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Calendar and Curriculum

Build the skill and experience to handle any business situation.

When you’re a business leader, problems don’t come to you gift-wrapped. At Simon, our curriculum balances immersive experiential learning opportunities and world-class instruction to provide you with the tools you need for complex decision-making. Our professors and instructors are thought leaders in their fields and the go-to experts in the analytics- and economics-based approach that cemented Simon's place as one of the world’s top business schools. Our Frame, Analyze, and Communicate (FACt) curriculum will also equip you with the critical skills you'll need to stand out to recruiters as a top candidate and define your career.  

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is provided by the Simon Business School Registrar's Office and includes important dates for each academic quarter, including drop/add periods, midterm and final exams, and scheduled breaks and details on the timing for courses we anticipate offering in the academic year. It is a general calendar and does not include all the specific details for each program entry point.

Class Schedules

Course Catalog


Curriculum

Most students pursue their MBA for one reason: to advance their careers. At Simon, every aspect of our program is designed around that goal. We call it our Integrated Student Experience. It means that everything you do here—including your coursework, co-curricular activities, and career search—is intentionally connected and focused on positioning you for career success.

Full-Time MBA Program Year 1

CORE COURSES

GBA 411
Business Modeling

FIN 402
Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives

MKT 441, CIS 461, OR FIN 434
A project-based course lasting two terms

MGC 401, MGC 402
Communicating Business Decisions Sequence

STR 421
Competitive Strategy

ACC 401
Corporate Financial Accounting

GBA 401A
Structured Problem Solving

GBA 412
Data Analytics

CIS 401A, CIS 401B
Information Systems for Management

STR 401
Managerial Economics

MKT 402
Marketing Management

OMG 402
Operations Management

15 ELECTIVES, INCLUDING 2 BREADTH ELECTIVES

Enrich your studies by choosing breadth electives designed to bolster professional skills employers desire. We require students to choose at least two breadth electives to ensure every Simon MBA enters the workforce positioned to make an immediate impact.

CAREER PLANNING AND SUPPORT

During the spring and summer—before you’ve even set foot on campus—we’ll help you explore areas of study to find one that matches your interests and talents.

YOUR CAREER ACTION TEAM

When you arrive on campus, you’ll be placed into your Career Action Team, or CAT. These small groups, made up of students with similar career interests, advisors, and alumni, meet regularly throughout the program to share experiences, exchange insights, and network.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in case competitions, pro bono consulting projects, student clubs, and other activities that enrich and round out your MBA studies.

  • Consulting Club
  • Simon Data Analytics
  • Net Impact
  • Real Estate Association at Simon (REAS)
  • Simon Accounting Association (SAA)
  • Simon Entrepreneurs Association (SEA)
  • Simon Finance and Investment Club (SFIC)
  • Simon Health Sciences (SHS)
  • Simon Marketing Association (SMA)
  • Simon Pricing Club
  • Simon School Venture Fund
  • and more

TREKS AND IMMERSIONS:

Through a mix of coursework, discussions with local government and business leaders, and on-site visits to leading companies and organizations, you'll experience the world of international business first hand.

10 SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Asset Management
  • Banking
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations
  • Pricing
  • Product Management
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
 
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