Admissions & Curriculum
Find an MBA that matches your career goals.
Choosing the best Professional 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.
Consider attending one of our Admissions events to learn more about the program.
August (Fall Semester) Start Deadlines:
|Round 1||February 15||March 30|
|Round 2||April 15||May 30|
|Round 3||June 15||July 15|
|Round 4||July 15||August 15|
*by 11:59 p.m. ET
January (Spring Semester) Start Deadlines:
|Round 1||October 15||November 30|
|Round 2||December 1||January 1|
*by 11:59 p.m. ET
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.
Interested in trying out a Simon MBA before submitting an application?
Discover first-hand if a Simon MBA is right for you before applying to the program! Test drive your Simon MBA and demonstrate your commitment to academic excellence to the Admissions Committee with a non-matriculated start. This unique opportunity is available every 2–3 months and gives you the chance to take up to two courses from the program. Questions? Reach out to the Admissions team to learn more.
THAN JUST BUSINESS SKILLS.
Preferred Candidate Profile
Individuals looking for growth and advancement opportunities; professionals looking for well-rounded business acumen; those interested in sharpening their business knowledge in a particular area of specialization. 5 years of experience preferred. Simon’s Professional MBA is a non-visa sponsoring program.
If you have more experience or prefer online study, explore Simon’s Executive MBA program.
No GMAT/GRE Required
Simon offers the option to apply without a GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment score! Schedule a chat with a counselor to learn more.
Tuition and Scholarships
The program is $2,274 per credit hour plus program fees, which cover software, 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 PMBA 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 email@example.com to learn more.
Build skills that will take you to the next level.
The program curriculum was designed to help you strengthen and build your analytical skills so you can begin advancing your career from day one. Professional MBA students meet one weekday evening a week, per class.
Click on each tile for a brief course description.
Enrich your degree with elective courses.
Students will also complete 11 elective courses, including a required project course which will give them real world experience as they work as part of a project team. Each project option includes GBA 401 Structured Problem Solving as part of the course. Students may select from the wide array of elective courses offered at Simon, including international immersions.
Course spotlight: GBA 401 Structured Problem Solving.
Problem solving is one of the most important competencies at all levels of management and an essential skill for just about all post-MBA careers. This course introduces a high-level problem- solving methodology used by top management consulting firms that can be adapted to a wide range of challenges encountered in business.
Add a Dimension to Your MBA
Customize your MBA toward your career goals by choosing a specialization.
10 Areas of Specialization
Complement the coursework in your specialization with a minor, which will round out your skills and functional training.
Simon Course Catalog
Download our course catalog below to explore all requirements and full course descriptions for our part-time MBA program.
Experts who will lead you into your professional future.
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.
Gain hands-on experience for a global business world.
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, Singapore, South Africa, and Switzerland. Please note: some immersions are offered every other year.
Explore Immersions Below
- India: International Macroeconomics
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: International Business Practicum
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.
- Singapore: Business, Government, and Society
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: Doing Business in South Africa
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.
- Switzerland: International Finance
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, Swiss Post, Investas AG, and other international financial institutions.
Attend an event or schedule a visit.
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.
Chat with an admissions representative.
Have questions about Simon's Professional 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!
Schedule A Chat
Win a scholarship.
Participate in our Simon Games business simulation competition to obtain insight into the Professional MBA program coursework and learn and refine skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and more. Winners will receive scholarships toward their tuition.