From the School

Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York offers a highly personalized, global business education experience. Our world-class faculty and diverse student body, and immerive experiences help make Simon one of the nation's top-ranked business schools. At Simon, you'll be part of a results-oriented but highly intimate community that values teamwork in addition to academic excellence.

Overview

From The School


Simon’s Admissions Committee reads each application individually and evaluates recommendations, teamwork, and communication skills, the nature and scope of prior work experience, the undergraduate academic record, and GMAT or GRE scores. All undergraduate majors are represented in the program.


Applicants
892
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
5.3
Average Age
28

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 15

Round 1
October 15

Round 2
January 5

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered


Simon Business School offers several exciting and challenging program options. Whether you are a young professional just starting your career, or a seasoned veteran looking to sharpen and update your skills, these programs offer full immersion into the business school experience.

Full-Time MBA Study
Simon's Two-Year MBA program is truly the hallmark option for full-time students who are looking to propel their careers with a fully integrated experience. This program includes the opportunity for a summer internship and offers competitive concentrations that provide the practical experience and business skills every professional needs.

Professional MBA (PMBA)
The PMBA program utilizes a partial lockstep, class cohort system in which teams of students take their nine core courses together in a structured program. Then 11 electives are required to complete the desired concentrations. Continuing at two classes per quarter, cohort members typically complete their degrees in 2.5 years. There are two entrance dates, March or September.

Executive MBA Program (EMBA)
The EMBA program offers candidates the same curriculum, resources, and faculty as the full-time program without career interruption. Classes meet every other Saturday, and one Friday per month. Blackboard Collaborate technology allows students to attend the second Saturday online, as needed. As a result, students have the option to attend on campus one weekend per month. Simon also offers an EMBA program in Bern, Switzerland. (The program is completed in 22 months).

MS Programs
Full-Time MS program options include: Accountancy, Finance, Marketing Analytics, and Business Analytics. The MS in Finance, Marketing Analytics, and Business Analytics programs are all STEM-certified programs. Simon also offers a Part-Time MS program in Medical Management.

Academic Programs


Simon’s analytic, economics-based curriculum provides students with powerful and enduring frameworks to explain and predict the behavior of markets, organizations, and individual decision makers. As a result, our graduates are thoroughly prepared to take on the ever-changing marketplace throughout their careers. Our faculty helps them get there not only through a challenging, rigorous education, but also with support, coaching, and personalized instruction. Simon emphasizes teamwork, allowing each student to benefit from the diverse makeup of the student body that has hailed from over 130 different countries over the years and a variety of personal and professional backgrounds. Over 15,000 graduates form an influential network extending around the globe.

THE SIMON EDGE
Simon EDGE is a professional skill development program that augments the technical knowledge students acquire in the classroom with high-impact personal development experiences throughout the course of their MBA. The program focuses on key strengthening competencies today’s employers demand in graduate business students including: problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

First Year Curriculum


Accounting, Analytics, Business Consulting, Business Modeling, Capital Budgeting, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations, and three electives, as well as Business Communications.

Second Year Curriculum


Organization and Strategy, and eight electives.

Areas Of Interest


  • Brand Management
  • Business Systems Consulting
  • Competitive and Organizational Strategy
  • Computers and Information Systems
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences Management
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Pricing
  • Public Accounting
  • Strategy and Organizations

Faculty


The world-renowned Simon faculty is known as much for its excellence in academic research as it is for its instruction and innovation. Simon professors keep the spirit of debate alive and well. You will quickly discover that great minds do not always think alike. Instead, the scholarly insights they offer in class and in print will challenge your assumptions, and build your expertise for success in today’s business climate.


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
94

70.21
Full-time
29.79
Part-time
17.02
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."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

From The School


The Career Management Center team works diligently to develop new and enhance existing corporate partnerships to provide a wide range of career opportunities for both summer internships and full-time career positions.

The CMC’s staff offers a targeted, personalized approach to assist students in identifying, initiating, and implementing highly effective career search plans.

2016 Full-Time MBA Career Placement Results:
95 percent of students secured job placement within three months post graduation. This ranks Simon No. 8 among US business schools for job placement three months post graduation among ranked business schools (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 2016).


Average Starting Salary
$98,640
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
95%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
26%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Finance/Accounting
30%
Marketing
15%
Consulting
9%
Operations/Logistics
5%
General Management
3%
Information Technology
1%
Human Resources
1%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

47%
Northeast
18%
West
11%
Midwest
9%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
International
8%
South
4%
Southwest

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 36% $94,500 $92,028 $70,000 $115,000
Marketing / Sales 30% $91,000 $91,248 $70,000 $120,000
Consulting 15% $120,000 $118,364 $82,000 $145,000
Operations / Logistics 9% $120,000 $119,833 $117,000 $125,000
General Management 5% $105,000 $105,000 $100,000 $110,000
Information Technology 3%
Human Resources 1%
Other 1%

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 25% $97,750 $95,625 $75,000 $115,000
Technology 20% $110,000 $106,604 $85,000 $125,000
Consulting 16% $120,000 $114,273 $70,000 $145,000
Consumer Products 15% $85,000 $86,889 $74,000 $103,000
Manufacturing 9% $90,304 $88,560 $70,752 $100,000
Other 5% $95,000 $101,667 $95,000 $115,000
Government 1%
Media / Entertainment 1%
Petroleum / Energy 1%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 1%
Real Estate 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

Sandeep Pahwa
Vice Chairman/Head of Investment Banking , SE Asia, Barclays Capital

Overview

From The School


In addition to the $150 application fee, tuition is $46,000/year for 2016-2017. Books, fees, room and board, personal, and health insurance expenses are estimated at approximately $21,352 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

FINANCIAL AID


Both US and international applicants are eligible for merit awards. In fact, Simon Business School offers merit-based scholarship support to over 80% of our incoming Full-Time MBA students each year.


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$46,491

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$27,431

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
81%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
81%

New Students Receiving Loans
51%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$46,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$46,000
Fees (In-State)
$1,089
Fees (Out-State)
$1,089

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,800
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,800

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
468
Part Time
57%

Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

24.00%
Minorities
54.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

From The School


Approximately 400 full-time MBA and MS students join the Simon community every year. August entrants complete the first-year core courses during the fall and winter quarters. The majority of January entrants complete core courses during the winter, spring, and summer quarters.

In the MBA Class of 2017, 18 countries are represented; prior full-time work experience averages 5.5 years, and the average age is 28. Women comprise 44 percent of the class.

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


Campus and Location


Simon Business School is situated on the River Campus of the University of Rochester, near the banks of the Genesee River, and three miles from downtown Rochester, New York. It is one of seven schools and colleges within the University of Rochester.

Facilities


The following is a description of Simon Business School facilities:

Schlegel Hall is a four-story classroom and student services building. The building contains nine theater-style classrooms, which seat 35 to 100 students, and 21 rooms for group study. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual technology.

James S. Gleason Hall is the 38,000-square-foot classroom building linked to Schlegel Hall. Gleason Hall houses five classrooms, up to 16 study rooms, and a significantly expanded Career Management Center suite, including eight dedicated interview rooms.

Carol G. Simon Hall houses the school's administration, faculty, and PhD students. Carol G. Simon Hall is linked to Schlegel and Gleason Halls by the Florescue-von Manstein Plaza. The building contains more than 75 offices, several conference rooms, and a variety of lounge spaces for faculty and staff.


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

Address
305 Schlegel Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0107
United States

Phone
585-275-3533

Fax
585-271-3907

Email
admissions@simon.rochester.edu


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