University of Rochester - Simon Business School


University of Rochester - Simon Business School

Simon MBA: More than a credential.

University of Rochester - Simon Business School
We’ll show you how a deep understanding of economics, combined with an intensive quantitative focus, gives you a cohesive, evidence-based approach to decision-making. You’ll graduate with the confidence to frame problems more effectively, uncover patterns that motivate and drive markets, and use data to persuade and inspire.
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Every component of the Simon MBA was designed with your career goals in mind—small class sizes, an elite cohort, an analytics-based curriculum, and expert career coaching.

In addition, Simon is the only 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.

Earn an MBA that’s more than a credential in a community that’s small by design and intentional in its inclusiveness. In two years you’ll build your professional network and create lasting and meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and staff. Those connections matter: 93% of the Class of 2018 accepted job offers within three months of graduation at leading employers such as Amazon, Accenture, Barclays, Citigroup, Deloitte, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, PwC, and UBS.

Program Info

Type of Course: Two-Year Full-Time MBA
Accreditation: Simon Business School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB) since 1966.
Rankings: Financial Times: No. 13 in the US and No. 21 in the world among the top MBAs for women (2018), No. 9 in the US and No. 19 in the world among the top MBAs for entrepreneurship (2018), No. 5 in the world for finance and No. 4 in the world for economics (2019); The Economist: No. 3 in the US for ROI based on percentage increase on pre-MBA salary (2018); U.S. News & World Report: No. 13 for placement three months post graduation among ranked business schools (2018); Poets & Quants' 2018 MBA Program of the Year
Starting Date: July
Application Deadlines: October 15, January 5, February 15, March 31, May 1

Student Body

  • Average age is 28 years
  • 5.9 average years of work experience
  • 58% male and 42% female
  • 18 countries of origin
  • 40% of US students are underrepresented minorities, including 26% African American, 11% Hispanic American, and 3% Native American
  • Undergraduate degrees include: 32% Business and Commerce, 28% Humanities and Social Sciences, 19% Engineering, 14% Math and Science, and 7% Economics

All data for the MBA Class of 2021 is accurate as of August 2019.


GMAT/GRE: Middle 80% on GMAT is 580-730; Middle 80% on GRE Quantitative is 144-165; Middle 80% on GRE Verbal is 148-163
University Degree: Bachelor's required
Language Fluency: English
English Language Exam: TOEFL or IELTS accepted but waived for applicants who have attended three years at and received a baccalaureate or master's degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction

All data accurate as of August 2019.


Application fee: $90
Tuition: $46,000/year
Estimated cost of living per year: $13,300
Scholarships available: All candidates are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships; in fact, 85% of students receive a scholarship from Simon, ranging from $5,000 to full tuition

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