The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Simmons University focuses on providing top-notch undergraduate degree programs for women that empower socially responsible leaders that will significantly impact the world of business. The School values a supportive environment, participatory learning, excellent management education, entrepreneurship, diversity, innovation, sustainable practices, change leadership, and ethical decision-making. Through interaction with industry leaders, first-hand experiences, and a professional network, students find the support and education needed to be ready for a career.
In every degree program, students will learn problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills in a small class setting. Undergraduate studies include a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, and Retail Management. Students can also minor in these same areas plus Health Care Management, Principled Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Studies. There are some other majors offered through other colleges throughout the University that utilize business courses like Chemistry Management, Arts Administration, Public Relations & Marketing, and Financial Mathematics.
Business students can apply for a wide variety of scholarships, including merit-based scholarships that offer from $2,000 to full tuition, the Boston Scholarships, and the Kotzen Scholarships. Students can even receive scholarship aid to participate in a study abroad program. Simmons takes and sends students all over the world to gain first-hand international education in places throughout Africa, Asia/Pacific Rim, Latin America, and Europe. Students can go for a short-term, summer, semester, or a year and can even intern internationally. There are also plenty of Global Service Opportunities for students to volunteer and help assist people in need all over the world.
Simmons business students can find an incredible career support system through the Career Education Center. This Center offers assistance through listing jobs, finding internships, career coaching, connections with alumni, career resources, networking opportunities, skill-building workshops, recruiting events, and employer connections. Internships help develop students professionally and give them hands-on experience and professional associations. Students intern with companies like Liberty Mutual, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Kraft, and Enzyme, which leads to incredible job opportunities with startups, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofits.
Students obtain an incredible amount of experience outside of the classroom through student organizations. There are a wide variety of clubs that contribute to the students’ social, academic, spiritual, and physical well-being. These groups include Business Liaison, Active Minds, Finance Liaison, Black Student Organization, Like Minds Coalition, Asian Student Association, Multicultural International Student Organization, She’s the First, Simmons Christian Fellowship, Gymnastics, Choir, Dance, Sustainability Club, and the Student Government Association.
Another great resource to assist in leadership development and allow students to impact others positively is through Simmons Community Engagement. Business students can participate in service-learning classes and University initiatives that involve things like mentoring girls, working on social justice issues, promoting leadership in women, and assisting faculty with community-based research.