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Simmons School of Management Named One of Top 20 Socially Responsible MBA Programs in the World

Simmons Makes Top 20 List Second Time since 2009 in Biennial Survey

BOSTON (September 26, 2011) — The Simmons College School of Management has been ranked in the top 20 in the 2011 "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" ranking by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education. Simmons is the only school in Massachusetts, and one of only two schools in New England to make the top-20 list. 0

This is the second time since 2009 that Simmons College has been ranked in the top 20 in this biennial survey.

A total of 149 business schools from 22 countries participated in the 2011 Aspen Institute ranking, which recognizes the top 100 MBA programs integrating social and environmental stewardship. "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" is the only MBA ranking that focuses on the social and environmental impact of academic institutions, highlighting how well MBA programs prepare students to meet the business challenges of tomorrow.

"We are enormously pleased to be recognized by the Aspen Institute for our focus on social responsibility in management education," said School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan. "This award recognizes a fundamental goal of education at Simmons and its School of Management — principled leadership."

"Beyond Grey Pinstripes" is a research survey and alternative ranking of business schools that spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs leading the way in the integration of issues concerning social and environmental stewardship into the curriculum. These schools are preparing students for the reality of tomorrow's markets by equipping them with the social, environmental, ethical, and economic perspectives required for business success in a competitive and fast changing world. To view the full ranking, please visit

The Simmons School of Management is the only business school in the world designed specifically to educate women for power and principled leadership that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The program is featured in The Princeton Review's "The Best 301 Business Schools" 2010 edition and ranked the #1 MBA program in the United States with the "greatest opportunities for women."

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking, and a focus on leadership and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.