Simon Business School

Simon Ranks No. 2 in Finance and No. 5 in Economics

Financial Times of London has ranked Simon Business School No. 2 in the world for finance and No. 5 in the world for economics in specialty rankings published on January 30, 2017.

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Meet 11 members of the MBA Class of 2018 and see why Poets & Quants says that "The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester is one program that isn’t afraid to be different."

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Simon Tops The List for Women in Business School

The recent Poets and Quants report, "By The Numbers: Are Women Really Making Progress At Business School?" recognized Simon for a 28 percent increase in female students over the past 16 years. Women currently make up 44 percent of the MBA class.


Full-Time MBA Class of 2016

The leading areas of concentration of this year’s Full-Time MBA class are: finance, marketing, competitive and organizational strategy, and corporate accounting.

The business school that will change your life.

Today’s business world demands a tougher kind of preparation. Get your degree from a school that offers it. At Simon Business School, we have a curriculum grounded in analytics and economics. Our approach provides you with enduring frameworks for solving problems and making decisions in today’s data-rich environment. Our expert faculty is here to coach you and develop you so that you are ready for the future of business. Find out why our graduates are ready for today’s competitive business world.


Full-Time MBA Program

Our full-time MBA program matches your drive to succeed with a professional skill set that lets you stand out from the competition. It is a program designed for those looking to propel their careers with a fully immersive business school experience; a deep dive that delivers results.

Full-Time MS Programs

A Simon MS degree can provide the right foundation to help you get ahead. Our one-year specialized programs are for early career candidates looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of their chosen field to advance and accelerate their career. We offer MS Programs in:

Executive MBA and Part-Time Programs

The Executive MBA program is tailored for business leaders who want the full MBA experience without career interruption. Additional part-time MBA and MS options allow working professionals to maximize their learning at an accelerated pace and fit school into busy schedules.


Experience Simon

Join an elite cohort with similar goals and equal drive. Simon students represent some of the best and brightest business minds from around the world. Our smaller size means you will build meaningful relationships with faculty and students, and make connections that will last a lifetime.

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    Michael D. Grover

    Executive MBA, Class of 2015

    Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

    Five Star Bank

    “It had been twenty years since I was in a classroom. I knew Simon was going to be challenging, but what I’m learning in the Executive MBA program has me thinking more strategically. Simon is introducing and reinforcing concepts that are useful as I progress in my career.”

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    Neelima Sharma

    MS in Finance, Class of 2015


    Pico Quantitative Trading

    “The finance knowledge I gained at Simon will open new opportunities for me. Before Simon, I knew physics, optics, and IT operations. Now, no matter what direction the market turns, I have equipped myself for success.”

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    Matt Legere

    Professional MBA, Class of 2015

    Multimedia/Web Developer

    Harris RF Communications

    "The accelerated pace of the PMBA program is a perfect fit for my schedule; it allows me to not only continue working, but also immediately apply concepts covered in the classes to my position at Harris.”

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A Global Network of Alumni

Representing more than 80 countries, the Simon alumni network is an important resource that can help with everything from career opportunities to doing business in the global marketplace.

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Most represented countries


Hong Kong

South Korea
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
United States


Meet Simon Alumni

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    Margot Anich

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2015

    Solution Design, Manager


    “I chose Simon for its rigorous curriculum, intimate class setting, and world-renowned professors. I knew leaving my job to attend business school full-time would be a worthwhile venture, and I knew Simon would offer a real return on my investment.”

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    Doug Petno

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1989

    Finance, Business Environment and Public Policy

    Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Banking Division,

    JPMorgan Chase

    Chief Operating Officer of JPMorgan Chase Commercial-Banking Division. Petno has an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, and a BA in Biology from Wabash College.

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    Yiran (Amy) Zeng

    MS in Accountancy, Class of 2013

    Americas Assurance Service

    Ernst and Young LLP

    “Simon seems to cultivate students who decide on a career as professional accountant,” she says. “The smaller class sizes help ensure more interactions with professors and classmates.”

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    Lance Drummond

    Executive MBA, Class of 1985

    Director, Board of Directors Freddie Mac

    TD Canada Trust

    “The Simon EMBA program gave me an economic framework that both shaped my business thinking and helped me develop as a leader. Each day, as I interact with others to solve tough, complex problems, I apply what I learned at Simon.”

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    Anthony Santos

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2014

    Corporate Accounting, Competitive and Organizational Strategy

    Vice President, Global Consumer Banking Treasury


    As a merit scholar and president of the Simon Financial Management Association, Anthony Santos understands the value of a business education from one of America’s top institutions. “Simon Business School offers a program that is academically rigorous,” he says.

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If you have been thinking about enhancing your professional prospects, exploring entrepreneurship, or changing your career, now is the time to consider Simon Business School. Fill out the short form below and a Simon representative will contact you.

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(585) 275-3533

Executive MBA
(585) 275-3439

Part-Time Programs
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Call Us

Full-Time Programs
(585) 275-3533

Executive MBA
(585) 275-3439

Part-Time Programs
(585) 275-3439