This unique program allows qualified University of Rochester undergraduates to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in just five years. If you have an above average academic profile and experience in business-related internships, you may be able to substitute your senior year with the first year of the Simon MBA program.
Unfortunately, there are no merit-based scholarships for 3-2 students; however, during the fourth year of study (first year of MBA) you may receive merit- and need-based financial aid. Fifth year students typically borrow money or use personal resources to finance their final year of MBA study.
Make no mistake, this is a rigorous and challenging program, but it is one that could forever shape your career and get you started on the path to success a year earlier than most undergraduate and MBA options. Many 3-2 students find it difficult to maintain their undergraduate responsibilities in their fourth year, so it’s a good idea to talk to a Simon Admissions representative about any sports or extracurricular activities prior to your application.
While completing the first three years of your bachelor's degree at the University of Rochester, you must:
- Complete your major and distribution requirements
- Choose your own path (classes, majors) while completing some quantitative courses such as accounting, statistics, algebra, and calculus
- Become involved in activities that match your passions and demonstrate your potential for leadership
- Complete business-related internships or jobs that will broaden your experiences
- Take the GMAT between September and January of your junior year
- Apply for admission between January and May of your junior year