Cook School Blog
Hear from students, alumni, and faculty of the John 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.
On Wednesday, March 18, members of the Billiken Angels Network heard pitches from companies ranging from social media platforms to employee placement solutions. The Billiken Angels made nine investments in 2014, and continue to look for opportunities to grow investments in the the St. Louis startup community and bring more investors on board through 2015.
Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business will be holding a special information session about our graduate business programs in Jefferson City, Missouri. The session will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce (428 East Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101).Discover how a SLU graduate business degree can help advance your goals!
On March 7th, undergraduates from the John Cook School of Business spent spring break in Budapest, Hungary for a Global Immersion Course. Students toured local attractions and business, learned about the countries history, and participated in projects throughout the trip.
Dr. Nitish Singh of the Boeing Institute of International Business was quoted in the St. Louis Buiness Journal on how opening up the Cuba embargo could effect the St. Louis economy:
Starting March 7, undergraduates from the John Cook School of Business will be spending spring break in Budapest, Hungary for a Global Immersion Course. Students will tour local attractions, learn about the country’s history and it’s place in international business, and participate in projects throughout the trip sponsored by a local business.
Merging a love for athletics that she honed on a college basketball court with entrepreneurship principles she learned in a SLU classroom, Krista Clement (MBA ‘13) is poised to transform community volunteerism on college campuses across the U.S.