William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester

Introduction

Simon is an exciting place to study and grow. It is a place where thinkers become leaders, a place where the thirst for knowledge fuels our desire for distinction. We are committed to educating business leaders who are analytical and creative thinkers, as well as effective team players.

To support our efforts, the Simon programs offer several outstanding features, including:

World-Class Faculty. We have a renowned faculty widely considered to be one of the finest in the world. They have founded and continue to edit over eight academic journals, including the highly regarded Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. Simon faculty are also actively involved in advising and interacting with the business community as well as government and regulatory bodies. They serve on boards of major corporations, financial institutions, law firms and government agencies such as the S.E.C.

A New Curriculum, F.A.Ct. Simon has launched a new curriculum that focuses on analyzing complex business problems and developing innovative solutions to those challenges. Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, the Simon School full-time M.B.A. curriculum was augmented to focus on students’ ability to Frame, Analyze and Communicate (F.A.Ct.) when solving unstructured business problems. In the spring of 2006, we held the first annual school-wide case competition for all first-year students in the M.B.A. program. This competition allowed students to tackle real-world problems by identifying the main issues, generating and analyzing potential solutions and presenting recommendations to a panel of alumni and friends of the School.

Student Selectivity. We attract the best and brightest students from around the world. In addition to taking into account G.M.A.T. scores, undergraduate education and G.P.A., we also interview candidates to gauge their interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

Teamwork. We emphasize group work, allowing each student to benefit from the quality and diverse cultural and business backgrounds of their classmates. We also foster a strong partnership between students, faculty and staff in the learning enterprise.

Lifetime Preparation. We offer a cross-functional curriculum grounded in economics. This provides an integrated approach to thinking about management problems and a better understanding of the interactive nature of business decisions. In addition to honing analytic skills, we teach effective writing skills and persuasive oral presentation techniques that ensure success throughout our students’ careers.

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Master

Accelerated M.B.A. Program

Campus Full time 18 months January 2017 USA Rochester

The Simon School is one of only a few top business schools to offer a flexible entry point while still maintaining the same quality of the prestigious Simon M.B.A. degree [+]

Many prospective students weigh the costs and benefits of a traditional two-year M.B.A. versus an accelerated M.B.A. program which typically is a shortened version of the traditional program. The Simon School is one of only a few top business schools to offer a flexible entry point while still maintaining the same quality of the prestigious Simon M.B.A. degree (degree requirements and length of courses are the same as 2-year program entrants).

 

18-Month Program

Students can choose to begin the Full-Time M.B.A. Program in January to allow for an 18-month accelerated version of our M.B.A. The Simon School is one of only a few leading business schools in the world offering this non-traditional entry option.... [-]


Executive M.B.A Programs

Campus Full time 22 months October 2016 USA Rochester

The cross-functional economic foundation of our curriculum allows students to understand the way that organizational problems incorporate finance, accounting, operations, and marketing issues. [+]

Executive M.B.A. Program The Regions Most Rigorous EMBA Program Is Now More Flexible!

 

Alternating Week Format. 

 The Simon EMBA program will now meet on Friday and Saturday every other week. This new, more flexible format reduces by half the amount of workdays lost by students and their employers. Students (especially those from out of town) will save substantially on program meeting and travel costs and experience greater flexibility to accommodate the various other professional and personal demands on their time.

 

Opportunity for Shortened Program Length. 

 The standard program length is still 22 months. However, by offering optional classes in the summer or at night, students are now able to complete an EMBA in as little as 19 months.... [-]


Full-Time M.B.A. Program

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Rochester

The cross-functional economic foundation of our curriculum allows students to understand the way that organizational problems incorporate finance, accounting, operations, and marketing issues. [+]

Full-Time M.B.A. Program

Your decision to pursue an M.B.A. marks one of the most important steps along the path of your business career. More importantly, the place you obtain your degree lays the groundwork for the type of skills you will master and the caliber of professional relationships you will forge.

When you enroll in the Simon School’s Full-Time M.B.A. Program, you will immerse yourself in one of the most challenging and rewarding educational experiences in the world.

 

The Simon DifferenceSmall Size.

Simon prides itself in being the smallest top tier M.B.A. program, with an enrollment of approximately 800 full-time and part-time M.B.A. and M.S. students. The full-time graduating class of 2008 has approximately 150 students, which provides intentionally small core and elective classes and facilitates a highly interactive learning process between fellow classmates and professors. ... [-]


International Executive M.B.A.

