History

Since 1973, the School has pursued a unique mission of educating women to be exceptional leaders. SOM rigorously educates women for success in management while also helping them acquire the knowledge, experience and confidence needed to express a more contemporary and collaborative form of workplace leadership.

The School gives women the tools to lead successfully in Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, government agencies or nonprofit organizations, while also enabling them to work constructively for economic and social purpose. Simmons prepares women to lead and manage effectively and ethically in a world that demands no less.

SOM is committed to providing premier business education to women MBA and undergraduate students; being a recognized authority on women, leadership and management; and serving as a leading-edge provider of consulting advice, executive education, and applied research to organizations committed to the advancement and success of women professionals, managers, and leaders.

Simmons College School of Management is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB encourages peer review and continuous improvement. Less than 30% of business schools in the U.S. and less than 5% worldwide have earned and retained this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

Simmons College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the nation's oldest regional accrediting body. Established in 1885, NEASC serves 1,800 schools, colleges and universities. Simmons has also received considerable external recognition, having been named in the Princeton Review "Best 361 Colleges," an honor held by only 15% of the four-year undergraduate colleges in America and "Best College" (Master's Level University, Northern US), U.S.News & World Report.