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Assessment and Outcomes

Our programs are designed to prepare students for success in the following key areas: 

Undergraduate Management

Principled Leadership

  • Apply strategies for managing team processes
  • Analyze and articulate ethical implications of organizational issues and decisions
  • Reflect on role and impact of personal/ managerial social responsibility

Knowledge of Disciplines

  • Articulate underlying theories in functions
  • Demonstrate variety of analytical tools in functions
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to describe organizational structures, processes, behaviors

Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking

  • Use analytical skills to identify and diagnose problems and opportunities
  • Generate and evaluate alternatives
  • Make actionable recommendations/ with implementation

Gender & Cultural Diversity

  • Identify & analyze role and impact of diversity
  • Develop personal career plans

Communication

  • Demonstrate effective oral skills
  • Employ professional written skills
  • Develop visual aids to support written and oral presentations

Global Perspective

  • Articulate how organizations are situated in external environments
  • Describe how larger context impacts decisions in organizations
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Analysis and Decision Making

Simmons graduates make effective and efficient decisions within ambiguous contexts. They base their decisions on critical reasoning, using quantitative analyses and other appropriate tools, technologies, and methodologies. They can:

  • Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative information to identify critical problems and issues
  • Develop and defend persuasively a set of recommendations supported by appropriate analyses

Exercise of Leadership and Power

Simmons graduates develop enhanced self-knowledge and skills to lead diverse teams and organizations to achieve desired results. They can diagnose the dynamics of gender and power within organizations to act influentially and negotiate their conditions for success. They can:

  • Assess their own leadership strengths and opportunities for development
  • Build a team infrastructure to ensure the optimal contribution of diverse team members towards the achievement of team goals
  • Negotiate effectively to enhance value and accurately assess their performance
  • Diagnose the dynamics of gender and power inside organizations

Strategies for their Careers

Simmons graduates develop personal career strategies that allow them to maximize their career potential. They can:

  • Identify next career steps and create a strategy for implementation

Social Responsibility

Simmons students will make ethical, socially responsible and fiscally sound decisions in their organizations and businesses. They can:

  • Evaluate organizational decisions in the context of both fiscal and social responsibilities
  • Evaluate organizational decisions within an ethical framework

Global perspective

Simmons graduates understand the global context in which organizations operate. They can analyze the internal and external environments of organizations and use these analyses effectively for decision-making in global settings. They can:

  • Analyze the impact of global dynamics on a business and industry
Master of Business Administration in Health Care

Analysis and Decision Making

Simmons Health Care (HC) graduates make effective and efficient decisions that are sensitive to ambiguous contexts and conflicting objectives among participants in the health care system. They base their decisions on available data and critical reasoning, utilizing quantitative analyses and other appropriate tools, technologies, and methodologies.

  • Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative information to identify critical problems and issues
  • Develop and defend persuasively a set of recommendations supported by appropriate analyses
  • Use evidence-based research findings to support decisions

Exercise of Leadership

Simmons HC graduates develop enhanced self-knowledge and skills to lead diverse teams and complex organizations with diverse partnership models to achieve desired results. They can act influentially with clinicians and non-clinicians and negotiate their conditions for success.

  • Assess their own leadership strengths and opportunities for development
  • Build a team infrastructure to ensure the optimal contribution of diverse team members towards the achievement of team goals
  • Negotiate effectively to enhance value and accurately assess their performance
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare effective written business cases and to make persuasive oral presentations

Performance-based Accountability

Simmons HC graduates develop responsibility to self, to the success of their organization, and to the wellness of the entire community. They aspire to improve performance, seek always to measure performance achievement, are accountable for their actions, and operate in a transparent manner.

  • Demand High Performance from self and others
  • Recommend appropriate metrics for monitoring results of decisions
  • Improve performance measurement and monitoring using principles of transparency

Social Responsibility

In the complex health care environment, there are many inequities. Simmons HC graduates are sensitive to these inequities and make ethical, socially responsible and fiscally sound decisions in their organizations and businesses.

  • Evaluate organizational decisions in the context of both fiscal and social responsibilities, with special attention to the unique responsibilities of health care managers and clinicians
  • Plan and act using an ethical framework that emphasizes the global fairness standards articulated in the social determinants of health

Health Industry Knowledge

Simmons HC graduates demonstrate understanding of the health care system and the environment in which health care leaders function. They know how to apply that knowledge to leadership of health care organizations.

  • Evaluate organizational decisions, consistent with unique aspects of health care finance, policy and management