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Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Summer 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 11/23/2014 09:23AM

Mathematics

MATH 118 - Introductory Statistics

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: High school algebra and completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Intended primarily for students in mathematics and biostatistics and in the health, behavioral, and social sciences. Covers univariate and bivariate data analysis, surveys and experiments, elementary probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference for proportions and means. Extensive use is made of the software Minitab. The course will include a significant data analysis project. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/13/2014 -
06/19/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:30AM-
11:45AM
SCB
S251A
Geoffrey Turner Open 18 No 4.00
SS 05/13/2014 -
07/29/2014
Tuesday

04:30PM-
08:30PM
N/A
David Morgan Open 3 No 4.00

MATH 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Robert N. Goldman Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Donna Beers Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

MBA in Health Care

MBAH 410 - Health Economics

Health Economics examines the systematic economic forces at work in health care that relate to the performance of the U.S. health care system. Performance of U.S. health care is contrasted with a number of international health systems throughout the course. Using readings from the health economics literature, we study the way markets and competition work in health care. We focus on some of the anomalous aspects of the health industry, such as health insurance (both social and private insurance), the role of technology, the problem of market failure due to asymmetric information and externalities, and the role of professional licensing, patents, and other government regulation. We consider the supply-side implications of licensure requirements for many health professions on the management decisions in the health industry

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/14/2014 -
08/06/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M222
Gary Gaumer Open 16 No 3.00

MBAH 415 - Quantitative Analysis

This course was designed to provide students with a foundation in quantitative analysis techniques widely used in organizations in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings. Topics include an introduction to statistics, managing data, and analyzing data using descriptive statistics, probabilities, chi-square test, correlation, t-test, analysis of variance, and linear regression. The focus is on analysis, interpreting, and reporting results. I teach the course from an applied perspective and include a software-use component to enable students to gain hands-on experience with conducting statistical analysis using spreadsheets & statistical software.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 05/13/2014

06/10/2014

07/15/2014

07/29/2014

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
06:00PM-
09:00PM
06:00PM-
09:00PM
06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M223
SOMC
M223
SOMC
M223
SOMC
M223
Mr. Edward T. Vieira, Jr. Open 19 No 3.00

MBAH 434 - HC Finance

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/15/2014 -
07/31/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M201
Catherine J. Robbins Open 14 No 3.00

MBAH 481 - HC Law and Ethics

Health Care Law and Ethics addresses major legal and ethical principles and issues relevant to health care administration, including (1) an overview of the structure and procedures of courts and legal public institutions that regulate health care and (2) legal relationships between patients and providers, providers and institutions, and patients and institutions. The course also addresses (3) the legal structure of various forms of corporate organization, including profit and not-for-profit; and (4) legal issues relating to admission and discharge, emergency treatment, medical records, and mental health treatment. In each of these areas, we address certain policy issues of major importance. Finally, the course presents an ethical analytic framework grounded in legal principles and in the philosophical principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice, applied in cases and readings to the difficult ethical challenges in health care administration.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/19/2014 -
08/04/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M222
Robert F. Coulam Open 16 No 3.00

MBAH 501 - HC Practicum

Students wanting practical, hands-on experience may conduct a project or analysis of a local health care problem. This may include working on some special project or supporting an activity in a local hospital, health plan, or government agency. It may also include data collection and analysis. Alternatively, students may be seeking broad exposure to a health care organization and conduct a specific management project that benefits a sponsoring organization. Students will write a paper and make a final presentation to other students and faculty

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/12/2014 -
08/09/2014
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 0 No 3.00

MBAH 502 - HC Ind. Study

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
C 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Robert F. Coulam Open 4 Yes 3.00

Master in Communications Mgt

MCM 462 - Financial Aspects of Business

Provides an introduction to economics, accounting, and finance. Enables students to read, analyze, and interpret company financial statements, understanding how external factors affect the financial health of organizations, and making decisions based on financial information. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/21/2014 -
08/06/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M104
J. Barry B. Lin Open 23 No 4.00

