The Simon Graduate School of Business is again partnering with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) to offer scholarships to 15 dynamic managers at small- to mid-size local firms and nonprofit organizations wishing to pursue an Executive M.B.A. degree. GRE is a public-private partnership established to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan region as a competitive, high-profile place for business location and growth.
The GRE Scholarships, available to applicants for the Simon School's Executive M.B.A. Program starting in September 2007, will provide 50 percent scholarships to qualified individuals who live and work in the greater Rochester area.
"We are pleased to again be involved in this partnership with a world-class institution like the Simon School," says Dennis Mullen, GRE president and C.E.O. "This mutually beneficial collaboration will help Rochester to foster and retain top M.B.A. talent in the local marketplace. It's particularly gratifying to be able to target applicants from smaller organizations that typically cannot fund an employee's education."
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan says that the collaboration will have an even more positive impact on the Rochester business community. "This partnership is about people," says Zupan. "Economic development in Rochester and beyond depends on nurturing the creativity that flows from bright, committed individuals. These additional scholarships are a wise investment in the prosperity of our region."
Scholarship recipients must meet Simon School standard admissions criteria as well as GRE guidelines and requirements. The application deadline for fall 2007 admission is June 30, 2007. Recipients will be selected and notified in July 2007. For further information, visit www.simon.rochester.edu/emba, or contact George Andrews, Simon School executive director ofE.M.B.A. programs, at (585) 275-3439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Simon School prides itself as the place Where Thinkers Become Leaders™ and is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Forbes. For example, in the most recent BusinessWeek poll, the Simon School was ranked among the top 30 business schools in the United States. The Financial Times recentlyrearerecre rated the School 4th in the world for managerial economics and 5th in the world for both finance and accounting. More information about the Simon School is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.simon.rochester.edu. .
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is a public-private partnership established to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan region as a competitive, high-profile place for business location and growth. GRE will collaborate with business, academia, not-for-profit organizations and government to ensure a unified approach to regional economic development efforts.
Contact: Charla Stevens Kucko, (585) 273-4806
George Andrews, (585) 275-3439