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The Simon Business School Rankings and Accreditation


The Rochester-Bern Executive MBA program, as part of the Simon Business School, carries with it the reputation of one of the world’s top graduate business schools. The Simon Business School has been fully accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International since 1966.



Year after year, the Simon Business School consistently ranks on the lists of top business schools. The current rankings include:


Financial Times of London
Ranked annually among the top 40 U.S. business schools since 1999.


Business Week
Ranked among the top 30 U.S. business schools in 10 out of 15 surveys since this biennial ranking was established in 1986.

  • No. 3 for ROI (return on investment) among private U.S. business schools (Nov. 2014)
  • No. 7 for ROI among all U.S. business schools
  • No. 15 for ROI globally
  • No. 3 in accounting
  • No. 8 most innovative curriculum
  • No. 13 in finance
  • No. 30 among U.S. business schools


Poets & Quants
Based on the BusinessWeek surveys of MBA graduates from 1988 to 2010, Poets & Quants ranked U.S. business school «where exceptional teaching is the norm».

  • No. 9 in teaching excellence


U.S. News & World Report
Ranked among the top 40 U.S. business schools in 18 of the 21 years since the annual survey’s inception in 1990.

  • No. 12 in finance
  • No. 37 among U.S. business schools


The Economist
Ranked in the Economist's first executive MBA ranking in 2013.  Programs were ranked on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development.

  • No. 48 globally


Rankings of other Simon Business School programs

Simon Business School has been ranked among the top ten business schools in the US for its Master in Finance program by the Financial Times of London for the third year running. Simon is ranked 6th in the US in this year’s survey and 43rd among the top 60 Master in Finance programs in the world. (2017)