Simon Business School

Full-Time MS Class of 2016 Employment Summary

2016 was a good year for Simon’s MS employment within all major disciplines. The number of postings from alumni and employers worldwide has grown exponentially, and our focus has been on expanding interview opportunities in our Rochester and New York City locations.

Our business development team has increased the number of companies open to sponsoring Simon international candidates from 15 percent to nearly 50 percent. We are continuing that effort on the East Coast and West Coast in key industries such as financial services, consulting, and technology, which combined hired nearly 80 percent of our graduates this year.

Master's in Accountancy Major Employers

87% accepted employment three months post graduation

  • Autocraft USA LLC
  • Barkan Management Co., Inc.
  • Chang & Deka, LLC
  • Changjiang Securities
  • China Airline
  • CITIC Securities Company Limited
  • Donghai Securities
  • EisnerAmper, LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • Guotai Junan Securities, Co., Ltd.
  • Hongjiu Angel Investment, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • LeEco
  • Memsic
  • Michael Page
  • Orient Appraisal
  • Origene
  • PwC
  • PVH Corporation
  • RSM US LLP (formerly McGladrey LLP)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Simon School
  • Twain Financial Partners

MS CLASS of 2016 OVERALL Profile and Summary

1.4 was the average years of work experience - 24 was the average age84% Accepted employment three months post graduation - $53,000 was the average total compensation


Placement by region was 58.8% in the northeast, 15.5% in the west, 10.1% in the midwest, 6.8% in the south, 4.1% in the southwest, and 2.7% in the mid-atlanticPlacement by industry was 53.4% in financial services, 16.4% in consulting, 10.6% in other industries, 10.1% in technology, 3.7% in consumer products, 3.2% in health care and non-profit, and 2.6% in media entertainment

78%of new hires were placed in the U.S. with a mean base salary of $56,60022% of new hires were placed outside the U.S. with a mean base salary of $31,000

Mean Base Salary by Degree

Mean base salary for Finance was $59,000 and for Accountancy it was $60,000Mean Base Salary for Marketing Analytics was $57,000 and Business Analytics was $64,000

Graduate Hire Rates

87% Domestic graduates placed84% International graduates placed

CPA Exam Pass Rates

CPA Exam  University of Rochester United States
2016 55.2% 48.7%


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MS Class of 2016 Employment Report

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