambuilding activity. The Simon team also provided tips and resources to assist those who were new to case competitions.

Auraib Naveed poses with her box of Simon gear.

“The Future Business Leaders Case Competition was the perfect opportunity for me to apply my problem-solving skills in a real-world scenario while learning more about Simon Business School and its approach to experiential learning,” said Ulf Grosseloh, one of the competition winners. “The case gave me a better idea about how Simon would prepare me to strategically solve business challenges, while leveraging my analytics and communication skills in the future. I would highly recommend that any student interested in Simon participate in the case! It was fun, exciting, and I learned a lot about the Simon community along the way.”  

All Future Business Leaders Case Competition finalists received prizes, and the three winners received a $250 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to Rochester, guaranteed scholarship if admitted to one of Simon’s full-time MS programs, a trophy, and a gift box loaded with Simon gear! Congratulations once again to Ulf, Auraib, and Mariam!

Due to high interest, the Simon Admissions & Programs office is tentatively planning to host a similar competition in the spring. Please stay tuned for more information!

Rebekah Lewin Honored by The Consortium

The following post is an excerpt from a Consortium blog post titled “The Consortium Recognizes Thought Leaders, Champions of Corporate Diversity with 2021 Awards,” which you can view it in its entirety here. Congratulations to Rebekah on this prestigious honor!

Every year, The Consortium recognizes individuals and organizations that embody its mission with several awards. In 2021, the following honorees set themselves apart by demonstrating courageous leadership, championing corporate diversity, giving back to their communities and advancing the goal of equal opportunity in management. 

Rebekah Lewin
Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award

Established in honor of The Consortium’s founder, Dr. Sterling H. Schoen, this award recognizes individuals for their courageous leadership and commitment to advancing the goal of equal opportunity for underrepresented minorities in American business. In 2021, The Consortium bestowed this award on Rebekah Lewin, senior assistant dean of admissions and programs at the University of Rochester Simon Business School. She is also a long-standing member of The Consortium’s Board of Trustees, most recently serving as vice chair.

“The Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award is particularly meaningful to me. The University of Rochester Simon Business School was the fourth school to join The Consortium, and we have been proud partners for more than 50 years,” says Lewin. “This award not only reflects my professional commitment to diversity and inclusion in education and in business, but also my own personal values. After working at Simon for more than 20 years and implementing initiatives that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we were recently ranked the most diverse MBA program among the top 50 schools rated by U.S. News & World Report. I am deeply grateful to The Consortium for its efforts and for recognizing the value in mine.”