Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    690
  • Program Cost
    $105,392
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    28%
  • Selectivity
    32%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $91,543
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
305 Schlegel Hall
PO Box 270107
Rochester, New York 14627-0107, United States
Website
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Simon Graduate School of Business

About Simon Graduate School of Business

Simon Business School at the University of Rochester offers a highly personalized, global business education experience in a smaller and more intimate setting. Our distinguished faculty and diverse student body help create a truly international experience in a collegial and collaborative business school environment. That global perspective, combined with individual attention and expert coaching, builds strong relationships and prepares our students for the realities of the modern business world.

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Many of the faculty earned PhD's from top-tier universities, I can see their intelligence and experience in their teaching methods. Routinely faculty are recruited to Ivy League schools. It's unfortunate to see them leave, but great that they are well respected enough to earn a job at the highest academic level and at one time I was their student.

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  • Jan 7
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Information Reception Part-Time Programs in NYC

    New York, NY

    Learn more about the Simon Business School’s MS in Finance in NYC and MS in Management in NYC programs.

  • Jan 13
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Inside the MBA - Boston

    Boston, MA

    Interested in learning more about the Simon Business School? Join us at an event and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with admissions officers, alumni, current students, and more.

  • Jan 15
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Inside the MBA - New York

    New York, NY

    Interested in learning more about the Simon Business School? Join us at an event and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with admissions officers, alumni, current students, and more.

About University of Rochester

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Applicants 3.47 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 52
  • Middle 80% 23.04 to 110.28
Admissions Selectivity
32% Simon Graduate School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

690 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
83% 661
86% 690
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 661
32% 32.0
28% 28.0
Female
32% 32
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$29,113 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Financial Services Agency
  • Infosys Limited
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
6% 6
10% 10
710 to 739
20% 20
34% 34
680 to 709
26% 26
28% 28
650 to 679
15% 15
9% 9
620 to 649
13% 13
10% 10
590 to 619
7% 7
4% 4
560 to 589
6% 6
3% 3
530 to 559
2% 2
1% 1
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
3% 3
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 27%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 19%
  • Technology 16%
  • Consulting 11%
Constellation Brands 5
Top Employer
  • Hewlett-Packard Co 5
  • Citigroup 3
  • Deloitte 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% Simon Graduate School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
82% 82.4
61% 60.97325153374234
82% Receive Offers
79% 79.0
56% 55.69710982658959
79% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 12.6
22% 21.9117610062893
13% Receive Offers
16% 16.0
25% 25.424767441860464
16% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Constellation Brands 5
  • Hewlett-Packard Co 5
  • Citigroup 3
  • Deloitte 3
  • Nationwide Insurance 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$97,900.00
68K 125K
Finance/Accounting
42% 41.6
$90,869.00
55K 110K
General Management
8% 8
$87,833.00
60K 135K
Human Resources
2% 1.8
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
26% 25.7
$90,460.00
52K 135K
Information Technology
4% 4.4
$89,200.00
83K 110K
Operations/Logistics
4% 3.5
$88,333.00
80K 95K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
11% 10.6
$101,345.00
73K 125K
Consumer Products
19% 18.6
$87,575.00
52K 106K
Financial Services
27% 27.4
$87,229.00
55K 110K
Government
1% 0.9
Data not provided
Manufacturing
10% 9.7
$98,229.00
72K 135K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4.4
$90,000.00
80K 100K
Non-profit
1% 0.9
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 1.8
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 3.5
$89,000.00
62K 105K
Real Estate
2% 1.8
Data not provided
Technology
16% 15.9
$93,000.00
72K 135K
Other
4% 4.4
$95,750.00
79K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
13% 13.3
$78,400.00
52K 95K
More than one year, up to three years
27% 26.5
$90,904.00
68K 135K
More than five years
38% 38.1
$95,324.00
60K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
6% 6.2
$60,000.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
1% 0.9
Data not provided
North America
93% 93
$91,893.00
52K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
53% 53.3
$91,896.00
52K 135K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
4% 3.8
$102,500.00
95K 110K
U.S. South
9% 8.6
$90,525.00
65K 110K
U.S. Southwest
10% 9.5
$91,550.00
68K 105K
U.S. Midwest
14% 14.3
$86,000.00
70K 106K
U.S. West
11% 10.5
$100,040.00
90K 135K
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Parker Hannifin 4
  • Deloitte 3
  • Novartis 3
  • Excellus/Blue Cross/Blue Shield 3
  • Citigroup 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 97
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Silicon Valley

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$85,851
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $105,392
  • Budget $17,715
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$85,851
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $105,392
  • Budget $17,715
21 Full Tuition Scholarships
$25,735 Average Scholarship Amount 90% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
98% 98
90% 90
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$6,331,000
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
99%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $45,144
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
48 Simon Graduate School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
45% 45
Case study
30% 30
Experiential learning
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Public Policy
  • Strategy
  • Public Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Health Sciences Management, International Management, Computers and Information Systems, Business Systems Consulting, E-Commerce
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Introduced Simon Works portal to manage student career search. Introduced trading simulation suite Tradewind Business into core curriculum. Implemented teaching computing environment to enable students to gain hands on experience in Social Media analysis using statistical tools.

Students: Who are my classmates?

17% Married Students 57% International Students
22% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
72% 72
African American
16% 16
Hispanic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
Asia
47% 47
North America
45% 45
South America
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • VC/ Private Equity
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

11,815 Living MBA Alumni 12 Countries where alumni clubs exist
25 Active alumni clubs
11% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.