MCM 481 - Strategic Communication and Organizational Change

In today's complex world, communicating in an ethical, considered way is critical given the ever-changing nature of organizations. Transforming ideas, strategy, and vision into clear messages for your most important stakeholders/constituencies - customers, shareholders, employees, the media, and government officials to name a few - is at the heart of strategic leadership, thinking and persuasion. These three foundational pillars of learning are woven throughout the course to expand the your unique toolkit of strategic communication - research, insight, storytelling, audience understanding, framing, problem solving, strategic planning, and global perspectives - with the fundamental goal to appreciate the theory as it relates to practice.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/15/2014 -
08/07/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M105
Colleen Reed Sears Open 25 No 4.00

Management

MGMT 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the program chair. Involves a course of study on a topic of interest to the student. The work culminates in a final paper or other substantial final project. In order to complete an independent study, students must identify a member of the School of Management faculty who is willing to work with them on the topic. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 06/28/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Clsd 0 Yes 4.00

MGMT 370 - Internship

8 or 16 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MGMT 234, declared major or minor in the program, and consent of the instructor. Provides supervised work experience for majors/minors. Requires approximately 20 hours of work per week in a profit or non-profit organization in a position related to student's career goals. Also requires completion of extensive written analyses of the internship organization, participation in class seminars, and development of a comprehensive portfolio. Inglos, Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
OL 05/12/2014 -
05/12/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
07:00PM
SOMC
M104
John M. Lowe Open 24 Yes 8.00

Modern Languages

ML 408 - Second Language Acquisition

4 sem. hrs. Presents research underlying major theories of second language acquisition, considering such factors as age, role of first language, language environment, learning style, and motivation. Also includes acquisition order, error analysis, interlanguage, and discourse analysis, as well as implications for classroom practice. Involves tutoring a non-native English speaker to reflect on the process of language acquisition. Requires fieldwork. Price, Reed.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 07/01/2014 -
07/17/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:00AM-
04:30PM
MCB
W206
Karen Price Open 11 No 4.00

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 407 - Financial Aspects of Business

This course is an introduction to financial management concepts and business practices. It includes the topics of accounting, finance and related analytical and performance management techniques that have particular relevance to managers. In this course, you should become fluent in the issues, data, and concepts of financial decision-making at the organizational level. By the conclusion of this course, you should understand what financial managers do in an organization and how to deal more effectively with them on issues of business and program strategy. This will require you to be able to: .Use basic business mathematics to inform decision making: .Understand how organizations are financed; .Read and understand a set of financial statements .Calculate and interpret financial ratios; and perform a financial analysis; .Conduct basic cost analyses and understand their role in managerial decision-making; .Prepare and discuss a budget, the sources and importance of variance, and the concept of flexible budgeting as a control device; .Understand investment project decision making and be able to compute measures of return (NPV, breakeven); .Use Excel to create, interpret, and present results from financial models.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/21/2014 -
08/06/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M104
J. Barry B. Lin Open 18 No 3.00

MSMG 431 - Financial & Accounting for Non-Profit

Financial Management in Non-Profit Organizations applies concepts and techniques from financial and managerial accounting to the financial management of nonprofit organizations. The central topics covered in the course include understanding the financial challenges faced by non-profit organizations, using nonprofit financial statements to analyze the financial viability of the organization, developing and evaluating the cash, operational, and capital budgets which underlay the work of nonprofit organizations, analyzing sources of capital and understanding the limitations inherent in the various sources.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/12/2014 -
06/28/2014
Monday, Wednesday

Saturday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
SOMC
M202
SOMC
M202
Sandi Clement McKinley Open 25 No 3.00

