The Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership at Saint Louis University (HMEP- SLU) is an interdisciplinary center focused on Central Europe and housed within the Boeing Institute for International Business at the Chaifetz School of Business.
Mission and Goals
The HMEP-SLU mission is to create global connections through our scholarship program and related activities with participating Central European universities while creating a life-changing experience for our student scholars. The goal is to educate students who seek to fully understand the U.S. system of free enterprise and apply that understanding to international entrepreneurship and commerce.
HMEP-SLU offers a semester-long student exchange program and a Central European immersion course to undergraduate students. The short Central European immersion course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to experience the business challenges within Central Europe. SLU partners with several Central European universities for a semester-long student exchange program.
HMEP-SLU scholarships are awarded to selected candidates from Central European countries to pursue an MBA degree at Saint Louis University. Scholarship awards cover full tuition for the Chaifetz School of Business' One-year MBA program. In some cases, assistance for room and board and/or books may be available, depending on financial need.
In 2018, HMEP-SLU became the successor organization of the original Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership (HMEP). HMEP was formed in 2005 with the support of the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary George H. Walker, Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. Andras Simonyi, Honorary Consul General of Hungary Joe Adorjan and four participating Missouri universities. The organization was the first academic partnership of its kind, focused on building and strengthening the relationship between Hungary, Central European countries and the United States through higher education. Since its founding, HMEP has provided full scholarships for 30 Central Europeans to obtain MBA degrees and supported 15 undergraduates studying arts and sciences in full-semester exchange programs.