From the School

At Simon Business School, our success comes from teaching our students how to analyze problems and create innovative and solid recommendations for business strategy. As a result, our graduates can confidently communicate their work and drive the most important business decisions. It?s the difference between presenting sound solutions and simply selling fast and easy answers.


Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 700
GPA
3.24 - 3.59

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 15

Regular Application Deadline
January 5

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Round 1
October 15

Round 2
January 5

Round 3
February 15

Round 4
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
87

81.6
Full-time
18.4
Part-time
16.1
Female


Students Say

There's no denying that Rochester 's William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration is an academic powerhouse. Trust us—you'll need a strong work ethic to get through the "rigorous" curriculum. After all, Simon places a "heavy emphasis on quantitative analysis and economics." On top of that, the school operates on a "ten-week quarter system" so classes "move very quickly."

Many MBAs are drawn to the program due to the school's high ranking finance and accounting departments. Fortunately, while it's definitely a "quant school," Simon still manages to foster a "very collaborative environment." As a very happy second-year adds, "I get the sense that I'm not only building a strong professional network once I graduate, but a whole new set of friends."

Additionally, Rochester MBAs are privy to "top-notch" professors who frequently demonstrate "progressive way[s] of approaching and solving problems." Simon instructors are also "incredibly knowledgeable in their fields and a source of invaluable information, mainly in the realms of finance and economics." And they tend to go "out of their way to ensure students are grasping the material." Indeed, they are "willing to meet outside of class to cover any material [with which] you are having difficulty." As a pleased first-year MBA explains, "All of them have responded to inquiries I've made outside of class rapidly and, due to the small class sizes, they quickly recognize you and get to know you as a student." MBAs here also happily report that the administration is equally "engaged" and "alert to [student] interest and concerns."


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Marketing

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$102,046
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
75%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Finance/Accounting
27%
Marketing
23%
Consulting
5%
Operations/Logistics
3%
General Management
3%
Human Resources
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

32%
Northeast
17%
Midwest
17%
West
13%
South
11%
International
9%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

The Career Management Center at Simon is designed to help turn students' profession- al dreams into a reality. MBA candidates can take advantage of individualized career counseling and reap the benefits of mock interviews and resume development sessions. Impressively, the center has dedicated experts on staff that cover specific industries like technology, healthcare, brand management, energy, consulting and operations and finan- cial services. These specialists work aggressively to maintain relationships with employers and business leaders, connecting these individuals with Simon students and graduates.

Employers who frequently recruit and/or hire Simon MBAs include: Accenture, Expedia, Inc., American Express Company, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Bank of America, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Citigroup, Comcast and Wells Fargo.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 37% $105,000 $105,027 $75,000 $137,000
Marketing / Sales 27% $94,300 $94,381 $65,000 $143,000
Consulting 23% $108,585 $111,372 $75,000 $147,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $90,000 $86,000 $65,000 $103,000
Human Resources 3%
Information Technology 3%
General Management 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 27% $105,000 $109,467 $100,000 $137,000
Consulting 20% $113,500 $113,083 $75,000 $147,000
Manufacturing 16% $99,000 $97,058 $73,500 $115,000
Technology 12% $100,000 $103,700 $75,000 $143,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 8% $98,300 $94,767 $65,000 $112,000
Government 1%
Petroleum / Energy 1%
Other 1%

Prominent Alumni

Douglas Petno
CEO, Commercial Banking, JP Morgan Chase

Mark Grier
Vice Chairman, Prudential Insurance Co.

Jay Benet
Vice Chairman/CFO- Travelers Companies

Mark Ain
Founder and Chairman/Kronos Incorporated

Pramit Jhaveri
CEO - Citi India

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$46,245

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$26,319

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$46,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$46,000
Fees (In-State)
$1,212
Fees (Out-State)
$1,212

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,925
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,925

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,300
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,300
Academic Expenses
$1,965

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
211
Part Time
57%

Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

27.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
51.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

Rochester MBAs take pride in describing their fellow students as "very ambitious," "hard working" and "intellectually capable." They are also "culturally diverse" and highly "wel- coming." While everyone seems to be "proud of their backgrounds," they strive to "join together to form a common collective at Simon for the benefit of all." Indeed, they are truly "focused on ensuring the team does well [as opposed to] individual students."

During the week, most students are focused on the "academic grind," either attending classes or working on projects. And they can often be found hanging around local cafes "study[ing], mingl[ing] and coach[ing] each other." The campus itself is "beautiful" with "great facilities." And it's "always buzzing with activities."

Finally, we're told that "Rochester is a nice small city with enough things to do." However, "don't expect a NYC level of nightlife and entertainment." Thankfully, "there's enough to do, you just have to spend a little more time finding the options. A car/bike is a must, as public transit is really spotty. Overall, though, great place to spend two years."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Rebekah S. Lewin
Asst Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
245 Gleason Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0107
United States

Phone
585-275-3533

Fax
585-271-3907

Email
admissions@simon.rochester.edu


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