Programs & Events
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business has been a national leader in developing and delivering innovative programs to promote entrepreneurship through education. We have a wide variety of programs which tend to fall into four main categories of entrepreneurship.
The Saint Louis University Cook School’s Center for Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurial mindsets and skills in a learning environment designed to make people better entrepreneurs. Of course, you can learn in a variety of settings and from a multitude of sources, so there is a valid learning component to all programs offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with Entrepreneurship as a supporting area Graduate Studies Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Entrepreneurship as an area of emphasis
Professional Development Programs
- Diplomate Program
- Post-MBA certificate in Entrepreneurship
- Gateway Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Networking & Mentoring
The Saint Louis University Cook School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship connects entrepreneurs through networking, peer mentoring and other resources to help develop a successful business. The Center currently sponsors the following networking and mentoring programs:
- Institute for Private Business (IPB)
- Smurfit-Stone Hall of Fame
- Entrepreneurship Spotlight
- Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
- Habitat for Business
- Technology Transfer
Saint Louis University’s Center for Entrepreneurship at the Cook School offers unique academic competitions which evaluate business ideas from their onset through business planning and capitalization stages.
At Saint Louis University, we believe that one of the best ways for students to develop a real-world orientation and gain traction for their ideas in the real world is through competition. Of course, feedback and prize money doesn’t hurt either! We support a variety of of competitions such as:
- Idea to Product (I2P)
- Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
- Bright Ideas Grant Program
- Innovation Challenge
The Center for Entrepreneurship at SLU’s John Cook School of Business offers unique opportunities to support entrepreneurial efforts within our community, including programs that bring resources together to foster the ideas of students and alumni.
Our current programming for development for students and alumni is as follows: