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There’s no better preparation than experience.

Simon provides comprehensive academic support and resources, as well as hands-on experience and extracurricular opportunities to enhance and enrich your MBA experience—no matter where your interests lie.

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People usually get their MBA for one reason: to get a better job.


Leadership is more than management ability. It’s about your ability to influence and equip others to make a meaningful impact. Our student clubs and organizations provide hands-on experience in areas like project management to help transform you into a leader who can make an impact. You’ll also have the benefit of our leadership development program, where we will assess and evaluate your leadership style and capabilities and help you form a comprehensive plan for professional and technical development. 

Simon also has nearly a dozen industry-focused clubs to enhance your professional development. You’ll work with like-minded students, solve real-world problems, and gain experience doing what you love.

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Make an Impact

Business can be a powerful force for the common good. At Simon, we'll show you how to use your business skills to make an impact beyond the bottom line. Our service-based clubs and volunteer opportunities, in conjunction with our community partnerships, help you reflect on the kind of leader you want to be, influencing your outlook on the world not just for a semester, but for a lifetime.

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That’s why Simon recently revamped our student experience to ensure every part of our program is designed around that goal. It’s called the Integrated Student Experience (ISE).

The ISE tailors your education and activities to match your career goals. The Andrew Ainslie Office of Student Engagement (OSE) will support you throughout your job search and help you gain the behavioral skills that employers want, so that means you’ll be prepared for your industry’s recruiting season—and ready to contribute immediately when you start your new position.


Simon has one of the most diverse student bodies of any top business school in the country. With an extraordinary array of perspectives always close by, you’ll learn how to appreciate and celebrate that diversity and turn your insight into a competitive edge. Participate in our diversity and education focused student clubs, or collaborate with Simon Inclusion Ambassadors to promote cultural awareness across campus, and celebrate individual and cultural differences. Simon Business School also works with a number of leading organizations that help underrepresented students, including Forté and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. The Reaching Out MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBT and active ally business leaders of tomorrow.

Learn more about diversity & inclusion at Simon »

Experiential Opportunities

The lessons you’ll learn at Simon won’t take place in the classroom alone. You’ll also apply your skills in the real world.  Our Integrated Student Experience (ISE) encompasses both classroom and hands on learning with opportunities like our international immersions and treks; project based coursework that will have you working with real businesses; and case competitions that will challenge you to work with fellow students to analyze business issues, come up with creative solutions, and present your findings to a panel of experts.

Learn more about project-based coursework »


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Rochester, NY. A mid-sized city with big advantages. Find yourself in New York State’s third-largest city, where you’ll benefit from a low cost of living and high quality of life.

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