Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Simmons School of Management offers the only AACSB-accredited MBA program designed exclusively for women, a top-ranked, nationally-recognized Entrepreneurship program, leadership development programs designed to advance women in business, undergraduate and combined degree programs, a world-class women's leadership conference, cutting-edge research and thought leadership on issues related to women, leadership and management.
The Simmons MBA is designed to fit the busy lives and diverse situations of women. Therefore, we offer a variety of full-time and part-time program options. Regardless of the path you choose, you will receive the same high level of education, taught from the same curriculum, by the same exceptional team of faculty. To provide added flexibility for students, we also offer compressed courses, hybrid courses, and podcasts, in addition to regular courses.
A rigorous curriculum that builds your skills Simmons's integrated MBA curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that skills build cumulatively and are reinforced throughout the entire program. The MBA program opens with a week of optional skill-building workshops and general orientation sessions for all students. In the first week of classes, students take Foundations of Business, a one-week course that introduces students to the curriculum structure and concepts—and also to each other. Foundations of Business A one-week introductory course—an overture to the Simmons MBA—Foundations of Business course provides a helicopter view of a general management function and introduces the various analytic perspectives our program covers. Foundational Courses Students develop the skill set they need to be an effective manager, including analytical skills such as strategic thinking, accounting, economics, and quantitative analysis, and behavioral skills such as communications and leadership strategies. Advanced Courses Students specialize in the disciplinary tools and knowledge needed to lead and manage at a strategic level. Internships Typically done during the summer, Internships are highly recommended (though not required). They allow students to apply learned skills while gaining specific industry knowledge. Integrative Courses These "capstone" courses train students to draw on tools and knowledge from diverse disciplines to address strategic issues, problems, and opportunities. Concentrations and Electives Students customize their degree by selecting from one of our 7 designated concentrations or by designing their own area of specialization by selecting from our list of advanced electives.