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Simon School Career Management posts strong results and improvement for 2012 MBA grads

The results are in and posted and the Simon School Career Management Center has shown a strong result and significant improvement over 2011.  Here’s a snapshot for your referral:

• 93% of students had a job offer within 90 days of graduation
• 92% of students had accepted a job offer within 90 days of graduation
• Two-thirds of employment offers were School-facilitated
• Average Salary for 2012 MBA graduates was $86,553
• Average Bonus for 2012 MBA graduates was $15,318
• Top employers for the past three years include a number of nationally known firms such as: Deloitte, Constellation Brands, Ernst & Young, Citigroup, KPMG, Cognizant, General Electric, Toys-R-Us, Unilever, Nielson, and Bank of America

Interested in seeing the details behind the 2012 Employment Report?  This link provides a broader list of employers, as well as charts that give breakdowns by industry, function, geography, and more.   At the Simon School, we are committed to helping each of our students start on the path toward a successful and rewarding post-MBA career!  Have questions?  Send me an e-mail or post a comment.

Simon launches Master’s degree concentrations in Pricing and Business Analytics

Recognizing an opportunity to fulfill employer demands and seed the business community with the best and brightest career candidates, Simon has introduced specialized MS degree programs in Business Analytics and Pricing. These programs exemplify the school’s commitment to providing students with optimal preparation and a competitive edge at graduation, and meet the evolving needs of employers for graduates with degrees in rapidly emerging fields.

“There is a real thirst in this competitive economic climate for highlytrained employees in specific fields,” said Dean Mark Zupan. “We continue to see a need for graduates carrying specialized, targeted degrees, and we’re thrilled to continue to offer our graduates an innovative education.”

Business Analytics

Understanding the importance of Big Data in business management practices and the rising need for relevant careeroriented applicants, the Simon launched an MS in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. This degree will focus on data modeling, statistical analysis, and working with large data sets in a business context to better prepare students for the challenge of extracting operationally and strategically useful information from large volume, high variety, and fast changing data.  Simon already has a strong reputation of quantitative analysis with many faculty utilizing cuttingedge data modeling and analysis techniques in their research. This concentration will focus on methodology rather than the management discipline. Anticipated enrollment for full-time study will start in fall 2013. Learn More


Perhaps no business function has more of an impact on the bottom line than pricing. The Simon School has offered a Pricing track as part of its marketing concentration for several years. After observing a strong interest among students for a deeper level of expertise in the field of strategic pricing, along with emerging job opportunities among top employers in the field, Simon developed a MS in Business Administration with a concentration in Pricing. The program will consist of a combination of courses on pricing theory and analysis built on a foundation of economics.  Additionally, a practicum course will provide students with a handson opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts of pricing and build their skills in empirical analysis through a variety of analytical pricing tools. Anticipated enrollment for full-time study will begin in fall 2013.  Learn More

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration


Simon School Launches VISION Partnership Program for our Students

This week the Simon community announced the VISION Partnership Program – an initiative designed to foster relationships with students and the business community by engaging our graduate students in short-term consulting projects.  This is a “win-win” opportunity for both parties as it gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learned through real-world business opportunities to strengthen their resume and future employment opportunities.   Our student’s contributions will provide valuable insight to companies by offering expertise and problem-solving in areas such as:

• Price-Point Analysis
• New Product Launches
• Social media marketing
• Digital business strategies
• Investment Analysis
• Profit-Loss Modeling
• Comprehensive Marketing Planning

Consulting projects will be team-based and will include several students and receive oversight and sponsorship from a Simon faculty member.  Simon’s student clubs, particularly the professional clubs, will play an important role in advising the VISION Partnership Program.  We will be leveraging our connections with the Rochester Business Alliance, Rochester Angel Network, and other key community organizations to identify project opportunities.

Rebekah S. Lewin

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration
Univ. of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business
Rochester, New York 14627-0107
Phone – 585-275-3533
Fax – 585-271-3907



Consortium Orientation Program is an Exhilarating Experience!

By Julie:

I was lucky to be chosen to represent our Office of Admissions in attending the 46th Annual Orientation Program for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, in Minneapolis earlier this month.  Joined by other Simon School associates, specifically from the offices of Career Management Center and Student Services, along with four of our current Consortium students, I eagerly welcomed 15 incoming Consortium MBA students for the Class of 2014.   A fantastic group to say the least!  

Consortium OP was an exhilarating but rigorous program for our students; however, the benefits far outweighed their cost of sleep deprivation!  To kick off the conference, we attended several special events hosted by corporate sponsors (i.e. 3M, Target and General Mills—where we were happily greeted and energized by the Grammy award-winning group, Sounds of Blackness!).  Included in the 6-day event was special programming for those interested in pursuing consulting, brand management, finance, healthcare as well as several other areas of interest.  Numerous professional and behavioral workshops were held each day, all leading up to the much-anticipated Career Forum, where each student had the opportunity to interact and interview with representatives from more than 65 top companies. 

By the end of my OP trip, I had formed new friendships and bonded with these amazing students…leaving me even prouder to work at the Simon School.  The experience left me with a renewed ambition not only for my current role as a member of the Admissions Committee, but also to further assist in promoting the Simon School to underrepresented U.S. minorities.