In the MBA program, Simon has a January entrance option for those seeking an accelerated degree. Out of the 20 classes required to complete the MBA, nine are core classes bunched into the first year. Simon's requirements are based on its 'frame, analyze and communicate' method, which replaces traditional statistics classes with a wider analytical approach. Concentrating in a particular subject is not mandatory, but the option is available in 15 areas ranging from e-commerce to public accounting.
As for career prospects, finance and consumer products employers are the major recruiters at the school. Insiders say many students opt to stay on campus in graduate housing while in school, and that this keeps much of the social life on campus. Clubs and intramural sports are popular, as is spending time together in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.