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2011 Financial Times Rankings

By: Crissi

The Simon School is again ranked among the world’s top business schools by the Financial Times of London. In the January 31, 2011 issue, the Financial Times ranked Simon 5th in the world for economics and 6th in the world for finance. Overall, Simon is ranked 26th among U.S. business schools and 52nd among the world’s top 100 business schools. Other key areas of improvement in our rankings over previous years include: value for the money, career progress, aims achieved, percentage of female students, percentage of female board members, percentage of international faculty, and percentage of international students.

Simon is proud to be known for our strengths in economics and finance; this is a strong endorsement of the effectiveness of our economics-based and analytical approach to the curriculum. Again we rank highly for value or return on investment metrics, a key point for students to consider when choosing to invest time and resources into a MBA program.

At Simon we pleased to once again be ranked among the top business schools in the world, and we remain committed to a process of continuous improvement in keeping with the University or Rochester’s motto Meliora or “ever better”. And an added bonus: all Simon students receive a free subscription to the Financial Times available in the Simon classrooms.


A New Simon Degree comes to New York City

By: Crisandra Harrison

Before launching into the details of this exciting new program of study, I think it is important to acknowledge where the idea came from: Simon students.  Simon students are passionate and creative, often coming up with great suggestions to better the Simon School as they go through their student experience.  These students graduate and become amazing business leaders.  However, while their creative minds are in the halls of Simon, we strive to learn as much as we can about their ideas and experiences. 

Dean Mark Zupan teaches a class called ‘Meliora,’ the University of Rochester’s motto meaning ‘ever better.’  Students who enroll learn about the administration of the Simon School.  The culminating project is presenting a proposal for an initiative to better the Simon School.  The winning team – as chosen by the Dean, faculty and alumni – receives a cash prize and capital to invest into bringing their project to fruition.  In 2009, a team of MBA students in the Meliora class recommended bringing a MS Finance degree program to New York City.  They won the competition and now Simon is proud to introduce a new 13-month part-time program designed for working professionals in early March 2011.

Why a MS in Finance? Simon has always had strength in the area of finance.  The rankings prove it: #5 in the world for finance according to the Financial Times of London in January 2010; #13 in finance according to U.S. News and World Report in May 2010; and overall #4 in the U.S. for return on investment in Business Week in October 2008. Additionally, there has been significant growth in popularity of specialized master’s programs in the U.S. over the past several years.

Why in New York City?  New York City is home to more than 3,000 members of the Simon alumni community.  With Simon’s strength in finance and our analytic, economics-based approach to management education, this new program will be a great fit for working professionals seeking an advanced degree in the world’s financial capital.

Key Program Details:

  • Ten courses conducted on alternate weekends in midtown Manhattan, including the world-renowned faculty from your Simon experience;
  • Two courses held in residency weeks at our Rochester campus and in Europe;
  • A convenient schedule that allows participants to maintain their professional commitments while gaining a world-class education and developing a network of peers from the Tri-State region; and
  • The opportunity to apply all MS credits earned toward a Simon MBA with an additional year of study in Rochester.
  • Click here to view the Simon MS Finance in NYC Brochure

To learn more about this new program, visit: www.simon.rochester.edu/msfnyc.  Manhattan information receptions will be held on November 9 and December 14, or our offices can be contacted directly at msfnyc@simon.rochester.edu to learn more.

Simon grads are satisfied with their B-School choice

The most recent Forbes publication on b-school rankings lists the top 10 business schools with the most satisfied M.B.A. grads… and Simon ranked #8 in US schools.

The list of schools was created from data based on a June 2009 survey of 17,000 business school graduates from the Class of 2004 at 103 schools.  The survey data collected information about a student’s satisfaction in 3 areas: current jobs, M.B.A. education and how well their school prepared them relative to other business school graduates.

If you are interested in what makes Simon grads satisfied with their choice, you can find comments from Simon alumni in the video section of our websitehere and also find profiles of Simon alumni on our website here.

See below for a list of the top 10 US schools or vist the original Forbes article here.

U.S. Schools With Most Satisfied Graduates

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  2. The Wharton School
  3. Chicago Booth School of Business
  4. NYU Stern School of Business
  5. Brigham Young University
  6. Haas School of Business
  7. Dartmouth College (Tuck)
  8. UCLA Anderson
  9. University of Rochester (Simon)
  10. University of Virginia (Darden)