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We spent two weeks in Panama, gaining firsthand knowledge of markets in Central America, specifically Panama and how its relations with the United States have influenced it as a Central American economy. We engaged with local Panamanian businesses and community leaders and heard lectures about various industries and prominent matters in Panama, all the while witnessing the city and major landmarks.There are few better ways to kick off the New Year than hopping on a plane to beautiful, sunny Panama City, Panama. It’s an added bonus when it is for three credits worth for international business class. For SLU’s Global Immersion Emerging Markets Field Study, that is exactly how 19 SLU students, including myself, began 2014.
The St. Louis Business Journal has announced their annual "40 Under 40" awards, showcasing local business leaders in the St. Louis area. Several Cook School alumni were recognized this year.
The speakers and field trips that Dr. Seitz had planned for us in Hong Kong provided a great perspective on the intensity of expanding business globally. Hong Kong is known as the “Freest Market in the World”, so it is only fitting that some of our speakers represented powerhouse American companies who chose to use the city as their Asian headquarters.
After spending 8 years out of school and on numerous military deployments to South Korea and Iraq, I was nervous about jumping back into the academic environment. I wanted a school that didn’t treat me like a number but a person. I chose SLU because they offered a small classroom environment, lots of one-on-one personal assistance, and a diverse faculty and staff with real-world experience.
It was an awe-inspiring experience that I will carry with me throughout the semester and long after graduation in May. At times, the business world and business professionals can have an unfavorable reputation when it comes to service or helping the poor. Through this experience, however, I have been able to form a bond between my business education and Catholic ideals as a student of Saint Louis University that will forever form the base of my future career.
As part of the SLU MBA program, we are required to dive into the realm of international business. Why wouldn’t we? Every aspect of business, whether or not you’re a local manufacturer or an international conglomerate, is somehow connected to international business. Whether it’s having international customers or international suppliers, you will work across country lines...
I'm always asked, "Was it worth it?" For me, that's an unqualified yes, but I need to explain. Firstly, entrepreneurs don't generally go for the advanced degree (many don't even have an undergraduate degree, gasp!). Some, after they've sold a company, do precisely that: take some time off and find out what student life is like. Others eschew it. Josh Kaufman wrote an excellent book advocating the learning of b-school lessons outside of formal classroom instruction (yes, you should read it, even if you have an MBA already, you know-it-all).
SLU Master of Accounting alumna Nicole Doeschot is a graduate of our Master of Accounting and shares the following thoughts on why she believes SLU has made a difference in her life personally and professionally...
SLU MBA student, Ryan Weisert shares his testimonial on why he chose SLU for his Evening MBA and how taking this step helped his career change...
Reflection on MBA Course: Reclaiming the Human Spirit: Prison Experience & Learning from White Collar Offenders
John Cook School of Business professor Dr. Nitish Singh has created a unique, experiential course titled Reclaiming the Human Spirit: Prison Experience & Learning from White Collar Offenders.