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

BOSTON (October 15, 2013) -- For the 5th consecutive year, the Simmons College School of Management has been ranked the #1 MBA with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women" by The Princeton Review. The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's 2014 guidebook of "The Best 295 Business Schools."

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As the only business school in the world designed specifically for women, the Simmons School of Management offers all the components of a rigorous MBA, but with an added dimension focused on educating women for positions of power and principled leadership.

"The combination of our innovative curriculum, faculty, and the research done at our Center for Gender in Organizations, has given us a track record of turning out graduates who believe the experience at Simmons is transformational," said Cathy E. Minehan, dean of the Simmons School of Management and former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. "In today's challenging business world, it is vital for women to have both cutting edge business skills and the ability to successfully navigate the gender dynamics that exist in many organizations. The Simmons MBA program addresses both needs."

Of the Simmons School of Management, The Princeton Review survey stated: "Business-focused women will find many reasons to be drawn to the School of Management at Simmons College, a school known for empowering and motivating women....Borrowing from the case-based learning style developed at Harvard Business School, Simmons boasts a strong track record of success with its focus on women in business and sustainability. These efforts make Simmons 'a leader in the business world in helping women achieve their full potential...there is an 'emphasis placed on principled leadership and giving voice to values. A highly supportive and accessible' administration, along with extremely dedicated, energetic and passionate professors, help ensure that despite an intense' work load students are learning volumes every week."

The Princeton Review surveyed 20,300 students attending 295 business schools. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences. Some rankings list tallies also factored in school-reported data.

The Simmons College School of Management is accredited by theAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction earned by fewer than 30% of business schools in the United States and fewer than 5% worldwide. The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) at the School of Management is an international resource on ways to improve organizational effectiveness by strengthening gender equity and diversity in the workplace. The CGO's research and consulting services address issues related to gender equity and change, globalization, leaderships, and diversity in the U.S. and abroad. Follow the Simmons School of Management on Twitter @SimmonsMGT

Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking, and a focus on leadership and social responsibility. Follow Simmons on Twitter@SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.

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