Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Summer 2018 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 12/17/2018 04:20AM

Mathematics

MATH 118 - Introductory Statistics

Intended primarily for students in mathematics and biostatistics and in the health, behavioral, and social sciences. Covers univariate and bivariate data analysis, surveys and experiments, elementary probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference for proportions and means. Extensive use is made of the software Minitab. The course will include a significant data analysis project.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/22/2018 -
07/05/2018
Tuesday, Thursday

08:30AM-
11:45AM
SCB
S251A
Geoff Turner Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

MBA in Health Care

MBAH 436 - HC Financial Strategy

Financial strategy integrates health care marketing, health care strategic management, and health care finance in a capstone learning experience for Health Care MBA students. In this course, students build on previous learning about cost of capital, capital structure, and capital project decision making. They apply that learning to the strategic level of organizational structure, financial decisions for health care organizations in the areas of board fiduciary duties, mergers/divestitures, financial distress, and conversion to for-profit. Students also learn how to develop a business plan, a key business tool for implementing new ventures or strategic change in existing organizations, and develop a business plan for a start-up for-profit health care venture.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/23/2018 -
08/15/2018
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M105
Catherine J. Robbins Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus

MBAH 502 - HC Ind. Study

An independent study is a research project designed so that a student is able to obtain new knowledge or experience under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Successful independent studies typically are mutually beneficial to both the student and the faculty member. Independent studies may be a project designed by the student or involve assisting a member of the faculty in work that (s)he is doing. The student should submit a plan outlining the hypothesis and areas of research to be explored in the area of health care management, and which faculty member will be her advisor. No registrations for an independent study will be processed until this is submitted. Students must identify a faculty advisor prior to registration for any independent study. A comprehensive 30-page research paper or another major piece of student output is required as the deliverable

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Catherine J. Robbins Open 25 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

MBAH 578 - Current Topics in Health Care Management

In this course, students will explore industry challenges and best practices through in depth study of several current hot topics in health care organization and management. Through reading, face-to-face discussion with executives in each area and critical inquiry, students will increase their ability to apply best management practices in these topic areas. Students will also develop a detailed management and strategic analysis in a paper on a current topic of particular interest. This seminar-style course will support student's work through discussion, critique and one-on-one time with the instructor.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/22/2018 -
08/14/2018
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M104
Gary Gaumer Open 21 No 3.00 Main Campus

Health Care MBA Online

MBAHO 480 - The Health System

The health system in the U.S. is under extreme stress, and the organizations of health care, the conditions of practice, and the competitive environment will all be changing in response to those pressures. This course is about those institutions, those pressures, and the changes we may see. Students will examine both the historical roots of the U.S. health care system and possible trends likely to affect those who use it, work in it, and pay for it. They will gain a basic understanding of the political process, with special attention to the debate and legislation concerning health reform in the U.S. Other topics include unique aspects of the health care workforce and implications for health care managers; major issues of quality, access, payment, financing, and disparities by race and gender; and international comparisons of quality and cost.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL1 07/18/2018 -
09/26/2018
Wednesday

07:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Robert F. Coulam Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBAHO 481 - Health Care and Ethics

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 07/19/2018 -
09/27/2018
Thursday

07:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Robert F. Coulam Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBA Online

MBAO 421 - Managerial Accounting

This is an introductory course in cost management and control. Managerial accounting is concerned with generating, using, and interpreting financial and other information for use by managers in making decisions. These decisions include planning and control, budgeting, resource allocation, cost measurement, pricing, and performance evaluation. Financial accounting is externally oriented and governed by fundamental concepts of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In contrast, managerial accounting is internally oriented and very context driven. Some students find it more intuitively accessible than financial accounting, but it is no less rigorous.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 04/22/2018 -
07/01/2018
Sunday

07:30PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Laura Neal Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBAO 425 - Marketing Management

Marketing is essential to all kinds of organizations. Whether selling to consumers or to businesses, whether for-profit or nonprofit whether selling tangible products, services, experiences, people, or ideas, strong marketing helps organizations achieve their missions. Coca-Cola, Google, Barack Obama, and UNICEF: all of these brands have been built through innovative marketing. Marketing, when done well, simultaneously delivers value to firms, their consumers, and society at large. Marketing is focused on understanding customers and their needs, creating products or services that meet those needs, and delivering them to customers in a way that engages them and keeps them coming back for more.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 07/16/2018 -
09/24/2018
Monday

07:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Sara J. Liebmann Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBAO 427 - Strategic Thinking & Analytical Decision Making

Strategic Thinking and Analytical Decision Making equips students with the tools, techniques, and frameworks to think creatively, critically, analytically, and strategically to make managerial decisions that lead their firms toward value creation under conditions of competition and complexity. To be a strategic manager is to move with a goal or goals in mind, to integrate information across functional areas and organizations, to use and collect data, and to be cognizant and engaged with the past and the future, the big picture and the operational. Creative, critical, analytical, and strategic decision makers know how to recognize and categorize decision problems, how to represent the essential structure of the decision situation, how to discover multiple solutions creatively, and how to analyze solutions using tools based on decision theory. Managing uncertainty, turbulence, complexity, intense competition, and opportunities for innovation are all hallmarks of analytical decision making.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL02 04/19/2018 -
06/28/2018
Thursday

