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Choosing the best Executive MBA program for your career goals and lifestyle is an important decision. Our admissions team can work with you to determine how Simon can help you achieve your goals. Our selection process is based on your business experience, academic achievement, professional growth potential, and motivation and drive to succeed in an analytically rigorous, growth-minded program.
Our Admissions staff takes the time to get to know each applicant personally. We encourage you to reach out to us early to help you strengthen your application and identify scholarship opportunities.
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In addition to the deadlines above, we accept applications on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply in any of the rounds, the sooner you’ll hear back from us.
THAN JUST BUSINESS SKILLS.
Managers preparing for the next phase of their career, promoting change in their organization, increasing their business performance, or redefining their personal goals. 10–15 years of experience preferred. Simon’s Executive MBA is a non-visa sponsoring program.
If you have less work experience or prefer in-person study, explore Simon’s Professional MBA program.
Simon offers the option to apply without a GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment score! Schedule a chat with a counselor to learn more.
The program is $2,072 per credit hour plus program fees, which covers required course material, software, meals, events, and other expenses associated with the program.
Merit scholarships are available for all qualified candidates. Learn more about scholarships for active duty and military veterans, nonprofit professionals, and University of Rochester employees and alumni below. In addition, candidates may earn a scholarship to the EMBA program by participating virtually in our annual case competition and Simon Games scholarship competition.
There are also a variety of loan options available for part-time students. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We are proud to include our on-campus NROTC Instructors as students in our Executive MBA program. In addition, we participate in the Veteran’s Alliance, a student affinity group supporting all active military and veterans on campus. Along with the University, we are pleased to participate in the Rochester Pledge, our commitment to the Yellow Ribbon scholarship.
Simon is pleased to offer scholarships to dynamic leaders in nonprofit organizations wishing to pursue an MBA degree. The Nonprofit Professional scholarship will provide a 50 percent tuition award to qualified applicants throughout the region.
University of Rochester employees can use their tuition benefits toward a Simon degree! Not sure if you’re qualified? Wondering about costs not covered by benefits? Connect with us to learn what options are available to you. You can also learn more via the University’s website.
In addition to tuition benefits, UR employees are also eligible for merit-based scholarship consideration, which can help offset the remaining tuition costs after tuition benefits are applied. Interested in learning more about what this could mean for your Simon studies? Set up a time to chat with an admissions counselor!
Candidates with an undergraduate, master's, or doctoral degree from the University of Rochester benefit from the following: priority admission consideration, a waived Simon application fee, and a minimum of $10,000 a year in merit-based scholarships for Simon’s part-time and full-time programs.
Scholarships cannot surpass 100% tuition and students may only utilize one of the scholarships offered by Simon Business School.
If you would like to be considered for scholarship support from Simon, please select “yes” to the question “Would you like to be considered for Simon’s merit-based scholarships?” in your application. Candidates must meet standard selection criteria, which includes a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Contact us with any questions about scholarship opportunities at email@example.com or (585) 275-3533.
As a reminder, there is no fee to apply to Simon’s Executive MBA program!
The program curriculum was designed to help you strengthen and build your analytical skills so you can begin advancing your career from day one. Executive MBA students meet each Wednesday and two Saturdays per month.
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Managerial Decision Analysis
Organization and Strategy
Corporate Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting and Performance Measurement
Contemporary Marketing Strategy
Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives
New Venture Development
Managerial Data Analysis
Information Systems for Management
Game Theory for Managers
New Venture Development serves as the capstone course for the program. Whether you work for a multinational corporation, a non-profit organization, or a start-up company, an entrepreneurial mindset is vital to success. In this culminating experiential course, you will apply the frameworks learned in your earlier core classes to drive both short- and long-term growth of your own new venture.
Three elective courses are also part of the degree requirements. Students may select from the wide array of electives offered at Simon, including international immersions.
If you choose to take Executive MBA classes online, you will be provided the opportunity to participate in three in-person events to complement your online coursework and help you build meaningful relationships with your classmates and Simon faculty. These residencies enrich team interactions and leadership, provide valuable networking opportunities, and augment classroom learning through company visits, professional and career workshops, and guest lectures from industry experts.
Simon faculty are known for being unabashedly analytical and bringing the cutting edge science of business to the classroom. Simon professors excellence in academic research, instruction, and innovation help keep the spirit of debate alive, reminding you that great minds do not always think alike. Their scholarly insights will challenge your assumptions, and build your expertise for success in today’s business climate.
