Simon Business School

Simon Ranks No. 2 in Finance and No. 5 in Economics

Financial Times of London has ranked Simon Business School No. 2 in the world for finance and No. 5 in the world for economics in specialty rankings published on January 30, 2017.

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Meet 11 members of the MBA Class of 2018 and see why Poets & Quants says that "The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester is one program that isn’t afraid to be different."

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Simon Tops The List for Women in Business School

The recent Poets and Quants report, "By The Numbers: Are Women Really Making Progress At Business School?" recognized Simon for a 28 percent increase in female students over the past 16 years. Women currently make up 44 percent of the MBA class.


Full-Time MBA Class of 2016

The leading areas of concentration of this year’s Full-Time MBA class are: finance, marketing, competitive and organizational strategy, and corporate accounting.

The business school that will change your life.

Today’s business world demands a tougher kind of preparation. Get your degree from a school that offers it. At Simon Business School, we have a curriculum grounded in analytics and economics. Our approach provides you with enduring frameworks for solving problems and making decisions in today’s data-rich environment. Our expert faculty is here to coach you and develop you so that you are ready for the future of business. Find out why our graduates are ready for today’s competitive business world.


Full-Time MBA Program

Our full-time MBA program matches your drive to succeed with a professional skill set that lets you stand out from the competition. It is a program designed for those looking to propel their careers with a fully immersive business school experience; a deep dive that delivers results.

Full-Time MS Programs

A Simon MS degree can provide the right foundation to help you get ahead. Our one-year specialized programs are for early career candidates looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of their chosen field to advance and accelerate their career. We offer MS Programs in:

Executive MBA and Part-Time Programs

The Executive MBA program is tailored for business leaders who want the full MBA experience without career interruption. Additional part-time MBA and MS options allow working professionals to maximize their learning at an accelerated pace and fit school into busy schedules.


Experience Simon

Join an elite cohort with similar goals and equal drive. Simon students represent some of the best and brightest business minds from around the world. Our smaller size means you will build meaningful relationships with faculty and students, and make connections that will last a lifetime.

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    Charles J. Guarino

    Executive MBA, Class of 2015

    Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing

    Five Star Bank

    “One of the things I value the most out of the Executive MBA program is the team setting and the opportunity to work in groups. I have a great study team, which includes a doctor, a state trooper, and two engineers.”

    See the full profile for Charles J. Guarino
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    Neelima Sharma

    MS in Finance, Class of 2015


    Pico Quantitative Trading

    “The finance knowledge I gained at Simon will open new opportunities for me. Before Simon, I knew physics, optics, and IT operations. Now, no matter what direction the market turns, I have equipped myself for success.”

    See the full profile for Neelima Sharma
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    Linh Phillips

    Part-Time MBA, Class of 2013

    Consumer Research Analyst,

    Constellation Brands

    “My goals are to continue to advance and leverage the qualitative and quantitative skills I acquired in the program to become into a best-in-class leader.”

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  • Oct 152017Full-Time MS Programs Application Deadline

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A Global Network of Alumni

Representing more than 80 countries, the Simon alumni network is an important resource that can help with everything from career opportunities to doing business in the global marketplace.

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Most represented countries


Hong Kong

South Korea
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
United States


Meet Simon Alumni

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    Margot Anich

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2015

    Solution Design, Manager


    “I chose Simon for its rigorous curriculum, intimate class setting, and world-renowned professors. I knew leaving my job to attend business school full-time would be a worthwhile venture, and I knew Simon would offer a real return on my investment.”

    See the full profile for Margot Anich
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    Doug Petno

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1989

    Finance, Business Environment and Public Policy

    Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Banking Division,

    JPMorgan Chase

    Chief Operating Officer of JPMorgan Chase Commercial-Banking Division. Petno has an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, and a BA in Biology from Wabash College.

    See the full profile for Doug Petno
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    Yiran (Amy) Zeng

    MS in Accountancy, Class of 2013

    Americas Assurance Service

    Ernst and Young LLP

    “Simon seems to cultivate students who decide on a career as professional accountant,” she says. “The smaller class sizes help ensure more interactions with professors and classmates.”

    See the full profile for Yiran (Amy) Zeng
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    Tom Kelly

    Executive MBA, Class of 2010


    Optimax Systems, Inc.

    "I built relationships there that I'll have the rest of my life. And now, some of our key business offerings at ITX—like Technology Strategic Planning—have parts and processes that come directly from classes I took at Simon."

    See the full profile for Tom Kelly
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    Anthony Santos

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2014

    Corporate Accounting, Competitive and Organizational Strategy

    Vice President, Global Consumer Banking Treasury


    Anthony Santos understands the value of a business education from one of America’s top institutions. “Simon Business School offers a program that is academically rigorous,” he says.

    See the full profile for Anthony Santos
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    Tim Holland

    Professional MBA, Class of 1996

    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (BRE, BNL, and BTR)

    Broadstone Real Estate

    “Simon changed the way I looked at operations and gave me the skills to make processes more efficient. My MBA helped develop an analytical approach towards operations that I’ve been able to apply throughout my career.”

    See the full profile for Tim Holland

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Call Us

Full-Time Programs
(585) 275-3533

Executive MBA
(585) 275-3439

Part-Time Programs
(585) 275-3439