If you want to climb the organization ladder this should be your first step.

Our students explore the frameworks, managerial roles and activities of organizations and learn to work ethically and effectively in diverse workforces. With a firm foundation in finance, marketing and management, you'll hone your business abilities and succeed in the globally competitive and multicultural world.

You'll analyze what makes a company thrive or fail based on real-world case studies. Our students find their confidence and leadership style through team-based class activities and internships at organizations like Boston Children's Hospital and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Employers recognize the extensive skills of a Simmons graduate. Our students have found successful careers at organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, PictureTel and Kraft.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites for Business and Management Majors

  • ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics

Required Core Courses

  • MGMT 100 Foundations of Business Management
  • ACCT 110 Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior
  • MGMT 250 Marketing
  • MGMT 260 Finance
  • MGMT 325 Operations Management and Decision Making
  • MGMT 340 Strategy
  • MGMT 370 Internship

Required Courses

  • MGMT 137 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MGMT 221 Project Management
  • MGMT 320 Negotiations and Change Management
  • MGMT 395 Leadership and Managing Change (Capstone)


The student will select two electives from the following list:

  • ACCT 200 Intermediate Accounting
  • ACCT 205 Cost Accounting
  • MGMT 222 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 224 Socially Minded Leadership
  • MGMT 225 The Manager and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 236 Retail Management
  • MGMT 290 Special Topics in Management (when relevant)
Minor Requirements

Minor in Business

The Minor in Business is an excellent complement for students in any Major to understand the nature of business functions in nonprofit, for-profit, and public organizations.

Required Courses

  • MGMT 100 Foundations of Business and Management
  • MGMT 110 Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior
  • MGMT 250 Marketing
  • MGMT 260 Finance
Customize Your Program

You'll work with your advisor to tailor a program to your interests and career goals. Simmons offers many options for customizing your studies, including dual majors, accelerated programs and a wide variety of complementary minors.

Business and management complements study in many disciplines, including marketing, finance, government and economics.

A minor in business and management is also available.

Internships and Research
Our students take advantage of internships and careers at a variety of companies in Boston and beyond, including Liberty Mutual, EMC, Shire Pharmaceuticals, and Enzyme, a biotech start-up in Kendall Sq., Cambridge. You'll sharpen your skills and refine your interests while building your resume and developing important mentoring relationships.
    Indra Guertler
    • Indra Guertler
    • Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-3883
    • Office: M438
    Cynthia Ingols
    • Cynthia Ingols
    • Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-3837
    • Office: M347
    Yulong Li
    • Yulong Li
    • Associate Professor
    • Phone: 617-521-3853
    • Office: M336
    John Lowe
    • John Lowe
    • Associate Professor, Director of the Undergraduate Program
    • Phone: 617-521-2375
    • Office: M355
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Honor Societies

SOM Honor Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Delta Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the premier honor society for students enrolled in business and management programs accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). An undergraduate student becomes eligible for membership in the second semester of junior year. The top 10% of each undergraduate class, ranked by GPA, are invited to join. The Society's mission defines this lifelong commitment to its members' academic and professional success: to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Alpha Delta Sigma (ADS) is a national honor society sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. It recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising and marketing studies. The requirements are that the student must be current in dues membership, be a senior or rising senior, have taken at least two advertising or marketing courses, and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25.

How to Apply
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