Business Management

Our students explore the frameworks, managerial roles and activities of organizations and learn to work ethically and effectively in diverse workforces. 

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

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.

Prerequisites for Business and Management Majors

ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
MATH 118 Introductory Statistics 4

Required Core Courses

MGMT 100 Foundations of Business & Management 4
MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior 4
MGMT 250 Marketing 4
MGMT 325 Operations Management & Decision Making 4
MGMT 340 Strategy 4
MGMT 370 Internship 8
ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 120 Managerial Accounting 4
MGMT 260 Finance 4

Required Business and Management Major Courses

MGMT 137 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 4
MGMT 221 Project Management 4
MGMT 320 Negotiations 4
MGMT 395 Business Management Capstone 4


Students select one elective from the following:

ACCT 200 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACCT 205 Cost Accounting 4
MGMT 222 Human Resources Management 4
MGMT 224 Socially-Minded Leadership 4
MGMT 225 The Manager and the Legal Environment 4
MGMT 229 Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit 4
MGMT 236 Retail Management 4

Required Courses

MGMT 100 Foundations of Business & Management 4
ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 4
MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior 4
MGMT 250 Marketing 4
MGMT 260 Finance 4

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.

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.

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.

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.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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