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The Simmons MSM program is not currently accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Graduate Admission to discuss your program options. Learn more about our new online MBA and HCMBA programs.
Program Requirements

Students in the MSM program complete 36 semester hours, which includes 5 core courses, 4 courses within a management specialization, and 3 electives. The core curriculum is comprised of a suite of foundation-level business courses that provide basic business knowledge and mastery in management. Students specialize in General Management, Nonprofit Management or Communications Management. Classes are held in the evening from 6-9 PM, three semesters per year, at the Simmons campus in Boston.

Core Management Courses (5 required) plus MSMG 403: Foundations (0-credit orientation course).

  • MSMG 404: Business and Management
  • MSMG 405: Leadership, Teams and Organizations
  • MSMG 406: Negotiation and Problem Solving
  • MSMG 407: Accounting and Financial Aspects of Business
  • MSMG 408: Strategic Management and Marketing

Courses by Specialization (4 required):

Communications Management General Management Nonprofit Management
Emerging Communications Technologies Project Management Nonprofit Management
Communicating Across Cultures Culturally Intelligent Leadership Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits
Research Management Operations Management and Decision Making Philanthropy, Policy, and Fundraising
Applied Learning Project Strategic Communication and Organizational Change Strategic Communication and Organizational Change

Students further tailor their degree by taking 3 approved elective courses.

*Curriculum is subject to change.

Customize Your Program

The Simmons MSM program provides students with the opportunity to gain expertise in a specialized area of management:

General Management (Full-time or Part-time Schedule Options)
In the General Management specialization, students will develop and enhance essential managerial skills. Students will gain insight into the diverse aspects of effective management, such as enacting organizational change, developing strategic communications, managing complex projects and processes, and the necessity of culturally-aware leadership.

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Communications Management (Part-time)

In the Communications Management specialization, students will learn to communicate using innovative and ever-changing technologies, as well as how to strategically craft messages within organizations and across cultures. Students will develop their abilities to work within a team and with individuals in project and research management settings.

View Suggested Part-time Schedule for Fall and Spring Enrollment

Nonprofit Management (Part-time)
The Nonprofit Management specialization is designed for those in the nonprofit sector and those looking to enter it. This program prepares students to effectively lead and manage nonprofit organizations. Through topics such as fundraising, financial accountability, and organizational planning and growth, students will gain the skills necessary to manage in ethical and strategic ways.

View Suggested Part-time Schedule for Fall and Spring Enrollment

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    Yulong Li
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    • Phone: 617-521-3853
    • Office: M336
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