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St. Louis University, Cook School of Business Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 50
Tuition (Total) $53,000

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration and Management, Human Resources, International Business, Manufacturing and Techonology Management, Marketing, Non Profit Management, Project Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 85% accepted out of 184 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 598
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $90

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Recommendations

Admission Information

To apply to Saint Louis University, prospective students must submit official academic transcripts from undergraduate coursework, a current resume, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a completed application form and related fee. The full-time program enrolls students once a year, in May. Part-time students are rev...To apply to Saint Louis University, prospective students must submit official academic transcripts from undergraduate coursework, a current resume, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a completed application form and related fee. The full-time program enrolls students once a year, in May. Part-time students are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, all year long. In recent years, the average GMAT score for entering students was 570.

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Important Dates

Round 1
March

31

Deadline
May

27

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 387
Percent International Students 11%
Total Full-Time Faculty 89
Full-Time Faculty 73%

Student Life

No matter whether a student is in the part-time, full-time, or joint degree programs at SLU, the curriculum is challenging and time-consuming. At the same time, “the culture is very welcoming,” and students in the business school enjoy a surprisingly “laid-back environment” amid group work and case studies. “There is a real sense of camaraderie” between students and a surprisingly bustling atmosphere around the business school building, where there are frequent regional, national, and international speakers. “There are a variety of study areas in the business school,” and “there are always students hang­ing out in the common areas studying and eating.” While the environment is comfort­able, students say it isn’t always functional. Fortunately, the University Library, located right next to the business school, is undergoing a large-scale renovation. Unlike most professional or executive programs, “SLU makes the extra effort to make commuter and part-time students really feel at home on campus.” For example, “the last week of every month, the Graduate Business office provides dinner each night during the part-time MBA courses.” Students also point out the value of “the social events that are planned for the business school,” through which “full-time and part-time students can meet and socialize.”

Career

The John Cook School of Business has its own dedicated Career Resource Center, which serves both undergraduate and graduate business students through one-on-one career counseling, job search strategies, and resume revisions. “The Career Resources Center is top-notch,” and it “frequently holds seminars and networking sessions” for MBA candi­dates. Among other programs, the School hosts company information sessions and casu­al meet-and-greet events with local businesses. In addition, SLU has done “a great job integrating with the local business community and in connecting with alumni.” However, students in the part-time program mention that the school might improve the process of “mentoring and advising those of us looking to change careers,” though those who want individual attention can seek out the dedicated graduate career advisers.Saint Louis University graduates work at companies that include Anheuser-Busch/InBev, The Boeing Company, Express Scripts, Wells Fargo, Cintas Corp, Monsanto, and Emerson. Graduates have a mean base salary of $57,450, with a range from $40,000 to $82,000. Marketing and sales are the two most popular career fields for SLU graduates.

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Students Say

If there’s one pervasive reason that students choose Saint Louis University for their MBAs, it’s the school’s “impeccable reputation” in the local business community. In prac­tice, students say the program lives up to its solid gold credentials. “The overall academ­ic experience is both challenging and rewarding,” combining business theory and real-world practice with a refreshing “ethical consciousness” for the modern workplace. Depending on a student’s professional goals, SLU offers two different MBA options, as well as dual-degree programs in law, health administration, medicine, and education. Those who want a quick but professional degree can pursue an MBA through the school’s new “full-time, one-year timeline,” which runs students through a rigorous interdiscipli­nary business program over the course of one calendar year. For working professionals, the part-time MBA is “flexible enough to accommodate students with active careers,” allowing them to “shape the classes to better fit their needs and interests.” “Professors understand the difficulties in working full-time while pursuing an MBA,” and adminis­trators “provide outstanding services to part-time MBA students.”Both part-time and full-time students must complete a series of foundation, breadth, and required courses in advanced business topics. After that, the curriculum “allows stu­dents to choose an area of emphasis for their MBA” through elective coursework in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, health indus­tries, nonprofit organizations, real estate, management, information technology manage­ment, marketing, project management, or supply chain management. Business trends and world events are integrated into the curriculum, and students can expect to “spend a lot of time learning about current (and therefore extremely relevant) business issues.” A student enthuses, “The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University has challenged me to think domestically and globally, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and with a sense of social responsibility, ethics, and morals.” Even while attending the program part time, MBA candidates benefit from “the flexibility to customize the pro­gram,” along with the “the opportunity to study abroad for a week or two.”SLU’s business program is “competitive and academically challenging,” but well bal­anced. Within the faculty, students find “a combination of full-time professors who are very knowledgeable in their fields, as well as adjunct, who are actually doing what they are teaching.” At the same time, students admit that “faculty members are inconsistent in quality.” Researching professors before signing up for classes can vastly improve the experience. The total graduate enrollment at the Cook School of Business is fewer than 400 students, making the school feel rather small and manageable. Students feel comfort­able expressing their opinions, and “the administration is very approachable and willing to listen to feedback.” A current student attests, “Everyone I have interacted with in the Graduate Business School office is friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to help resolve any question or problem you might have.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Boeing Institute of International Business, U.S. Bank Advancing Women in Leadership Program, Emerson Ethics Center, Smurfit-Stone Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Supply Chain Management, Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting.

  • Research Facilities:

    Boeing Institute of International Business, U.S. Bank Advancing Women in Leadership Program, Emerson Ethics Center, Smurfit-Stone Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Supply Chain Management, Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting.

  • Study Abroad:

    Hong Kong for full-time MBA; Hong Kong + Madrid, Spain for part-time MBA.

  • Women Support Groups:

    Advancing Women in Leadership Program

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business include:

Patrick J. Sly - Executive Vice President, Emerson Electric Co.

Alison Talbot - VP of Operations, Miss Elaine

Robert Ciapciak - General Partner, Edward Jones

Mark Lamping - CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Company

August A. Busch, IV - President, Anheuser-Busch, Inc

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Anheuser Busch, The Boeing Company, Emerson, Monsanto, Cintas Corp

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 48% $57,509
Business 35% $53,925
Marketing / Sales 30% $56,943
Other 30% $55,286
Consulting 26% $62,567
Financial Services 22% $51,600
Manufacturing 22% $61,800
Other 17% $59,000
Technical 17% $64,250
Finance / Accounting 13% $43,667
Operations / Logistics 13% $60,000
Consulting 13% $61,467

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 39%
Three Month Employment 69%
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