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University of Rochester

Simon Business School

World Rankings

  • The Economist Which MBA? Ranking (2018) 100

Full-Time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • An MBA at Simon promises to develop a student’s business skills and unlock their professional potential.
  • The curriculum ensures students are provided with a solid foundation of business fundamentals and are exposed to all the functional areas of business. The teaching style develops creative leaders with the ability to solve real-world business problems.
  • The duration of a student’s MBA is flexible, dependent on their experience and career aspirations. The traditional 22 month programme is aimed at those looking to move into a new field or career path. The 18 month accelerated programme is geared towards busy professionals with quality work experience. The one year programme contains the same core classes but fewer electives than the other two options; this programme is aimed at professionals looking to build within their field. 

Duration

  • 22 months; 18 months; One year

Number of places

  • 130

Fees and funding 2014–15

  • $1,694 (£1,144) per credit hour. 61 billable credits – $103,334 (£69,804).
  • Merit-based support is offered to around 80 percent of students.

Part-Time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The part-time MBA programme offers the same level of education as the full-time MBA, but with the scheduling flexibility that some working professionals require. Students choose the pace at which they complete the programme, meaning they are able to maintain work and home commitments. The average duration is 3.7 years with a maximum of seven years.
  • Simon also offers an accelerated format for the part-time MBA. The Accelerated Professional MBA is completed within 2.5 years.
  • Classes are offered in the evenings, Monday through till Thursday.

Duration

  • Flexible

Number of places

  • ––

Fees and funding 2014–15

  • $1,694 (£1,144) per credit hour. 60 billed credits – $101,640 (£68,655).
  • There are no scholarships available for part-time students.

Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The EMBA at Simon is designed to give students the tools needed to become a confident, innovative and strategic leader. The programme has a special focus on Global Perspective, helping students to better understand the complexities of a global economy.
  • Class discussion and projects focus on real-world examples so that students can immediately apply skills learnt in the workplace.
  • The curriculum focuses on three core disciplines, these are: Foundation Tools; Functional Knowledge; and Strategic Application. 
  • EMBA students meet for classes on one Friday and two Saturdays a month.

Duration

  • 18 months

Number of places

  • ––

Fees and funding ––

  • c. $95,100 (£64,239)
  • There are no scholarships available for executive students. 

Rochester-Bern Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • This European Executive MBA programme is offered in collaboration with the Institut für Finanzmanagement at the Universität Bern
  • The programme is located in Bern but is the equivalent of the Rochester EMBA, being taught by the Simon Business School faculty as well as European scholars. 

Duration

  • 18 months

Number of places

  • ––

Fees and funding ––

  • CHF 85,000 (£59,598)

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Address

University of Rochester, Simon Business School, 305 Schlegel Rd, Rochester, NY 14580, United States