Tag: "MBA Admissions"

Simon School Full-time MBA Program launches new Web site

By Rebekah Lewin

After lots of planning, programming and testing, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new University of Rochester, Simon School Full-time MBA program web site.  This is the perfect place to learn more about our 2-year, 18-month Accelerated and 1-year MBA program options to determine what format is best for your background and career interests.  We also provide opportunities for you to meet our current students and alumni, interact with Admissions officers, and explore the process for admission and scholarship consideration.  If you are hoping to visit campus or connect with an Admissions officer near your current location, we list all of our upcoming campus events and recruiting travel for the summer and fall.  Most importantly, when you are ready to apply for 2013 entry, we provide tips on the application process, and the link to complete the online application, at your convenience, leading up to one of our application deadlines.

Check out our web site and let us know what you think!  We’ll look to connecting with you soon.

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

MBA and MS Essay Topics for 2013 Application

By: Rebekah

Greetings from the MBA/MS Admissions Office! As we prepare for the 2013 Simon School full-time MBA and MS application cycle, I wanted to share details related to the application process.

2013 Full-time MBA and MS Application Deadlines
Apply early for your best opportunity for scholarships
Application Due: Notification By:
One-year Program, June 2013 Entry October 15
November 15
January 5
March 15
January 15
February 15
March 31
April 30
Two-year Program, (Aug. 2013 Entry)

MS Programs (Aug. or Sept. 2013 Entry)
October 15
November 15
January 5
January 15
February 15
March 31
Last deadline for International Students March 15 May 20
Last deadline for Domestic Students May 15 July 15

MBA and MS Essay Topics for 2013 Application:

Essay #1: Describe your post-MBA or post-MS career plans. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? What aspects of the Simon School program make it a good choice for your graduate study? (500 word maximum)

Optional Essay: Share any information that you think is important in the evaluation of your application, including any concerns you think the Admissions Committee may have regarding your application. (500 word maximum)

Additional Information:

The rest of the online application process is straightforward and similar to prior years:

· General biographical background data
· Transcripts for all schools attended (uploaded to online application)
· GMAT or GRE score report (uploaded to online application)
· TOEFL (International Applicants) – Waived if you hold a degree from an English-speaking college
· At least 1 but no more than 2 professional recommendations (submitted online)

Our 2013 online application will be launched by August 1, 2012 and we will update via Social Media and E-mail with additional details. Once the application launches, you may register to start it at www.simon.rochester.edu/applynow and then complete the application at your own pace. The Admissions Committee will begin reading applications and inviting candidates to interview as soon as the application is submitted.

Can’t wait to get to know you as you go through the application process to Simon! Have questions? Respond to my blog, email us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or call us at 1-585-275-3533.

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.

Simon and Forté Foundation present…

by Alyssa Epstein

The 3rd Annual Forté Foundation Career Lab hosted by the Simon Graduate School of Business and co-sponsored by Gamma Phi Beta is this Friday, April 22nd 4:30-8:30pm in Schlegel Hall. We invite all undergraduate women with an interest in pursuing an MBA or a career in business. The event is free to attend, and there will be complimentary pizza, salad, beverages and dessert.

The Forté Career Lab Events provide college-aged women with information about business options available to them once they graduate, including seeking a career in business and a graduate business education. Diverse and successful women leaders discuss their paths, and provide insight on how the MBA has played a key role in their lives. Women seeking undergraduate degrees in all areas of study are invited to participate. We hope to see you there!

Sign up here: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=9222