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Simon School Announces One-Year MBA Program

The Simon School of Business at University of Rochester is pleased to announce that recruiting has begun for our inaugural cohort for the One-Year MBA* program.  This degree is designed for prospective students who have found their chosen field and are now ready to advance their career.  It is particularly designed for candidates who have four or more years of career-relevant work experience and are building within their current functional career path.  The one-year structure includes the Simon integrated core, a series of courses that provides a solid foundation and framework for management education.  One-Year MBA candidates take four fewer courses than the flagship Two-Year MBA, but still complete one concentration among an array of elective options.  This adjusted curriculum, along with a June 2013 entry, will allow students to finish the program in 12 months, graduating in June 2014.

Interested in learning more?  Visit our website for details on the One-Year MBA program structure, study plan, and a comparison between our Two-year, One-year and 18-month accelerated MBA program formats.  You can always contact us at 1-585-275-3533 or admissions@simon.rochester.edu to ask questions or schedule time to talk with an Admissions Officer.

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

*Enrollment for the first class will begin in June 2013, pending New York State Education Department approval.

April showers bring May lilacs!

By: Dana

It’s May and the Lilac Festival is almost here!  An annual Rochester tradition, the Lilac Festival is a 10 day free festival with art exhibits, a parade, food vendors,  live entertainment, and of course a gorgeous display of colorful lilacs throughout Highland Park.  This year the festival is set to take place May 11th-20th.

As noted on the Lilac Festival’s official website, Highland Park displays over 500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 lilac bushes- so be sure to bring your camera!  First planted in 1892 by horticulturist John Dunbar, the assortment has turned into the world’s largest lilac collection, bringing visitors from all over the globe to participate in this annual celebration.  Over the course of the 10 day event, the festival brings in well over a half-million visitors.  So how did the festival get started?  In short, the first Lilac Festival informally began in May of 1898 when a crowd of thousands gathered at what is now known as Highland Park to see the lilac collection in bloom.  On May 24, 1908 Rochester celebrated its first “official” Lilac Sunday, which later extended to Lilac Week.  From there, a parade was introduced that started downtown to the park’s summit, and in 1979, Lilac Week was renamed Lilac Festival (http://www.lilacfestival.com/highlandpark.html).  200+ years later, crowds still gather to see the lilacs, take in the entertainment, and celebrate the start of spring.

The festival is perfect for all ages, and includes free children’s entertainment during the week and weekends.  You can participate in the Medved Lilac 10k and 5k family fun run on Sunday, or watch the lilac parade featuring various marching bands, and decorated floats.  There are also 2 arts and crafts shows during the weekend featuring local and national artists.  For a full list of exhibitors, entertainment schedules, special events, and directions, be sure to check out the lilac festival website online!


Experience Simon!

By: Rebekah

The University of Rochester, Simon School Admissions office is busy preparing for our upcoming Experience Simon Weekend event for admitted full-time MBA and MS students on April 27 – 29, 2012.  We will facilitate opportunities for students to gather information about area housing, student clubs and organizations, and life in Rochester while networking with current students and other admits.  There will also be a case study session with one of our Operations Management faculty members – Greg Dobson and optional campus tours for any students who are visiting for the first time.

New this year, we have added a session for our foreign nationals to connect with the International Services Office (ISO) on the student visa process and the support available for International Students while in Rochester.  We are also introducing a 4-hour seminar with the Simon School Career Management Center (CMC) to help incoming students understand the timeline and steps to prepare for their internships or full-time job search.  Several staff from the CMC will lead sessions on developing your pitch to employers, and will also outline the summer pre-enrollment deliverables, group webinars and individual sessions that they will be offering to our incoming students.  We are pleased to have one of our alums, Dennis Pidherny who is Senior Director, Sector Head, Public Finance – U.S. Public Power with Fitch Ratings joining us to deliver after-dinner remarks on Saturday night.

Admitted students have one last opportunity to log into their Admit portal to register and attend.  We hope to see you next weekend!

Learn something different everyday at…Simon

By:Bonnie He Liu

Hi everyone! Hope that you all have enjoyed your new year so far. How is it going with your “New Year Resolution”?  One of my personal goals is to learn something new every day. I am excited to learn any piece of information or knowledge that is new to me. 

Recently I have been attending a Culture and Conversation Workshop, which is supported by the English Language and U.S. Culture Program (ELUSC), along with the Career Management Center (CMC) of Simon School. In this workshop we had a lot of interesting topics such as: the Super Bowl and rules of the American football game; those $3.5 million per 30 seconds commercials during Super Bowl; the “Linsanity” effect caused by the Harvard graduate NBA player Jeremy Lin, impromptu presentations, and non-verbal communication skills etc. Sounds interesting right? Yes they really are. We played football ourselves in class, held a “press conference” to interview Jeremy Lin and his team, ranked the Super Bowl commercials, and then made one minute presentations on chosen topics. During the workshop instructors from ELUSC helped improve our oral English and presentation skills. I found that really helpful! I learned more of American culture, plus gained new skills I need for the professional world.

I did not attend the ELUSC program offered in the summer before I started my MBA study, but should have. This program can really help international students in many ways to better prepare for their MBA life in the U.S. Some of my classmates who attended ELUSC told me that they even had case competitions and other interesting subjects. So I would like to recommend the ELUSC program to the international students who will come this fall since you can learn something new and different early on! If you would like to learn more about ELUSC, please check the Simon’s website at http://www.simon.rochester.edu/programs/elusc/index.aspx.
All right, I need to finish my homework for Financial Statement Analysis. This course is demanding but extremely useful and can be regarded as one of the “must take” courses in Simon, if you want to concentrate on finance. I will tell you about that later so just stay tuned.

P.S. Have you submitted your application yet? Don’t forget that the final application deadline for international students is March 15th. Still have question about the MBA program? Feel free to raise your inquiries to the Admission Office! And I would also love to help if you have any questions so you may contact me at he.liu@simon.rochester.edu.

Good luck and looking forward to meeting you soon at Simon.