The Latest News
This is the place to learn what's happening at the Cook School. Awards, recognition, programs and events - - it's all news, and it is listed below, based upon the posting date. Events are posted on the Cook School Calendar, for your planning purposes.
ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2017 - The John Cook School of Business and Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB) welcomes Jacque Land as the new university Program Director and Executive Director for the parent HNB organization. Land brings significant civic development experience to his new roles with the organization.
The John Cook School of Business department of accounting recently hosted the annual Meet the Firms Night event. Cook School accounting students attended the event, where they had the opportunity to network with representatives of firms and companies that heavily recruit our graduates. Students can use this time to learn about career opportunities, ask about internships and about potential career paths within these organizations.
Saint Louis University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Presents the Winners of the 2017 Angels in the Outfield Pitch Deck Competition
The 2017 Angels in the Outfield pitch deck competitions winners were selected this past weekend during the final round of the competition. High school students from around the world submitted their ideas for the competition by video, and the top 10 finalists presented their ideas live to a panel of all-star judges at Gateway Grizzlies ballpark.
The 2017 Allsup High School Entrepreneurship Summer Academy, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business, kicks off July 24-28. This year’s group of high school students will have the opportunity to grow and learn from their peers, meet industry experts from the St. Louis community and collaborate with SLU faculty and staff.
As part of an ongoing collaboration to foster the next generation of business and technology leaders, John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is partnering with Deloitte and the SAP® University Alliance for the accounting information systems course.
Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship Diamonds Accelerator Welcomes Spring Semester Cohort
On February 28 the Saint Louis University Blue Diamond Accelerator program welcomed two new students as part of the Spring semester cohort. During a meet and greet reception, Fred Pestello, Ph.D., president of Saint Louis University, welcomed the new students and paid homage to the legacy of pioneering and entrepreneurship that built Saint Louis University. Following his message, the new and current Blue Diamonds each shared a brief overview of their project or existing business.
The John Cook School of Business recently completed construction on a new data analytics lab with a naming gift commitment from Edward Jones. The room will feature 12 Bloomberg terminals, the ability for students to use laptop computers and can be configured for use as a flipped classroom where content is often delivered online outside of the classroom and in classroom time is utilized to expand on those concepts. Students taking finance courses will use the Bloomberg terminals as part of their coursework. Additionally, the lab will be a key component in the FIN 4630 Applied Portfolio Management course and the Master of Science in Applied Finance and Economics (MS-AFE) program.
Associate Professor Scott Duellman, Ph.D., has been named the Klausner Research Professor in Accounting
Scott joined the Cook School faculty in August 2010 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in July 2016.
Saint Louis University is ranked #22 in LendEDU’s Top Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Report. Of the 50 other university’s represented SLU is the only university ranked from Missouri.
SLU Receives Top 25 Ranking From Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine for Entrepreneurship Graduate Programs
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Saint Louis University’s graduate business entrepreneurship programs 18th in the country, up from 23 last year. Out of more than 300 schools offering entrepreneurship studies that The Princeton Review surveyed, 35 institutions' undergraduate and/or graduate programs made the roster of top schools for 2017.