MSMG 433 - Strategic Communication & Org Change

In today's complex world, communicating in an ethical, considered way is critical given the ever-changing nature of organizations. Transforming ideas, strategy, and vision into clear messages for your most important stakeholders/constituencies - customers, shareholders, employees, the media, and government officials to name a few - is at the heart of strategic leadership, thinking and persuasion. These three foundational pillars of learning are woven throughout the course to expand the your unique toolkit of strategic communication - research, insight, storytelling, audience understanding, framing, problem solving, strategic planning, and global perspectives - with the fundamental goal to appreciate the theory as it relates to practice.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
B 05/15/2014 -
08/07/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M105
Colleen Reed Sears Open 15 No 3.00

MSMG 440 - Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This experiential, three-weekend course is designed to give you an enjoyable and rigorous introduction to the ideas and practice of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Regardless of the type of organization (profit, nonprofit) or its stage of development (established or new venture), the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals and teams is a key to recognizing and then acting on new opportunities. In the course, we will explore the realm of creativity tools and techniques that can be applied at the individual and team level, including mindfulness and group idea generating techniques. We will put these in context as we think through how organizations innovate new products and industries. Students will then take these ideas to create a first stage business model and learn how to pitch that model in presentation and through an executive summary. Whether or not you are an entrepreneur, think it might be an interesting career path someday, or simply want to understand more about how to bring creativity and innovation to your managerial practice, do join us. All graduate students welcome. This course serves as the first in the concentration in entrepreneurship for those so interested. Spring 2015 Weekends: 2/7 and 2/8; 2/28-3/1; 9:30-5:30pm Friday, 4/10, 6-9pm Saturday and Sunday, 4/11 and 4/12. 9:30-5:30pm

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
A 05/24/2014

05/25/2014

06/28/2014

06/29/2014

08/02/2014

08/03/2014

Saturday

Sunday

Saturday

Sunday

Saturday

Sunday

10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
05:00PM
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
Teresa Nelson Open 38 No 3.00

MSMG 442 - Project Management

This course examines concepts, tools, and techniques for planning, directing, and controlling projects. It takes a multidisciplinary approach that comprises the quantitative analysis required to meet the technical, budget, and time constraints of projects as well as the behavioral and organizational factors critical to their successful completion. Coursework and class sessions include lectures, readings, case studies, simulations, guest speakers, group exercises, and on-line assignments

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 05/19/2014 -
08/11/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
SOMC
M223
Ms. Mary Finlay Wcls 0 No 3.00

MSMG 443 - Culturally Intelligent Leadership

In today's global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement and critical leadership competence. This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of optimizing human performance, cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion, and leading and managing intercultural organizations. This course will explore the implications of culture on managerial and leadership approaches, business practices, communication and interpersonal relations, organizational and individual performances as well as on human resource management dimensions, in both international and domestic settings. Global cultures, subcultures, and domestic cultures will be considered. The ethical and sustainable implications of managing cultures and diversity will be examined. By learning about the dilemmas and opportunities that are presented in international and multi-cultural work environments, students will be better able to function in an increasingly global business world. Spring 2015 Weekends; 2/7 and 2/8; 3/21 and 3/22 and 5/1 and 5/2 10-3pm and Online

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 05/17/2014

05/18/2014

06/07/2014

06/08/2014

06/28/2014

06/29/2014

Saturday

Sunday

Saturday

Sunday

Saturday

Sunday

10:00AM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
10:00AM-
03:00PM
SOMC
M105
SOMC
M105
SOMC
M105
SOMC
M105
SOMC
M105
SOMC
M105
Lynda L. Moore Open 23 No 3.00

MSMG 501 - Internship

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
BL 05/12/2014 -
05/12/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
07:00PM
SOMC
M105
Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 18 Yes 3.00

Math Education

MTHED 524 - Algebra & Functions II

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
21 06/30/2014 -
07/10/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 9 No 4.00

MTHED 530 - Calculus Topics

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
21 08/29/2014 -
08/29/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 22 No 4.00
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