American business is part of a complex and interdependent global economy. In 1986, recognizing the opportunities for sharing resources and experiences, Simon Business School became the first accredited US business school to establish a European Executive MBA program. Simon’s Executive MBA Program in Bern, Switzerland, is offered in collaboration with the Institut für Finanzmanagement at the Universität Bern. The partnership adds a global perspective to both the Rochester and European programs, as Rochester-based EMBA students take courses with Bern students during their four-week residency in Rochester. Learn more.
At Simon, we believe that the best way to prepare for a global business world is to experience it firsthand. Our international immersion elective courses enhance your global awareness and better equip you to conduct business outside American borders. Learn more below about our immersion opportunities in India, Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea. Please note: some immersions are offered every other year.
Get an immersive experience of India’s culture, including business practices and traditions, with in-India coursework to support experiences. Class sessions held before departure will lay the foundation for monetary and policy effects in India and worldwide, leading to a richer experience when students are immersed in the culture through company visits, interactions with local business owners, and events.
Students will attend classes in Delhi and Mumbai where local alumni and businesses will be encouraged to join, further enriching the experiential learning. The immersion will allow students to experience the different business climates in New Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai and cultural adventures in Delhi and Mumbai, the splendor of the Taj Mahal, and the palace and marketplace in Jaipur.
Israel is fast becoming one of the most innovative countries in the world with the highest per capita number of startups. This immersion course will provide first-hand understanding of how entrepreneurship and innovation are reshaping the country's emerging economic profile. Students will be introduced to Israel’s rich history and the impact of its entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students will experience hands-on development of projects in partnership with an Israeli startup looking to expand into the US market.
Its growing strength in innovation has led a large number of international organizations to open new R&D and product development operations in Israel. Past company visits have included Intel, Nokia, Jumpseed, NGT3 Incubator, and Arbe Robotics.
As the world’s economic epicenter continues to shift south and east, never has it been more important to understand Asia, its diverse markets, and the varied approaches to leading and operating a business. This course introduces students to Asian business by studying in Singapore, learning about Singapore, and discussing the different Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets.
Through a series of case discussions, guest lectures and panels, site visits and self-directed field observations you will get an up-close look at one of Asia’s true success stories. Key to this story is government’s role in creating a business friendly and open market, driving innovation and entrepreneurship, educating and training a workforce of five million people, long-term urban planning, and more. Parallels to neighboring ASEAN markets will be highlighted including what has been called the ASEAN management model. By the end of this course, you will understand the Singapore success story and why this island nation has become home to so many MNCs, expatriates, and research and innovation centers.
South Africa is the largest economy in Africa. This immersion allows students to analyze the risks, rewards, and challenges associated with doing business in South Africa. Through academic, professional, and cultural experiences both in the classroom and in-country, students will gain an understanding of the landscape and framework for evaluating opportunities in South Africa.
This course examines the challenges and opportunities that firms face working in emerging and transitioning economies. This immersive learning experience offers the opportunity to look through the lens of South Korea's historical context, its economic path, as well as its social and cultural climate to gain a deeper understanding of today's business environment.
Learning objectives will focus on the complex interplay between macroeconomic, political, and social factors within the context of the competitive landscape and current market conditions. Students will learn strategies employed by South Korean firms and western organizations as they operate in a global marketplace.
Explore European business and culture in the heart of one of the financial capitals of the world. As students travel to Zurich, Bern, Thun, Lucerne, and other Swiss cities, they will learn about the risks and rewards facing firms that operate in international financial markets. The course is comprised of classroom sessions (often overlooking beautiful views of the Swiss countryside), guest lectures by leaders of international businesses, company visits, and networking events.
Throughout the week, participants will interact with Rochester-Bern Executive MBA and UBS students and will gain an understanding of Swiss culture. The company tour portion of the program includes organizations such as Swiss Reinsurance, SwissPost, Investas AG, and other international financial institutions.
Learn more below about experiencing a class, attending a webinar, earning a scholarship, and more!
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Stay connected with Simon through our interactive webinars and virtual events. From admissions tips, program reviews, and sample classes to faculty and student discussions, we will provide you with an in-depth look at the Simon experience. Plus, attendees of our live sessions will receive an application fee waiver.
Have questions about Simon's Executive MBA program? Need help with a question on the application? Wondering if you're eligible for scholarship support? Curious about how to balance coursework and the demands of being a working professional?
April Marroquin, associate director of recruitment, can answer all of these questions and more!
Participate in our Simon Strong Business Leaders Case Competition or our Simon Games simulation to obtain insight into the Executive MBA program coursework and learn and refine skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and more. Winners receive scholarships toward their tuition.
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