We take the time to get to know each applicant personally.

Our admissions team takes the time to work directly with every applicant. We encourage you to reach out to us early so we can guide you through the admissions process, including helping you strengthen your application and identify scholarship opportunities. In addition to the deadlines below, we also accept applications on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply in any of the rounds, the sooner you’ll hear back from us.

Next Application Deadline: 

May 1

We are accepting applications for 2024 entry! At Simon we have rolling admissions, which means you can apply at any point in an application round and applications are read as they are received. If you apply earlier in a round, you're likely to receive your decision before the notification deadline for the round you're applying. We look forward to reviewing your candidacy!

  • Apply for free by May 1*
  • Merit-based scholarships available
  • Flexible application requirements – check out our application checklist for details
  • Final deadline for Fall 2024 entry
  • Receive your admission decision by June 15*


*By 11:59 p.m. EST

Admissions Criteria

We take a holistic look at every application. We’re not just looking at your standardized test scores and transcripts. We’re also considering your professional experience, leadership skills, and community involvement. 

We want to make sure you’ll thrive at Simon.






Personal Qualities and Leadership Potential

At Simon we value well-developed communication skills in our applicants. We seek self-motivated individuals who believe that graduate study will significantly enhance both their technical and personal skill sets. Additionally, we seek evidence of team experiences and leadership skills, shown through extracurricular experience and/or on-the-job projects.

We use the admission interview, combined with your résumé, essays, and references to assess these qualitative aspects of your application.

Work Experience and Goals

When making admission decisions, we consider work experience to include both internships and/or post-baccalaureate experience. The quality and quantity of experience, combined with career goals, are equally evaluated. Your decision to pursue graduate study should be consistent with the career goals typically offered for a business master’s program.


We seek candidates committed to academic excellence. We review GMAT or GRE exam scores and consider the overall results, as well as your quantitative and verbal distribution on the exam. Additionally, we evaluate all undergraduate and graduate coursework that has been completed prior to applying. Specific review of business, accounting, and math grades are considered in addition to your cumulative GPA. Applicant concerns on any dimension of the academic profile should be briefly addressed in the required essay.

Information for International Applicants

Every enrolling MS student must successfully demonstrate excellent English communication skills. We highly recommend a minimum TOEFL score of 100 with sub-scores in the mid-20s, a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 with sub-scores of at least 7, or a minimum Duolingo English Test score of 125 with sub-scores of at least 120.

In addition to required ESL test scores, Simon applicants have the opportunity to provide an InitialView interview and writing sample to demonstrate their English proficiency. Visit the InitialView website to sign up for an interview and send your results to Simon Business School. The Simon Admissions Committee will then use this as part of the holistic review of your application. While this is not a required component, it is an excellent way to add another dimension to your candidacy.

Helpful Hints

The admission interview is an important two-way communication and you should treat the interview as you would a job interview. Dress professionally, arrive a little ahead of schedule, and come prepared to discuss your background. We recommend you also prepare a few questions that will allow you to learn more about Simon and the admissions process.


Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

RoundApplication WindowDeadlineDecision By
Round 1August 30–October 15October 15December 15
Round 2October 16–January 5January 5March 31
Round 3January 6–February 15February 15April 20
Round 4February 16–March 31March 31May 15
Round 5April 1–May 1May 1June 15


Simon Business School offers the option for candidates to apply without a GMAT or GRE test score! Interested? Explore your options and learn how to submit your most competitive application for admission.

Application Checklist

Résumé and work history



Not required but strongly recommended, a video essay is a great way to help us get to know you.

College transcripts

School-issued official transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended. Please provide all transcripts—both from undergraduate and graduate school (if applicable).

GMAT or GRE scores*

Official test taker copy/score report for GMAT or GRE (including analytical writing assessment, if applicable), scanned and uploaded.

*Explore your eligibility for a waiver »


As part of the online application, you will be asked to supply contact information for two references. If the Admissions Committee decides to contact either of your references during the application review process, you will be notified. We strongly suggest listing references who are familiar with you in a professional capacity.

$90 application fee (waived for qualifying candidates)

Simon waives the application fee for active-duty military members and veterans and other eligible Full-Time MS applicants.

See if you qualify for a fee waiver »

Test results for TOEFL or IELTS, scanned and uploaded. Find Simon’s school codes here. If you took the Duolingo English Test, enter your scores on the Test Score screen and send us your certified results.

Important note: the GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL iBT are temporarily being offered from home in certain locations, and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China is now available in mainland China. If you are able to take advantage of any of these options, we suggest you register for and complete your exam as soon as possible.

*Explore your eligibility for a waiver »

While not required, an InitialView interview is a great way for international applicants to add dimension to their candidacy and demonstrate English proficiency to the  Simon Admissions Committee.

Online application form

View online application here.


Scholarships made easy.

70% of our incoming MS students receive merit-based scholarship support. Our Admissions Committee determines scholarship awards when reviewing your MS program application, so there’s no need for an additional application to be considered for scholarships. We’ve also partnered with institutions across the US to create opportunities for students to pursue graduate business education.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities »
Discover benefits for UR undergrad students »

Simon MS to MBA

Did you know Simon MS graduates have a five-year window to apply for admission to the Simon MBA? If admitted, a significant portion of prior MS credits will transfer, which means you’ll complete the MBA program in approximately half the time.

Recent MS graduates have two options for completing the Simon MBA. The first is our Full-Time MBA Program, which allows you to immerse yourself in student life and intently focus on academics, an intensive career search, and enriching co-curricular activities. Typically the full-time MBA requires one additional year of study after completing the MS program.

The second is our Professional MBA Program, which allows you to continue working while you complete your degree with weekday evening courses. The Professional MBA program is self-paced, which means you can take as many or as few courses as you'd like each term to match your personal and professional goals and obligations.

Admission to the Simon MBA requires a 3.1 cumulative GPA in the Simon MS degree, as well as meeting other standard admission criteria. To make the application process easier, we will use the standardized test scores submitted as part of your MS application, if applicable.


Graduating Students Outside Carol Simon Hall