Academics Overview


Success in business is not just about tactical knowledge of numbers and strategy; it also requires a keen grasp of strategic communications and the ability to manage organizational dynamics. Some of the most requested baseline skills by employers are organization, communication, and writing skills. Skills critical for advancement include negotiation and analytic skills. Simmons recognizes this, and the MBA@Simmons curriculum takes a holistic approach to leadership development, emphasizing three core tenets:

  • Evidence-based strategies for decision-making
  • Communication strategies
  • The acquisition of technical skills through practical application

Curriculum Breakdown

The MBA program begins with Foundations of Business, a non-credit course that introduces students to business fundamentals and the structure and concepts of the program curriculum. Following this, students complete 48 credit hours, divided among core courses, elective courses, and in-person immersion experiences. The curriculum is broken down as follows:

Core MBA Credits
Elective Credits
Immersion Credits

Learn more about the curriculum and immersions.