Earn Your Bachelor’s in Business and Management (BSBA) from Simmons University

Simmons University offers a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management (BSBA) to help prepare you for early career opportunities. Students in our Business and Management major develop the top work skills that hiring managers look for: capabilities in teamwork, creative thinking, project management, negotiation, and communication.

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If you want to be prepared to contribute effectively from Day 1 on the job, this Business and Management major is for you

The Business and Management major will lead you through classes that teach the core ideas of how business, nonprofit and government organizations are managed: how to run the organization’s operations, market to customers, keep track of and build financial resources, and work in teams.

Students earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management will also learn the essential skills of working – managing projects, negotiation, and building an entrepreneurial mindset to be flexible and creative.

Together with the fundamental business courses of the Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management, the Business and Management major will prepare you for success in whatever field you choose: from retail sales, financial services, and healthcare, to high tech, and social action advocacy.

Simmons also offers an online Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management for adult learners.

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management?

All organizations need general managers and the Business and Management major gives you the fundamentals to meet job requirements across the economy plus Simmons’ special sauce with diversity, equity, and inclusion content and an intense focus on building individual level skills and confidence to reach your personal best.

The Business and Management major will deliver “how to” knowledge that will help you be a successful employee contributing to the organization’s mission on the business side right from the start, or as your career develops over time.

Our Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management offers flexibility in allowing you to select additional courses that can lead you to career tracks like People Management (HR), Operations Management, and social welfare advocacy. At the heart of it, general management capabilities that will build through this Business and Management major apply to most jobs and will serve you over a career lifetime.

Learn more about our Business and Management degree!

Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management at Simmons University and get started on the path to a fulfilling career. Contact our faculty with any questions—their information can be found below—or you can request more information about our Business and Management major, schedule a campus tour, or find out how to apply to our Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management today!

Prerequisites for Business and Management Majors

ECON100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
STAT118 Introductory Statistics 4

Required Core Courses

ACCT110 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT120 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS100 Introduction to Business and Management 4
BUS234 Organizational Communication & Behavior 4
BUS250 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS260 Financial Management 4
BUS270 Business Analytics 4
BUS325 Operations Management 4
BUS370A Internship and Career Strategies 2
BUS370B Learning From Internship Experience 2

Required Business and Management Major Courses

BUS137 Entrepreneurial Mindset 4
BUS221 Project Management 4
BUS320 Negotiations 4


BUS340 Strategic Management 4


Students select two electives from the following:

BUS180 Business Law 4
BUS213 Nonprofit Management Study 3
BUS214 International Business 4
BUS224 Social Action Leaders 4
BUS229 Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit 4
BUS291 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations 4

Customize Your BSBA Management 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 is also available.

Internships and Research Opportunities

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.

Online BSBA in Business and Management

The Business & Management major is also available to students in our online program. Join future business leaders on our digital campus for a collaborative and inspiring Simmons experience—from anywhere.

Honors Program Options

Alpha Delta Sigma

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.

Alpha Mu Alpha

Since its inception in 1937, the American Marketing Association has remained committed to the advancement of excellence in the field of marketing. It was this commitment, which fostered the establishment of the national marketing honor society, Alpha Mu Alpha during the spring of 1981.

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