About the John Cook School of Business

At Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business, we weave together three important elements — values, leadership and action — to create a unique and stimulating environment as the foundation for success.

In addition to our highly ranked business programs, we focus on career planning, internships and opportunities to help our students connect with professionals in each of our areas of study. Located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, a large metropolitan area where we are well connected and respected in the business community, we encourage, welcome and enjoy visits from our friends, supporters, and alumni. Please feel free to stop by and enjoy our beautiful campus and facilities.

Our Departments

Our Mission

We are committed to creating an entrepreneurial culture that encourages in our students, faculty and staff a passion for excellence in everything we do.

We will provide a business education that emphasizes a global perspective grounded in theory, critical thinking, and ethical leadership, and which supports the application of these concepts through experiential and service learning.

We encourage our faculty to engage in leading-edge research initiatives that have an impact on theory and society and are dedicated to developing partnerships to solve these challenges.

Meet John Cook

John Cook is the retired chairman, chief executive officer and founder of PRG-Schultz International, Inc., as well as the namesake of our school of business at Saint Louis University. He earned his accounting degree from the School of Business at Saint Louis University while working his way through college. Thanks to Cook and countless others, the business school has more than doubled its original size.

John Cook and Lucy Cook, his wife of more than 40 years, are deeply committed to giving back and helping others succeed. In 1999, that desire to help others came in the form of a $5 million gift to help construct John and Lucy Cook Hall. Today, Cook Hall is home to the MBA program, the student services office, the Boeing Institute of International Business, the Emerson Leadership Institute, the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies and a light-filled atrium.