Simon Business School
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At Simon, you will be a leader. With more than 30 student clubs and organizations, you'll be able to strengthen your leadership and teamwork skill set.

Explore opportunities to lead

Learn by Doing.

If you're ready to experience business firsthand and challenge yourself to solve complex business issues, we can provide you with the tools and support you need to succeed.

Discover how you will learn by doing

Inspire Change.

Make a difference in the community. We'll connect you with exciting opportunities and provide you with powerful tools to bring new ideas to life.

Find out how you can inspire change


The Office of Student Engagement
Your Ally and Advocate

At Simon, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) plays an integral role in our Integrated Student Experience. OSE staff will get to know you and your career goals so we can help enrich your Simon experience with academic support, co-curricular activities, and other opportunities to complement your chosen specialization—from student clubs and case competitions to guest lectures and alumni panels. The teamwork and leadership skills you'll build along the way will help you stand out, no matter where your post-Simon career takes you.


Graduate Business Council

The Graduate Business Council (GBC) is the voice of the student body. In addition to representing Simon students, the GBC also supports events and activities that engage the whole community.

  • Graduate Business Council sponsored event - the Blackjack Ball - 960 x 600Blackjack Ball
  • Graduate Business Council sponsored event - the Diversity Fashion Show - 960 x 600Diversity Fashion Show
  • Graduate Business Council sponsored event - the Hult Prize Case Competition - 960 x 600Hult Prize Case Competition

2017 Graduate Business Council President Sebastian Nsanzugwanko - 600 x 600"The Graduate Business Council is one of the most effective platforms for students to affect change, especially during these exciting times at Simon. I encourage all Simon students to work together with the GBC and other leadership bodies to strengthen our sense of family and help our community be the best we can be—academically, professionally, and socially."

- Sebastian Nsanzugwanko
Graduate Business Council President
MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

Learn more about the GBC

Inspire Change

Social Entrepreneurship

At Simon, MBA students have the opportunity to explore the emerging trend of purpose-driven corporations—businesses that apply the tools and strategies of private enterprise to develop creative solutions for the public good. Balancing academic study with hands-on projects, our process helps you gain a deep understanding of the structural, financial, operational, and regulatory frameworks surrounding public issues. Equipped with these insights, you’ll be challenged to create market-based and efficient solutions that positively impact the community.

Academic Exploration

This course examines how social entrepreneurs can apply business tactics and market efficient forces to generate solutions for prominent social and economic issues in Rochester, including:

  • Reducing poverty
  • Increasing access to capital
  • Promoting business growth
  • Delivering public health services
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy environment

Find out how you can inspire change

Award-Winning Startup

Recognizing a lack of access to healthy food in Rochester’s urban areas, Simon students created a Wi-Fi enabled frozen food vending machine that gives citizens easy access to healthy foods while efficiently managing inventory and reducing costs. This innovative startup won first place in the social/nonprofit category at the New York State Business Plan Competition.

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