08:00PM-
10:00PM
N/A
Paul S. Myers Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBAO 442 - Financial Strategies

This capstone course prepares students for any professional career by focusing on issues relevant to all organizations: principled leadership, governance, past financial performance, and future expected financial goals. Students practice leadership and financial analysis and share their recommendations through written analysis, dialogues, and presentations. Critical thinking skills are used for the choice and justification of the assumptions underlying all forecasts; most forecasting is completed with prepared spreadsheet models that students will be allowed to augment and improve.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 04/16/2018 -
06/25/2018
Monday

08:00PM-
10:00PM
N/A
Laura Neal Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online
OL2 07/16/2018 -
09/24/2018
Monday

07:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Laura Neal Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

MBAO 465 - Leading Organizational Change

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 04/18/2018 -
06/27/2018
Wednesday

07:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Spela Trefalt Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 MBA/HCMBA Online

Management

MGMT 349 - Advancing Your Career

Consent of instructor required. This course offers students the opportunity to gain work experience in a for-profit or not-for-profit organization. Credit is variable. A student negotiates the exact tasks, number of credits, and organization with the designated faculty.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 9 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

MGMT 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required. Involves a course of study on a topic of interest to the student. The work culminates in a final paper or other substantial final project. In order to complete an independent study, students must identify a faculty member of the Program faculty who is willing to work with them on the topic.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

MGMT 370 - Internship

Consent of instructor and BSBA major or minor required. Provides supervised work experience for majors/minors. Requires approximately 20 hours of work per week in a profit or non-profit organization in a position related to a student's major and career goals, along with participation in class on career management and development of a comprehensive career e-portfolio.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 9 Yes 8.00 Main Campus

MGMT 380 - Field Experience

Consent of instructor required. Offers individual field experience similar to an internship. Requires a minimum of eight to 10 hours of work per week in a for-profit or not-for profit organization. Requires completion of significant written work, which may include research, analysis or portfolio development. Arranged with a supervising faculty member from the Program.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Open 9 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Master of Science-Management

MSMG 402B - Project Management

Whether you work in business, health care, government, education, or any other sector, being able to successfully lead and manage project teams is a critical skill. This elective uses lectures, discussions, exercises, scenarios, and a simulation to provide an overview of concepts, tools, and techniques for planning, directing, and controlling projects. Students will learn how to analyze the technical, budget, and time requirements of projects; negotiate for resources and manage workloads; deal with conflict on project teams; and derive lessons learned from completed projects.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 05/21/2018 -
08/06/2018
N/A N/A N/A Paul S. Myers Open 14 No 3.00 Online Class

MSMG 408 - Strategic Management & Marketing

This course integrates strategic management and marketing. Strategic management gives top managers the tools, techniques and frameworks to make strategic decisions to lead their firms toward value creation under competitive and complicated circumstances. The value created by a firm is articulated for customers through marketing, a critical link between the organization and its customers in terms of understanding the customer and designing and implementing marketing strategy and tactics. This course is designed to accompany, educate, and support you as you encounter and practice strategic thinking and collaboration.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/23/2018

05/30/2018

06/02/2018

06/06/2018

06/09/2018

06/13/2018

06/16/2018

06/20/2018

06/23/2018

06/27/2018

06/30/2018

07/07/2018

07/11/2018

07/14/2018

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08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
09:00AM-
12:00PM
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08:50PM
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12:00PM
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08:50PM
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08:50PM
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08:50PM
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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12:00PM
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
SOMC
M104
Michelle Brown-Droese Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

MSMG 423 - Applied Learning Project

The purpose of this course is to provide direction, support, and guidance for students who are presently working on their Applied Learning Project. It is intended to be the capstone experience in the graduate management program and provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their strategic thinking, research and project management skills through the development and execution of a professional project. This course is designed to enable student to demonstrate and integrate their knowledge from graduate management program goals through an applied independent research project. Students are required to identify a research problem, develop an actionable work plan with deliverables and time lines, and present a formal and professional well written report and oral presentation to the Simmons community.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 10 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

MSMG 501 - Internship

Individualized Schedule Prerequisites: Faculty Advisor or Concentration Advisor approval. 3 credits graded on a pass/fail system. 225 hours required over 16 weeks. Organizations in a variety of industries may offer formal or informal internship programs in a variety of functional areas. Internships are a way to develop and enhance your skill sets while providing exposure to an industry or function in which you are interested from a career standpoint. Choose your internship strategically. Answer the question: is it going to make you more marketable to target employers upon graduation? Interns will meet with a faculty advisor regularly over the semester. Other requirements are provided upon request. Internships may be paid in the for-profit sector; they may be unpaid in the nonprofit sector. International students on an F or J visas should inquire about additional requirements.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 10 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

MSMG 502 - Independent Study

Independent Study

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Mrs. Patricia H. Deyton Open 25 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
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