Category: Simon News

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.”

Simon MBA Ranked Most Diverse Among the U.S. News Top 50 Business Schools

In a major milestone for a school already renowned for its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access, U.S. News & World Report has announced that among the 2020 full-time MBA programs ranked within the top 50, Simon is the most diverse MBA program (No. 1) in a list of highly-ranked public and private business schools. The term “most diverse” is defined by the percentage of African American, Black, Hispanic American, and Native American students enrolled in our Full-time MBA program last year. You can find more information here.

Simon Business School not only boasts a diverse student profile; an essential part of our mission is to foster diversity of thought throughout our wide breadth of curricular and co-curricular activities in order to help develop their students into global business leaders. The full-time MBA Class of 2022 hails from 19 different countries; 46% of its domestic students are from historically underrepresented groups, and 42% of its full-time MBA students are women.

Simon’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been long-standing. In 1968, we were one of the first schools to join The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which promotes diversity among American businesses. We also partner with other organizations supporting students from traditionally underrepresented communities, including Prospanica, Forté, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and ROMBA, to name a few.

Sevin Yeltekin, dean of Simon Business School, noted that “it is encouraging to see an acknowledgment of our efforts by an objective third party such as U.S. News. As Black History Month [begins], this recognition is even more meaningful. It’s also an excellent opportunity to heighten the conversation on this critical issue.”

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values deeply rooted in Simon’s identity and are a core part of the school’s guiding principles. Dean Yeltekin adds, “While we celebrate this important milestone by U.S. News, we also recognize the work and commitment required to make our school, community, and workplace ever better.”

The Economist Ranks the Simon MBA No. 25 Overall, No. 16 in the US

We are very pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: The Economist ranked Simon No. 25 overall and No. 16 in the US among the world’s top full-time MBA programs. Simon was also ranked No. 3 for percentage increase on pre-MBA salary, which is an excellent indicator of the return on investment your degree from Simon will provide.

If you’re interested in one of our MS programs, it is important to note that our faculty teach and our staff support across all programs, and our MBA rankings are a strong signal of the value you can expect while studying at Simon—no matter which degree you pursue.

The past year has been challenging, and The Economist ranking is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and success of the students, faculty, and staff at Simon. We seek to continue our momentum by recruiting top students to our programs and providing a premier graduate school experience. Our ultimate goal is the success of all our graduates, and this goal is at the heart of everything we do.

Where will Simon take you? Apply now to find out. Remember, if you apply by our Round 3 – February 15 deadline, your application fee will be reduced to $50 (originally $90).

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Admissions team.

Simon’s MS in Finance Program Ranked No. 3 in the US by Financial Times

MSF_Ranking_2020_Social_1We are pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: Simon Business School has been ranked among the top ten business schools in the US for its STEM-designated MS in Finance program by Financial Times. Simon is ranked 3rd in the US in this year’s survey of pre-experience finance programs.

The ranking is a weighted average of alumni career progress, school diversity, international course experience, and faculty research. While Simon performed well across multiple criteria, we performed particularly well in career progress. This area is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni work for before their master’s and today.

Simon has long been regarded as one of the best business schools in the world, with particular strength in finance, and we are pleased to again be recognized for our world-class MS in Finance program by Financial Times in its June 15, 2020, issue. It bears testimony to the leadership provided by our faculty in this field for almost 50 years and the Benet Career Management Center’s support for our MS students.

Our graduates obtain employment in a variety of finance roles at companies such as Bank of China, BlackRock, Bloomberg, China Everbright Limited, CICC, Citigroup, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Guotai Junan Securities, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Moody’s Investors Service, Morgan Stanley, and Standard Chartered Bank.

To learn more about our world-class MSF program, please visit our website or contact us to speak with one of our admissions officers.