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As an aspiring Health Care Management professional, I chose to complete my graduate studies at Saint Louis University because the university offers the best and most advanced MBA/MHA program. The rigorous, fast-track MBA program at the John Cook School of Business, coupled with one of the nation's top MHA (Master of Health Administration) programs at the College for Public Health & Social Justice, gave me the best opportunity to further develop my career in Health Care Management. The program's focus on group project work and decision making has perfectly prepared me for my career as a Health Care Consultant with Accenture’s Health Management Consulting group.
We're evolving our "Day In The Life" series into #SLULife! The keys to our Twitter account will be handed over to a Cook School student, and you'll get to follow along with their week. Learn about student activities, campus clubs, and some of the unique opportunities the Cook School has to offer from a student's point of view. Be sure to check out the blog next week for a recap.
In my 30-plus years of being part of the Saint Louis University community — as a student (twice), an alumnus, a board member and, yes, a Billikens season ticket holder — I have witnessed a University blessed with thoughtful, insightful and transformative leadership. Of course, as the old saying goes, a smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, and so neither has Saint Louis University evolved successfully amid a placid societal or educational milieu. In fact, in the last three decades, there have been no shortage of challenges, from significant changes in the way people think about education, to economic busts and booms, to internal disagreements and conflicting visions for the University.
Congratulations to SLU’s Austin Smith and the Principia team on Winning MasterCard Masters of Code Regional Competition
Austin Smith, a junior at Saint Louis University studying entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business, is moving on to the national competition of MasterCard Masters of Code. Austin’s team, including several students from Principia College, won the St. Louis region by prototyping and developing a mobile fan-experience app called FanFare in just 24 hours, and now moves on to San Francisco to represent the St. Louis Region.
MBA students enrolled in the global business courses taught by Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D., have an opportunity to consult with diverse businesses from around the world without ever leaving St. Louis. As participants in the global X-Culture program, they are challenged to help real companies solve real international business issues, such as how to expand into a new region, launch a new product or reposition a brand.
John Cook School of Business students share a glimpse into their day-to-day lives as Saint Louis University students. Each provides a diverse perspective on their passion and commitment to SLU, including their academic, service, and social lives. This week, we feature Stephanie Sanchez, a senior from San Antonio, Texas majoring in International Business and Minoring in Spanish.
Cook School students are playing a vital role in helping real businesses solve challenges, gain momentum, and innovate. By exploring a new way to approach a conventional process, Marty Robison (MBA '12) opened the floodgates to a potential breakthrough innovation for his employer. The water quality supervisor at Missouri American Water enrolled in a corporate innovation course as part of the MBA degree he was pursuing.
The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University was selected to send a group of its graduate and MBA students to Omaha, Nebraska to meet Warren Buffett, CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.
We have recently awarded the 2015 Boeing BOLD Scholarships to select sophomore students. The BOLD scholarship program is a partnership between the Boeing Company and Saint Louis University providing Boeing a unique opportunity to select and mentor SLU students with the best leadership potential who are majoring in business, engineering, computer science and/or mathematics. To qualify, students must have a 3.2 GPA or above, pursuing multiple concentrations within the business school or math / computer engineering, and the potential to make a significant contribution to the University’s goal of providing a culturally, professionally, and ethnically diverse learning environment.
Students from John Cook School of Business Graduate program will travel to Omaha, Nebraska this weekend where they will meet Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. During the course of their visit our students from the One-Year MBA, Evening MBA, and Specialized Graduate Degree programs will be able to gain knowledge from Mr. Buffett with a question and answer session and tour of a Berkshire Hathaway property, Nebraska Furniture Mart. You can connect with our Graduate students and several other universities across the country on our twitter account as Warren Buffett shares his insight on the today’s business world. Follow the hashtag #SLUMeetsBuffett on Twitter to hear from all of our students as they make the trip. Graduate students Danielle Lacey and Sang Nguyen will be keeping Cook School social media accounts updated as our student representatives.