Campus Full time 18 months USA

American business is part of a complex and interdependent global economy. Recognizing the opportunities for sharing resources and experience, in 1986 the Simon School became the first accredited U.S. business school to establish a European Executive M.B.A. program. [+]

American business is part of a complex and interdependent global economy. Recognizing the opportunities for sharing resources and experience, in 1986 the Simon School became the first accredited U.S. business school to establish a European Executive M.B.A. program. In January 1995, the Simon School began a partnership with the Institut fr Finanzmanagement at the Universitat Bern, in Bern, Switzerland.

 

Designed for European managers, the Rochester Bern Executive M.B.A. Program consists of 18 months of study, including a six-week summer term in Rochester. The course of study is equivalent to the Rochester executive program and is taught by Simon School faculty along with European professors. Managers are generally sponsored by their organizations and earn a University of Rochester M.B.A. This unique partnership ensures that a global perspective is part of both the Rochester and Bern programs. ... [-]


Joint & Specialized Degree Programs

Campus Full time October 2016 USA Rochester

The Simon School offers a comprehensive array of programs that allows students to receive a first-rate business education tailored to their specific needs. In addition to the Full- and Part-Time M.B.A. Programs, several other opportunities are available to students who wish to pursue coursework within a more specialized context of business management. [+]

Joint & Specialized Degree Programs

The Simon School offers a comprehensive array of programs that allows students to receive a first-rate business education tailored to their specific needs. In addition to the Full- and Part-Time M.B.A. Programs, several other opportunities are available to students who wish to pursue coursework within a more specialized context of business management.

 

M.B.A./Master of Public Health

The three-year M.B.A./M.P.H. program is offered jointly by the Simon School and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the University of Rochesters School of Medicine and Dentistry. Students take courses both at the Simon School and within the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine on the adjacent Medical Center campus.... [-]


M.B.A./Master of Public Health

Campus Full time 3 years October 2016 USA Rochester

The three-year M.B.A./M.P.H. program is offered jointly by the Simon School and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the University of Rochesters School of Medicine and Dentistry. [+]

M.B.A./Master of Public Health

 

The three-year M.B.A./M.P.H. program is offered jointly by the Simon School and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the University of Rochesters School of Medicine and Dentistry. Students take courses both at the Simon School and within the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine on the adjacent Medical Center campus.

 

Students in the M.B.A./M.P.H. program may choose any concentration at the Simon School.

 

Required courses include:

 

All core courses in the full-time M.B.A. program, Eight elective M.B.A. courses, and A core of required courses for the M.P.H. program.... [-]


Part-Time M.B.A. Program

Campus Part time September 2016 USA Rochester

Your decision to pursue an M.B.A. marks one of the most important steps along the path of your business career. More important, the place you obtain your degree lays the groundwork for the type of skills you will master and the caliber of professional relationships you will forge. [+]

Your decision to pursue an M.B.A. marks one of the most important steps along the path of your business career. More important, the place you obtain your degree lays the groundwork for the type of skills you will master and the caliber of professional relationships you will forge.

 

When you enroll in the Simon School’s Part-Time M.B.A. Program, you will immerse yourself in one of the most rewarding educational experiences in the world. The Part-Time M.B.A. Program is as challenging as our full-time program, but it is specifically tailored to the needs of part-time students. That is why our degree requirements and transfer policies differ from those of the full-time program, and why our part-time program allows a more flexible payment schedule.... [-]


MSc

M.S. in Accountancy

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

Simon’s cross-functional curriculum, based upon applied economics, offers students the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to succeed in a complex and ever-changing global marketplace. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

 

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]


M.S. in Finance

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

 

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]


M.S. in General Management

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

This program is designed for individuals with quantitative or technical backgrounds (e.g., computer science, engineering, optics) whose careers would be enhanced by learning the foundations of successful management. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]


M.S. in Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

The Information Systems Management concentration appeals to prospective candidates who are committed to careers in information systems and who need management expertise. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

 

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]


M.S. in Manufacturing Management or Service Management

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]


M.S. in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

The Simon School one-year M.S. with a concentration in Marketing offers a compact, highly-focused program designed to equip students with the skills and experience necessary to excel in a wide range of marketing positions. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Rochester

The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization. [+]

When you enroll in the Simon Schools M.S. program, you have a lot of flexibility. The programs are designed to be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are nine different areas of study from which to choose. The Simon School M.S. degree provides management training for individuals who wish to pursue Finance, Marketing, Accounting, General Management, Medical Management, Information Systems Management, Manufacturing Management, Service Management, or Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

 

As a student in the M.S. program, you will have the opportunity to take classes with M.B.A. students, work on multicultural teams, participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, and receive guidance and assistance from our Career Management Center. The program consists of a balance of theoretical training, as well as applied projects courses. ... [-]