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A networking breakfast, with exhibitor tables from global organizations and companies, officially opened the 2016 Monsanto International Business Conference held Thursday, December 1, and organized by the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business. Hundreds of guests gathered in the Wool Ballroom in Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University for the morning program that began with opening remarks by Dr. Hadi Alhorr, director of the Boeing Institute of International Business. Dr. Fred Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, provided a welcome to the speakers and guests, congratulating the Boeing Institute on its professional as well as academic achievements: “As many of you know, our International Business Programs are ranked highly by the U.S. News and World Report with our undergraduate programs ranked #11 and the graduate programs #12.” He further noted that the conference is a testament to the University’s commitment to engage in enriching dialogue that can impact the region’s global landscape.
The hosted its annual Teen Escalator Pitch competition for high school students on December 4th, and the "Real" Elevator Pitch for college students on December 5th.
This weekend, competitors from colleges across the US will be in St. Louis competing in the "Real" Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by our Center for Entrepreneurship. The "Real" Elevator Pitch competition features real students and real pitches on real elevators in the second tallest building in Missouri (One Met Square @ 40 stories) with real investors (net wealth last year was ~$2.2BB). Students will be competing for a first place grand prize of cash and a trip to SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, TX in March 2017.
In the inaugural Southwest Case Competition offered by the Boeing Institute of International Business through the International Business (IB) Club, competing teams of students were tasked with identifying the next market Southwest Airlines should target.
The John Cook School of Business 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.
What does video games, live painting, and an ice sculpture of SLU's President have in common?
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.
Globalhack VI brought over 1200 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to SLU to compete and develop the best product to combat homelessness. Two SLU students shared their experience of the day on the @SLUCookBusiness Twitter feed...
The hackathon, hosted at Chaifetz Arena, helped the St. Patrick Center develop ideas and programs to assist with homelessness in St. Louis. Check out what 38 hours of coding can build...
GlobalHack VI happens this weekend at the Chaifetz Arena! Students from across the US will be spending the whole weekend designing, developing, and presenting products to solve a single civic technology problem centered around homelessness and the St. Patrick Center. We will be giving you an inside look at the whole weekend from our students' perspective. We're handing over the keys to the @SLUCookBusiness Twitter account so you can follow along in real time as our students develop solutions, build products, and compete for cash prizes! Meet our students who will take over this weekend...