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Current Students

MS in Finance Class of 2020

Yidi (Andrea) An MSF

Yidi (Andrea) An

“Simon’s MS in Finance stands out to me because it is a really quantitative program. For example, Quantitative Finance with Python will enable me to analyze vast chunks of data. I can use Python to examine a more extensive dataset than I can in Excel, which will drive better decision making in financial advising.”

Hongquan Huo MSF

Hongquan (Frank) Huo

“I chose Simon because the program is one of the best MS in Finance programs in the nation and ranked well in the world. Combining with the vibrant and extensive alumni network, I can see myself grow at a fast pace in this tight-knit community.”

Rajnandini Kothadiya MSF

Rajnandini Kothadiya

“Simon was an obvious choice for me since it is a highly ranked, STEM-designated program, and the curriculum has a perfect combination of finance and technology. My best experiences include being part of the Master's Advisory Council and representing Simon in the International Case Competition, among various other club activities. The Simon journey is very exciting and has helped me grow professionally and personally as well.”

Salvador Luciano MSF

Salvador Robles Luciano 

“I chose Simon after considering the academic rigor of the program along with the diverse student body. The depth and breadth of the curriculum has continually sharpened my technical knowledge since the first day on campus. I know the skill set developed at Simon will prepare me for my career in finance.” 

Blake Small MSF

Blake Small

“I have really enjoyed being a part of Simon’s Venture Fund as a junior analyst. Being able to conduct due diligence on real companies has given me great exposure to how venture capital really works, and I feel that my skill set will continue to grow in terms of how I learn to assess early stage companies.”



MS in Finance Class of 2019

Devanshi Goenka

Devanshi Goenka

Research Senior Analyst
Wilshire Associates

“Simon had the extensive course work that I was looking for: it offered the perfect blend of mandatory and optional courses, which served my interests and objectives of coming to business school.”

Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

Junior Financial Advisor and Portfolio Analyst
TRG Capital Management, Inc.

“I chose Simon because after extensive research into the program’s accolades, I immediately got the sense that the program would be immersive and beneficial to my future. The professors appeared to be more than qualified to educate us on real-world applications in finance, and many of them have significant achievements themselves in the financial industry, both in theory and application.”

Dilnoza Sidikova

Dilnoza Sidikova

Assurance Associate

“My favorite thing about Simon is the welcoming and diverse community. Since the day I started my application, I have always felt welcomed and supported.”

Pedro Tellez

Pedro Tellez

Business Consultant
Management Solutions

“The Simon community has been the best part of my experience. Meeting highly motivated people from all over the world has helped me understand business at a different level and solve complex problems with different approaches. Simon’s staff has also served a pivotal role in my learning process by offering training for interviews, financial modelling workshops, and other helpful resources.”


MS in Finance, Class of 2018

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Veronica Mupazviriwo

Senior Analyst
Goldman Sachs

“My favorite part of Simon has been the people I have met here and the relationships I have built. I have the privilege to work with very smart people in a supportive environment, and each day I am motivated to do better. I also really like the experiential learning opportunities here at Simon that have allowed me to learn hands on skills that I can take with me to the workplace.”

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Nicholas Perpignan

Commercial Banking Credit Analyst I

“By far, my favorite part of my Simon experience was being part of clubs and the different competitions throughout the year. It allowed me to connect with individuals from the MBA and the MS programs that I probably wouldn’t have met without being involved. I learned a lot about the different career paths, as well as other unique instruments that were very useful to me in my job search.”

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Jason Raymond

Real Estate Analyst
Continental Properties

“One of the reasons I chose Simon was the sense of community I felt. I first learned about Simon when an admissions counselor came to my undergraduate institution. The way she talked about Simon and the experiences there made me want to visit. On my first visit, the current students and alumni repeatedly spoke about the sense of community that Simon creates. Little did I know, I had already become a part of it, because some of my current friends at Simon were visitors at that same event.”

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Sijie Hao

Junior Analyst, TMT Group
Tiger Global

"Simon’s MSF program has a long history, with a respected brand both in US and in China. It is a great experience to learn from some of the finest professors in the world and study with classmates who share your passion for making a difference. Secondly, Simon has lots of excellent alumni. The connection between alumni is strong and remarkable, which drives your career."


MS in Finance, Class of 2017

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Mirko Cauci

BNP Paribas

“It has been incredibly useful to see business unfold in the real world. In my courses I learned the general inner workings of companies and, also, how market forces directly affect them.”

