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Simon School Offers Accelerated Professional M.B.A. Program

Simon School Offers Accelerated Professional M.B.A. ProgramSimon School Offers Accelerated Professional M.B.A. ProgramSimon Business School

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New Part-Time Program Creates Faster Track for Working Professionals

Rochester, N.Y.―May 24, 2010—The Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester is expanding its portfolio of M.B.A. options for working professionals with its new Accelerated Professional M.B.A. (PMBA) Program.

            Starting in September 2010, the partial lock-step PMBA program will enable working professionals to pursue their advanced business degree in an evening format over an estimated two and a half year period. Teams of students will take their core courses together in a structured fashion and will have the option of taking electives based on the concentration(s) they wish to pursue.

            “This new program enhances our array of M.B.A. options for working professionals, complementing our Executive M.B.A. and Part-time Flexible Programs,” says Dean Mark Zupan. “Several top-tier business schools have instituted similar programs with great success, enabling working professionals to earn a graduate business degree in a shorter time frame with the added benefit of working on diverse teams and learning from their peers. We believe the time is right to offer this program in the Upstate New York region.”

            Need and merit-based partial scholarships are available to support the accelerated pace. The deadline to apply is August, 15, 2010 for September admission.

            For more information, please visit our Web site at or contact Janet Anderson, Director of Executive Education, at (585) 275-3439 or Stefanie Bascom, Director of Part-Time Recruitment, at (585) 275-3533, or e-mail


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