Cook School Blog
Hear from students, alumni, and faculty of the John Cook School of Business. To submit articles, contact our digital editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
I chose the SLU one year MBA program to further my career aspirations. Since attending classes I have gained a better understanding of how a business functions from the small details to the big picture. Having achieved my Bachelor’s Degree from SLU in Healthcare Management, I sought out a program like SLU’s one year MBA to teach me the business concepts that many healthcare organizations use on a day-to-day basis.
Students from our MBA and Graduate classes traveled to Hong Kong this winter break as part of our study abroad program. Students Ploy Supree (#SLUPloy), Sarah Kiehl (#SLUSarah), and Emily Sheehey (#SLUEmily) took over the @SLUCookBusiness account for the trip.
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.
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...
For Erik Nielsen (MBA ’11), an intense desire to serve his country first emerged when he was a junior at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY.Though he seriously considered enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation, his parents convinced him to enroll in college instead.After earning an economics degree from Penn State University in 1990, his desire to serve was stronger than ever, so he entered the Marine Corps through an officer-training program.“I had no direct family history in the military since the Civil War, but I saw a Marines advertisement that really spoke to me,” he said. “I wanted to take that challenge on.”
Based in Maryland, Myrthil’s current assignment is the latest challenge in a diverse military career that included the opportunity to pursue her MBA degree at Saint Louis University. The military career of Major Betty Myrthil (MBA ’12) has included deployments to South Korea and Iraq as well as a journey to the front lines of the U.S. Army’s newest battlefield: cyberspace. She recently earned a coveted position as a military intelligence officer in the Army’s newly formed Cyber branch, whose aim is to defend the nation against online threats.
Our Full Time MBA Class took part in a Study Abroad Trip to Hong Kong over winter break. The two-week trip, which the whole class partakes in as part of the program, covered the business and cultural differences abroad with visits to local companies and historical spots.
Our part-time MBA students had the opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong over winter break. Students visited the Great Wall of China, the Hong Kong Stock market, and celebrated New Years 14 hours ahead of St. Louis. We gave students Caroline Lemp and Josh Skelly control of our social during the trip.
Our MBA students will once again be headed to Hong Kong and southern China for their study abroad trip, and you’ll get to see the journey from our students point-of-view. Members of our part time and full time MBA class will be in control of our social channels, sharing photos of their experience and what they’re learning about the culture of Hong Kong and an asian perspective of International Business. Follow along with all the students by searching for the #SLUabroadMBA hashtag, and learn more about our student representatives...
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.