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Farah Bou Abboud


“I was an analyst for the Simon Finance and Investment Club, which was very helpful for my job interview [at PwC]. They found it astonishing that Simon gives us $500,000 to invest. He asked me to pitch a stock, which was something I had already done with the club. I was able to impress him, and I got the job!”

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Siyi (Sea) Wu

Treasury Analyst

“The presentations I did at Simon and our MGC class prepared me and positioned me very well for my internship, and ultimately, full-time offer at Conduent.”

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Yunfan (Rolf) Bao

Global Investment Research Analyst
Goldman Sachs Hong Kong

“I received a full-time offer from Goldman Sachs. It’s a really exciting experience for me because I will be looking at what’s happening on the ground floor in the whole Asian market. I’ll also have cross functional collaboration within different centers and teams.”

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Katie Jett

Associate Client Advisor
Bessemer Trust

"I chose Simon because, when I came here, I could just see concrete steps to achieving my goal. My goal is to live and work in New York City. Whenever I came and talked to current students, they talked about their classes and they just loved them and loved how hands-on they were. I talked to alumni, and seeing where they are now and how far the program has taken them, I could just see clearly that my dream could come true if I came to Simon."

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Erika Robles Araya

Financial Analyst

"I knew I wanted to be in a program that had a very rigorous academic environment that would help me enhance my quantitative and analytic skills. I also knew I wanted to be part of a program with a close-knit community that would give me individualized attention, and where I could work to further my career."

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Vitaliy Sokyrka

Product Control Intermediate Analyst: Investment Banking

"I can say that I enjoy every single part of Simon, starting with the International Student Orientation. I was so amazed by everything, starting with a really beautiful campus and ending with how much I gained from attending networking and job search sessions. It's impossible to describe my emotions and what I gained with just words. It's something that you need to experience for yourself."

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Tianyu (Jenny) Gao

Treasury Analyst

"I believe faculty members are the soul of a business school, and Simon has fantastic professors. I'm a finance nerd, I love asking 'Why?' and I can easily find a professor who has published a research paper relevant to my questions. If you're passionate about finance, like I am, you should consider Simon."


MS in Finance, Class of 2016

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Sukhmani Bakshi

Finance Manager

"The main reason I would recommend Simon to prospective students is the Internship Track. That really, really helped me to get where I am today. Obviously the curriculum and classes helped as well, but that extra six months of the internship that I got, I think that's very, very important for an international student."

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Investment Banking Analyst
J.P. Morgan

"My overall experience at Simon empowered me to reach bigger and to reach those opportunities that seemed really distant to me when I was an undergraduate student, such as landing my dream job as an investment banking analyst at a world-class bank.”

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Panorama Holdings LLC

"I worked with the Simon Venture Fund for three quarters on two different projects. I was able to visit the client's headquarters, talk to the CEO face-to-face, prepare the pitch, and present it on a conference call with the board members. It was really beneficial to us, especially those of us without much work experience before coming to Simon."

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GeoInvesting LLC

"The community may be the most important factor to me. The great students I've met will be my colleagues, friends, and partners in the future. The professors I've met will continuously support me. The people from the Career Management Center will also continuously support the students in the pursuit of their dream careers. I'd say the people are the greatest thing about Simon."

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Senior Functional Analyst

"My favorite part of my Simon experience was the people. I met many amazing people here and fostered strong personal and professional relationships. Also, the alumni network was very helpful and instrumental in my job search. One of them actually helped me prepare for the job interview with Discover. His insight was invaluable."

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Ellington Management Group

"I'd recommend Simon to students because you get to learn with great financial minds like Gregg Jarrell and Robert Novy-Marx. Apart from that, you also build relationships with many people from all over the world, which is a good thing to have when you're starting your networking in the United States."

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Business Valuation Consultant

"Knowledge is being created here, it's not just being taught. Whenever I have a question about finance or I'm just curious to learn something, I could always find a professor who has been studying it or who has been researching what I want to know. That's just amazing."

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Business Valuation Consultant

"I always felt like I could ask others for help here, even from people who weren't in my program. I remember one situation when I was preparing for an interview, I talked to three or four MBA students. They made time to talk to me on the phone and meet me at school to really make sure I was ready for my interview, even though they were all so busy. One even helped me with a mock interview over the phone as he was driving to New Jersey for a meeting. That was really important to me."



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Operations Manager

“The size of the school was very important to me. After seeing how well I worked in a small program during my undergraduate years, I knew that this was something I needed to excel, academically and socially.”






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