Leadership for Social Impact

Strengthen your voice, gain skills, and deepen your knowledge to become a leader for social impact.

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Turn your passion for social change into abilities that will make you effective in whatever content area that drives you. Students come to Simmons with intensity, enthusiasm, and an eagerness to be part of a solution for social justice, environmental protection, diversity and inclusion, poverty alleviation, climate change, health care access – and more.

This minor will guide you in building deep knowledge and practical understanding to be a leader who can communicate well and work with others effectively, You will come to understand how organizations work (government, for-profit, non-profit), and have an opportunity to identify and describe exemplary and personal leadership with a relational, inclusive, and equitable lens.

Service-learning opportunities are embedded and there are many options to tailor your program to your own path. This minor is a complement to any major, with highly interactive courses that will tap into student interest while it inspires you to envision – and actualize – a new future.

Required Courses:

BUS137 Entrepreneurial Mindset 4
BUS224 Social Action Leaders 4
BUS291 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations 4

Electives (choose two):

BUS100 Introduction to Business and Management 4
BUS213 Nonprofit Management Study 3
BUS221 Project Management 4
BUS229 Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit 4
BUS234 Organizational Communication & Behavior 4
BUS320 Negotiations 4

Spotlight on Leadership for Social Impact Students and Alums

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From Soldier to Student: Rebecca Mitchell ’22 on the Empowering Environment of Simmons

After ten years in the military, Rebecca Mitchell ’22 is embracing civilian life. In fall 2020, she enrolled at Simmons as an undergraduate for a second bachelor’s degree, via the Post-9/11 GI Bill.