University of Rochester - Simon Business School
Simon MBA: More than a credential.
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 was 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.
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 2021 accepted job offers within three months of graduation at leading employers such as 3M, Accenture, Amazon, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KPMG LLP, McKinsey & Company, Merck & Co., Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Pfizer, Inc., and Western Digital, just to name a few.
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: U.S. News & World Report: No. 2 most diverse MBA program among top-50 business schools (2022); Bloomberg Businessweek: No. 25 overall among US business schools (2021); The Economist: No. 16 overall among US business schools, No. 3 for ROI based on percentage increase on pre-MBA salary (2021); 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); Poets & Quants' 2018 MBA Program of the Year
Starting Date: July
Application Deadlines: October 15, January 5, February 15, March 31, May 1
- Average age is 28 years
- 4.8 average years of work experience
- 58% male and 42% female
- 23 countries of origin
- 34% of US students are African American, Black, Latin American, or Hispanic American
- Undergraduate degrees include: 42% Business and Commerce, 21% Math and Science, 15% Humanities and Social Sciences, 11% Economics, and 11% Engineering
All data for the MBA Class of 2023 is accurate as of September 2021.
GMAT/GRE: Middle 80% on GMAT is 590-710; Middle 80% on GRE Quantitative is 147-166; Middle 80% on GRE Verbal is 150-164
University Degree: Bachelor's required
Language Fluency: English
English Language Exam: TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test accepted, but is waived for applicants who have attended 3 or more academic years (at least 6 semesters/9 quarters/9 trimesters, not including summers) of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction.
All data accurate as of September 2021.
Application fee: $90
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.