The minor in business at Simmons University offers a broad-based understanding of business for students pursuing a non-business major.

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Prepare for your future workplace

You may be studying a non-business major at Simmons but want a broad-based understanding of finance, marketing, and management at the same time.

The Business minor complements your liberal arts or pre-professional track with a focus on preparing for the workplace. Learn how business functions in nonprofit, for-profit, and public organizations.

Required Courses

ACCT110 Financial Accounting 4
BUS100 Introduction to Business and Management 4
BUS234 Organizational Communication & Behavior 4
BUS250 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS260 Financial Management 4

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Spotlight on Business Students and Alums

Bella Yee ’24

Flourishing in the Community at Simmons and Completing Meaningful Internships

Bella Yee ’24 is a Public Relations and Marketing Communications major, with minors in Business and Public Policy. She is the Communications Director for the Student Government Association and Co-President of the Communications Liaison. Yee also interned for the Massachusetts legislature, most recently for the Office of Representative Adrianne Ramos.

Maegan Bernier

Transformative Education: Maegan Bernier ’20 Teaches Life Skills, Resumes, and Self Care

Maegan Bernier ’20 didn't expect to pursue a business degree, and now she's found her passion at the intersection of business and education. Learn how Bernier teaches her students to be career-ready, and what she hopes to achieve in the long term.

Bianca Valerio with City of Pasadena monument

Bianca Valerio '13 Becomes First Hispanic Woman Elected to Pasadena City Council

As an artist and elected official, Bianca Valerio takes a creative approach to her community's problems. We spoke with Valerio about her journey into local politics and her hope to redefine what young women in her community are capable of.

Headshot of Carla Silva

Carla Silva '19 on Taking Chances in Your Career

Silva tells us about her unexpected journey into sales and the value of being open to different job opportunities, which may lead to something greater.