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Simon Part-Time MBA

University of Rochester: Simon
Program summary
Length: 3.5 years
Location: Rochester
Type of program: MBA
Study pace: Part-time

Program description

Simon Part-Time MBAYour decision to pursue an MBA marks one of the most important steps along the path of your business career. More importantly, where you obtain your degree lays the groundwork for the type of skills you will master and the caliber of professional relationships you will forge.

You’ve always stood out among your peers. Now it’s time to make your mark on the rest of the world. A Simon education is where the journey begins – where thinkers become leaders, and where leaders create a legacy of success.

At the Simon School, your M.B.A. study is an investment in your personal and professional future. It can lead to a career change, advancement within your current field, and a broader set of options than you had prior to graduate study. However, even prior to applying for graduate study, we encourage you to begin saving or lining up funding for the tuition and related expenses of our top-tier graduate program. Many of our part-time students receive partial or full support from their employer. We also offer a variety of loan options to part-time candidates.

Simon is a place to stand up and stand out – a place that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life. Our “right-sized” educational experience will personalize your academic and extra-curricular interactions with faculty, peers, alumni, and administrative offices, such as Student Services and the Career Management Center. Experience Simon for yourself and prepare to be impressed.

Part-Time MBA Curriculum

The Part-Time MBA degree requires 64 hours of study and a total of 20 classes (9 core required courses and 11 electives) – the same course requirements as in our Full-Time MBA As a part-time MBA student, you may take up to 2 courses a quarter. The minimum time of completion therefore is 2 ½ years, but the average length to complete the program is 3 ½ years. Part-time students have up to 7 years – from the start of their first class to the end of their last class – to complete the degree requirements.

Application and Admission Requirements

Full-Time MBA Selection Criteria

The Simon School considers all aspects of your application when making an admission decision. Here are some guidelines to assist you in preparing a competitive application.

  • Personal Qualities and Leadership Potential
  • Work Experience and Goals
  • Academics

Elective Curriculum

Because each MBA student has varying career interests and goals, each student chooses 11 elective courses from 15 different areas of concentration. Elective courses in each area involve the application, implementation and integration  of principles previously learned in the core courses. In addition to the cross-functional core curriculum, areas of specialization include:

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business Environment and Public Policy
  • Business Systems Consulting
  • Competitive and Organizational Strategy
  • Computers and Information Systems
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences Management
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management - Manufacturing
  • Operations Management – Services
  • Public Accounting

Core Curriculum

Core courses include:

  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • Framing and Analyzing Business Problems I
  • Managerial Economics
  • Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Framing and Analyzing Business Problems II
  • Computers & Information Systems
  • Economic Theory of Organizations

Expenses / Tuition Fees

Tuition & Expenses for 2010-11

  • Tuition (per credit hour) – $1,434
  • Lab fee (per class for ACC 401, CIS 401, GBA 411, and STR 401) – $300
  • Activity Fee± (per quarter) – $45

About school

University of Rochester: Simon

Academic Advantage

You’ve always stood out among your peers. Now it’s time to make your mark on the rest of the world. A Simon Graduate School of Management full-time, part-time or Executive M.B.A., M.S. degree, executive education or Ph.D. is where the...


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University of Rochester: Simon

Simon Graduate School of Business
N.Y. 14627 Rochester

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