SOM Blog

Simmons School of Management Hosts Health Disparities Event

Health Disparities Nov. 2014_o.jpgThe Simmons School of Management hosted a Health Disparities event- discussing the nature of disparities and what hospitals can do to respond. In case you missed it, check out some key points through the SOM tweets live from the event.

From left to right: Cathy Minehan, Dean of the Simmons School of Management; Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH, Harvard Medical School and The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Joel S. Weissman, PhD Harvard Medical School and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Robert Coulam, PhD, JD, Moderator Director of the Center for Research in Health Policy and Management.

An Inspiring Interview with Amanda Wagner, SM '06 and One of the 2014 BBJ's 40 Under 40

In September Amanda Wagner, SM '06, was named one of Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 for 2014. Amanda serves as the Senior Director of Product Planning & Program Management at Concert Pharmaceuticals and was selected out of 350 Boston professionals that were nominated for the honor due to her professional accomplishments and civil engagement.  Amanda graciously took the time to share her story with the Simmons SOM community.  In the following interview she explains why she chose to attend Simmons to guide her professional growth within a STEM environment, how she has used her Simmons experience and relationships throughout her career, and how current and potential SOM students can take advantage of the opportunities Simmons has to offer.  

Silicon Valley vs. Boston: Is one friendlier to women?

teresa-nelson_rdax_150x208.jpgCongratulations to Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management who was quoted in the October 26th issue of the Sunday's Globe Magazine about Boston's startup community and women. To read the full story click here. Her wonderful comments come after the third graphic image.

Women's Leadership

Going Outside the Classroom: Alumni Panels Inspire Creativity and Connections

When I told my family that I was planning on pursuing an MBA, I received a lot of support.  When I explained that I was planning to pursue entrepreneurship as my focus, however, I received some pushback. One person in particular tried to convince me that pursuing an MBA to go into entrepreneurship is essentially a waste of money. His argument was that he, and almost everyone else in my family, had started successful businesses simply by following an idea and watching it grow.

Student Experience

Simmons College Undergraduate Management Students are selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizon's College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter

Mentorship Group.jpgCongratulations to the Simmons College Undergraduate Management students Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, Kaitlyn DiPietro, and Norma Tentori, who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizons' College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter! The experience promises to enhance students' perspectives on the CPG (Consumer, Product, Goods) and Retail Industry as well as build leadership and networking skills.

For more information about the Network of Executive Women, please visit the website at

Photo: From left to right, Kaitlyn DiPietro, Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, and Norma Tentori.

Student Experience

Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you?

Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you?

While the Simmons School of Management has both full-time and part-time tracks for earning the MBA, there is a third option to help students transition from pre-MBA life to the full time program: the part-time to full-time track! Not sure if you're ready to take on a full-time MBA program, but want to graduate sooner than later? Maybe the part-to-full time track is right for you. As a part-to-full timer, I'm happy to share my experiences!

Student Experience

Simmons College School of Management Ranked the #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

BOSTON (October 8, 2014) -- Once again, the Simmons College School of Management has been named the No. 1 MBA program with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women " by The Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year the Simmons MBA program has received the distinction.

The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's 2015 guidebook for "Best 296 Business Schools" in which the School of Management is listed.

Simmons School of Management Professor Featured in Forbes Magazine

Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management  is featured in Forbes Magazine about women entrepreneurs and the lack of funding vs. male entrepreneurs. The full story can be found here.

Simmons School of Management Professor Joins U.S. National Women's Business Council

BOSTON (August 26, 2014) -- Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management, has recently been invited to join the prestigious National Women's Business Council (NWBC). Her 3-year term is effective immediately. The NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

The Case for Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in the Summer!

After completing my first semester with my most of my cohort, I was unsure about stepping out of that group to take an elective this summer. Being that I have yet to take the Negotiations course, I had yet to acquire the skills to convince others to join me in the summer elective I found most relevant to my goals and interests. Once I was able to login to the class website, I saw NO familiar names and thought the worst: the fear of having to introduce yourself to another group of strangers is the stuff on sleepless nights--ice breakers can be the worst! Would I be the last kid picked for the team? But then I remembered that I'm at the Simmons School of Management and nothing here is ever that bad! After the first day of class, I was right-- it wasn't bad at all! Plus, venturing out of your original cohort (and your comfort zone) offers opportunities for growth and a fresh start.

Student Experience