Professional Development Programs in Business

The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University offers extensive opportunities for you to further develop your skills in the workplace. Learn the latest concepts and enhance your decision-making skills to improve your approach to business and organizational challenges.

We work closely with executives and managers to develop programs that address today’s global business challenges. Our goal is to share strategies and to facilitate discussion that will help position your organization for a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Graduate Business Foundations Certificate

The Graduate Business Foundation Certificate at the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business focuses on candidates who are right out of undergraduate school with a non-business degree, as well as individuals who do not seek or want to commit to a full MBA program.

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

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

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Application requirements
  • Completed application (students may apply online or through the paper application submitted online or on paper)
  • Current resume
  • Two references
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Personal statement (This statement should include your 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. Limit to 500 words or less.)
  • Official GMAT score sent from ETS or Pearson VUE

Resumes, references and personal statements should be sent to gradbiz@slu.edu.  Transcripts should be mailed to:

Graduate Business Programs
3674 Lindell Blvd., Suite 130
St. Louis, MO 63108

Additional requirements
  • You may be asked to complete MBA Math before program or by end of the first semester.
  • You must maintain a "B" average with no grades below a "C" to earn a certificate.
  • You must be working at the time of admission, have prior work experience or gain an internship while completing the program.
  • Application can be made to MBA program after three foundation courses have been completed.
  • You must finish certificate within three-year time frame.

Executive Education Programs

In addition to in-person training workshops, our online executive education programs allow professionals to obtain continuing education through a flexible and self-paced format.

The John Cook School of Business strives to provide individuals with the latest tools, concepts and decision-making skills to improve their approach to business and organizational challenges in order to achieve real-world results today and for a lifetime. While our executive education certificate programs offer the ability to complete courses in an easy interactive online format, our custom-designed programs allow organizations to tailor the learning experience to specific needs

Learn About our Executive Education Programs

Post-MBA Certificate

The post-MBA certificate at the John Cook School of Business focuses on specific areas that Master of Business Administration graduates from AACSB-accredited institutions can further pursue: entrepreneurship, finance or supply chain management.

The Post-MBA certificate requirements consist of 12 credit hours of advanced graduate courses in a specific discipline. Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate from Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business.

In order for a student to be accepted into the Post-MBA program they must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Current resume
  • Two references
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
    Personal statement (This statement should include your 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. Limit to 500 words or less.)

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Supply Chain Management Program

Through our Center for Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer programs that allow every member of the supply chain industry significant opportunities to improve both corporate profitability and return on assets.

Learn About SLU’s Supply Chain Management Programs