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 100Principles of Microeconomics4
MATH 118Introductory Statistics4

Required Core Courses

BUS 100Foundations of Business & Management4
BUS 234Organizational Communication and Behavior4
BUS 250Marketing4
BUS 325Operations Management & Decision Making4
BUS 340Strategy4
BUS 370Internship8
ACCT 110Financial Accounting4
ACCT 120Managerial Accounting4
BUS 260Finance4

Required Business and Management Major Courses

BUS 137Entrepreneurship and Innovation4
BUS 221Project Management4
BUS 320Negotiations4
BUS 395Business Management Capstone4

Electives

Students select one elective from the following:

ACCT 200Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCT 205Cost Accounting4
BUS 222Human Resources Management4
BUS 224Socially-Minded Leadership4
BUS 225The Manager and the Legal Environment4
BUS 229Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit4
BUS 236Retail Management4

Required Courses

BUS 100Foundations of Business & Management4
ACCT 110Financial Accounting4
BUS 234Organizational Communication and Behavior4
BUS 250Marketing4
BUS 260Finance4

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 visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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