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A Note from the Deans about the Events in Minneapolis and NYC

Simon Business School, along with the University of Rochester, stands against hatred, bigotry and discrimination of any kind. We are heartbroken to learn of the horrific recent events in Minneapolis, in New York City’s Central Park, and across the country, and are committed to supporting you as we try and move forward and heal. In a message from President Mangelsdorf, she says that “words of acknowledgement and comfort are not enough. Community-engaged action is needed,” and we are committed to educate and empower each other to end this vicious cycle of racism and intolerance, which have no room in our society.

We are a strong, and close-knit community, and we are working with the University and Simon’s Admissions Office and Office of Student Engagement to help us through this dark period in history.

Wishing you all peace and comfort,

Andrew Ainslie                                                         Sevin Yeltekin
Dean                                                                        Incoming Dean
Simon Business School                                           Simon Business School

Greg Bauer                                                              Rebekah Lewin
Associate Dean of Full-Time Programs                   Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Simon Business School                                           Simon Business School

Watch: Recent Graduate Perspectives – MS in Accountancy

Preparation is key. Scott Litvin and Sisi (Gloria) Meng, members of the MS in Accountancy Class of 2019, found the combination of completing the Benet Career Management Center’s online modules before arriving in Rochester and the program’s coursework, which readied them for the CPA exam and for their on-the-job responsibilities, to be a powerful duo.

An MS in Accountancy from Simon will prepare you to take—and pass—the CPA exam. In fact, Simon’s 2017 CPA pass rate was 26% higher than the national average.

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If you’re interested in learning more about our MS in Accountancy program, I encourage you to attend our MS in Accountancy Information Session webinar next Tuesday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. In this interactive session, you’ll hear from a panel of Simon staff dedicated to helping our accountancy students succeed and current students just beginning their Simon careers.

Additionally, our Round 1 application deadline—October 15—is quickly approaching, and we hope to receive your application soon! If you have any questions, please contact us at or (585) 275-3533. 

May 23: Facebook Live Tour of the Benet CMC

Mark your calendar: On Thursday Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, will be hosting a tour of the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center on Facebook Live! Here are the details:

Facebook Live Tour of the Benet CMC
with Rebekah Lewin, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Thursday, May 23 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

We are excited about this opportunity to show you around our completely renovated, newly-named Benet Career Management Center, and we hope you’ll tune in with your questions. In fact, if you would like to submit any questions ahead of time, send them to We look forward to chatting with you soon!

Last Chance: Register for Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming

We are in the final days of accepting registration for Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming, which seemed like a good time to highlight some of the key benefits of visiting campus:ADM17-18-26_ESW_Event_Facebook_Carousel_LR5_3

Make connections with Simon alumni. You will meet alumni with experience at companies such as American Express, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, The Boston Consulting Group, UPS, and more.

Guaranteed admissions interview. On-campus events provide an excellent opportunity to get face time with a member of the Admissions Committee.

It’s free. We offer up to $500 in travel stipends, which covers the cost of travel in most cases. In addition, we cover hotel accommodations for two nights and your meals throughout the weekend.

Grow professionally. Learn how to become a more effective leader and a more well-rounded professional by focusing on how to define your personal brand. Develop skills over the weekend that you can bring back to work on Monday.

Leverage our powerful partnerships. Explore mentorship and professional development opportunities available through our MBA partner organizations, including The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management—Simon’s partner for 50 years.

Last chance to register for

Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming
Friday, October 12, 12:30 p.m.* – Saturday, October 13, 5:00 p.m.
(plus optional evening social event on Saturday)

*Can’t miss work on Friday? Join us on Friday evening for the remainder of the weekend’s programming. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. (Be sure to check “ESW only” when registering.)

If you have questions about the event, please contact us at We hope to see you on campus next weekend!

If you’re looking for general information about our admissions events, check out this archived webinar featuring our MBA admissions counselors and a few current students to learn more!