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.
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.
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.
John Cook School of Business Associate Professor Palash Bera, Ph.D., Receives Grant from Ghent University
John Cook School of Business associate professor in Operations and IT Management, Palash Bera, Ph.D., has received a $230,000 grant awarded by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) through Ghent University, Belgium. Dr. Bera will serve as the co-supervisor on the project titled: Attention direction and task performance with domain model patterns. Over the next four years, Dr. Bera and his fellow researcher, Dr. Geert Poels will test different guidelines for effective use of patterns in domain models. Domain or conceptual models are developed as part of requirements analysis to document and communicate domain understanding during Information Systems development.
The Dean’s Breakfast Series Welcomes Guest Speaker Ronald Kruszewski, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stifel Financial Corp.
The John Cook School of Business welcomes guest speaker Ronald Kruszewski, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stifel Financial Corp. for the Dean’s Breakfast Series on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Dean’s Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary networking breakfast, and Mr. Kruszewski’s presentation will begin at 8 a.m. in the Cook School’s A-B Auditorium. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is requested. Visit deansbreakfast.slu.edu for more information.
Saint Louis University’s Professional Outreach Committee Hosts First Annual Professional Programs Fair on August 11, 2016
The Professional Outreach Committee of Saint Louis University is hosting its first annual Professional Programs Fair on Thursday August 11, 2016. Representatives from a variety of departments within the University will be present to meet with prospective students and discuss the many opportunities for continuing education at SLU.
The 12th annual Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by the John Cook School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship begins Monday, July 25. High school students interested in learning about what it means to be an entrepreneur can meet successful business owners, create and pitch their own business ideas, collaborate on teams and more – are invited to register.