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Simon Business School at the University of Rochester


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School Data

Annual Tuition: $49,000

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $49,000

Acceptance Rate: 17%

Full-Time Enrollment: 219

Average GPA: 3.53

Median GMAT: 680

Median GRE: 316

International: 43%

Minority: 35%

Female: 43%

Male: 57%

Average Age: 28

Application Deadlines: Round 1: October 15, 2021 | Round 2: January 5, 2022 | Round 3: February 15, 2022 | Round 4: March 31, 2022 | Round 5: May 1, 2022

The Simon MBA: What You Need To Know

Ranked the most diverse full-time program among top business schools by U.S News & World Report, Simon Business School is dedicated to EDI: equity, diversity, and inclusion. “Our dedication to equity and inclusion empowers our graduates to positively impact the companies where they work and the communities where they live,” says Rebekah Lewin, senior assistant dean of admissions and programs. 

The Simon community is small by design, with an average class size of between 108-115 students. A smaller cohort allows for an array of perspectives and opinions, where students challenge each other in new ways that will prepare them for the challenges they will face entering the workforce. Among other materials, applicants are asked to submit GMAT or GRE scores, and two essays; one focused on goals, and the other explaining the applicant’s commitment to EDI. 

Simon’s two-year MBA offers an economics-based approach to decision-making. “Our degree programs inspire a new level of clarity about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary global workplace, and about professional growth and goals,” says Lewin. 

The curriculum has a reputation for quantitative work with nine required courses; a Communicating Business Decisions sequence, and a client project aligned with future career interests. While there is a focus on quantitative thinking, students will also work closely with the Benet Center to develop soft skills that help them become competent and capable leaders. 

Simon secures the title as the first business school in the U.S. to offer a STEM-designated option for its full-time specializations, which benefits students by helping them stand out in the job market. Simon offers 10 specializations under three tracks; Asset Management, Banking, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital & Private Equity under the Finance Track, Brand Management and Product Management under the Marketing Track, and Operations, Pricing, Strategy, and Technology under the Consulting Track.

With success in mind, Simon requires full-time students to complete a summer internship where they can practically exercise the skills they’ve learned in their MBA in an actual business setting. 

Students often participate in learning opportunities such as international immersions, working abroad with real businesses and stakeholders, case competitions where they craft and present solutions to real-world problems, and service/industry-focused clubs to enhance professional development and create a positive impact within the community. 

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Contact Information

500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd
Gleason Hall 245
Rochester, NY 14627
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From Simon

Ranked by US News & World Report #1 Most Diverse Full-Time MBA Program, Simon offers a rigorously quantitative, economics-based approach to decision-making. Our degree programs inspire a new level of clarity: about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary, global workplace; and about professional growth and goals.

Simon is the first business school in the US with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated option for each of its full-time MBA specializations. A STEM-designated MBA can help you stand out in the job market and gives international students the ability to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) for an additional 24 months, for a total of three years of US work eligibility without H1B sponsorship.

Recruiters are consistently impressed with Simon students’ command of a variety of analytical tools and their ability to bring a strategic mindset to the problem at hand. The Full-Time MBA Class of 2018 had 93 percent of students accept job offers within three months post graduation. Average overall compensation package (salary plus bonus) was $122,000, up $6,000 from the previous year. Simon students were hired by leading employers including Amazon, Accenture, Barclays, Citigroup, Deloitte, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, PwC, and UBS.

Helping you achieve your desired career outcomes is our newly launched Integrated Student Experience (ISE). One of the most cohesive, career-focused student experiences of any MBA program, Simon’s ISE closely links your coursework, co-curricular activities, and career search to ensure you are market-ready for your internship and full-time job.

The Simon student community is small by design and intentional in its inclusiveness. In fact, Simon has one of the most diverse MBA programs of all the top business schools. An extraordinary array of perspectives is always close by. Students push one another to listen in new ways and turn differences into a competitive edge; you’ll enter the workforce ready to lead the kind of cross-functional, multicultural teams that define today’s successful organizations.

Simon Distinctions:

  • The first business school with a STEM-designated option for each of its MBA specializations
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