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Simon Ranked #29 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek

No. 29_cropI am pleased to share the following very exciting news with you: Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Simon Business School among the top 30 business schools in the US for its MBA program. This is part of the 2019–20 Best B-Schools ranking and is based on survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and recruiters about their goals and experiences, in addition to compensation and job-placement data.

Simon has long been regarded as one of the best business schools in the world, and we are pleased to be recognized for our world-class MBA program. This year’s ranking places Simon in top positions in a variety of areas, including: 

  • No. 29 for the Full-Time MBA Program
  • No. 31 for Compensation
  • No. 4 for Learning
  • No. 36 for Networking
  • No. 29 for Entrepreneurship

These rankings are a positive reflection of the students, faculty, and staff at Simon. If you’re interested in one of our master’s programs, it is important to note that our faculty teach and our staff support across all programs, and our MBA ranking is a strong signal of the value you can expect while studying at Simon—no matter which degree you pursue. 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? Find out—apply now.

We wish you the best as you prepare for business school! If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (585) 275-3533 or admissions@simon.rochester.edu.

The Simon MBA is Poets & Quants’ Program of the Year

We have exciting news to share: Poets & Quants recently named us the 2018 MBA Program of the Year! The selection was based largely on the option to pursue a STEM-designated MBA regardless of a student’s specialization and our newly-launched curriculum.

P&Q program of the yearBoth the STEM-designated MBA option and our revamped curriculum build on our foundation of quantitative and analytics-based study to continue to ensure our MBA graduates arrive on the job with technical tools and leadership skills that positively impact a company’s bottom line.

The STEM-designated option signals quantitative rigor to employers who are eager to hire leaders with expertise in managing data and analytics across many industries and functions, while also allowing international students to work in the US for up to 36 months on a student visa if hired in a STEM-eligible role. Our recent curricular innovation tailors students’ coursework and co-curricular activities to align with their career goals and ensure that our MBA students are prepared to immediately add value in their new roles.

“For the MBA program, it is a great signal to the marketplace that we are giving students these analytical skills that are so valued in the workplace,” said Dean Andrew Ainslie. “This is a signal to recruiters about the quantitative and analytical nature of our programs.”

We are confident a Simon MBA will uplevel your analytical skills and empower you to make data-driven decisions throughout your career. If you’re interested in determining if you’re a fit with the Simon MBA program (and if Simon is a fit for you), we invite you to check your eligibility—receive personalized feedback about your candidacy before you submit your application! Simply:

  • Send us an email with a copy of your résumé or CV (and test scores, if you have them)
  • We’ll respond with suggestions on how to present your strongest application—ways to highlight your strengths and discuss any weaknesses in the best way

If you have questions, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533. We hope to hear from you soon!

Simon Introduces STEM MBA Option

We are thrilled to share very exciting news with you: Simon Business School has received a STEM designation for its full-time MBA program and is the first MBA program in the country where a STEM option is available for every specialization.

“Since our curriculum is heavily weighted toward quantitative analysis, we felt like this made a lot of sense for our students,” said Andrew Ainslie, dean of Simon Business School. “Data analysis has been at the cornerstone of what Simon has been doing for decades, and we like to think that this designation is recognition of a ‘job well done.’”

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We have seen a trend of increased demand for a STEM-focused program from domestic and international students because of the career opportunities the designation opens. It signals to corporate recruiters that students will arrive on the job with analytic tools and leadership skills that impact a company’s bottom line.

In addition, a STEM designation helps international students transition to employment in the United States. Students receive an additional 24 months optional practical training (for a total of 36 months), which helps to bridge the gap between a student visa and a work visa if they secure a STEM-eligible role.

We invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity during our upcoming webinar, Introduction to Simon’s STEM MBA Option, on Thursday, August 23, at 12 p.m. EDT. Rebekah Lewin, our assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, will be hosting the interactive session, and she looks forward to answering your questions!

The STEM MBA option will be available for all full-time MBA students starting this fall. Be among the first to benefit from this unique designation among US MBA programs—earn an MBA that’s more than a credential: apply now.

Simon MBA No. 9 in the US for Entrepreneurship

We are excited to share some news with you: Simon Business School has been ranked No. 9 in the US and No. 19 in the world in a ranking of the top 50 MBA programs for entrepreneurship by Financial Times.

TopMBAforEntrepreneurship_FT2018This specialty ranking is derived from the core data Financial Times collects during their annual global MBA ranking and uses a weighted average of entrepreneurship criteria based on alumni survey responses. Within the Entrepreneurship category, Simon performed well in Equity (% of entrepreneurs who raised at least a third of equity via private investors) and Still Operating (companies that were still operating at the end of 2016). We also received high marks in all of the alumni network categories as well as the extent to which the School helped to both start and staff the business. This ranking is a testament to the School’s longstanding entrepreneurial focus and our strong partnership with the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship.

We are so proud of our graduates and their success in start-ups and innovative small businesses. (In fact, one of our 2016 MBA graduates was recently featured in The New York Times for his entrepreneurial venture: Mo Shaikh co-founded the tech start-up Meridio—a Brooklyn company focused on introducing blockchain technology to real estate.) We seek to continue our momentum in this field and can’t wait to see the future accomplishments of our Simon MBAs.

To learn more about our world-class MBA program, please visit our website or contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu to speak with one of our admissions officers.