What do top ranked faculty and an alumni network of over 20,000 mean? Engagement in making a difference in the community.
The One Year MBA at Saint Louis University was definitely a transformational experience for me. Being exposed to a new culture I learned a lot about people, relationships and myself. This exciting discovery coupled with an intense academic program enabled me to achieve professional and personal development.
R.J. Sak received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the John Cook School of Business. He works for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and is a member of the John Cook School of Business Alumni Board
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.
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.
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...
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.
He asked me in this conversation if I was happy with my job. I said, “No.” And, he said, “Why don’t you pony up to life and do something about it.”
Most recently, I launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pixel Press, an iOS and Android app that lets you draw your own video game level (no code required) and share it with others. Pixel Press is up on Kickstarter now.