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Financial Times Ranks Simon Business School Among Top 30 in the US

Financial Times Ranks Simon Business School Among Top 30 in the USFinancial Times Ranks Simon Business School Among Top 30 in the USSimon Business School

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Simon Business School is again listed in the annual ranking of the world's best business schools by the Financial Times of London. In its January 27, 2014 issue, Simon is ranked 29th among business schools in the U.S. and 55th among the top 100 business schools in the world (up from 59th last year). Simon has been ranked in the top 30 among US schools in all 16 years since the survey's inception. In specialty rankings, Simon is 4th in the world for finance (up from 7th last year) and 3rd in the world for economics (unranked last year).

""This international recognition from the Financial Times is an honor and a true testament to our world-class faculty and students," says Dean Mark Zupan. "Our ultimate goal is to toughen up our students by preparing them to navigate the challenges that arise in any business environment."

The annual survey, described by the Financial Times as a "comprehensive assessment of the value of an M.B.A. and the schools that offer them," was based this year on information collected from global business schools and their Class of 2010 graduates.

Business schools are ranked by the Financial Times annually based on the following criteria: the career progression accrued from the M.B.A., diversity, and research. Other factors include: placement statistics (such as salary percentage increase and weighted salaries); measures of the diversity of schools' students, faculty, and board members; and statistics of our faculty and their research in 40 internationally refereed journals.

Simon placed 7th in the US for salary percentage increase, tied for 15th in the US for placement percentage three months post-graduation, 24th in the US for value for the money, and 27th in US weighted salary.

"Key measures of a business school are the satisfaction and success of its graduates," says Zupan. "We are immensely proud of our alumni and their accomplishments continue to underscore the value of their Simon education."

The Simon Business School curriculum is an economics-based, analytical conditioning program for the real world; with a core that pushes students to meet highly diverse business challenges. Simon graduates are highly sought after for their rigorous approach to complex management issues and for leading organizations to innovate, grow, and deliver exceptional performance. Our renowned faculty produces groundbreaking ideas that have impacted the way business is conducted around the globe.


Simon offers a rigorously quantitative, economics-based approach to decision-making in one of the most diverse student communities of any business school in America. Our degree programs inspire a new level of clarity: about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary, global workplace; and about professional growth and goals.


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