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You are a smart and focused individual looking to make your mark in the business world. With our reputation for academic excellence and cross-functional FACt© curriculum, there is no better place to start than the Simon School. A wide variety of concentrations and our new One-Year MBA program help put success within your reach, giving you the skills you need in today’s competitive climate.

Full-Time MBA Experience

The full-time MBA curriculum focuses on providing you with a proven framework for solving business problems and making informed decisions. The Simon School curriculum enables you to develop a foundation for sound management, gain exposure to all of the functional areas of busine…

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You are a smart and focused individual looking to make your mark in the business world. With our reputation for academic excellence and cross-functional FACt© curriculum, there is no better place to start than the Simon School. A wide variety of concentrations and our new One-Year MBA program help put success within your reach, giving you the skills you need in today’s competitive climate.

Full-Time MBA Experience

The full-time MBA curriculum focuses on providing you with a proven framework for solving business problems and making informed decisions. The Simon School curriculum enables you to develop a foundation for sound management, gain exposure to all of the functional areas of business, and acquire an in-depth knowledge of individual and organizational dynamics through participation in class cohorts and small student teams.

Simon also gives you the tools to solve business problems creatively, and to make tough decisions in real-world situations. You will grow, both personally and professionally, in an environment that is truly exceptional. From our world-class curriculum and industry leading faculty, to the inspiring beauty of the campus, you will see why Simon consistently receives top-tier rankings from Bloomberg BusinessweekU.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times.

Simon is 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 extracurricular 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.

Program Options

At Simon, we understand there is a real thirst in this competitive climate for highly trained employees working in specific fields. Busy professionals need advanced degrees, and they need them more quickly than ever before. We are proud to continue our traditions of excellence and innovation with programs andconcentrations that fit your life.

You have several ways to complete your full-time Simon MBA. Built on our reputation for academic excellence and rigorous study, our program options help you meet your graduate degree goals in a format and timeframe that work for you. Our traditional two-year programbegins in August and includes a summer internship experience, while the Accelerated MBA takes just 18 months to complete, and is tailored for students with more professional experience. For more concentrated study, the new one-year program begins in June and is designed for established professionals who require fewer electives and other coursework.

At Simon, you have the flexibility to choose a concentration that fits your goals and objectives. Your elective curriculum could begin as early as the second quarter of your study and allows you to focus your degree in tracks ranging from Accounting and Information Systems to Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Specializing your degree is not required; however, it is highly recommended for landing a job in your chosen career.

Accounting and Information Systems
This joint concentration provides you thorough training in two often related fields. Since accounting and information technology often work closely together in most organizations, this dual training provides an invaluable connection between the two.

Business Environment and Public Policy
Successful businesses don’t operate in a vacuum. More than ever, companies must have a firm understanding of their economic environment in order to compete. With this concentration, you will develop the skills to analyze current business climates and better understand the critical role public policy plays on everything from basic manufacturing to human resources and international commerce.

Business Systems Consulting
You’re a person who looks for new ways to use your skills. Environments that promote free thinking to meet extreme challenges are where you thrive. This exciting concentration provides a cutting edge and highly focused course of study designed to equip you with the skills and experience you need to excel in the world of business systems consulting.

Competitive and Organizational Strategy, Including the Pricing Track
This cross-functional and integrative curriculum will provide you a sound basis for broad range of business strategies and pricing policies. Building on the economic fundamentals that are the cornerstone of a Simon education, you will develop the skills to identify the root causes of business problems and discover new opportunities.

Computers and Information Systems
Managing an organization’s information systems goes beyond just connecting computers. This concentration prepares you to manage a broad array of information systems and emphasizes the major business issues around choosing technologies, designing processes, and improving system results. Here you will develop the necessary skills for managing rapid technological developments, increased competition, and the challenges of global markets.

Corporate Accounting
If you’re looking for a career in corporate accounting or even corporate finance, this concentration is for you. Businesses actively recruit MBA accounting majors for positions in the offices of controller, treasurer, and internal auditing. In addition, many corporate finance positions also require strong corporate accounting backgrounds.

Electronic Commerce
Perhaps no industry changes as quickly as e-commerce. With this concentration you will learn to manage in a rapidly evolving environment where understanding new business models and emerging technologies reigns supreme. You will learn state-of-the-art tools for supporting online marketing, logistics, and service-delivery functions through an exciting mix of case studies, class work, and guest lecturers. This concentration prepares you to create, manage, direct, and analyze e-commerce initiatives for optimal benefit to your organization.

Entrepreneurship
Business startups have steadily grown in prominence over the years, leading many to believe entrepreneurship is the new fuel for the nation’s economy. We recognize the need for innovative business education, so this concentration teaches provides you the skills you’ll need in most startup and small businesses situations. Writing a business plan, financing a new venture, deciding whether to incorporate, and protecting intellectual property are just some of the core considerations of this successful and innovative course of study.

Finance
Known for our scholarship and research in the field of finance, this concentration connects you with some of the world’s leading minds on the subject and delivers state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis. You will learn to solve important corporate finance challenges and formulate conclusions based on the industry’s many databases and financial market indicators.

Health Sciences Management
Simon’s approach to health sciences management sets us apart from the rest. While many other programs focus solely on public policy issues, ours will help you address real-world operations and strategic planning for your role in the health care industry. Relying on our trusted strength in economics-driven analysis, this concentration is ideal for future consultants and front-line managers in health maintenance organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical firms.

International Management
Differences in legal environments, currencies, and workplace practices among countries provide a number of challenges to today’s global professional. Our International Management program offers two options to help you apply trusted business disciplines to international markets. The International Management option provides critical class work and instruction on today’s global market, while International Management Exchange option provides similar coursework and includes one term abroad in our International Exchange Program.

Marketing
Almost any smart business leader will tell you marketing is playing an increasingly important role in today’s instant access, 24/7 global marketplace. Staying ahead of your competition, regardless of the business you’re in, means satisfying the customer better than the others. We’ll prepare you for those challenges with one of the best and brightest marketing departments in the country. Our Brand Management track helps you develop skills in everything from strategy and product development to sales and promotion, while our innovative Pricing Track teaches you how to utilize “big data” analysis to make smart decisions for profitable pricing strategies. You may also combine marketing to round out your education. Popular combinations include marketing and finance, marketing and operations management, and marketing and electronic commerce.

Operations Management - Manufacturing
This growing field has become increasingly popular due to a renewed interest in productivity, particularly when it comes to utilizing an organization’s operations for competitive advantage. The Manufacturing Management Track will appeal to anyone preparing for a career in manufacturing or consulting. Special attention is given to manufacturing management functions within an organization, as well as supporting manufacturing through the areas of finance, marketing, and accounting.

Operations Management - Services
This growing field has become increasingly popular due to a renewed interest in productivity, particularly when it comes to utilizing an organization’s operations for competitive advantage. The Service Management Track is specially designed for professionals entering service-oriented industries such as finance, consulting, and retailing. Students pursuing a career in Operations Management often benefit from taking courses in human resources management and organizational behavior.

Public Accounting (The Public Accounting concentration is not available in the One-Year MBA Program.)
Licensure Qualified for New York State, this concentration offers the courses you will need toward the requirements for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. By fulfilling the Public Accounting concentration requirements, students will also fulfill the Finance concentration and the Corporate Accounting concentration requirements. This concentration requires 13 electives, 11 of which are included in the requirement for the full-time MBA. The final two courses necessary to complete this concentration are offered free of charge.

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