In addition to the required courses, students in HealthCareMBA@Simmons will complete two credits through in-person immersion experiences.
A formative and defining part of the HealthCareMBA@Simmons program, immersions are dynamic opportunities to:
Engage in person with your fellow classmates and faculty.
Learn from guest speakers who are global leaders in their field.
Participate in collaborative learning experiences.
Build global networks and make invaluable contacts.
For Profit, For Good: Finance in the Service of Society
Washington, D.C. | January 2018 | 1 credit
In the past two decades, the notion of blended value investing has gained credence, even among the most cynical of managers. Moreover, it is widely recognized that lenders and investors, as the ultimate financial decision makers, have special responsibilities in this regard. Investing in women through microfinance, gender lens investing, or other instruments also plays a special role in this arena. Blended value — which encompasses the social, environmental, and financial performance of a business — will only become more important in a globalized economy marked by scarce and shrinking resources.
This immersion course will explore the drive, the opportunities, the challenges, and the needs of this movement to integrate greater societal goals into the world of finance. It will empower students to view their financial decision making through social, environmental, and gender lenses for the benefit of themselves, their companies, and their societies.
Solving Financial Management Problems: Show Me the Money
Date and Location Coming Soon
In this multiday immersion on the SimmonsUniversity campus, students will learn and practice financial management problem-solving techniques in simulated work environments based in the health care industry. The course will teach students to navigate and solve financial management challenges common to leaders in many disciplines, such as negotiating contracts and collecting on those agreements.
Students will learn about the crucial intersection between big picture policy and implementation as they:
Practice identifying and working toward desired outcomes for contract negotiation with other parties.
Practice identifying and implementing improved processes within revenue cycles.
Practice critical teamwork and thinking behaviors, such as managing high workload, making decisions, communicating effectively, and coordinating under stress.
Observe the outcome of mistakes made in a simulated environment and gain insight into consequences of actions.
Network with other MBA and Health Care MBA students, Simmons faculty, and expert guest speakers.
Leadership and Strategic Career Management
Date and Location Coming Soon
During the multiday immersion, students will:
Gain perspective on their leadership style and identify ways to strengthen their practices via 360° leadership assessments
Assess their communication style and learn how to communicate more effectively with individuals who have different styles
Develop career strategies, including action plans that allow them to create the conditions for their own successes
Network with other MBA students from a variety of industries and backgrounds
Practice strategies for holding team members accountable for quality work and productive relationships
Dates and Locations Coming Soon
Students attend an additional immersion course during their time in the program. Additional immersions vary by cohort and are held in major business centers around the world.
Immersion Cancellation Policy: Simmons reserves the right to cancel or reschedule immersion experiences due to weather, enrollment, or other factors that may impact the overall student experience.