Simmons School of Management (SOM) is exceptional in many ways: a rigorous MBA program, cutting-edge research, top-rated faculty, and a powerful alumnae network. And that’s only part of the picture. Our commitment to educating women for power and principled leadership offers distinct advantages: from an internationally recognized curriculum that prepares women for career and leadership success, to flexible program options designed to accommodate busy lives. Our inclusive community promotes individual attention and an empowering classroom environment that maximizes learning. At Simmons, you will work closely with professors and classmates who know your name, support your goals, and value the perspective you bring to class. And you will graduate with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to lead and manage at a strategic level.
About the Program
The Simmons MBA incorporates all of the essentials of a classic business degree and more. Our innovative program covers areas, such as negotiations, communication, and career strategies, which our research shows are critical for women’s leadership success. Attention to ethics, stakeholder accountability, social responsibility, and sustainability is integrated throughout the curriculum, supporting our effort to educate women for principled leadership.
Because the Simmons MBA is designed to fit the busy lives and diverse situations of women, we offer a variety of full-time and part-time program options. And no matter which program option you choose, you’ll receive the same high level of education from the same exceptional team of faculty. To provide more flexibility for students, the SOM also offers compressed courses, hybrid courses, and podcasts, in addition to regular courses.
Our rigorous 16-month, full-time program provides all the content of a traditional two-year MBA curriculum in a compressed time frame, including an opportunity to pursue international study or an internship during the final semester. It is also suited for women who need to keep their summers free to attend to family and other responsibilities. For those who require a faster track, our accelerated 12-month option allows a student with significant professional experience to take a sabbatical from her career in order to earn her MBA degree. Both options reduce the time the student is out of the workforce.
Simmons’s part-time MBA options are designed for students who wish to maintain greater flexibility to balance school, work, and other responsibilities. Our two- and three-year evening options allow students to maintain employment while pursuing their degree. For those who would like to jump-start the program, an early start option in January provides the flexibility to extend courses over an additional six months.