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MORE THAN A CREDENTIAL. A COMPETITIVE SKILL SET FOR YOUR ENTIRE CAREER

Simon Business School has long been regarded as a world leader in quantitative, economics-based education. Our MBA curriculum integrates analytics-based academics with hands-on opportunities to prepare for your career. Courses are designed to provide you with the tools to understand, explain, and predict business behaviors, while staying at the forefront of the global business marketplace.

AN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM THAT ELEVATES YOUR CAREER SEARCH

Newly launched for Fall 2019, Simon’s curriculum will allow you to:

  • Take more electives in the first year, and take them earlier in your program of study. This not only benefits students planning to switch careers, but it provides all MBA students the chance to dig into their area of specialization, and prepare for the job search, sooner.
  • Travel through your curricular experience with a cohort of students with similar career interests. You will do this in your courses, co-curricular activities, and in your Career Action Team—small groups made up of students with similar career interests, advisors, and alumni who meet regularly to share experiences and insights—to create a strong bond with like-minded colleagues who will become your professional network as you enter your career.
  • Enrich your studies by choosing breadth electives designed to bolster professional skills employers desire. We require students to choose at least two breadth electives to ensure every Simon MBA enters the workforce positioned to make an immediate impact.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Elements of Leadership
Negotiation Theory and Practice: Bargaining for Value
Organizational Behavior
Organization and Strategy

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE CORE

As professionals, our graduates analyze data to drive decision-making in any field they pursue. The Simon academic core becomes an enduring framework that helps our graduates distill and analyze complex business challenges and opportunities, act with clarity of thought, and communicate with precision.

At the heart of our academics is the Simon core: nine required courses, a Communicating Business Decisions sequence, and a client project aligned with your future career interests, which together act as the foundation for the rest of your education. The core curriculum defines the Simon MBA and makes our graduates distinct from the rest.

Business Modeling
Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives
Client Project (a project-based course lasting two terms)
Communicating Business Decisions Sequence
Corporate Financial Accounting
Data Analytics
Information Systems for Management
Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Organization and Strategy

FOCUS YOUR STUDIES. DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING

MBA students can sharpen their career goals and take a deep dive in an area of study by choosing a specialization. Arranged into three tracks—Marketing, Consulting, and Finance—our 10 specializations will allow you to customize your MBA experience by building a skill set tailored to the field you plan to pursue. (Alternatively, our general management track allows you to choose from a broad selection of courses.) You can also round out your studies by choosing one or more minors, designed to provide a deeper understanding in six key areas.

DISTINGUISH YOURSELF WITH PROFESSIONAL SKILLS COMPANIES DEMAND

Business theory lays the foundation for success, but recruiters also place a premium on problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. The Simon EDGE is a comprehensive professional skill-building and competency-development curricular and co-curricular program that augments the technical skills you acquire in the classroom with high-impact personal development experiences throughout your MBA program. The goal: positioning you for career success.

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