Business Foundations Certificate

professional-development-businesscertThe Graduate Business Foundation Certificate at the John Cook School of Business focuses on candidates who are right out of undergraduate school and/or have limited work experience and individuals who do not seek or want to commit to a full MBA program.


Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be awarded a certificate from Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business. 

Students seeking to study for the certificate in business foundations must meet the following requirements for acceptance into the program:

* Transcripts should be mailed to: Graduate Business Programs, 3674 Lindell Blvd, Suite 132, Saint Louis, MO 63108

** The personal statement is your way to distinguish yourself to the Admissions Committee. This statement should include personal and professional goals, your reasons for pursuing the graduate degree, and any additional insights into your character or academic/employment history that will be helpful to the admissions committee. Please limit the personal statement to 500 words or less.

*** Learn about SLU resources & how to register for the GMAT 


Additional Requirements


Certificate Curriculum Overview

The certificate requirements consist of 12 credit hours of graduate foundation courses and 6 credit hours of breadth courses (chosen by the student in association with their advisor) for a total of 18 credit hours.

How to Apply

If you know what degree program you want to study and have reviewed the program’s application requirements, you may apply in one of two ways:

Return all paper applications to:

Graduate Business Programs 

John Cook School of Business 

Saint Louis University 

3674 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 132 

Saint Louis, MO  63108