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About a year ago, I graduated from the MBA program with a cohort of about 40 other students and this May I will graduate from the MHA program. This MBA/MHA dual degree program at SLU has aided me tremendously and allowed me to grow in ways that I never expected.Before entering into the program, I was an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago with aspirations to work in the healthcare business, whatever that meant. I did not know what the ‘right’ program was for me at the time and looked into MBA programs, MHA programs as well as other dual degree programs. Today, I can say that the SLU’s dual-degree program was right for me for three reasons: the education, the ability to gain work and leadership experiences, and the many career building opportunities during the program.
Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business sophomore, Lachlan Johnson, was recently featured in the St. Louis Business Journal and on KMOX for her company Beaux Up.
During Atlas Week, the Emerson Leadership Institute challenged students to learn as much as they could about leadership ethics and policy, and students did not disappoint. We had over 120 photos sent to us of students in front of our #SLULEAP posters at Atlas week events, and 20% of contestants met the required 8 events to be eligible for the grand prize of an iPad! The winners of the first #SLULEAP challenge are:
David Hilliard of The Wyman Center presents "Six Disruptive Forces that are Shaping the Non-Profit Sector"
On Tuesday, April 21st, the John Cook School of Business welcomed David Hilliard of The Wyman Center to present at our Dean's Breakfast. Hilliard presented "Six Disruptive Forces that are Reshaping the Non-Profit Sector". Based on a 2012 Baker/Tilly report entitled, “Disruptive Forces: Driving a human services revolution”, Mr. Hilliard discussed how these factors impacted the non-profit sector in St. Louis.
The Center for Career Resources held a Focus Panel on March 18th, featuring alumni of the John Cook School of Business speaking about networking, creating connections in your field, and what students should expect when they graduate.
The Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business hosted Culture Alive 2015: The Implications of Religion on Business. Dr. Seung Kim, Director Boeing Institute of International Business, welcomed the crowd of more than 70 guests including students, faculty, and business professionals to the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in the Cook School of Business.
This Saturday, ten Saint Louis University students pitched their business ideas to 15 multi-millionaire judges as part of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s first Pitch & Catch event. The event took place at the GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies, and began with the Billiken throwing out the “first pitch.” The finalists were driven to the pitcher’s mound in a Tesla Model S with their song of choice playing over the stadium speaker...
On Thursday, April 16th, we will be hosting our monthly networking happy hour at Double D's in Brentwood. This is a great opprotunity to reunite with your class and meet other MBA and EMIB students and alumni. Stop by for a drink and feel free to bring a friend!
I was privileged to visit Scott Air Force Base to learn about the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) which supports all of the United States combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies, and other government organizations. Professor Paul Coleman arranged this educational field trip for twelve undergraduate and graduate students as well as several faculty members at the John Cook School of Business (JCSB). As a full-time MBA student at JCSB, I enjoyed learning about USTRANSCOM’s global logistics operations and its integral role in our nation’s security. Full-time MBA curriculum courses such as Dr. Ik-Whan-Kwon’s Supply Chain Management and Dr. Justin Goodson’s Operations Management equipped me to better understand USTRANSCOM’s logistics capabilities and priorities.
The Service Leadership Program at the John Cook School of Business held its annual Service Day on March 27th. Over 150 students, faculty, and staff participated in aiding The Bridge in downtown St. Louis with painting, cleaning, and landscaping the community and homeless support center.