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Simon Business School Executive MBA Program Evolving to Meet Professional and Industry Needs

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The Simon Business School Executive MBA Program, the second oldest in the world among top-tier business schools, is enhancing its academic and program offerings to meet the needs of today's business leaders. Starting in September 2014, Simon will offer an innovative hands-on leadership module and an online component to allow busy executives to attend classes on campus just once a month.

The new yearlong leadership module provides a framework for personal leadership and expands professional development offerings. This modular format allows for a seamless integration of our leadership content with the rest of the academic schedule. The online component engages the ‘right' use of technology to maximize students' time management with fewer hours away from work.

"Our goal is to continue to provide the rigorous Executive MBA education our students expect in the best possible time frame, while responding to the needs of our corporate partners," says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon Business School. "Leadership development is a pivotal aspect of being a successful manager in today's global marketplace. We are making a significant commitment to expanding our students' skills in this area."

The leadership module complements an existing yearlong business plan course, and global management electives that provide immersion and understanding of macroeconomic trends, particularly in Europe and Asia. Students develop a robust network in Rochester and beyond, through Simon's Executive MBA Program in partnership with the University of Bern (Switzerland) and MS in Finance and MS in Management programs based in New York City.

"Our executive MBA program is designed for those ready to lead their organization, and with these enhancements, we are providing a comprehensive set of skills: analytical, strategic, and interpersonal," says Carin C. Conlon, assistant dean for executive and professional programs.

"As the business market faces increasing cost pressure, we have restructured the program so that it will provide more flexibility in balancing work and program schedules," explains Clifford W. Smith Jr., Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance and economics. "Moreover, we believe that the technology has evolved to a point where we can offer students more flexibility to participate from a remote location."

For more information or to register for the Simon Executive MBA Program, visit http://simon.rochester.edu/emba or contact Carin C. Conlon, Assistant Dean for Executive and Professional Programs, at (585) 275-3439.

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