University of Rochestor (SIMON)

Last updated on June 5th, 2019

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No. 13 TOP MBAs FOR WOMEN IN THE US – Financial Times, 2018

THIS IS YOUR TIME TO REFLECT, REFLEX AND TAKE RISKS, BELIEVES UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (SIMON).

Mission: The university believes in coming up with an exceptionally qualified generation of women and not only this, women make up one-third of the MBA class at Simon—a significant increase over the past 16 years.

They partner with the Forte Foundation, and they are one of the top choices for companies seeking to substantially increase the number of women in management.

Location: It is located on the University’s River Campus in Rochester, New York. It was renamed after William E. Simon, the 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury, in 1986.

Duration: URs’ MSBA is STEM-oriented and allows International students to work in the US for 36 months.

Curriculum: It is designed in a manner that helps students translate the analysis into decisions that will improve business performance and effectively present complex data to high-level decision-makers. For detailed information on the Full-Time MS in Business Analytics Program, the students can download the course catalog.

Admission Requirements:

  • PERSONAL QUALITIES AND LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
  • Simon gathers a pool of students who have well- developed communication skills. The committee uses the admissions interview, combined with your résumé and essays, to assess the qualitative aspects of your application.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE AND GOALS
  • Simon considers work experience to include both internships and/or post-baccalaureate experience. The quality and quantity of working experience, combined with career goals, are equally evaluated.

  • ACADEMICS
  • The admission team review GMAT and/or GRE exam scores and the overall results, as well as your quantitative and verbal distribution on the exam. Specific review of the business, accounting, and mathematics grades, as well as your overall trend through the bachelor degree, is considered in addition to your cumulative GPA.

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
  • Simon requires students with excellent English communication skills. They recommend a minimum TOEFL score of 100 with sub-scores in the mid-20s or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 with sub-scores of at least 7.

    Class size: 95
    Women Candidates: 65%
    Male Candidates: 35%
    Average age: 25 years
    Scholarship Rate: 60%
    Tuition fees: $67,250/year
    Companies hiring SIMON MS talent: 270
    Employment Rate: 94%
    Roles post MSBA:
    Graduates from this program are prepared to work in a variety of industries and roles, including Fraud protection in the Financial Services sector, Health care risk prediction, National security, Mortgage analytics, Insurance analysis.

    Leading Hiring Companies: Amazon, Bayer, Constellation Brands Inc., EY, FedEx, GEICO, Goldstate Capital Fund Management Co. Ltd., GroupM, IRI, JC Jones & Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Moody’s Analytics, Nielsen, Novantas, The Hertz Corporation, Western Digital.