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The Bachelors to MBA is an accelerated yet very flexible program that allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree while simultaneously completing coursework towards an MBA. The combined degree program allows for a decrease in the total number of credits needed for two degrees, saving both time and money. Simmons School of Management Undergraduate alumna can take advantage of the MBA course savings benefit for up to 3 years after completing the Simmons undergraduate degree, and undergraduate students admitted to the BAMBA program can defer their acceptance for up to 2 years.

Course savings eligibility for Simmons Undergraduate Students

Majors in the School of Management:

Students majoring in retail management, marketing, finance, or management majors are eligible for 4 course savings. BAMBA candidates take two MBA courses as part of UG studies, each fulfilling an undergraduate general elective requirement. * Once matriculated, two courses from the MBA curriculum are waived.

  • Graduate Courses taken during undergraduate studies:
    • MBA Leading Individuals & Groups
    • MBA Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • MBA Courses waived for BAMBA students:
    • MBA Technology & Operations and 1 of the following:
      • MBA Marketing (Retail management & marketing majors)
      • MBA Economics (Finance majors)
      • MBA Elective (Management majors)

Business Minors:

Students that have elected a business minor are eligible for 3 course savings. As BAMBA candidates, they will enroll in two MBA courses as part of their UG studies, each fulfilling an undergraduate general elective requirement.* Once matriculated, one elective from the MBA curriculum is waived.

  • Graduate level courses taken during undergraduate studies:
    • MBA Leading Individuals & Groups
    • MBA Financial Accounting

All Other Majors/Minors:

Students enrolled in major/minor programs outside of the SOM are eligible for 2 course savings. As BAMBA candidates, they will enroll in two MBA courses as part of their UG studies, each fulfilling an undergraduate general elective requirement. *

  • Graduate level courses taken during undergraduate studies:
    • MBA Leading Individuals & Groups
    • MBA Financial Accounting

*Graduate level courses taken as part of the BAMBA program cannot be counted as required elective for undergraduate major


Course savings eligibility for SOM UG alumnae:

SOM Alumnae are eligible for 3 course savings. Alumnae interested in applying to the BAMBA program must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA and are only eligible within 3 years of graduating.

  • MBA courses waived for SOM alumnae:
    • MBA Technology & Operations
    • MBA Economics
    • MBA course relating to UG major

Applying to the BAMBA program as a current Simmons student:

Criteria. In order to be eligible for any course savings, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Application for admission must be submitted before completing their junior year.
  • Must be in good academic standing, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Requirements. As part of the admissions process, BAMBA candidates must submit the following materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Two essays
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably one from Simmons faculty)
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate study.
  • Current resume demonstrating relevant work experience.
  • Interview with an admissions officer
  • GMAT

*Alumnae within three years of graduation and current Simmons students who apply as seniors will not be eligible to waive the GMAT, thus it is a required component of the application process. 

Matriculating into the MBA program:

All students must earn a "B" or better in MBA coursework completed as an undergraduate. Once the undergraduate degree is conferred, and the admissions office receives final transcripts, the student will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility and a new acceptance letter to the MBA program will be sent.


For more information on how to apply contact somadm@simmons.edu or call 617-521-3840. Visit us at www.simmons.edu/som