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- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Master of Science in Business Administration
- Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Overview: Business leadership today is about teamwork and creating solutions. It is about acquiring practical skills that you will need in the real world. It’s about learning to adapt to changes happening around you. It’s about viewing business challenges in their entirety, as parts of the “whole,” rather than as a collection of unrelated, independent, individual parts. And it’s about learning to align individual and corporate values to create an environment for professional and personal success. The SLU Business Administration programs bring this perspective to the classroom, along with a hands-on, real world orientation to business problem-solving and leadership development.
Curriculum: Degree requirements for every program offered in the John Cook School of Business consists of four groups of classes:
- The Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum
- The Business School Core Curriculum
- The classes specific to the concentration (major) and
- Elective classes.
Electives are courses selected by the student. They are not limited to business courses and may be chosen from any area of study within the University, thus giving the student the opportunity to diversify his/her background. The number of electives required depends upon the business major chosen, with a minimum of 120 hours required for the degree. In addition, a minimum of 54 credits of liberal arts courses must be taken (see A&S Core). Students who are exempt from lower-level English and math requirements will need to replace those courses with a liberal arts elective.
Faculty: Faculty members in the John Cook School of Business are key elements of the education partnership. Students find them to be a friendly, caring, and approachable group of scholars who take pride in their teaching. Their research provides cutting-edge information in the classroom while their consulting experiences ensure a real-world perspective. Full-time, tenure-track faculty members support the School's six business departments and the Institute of International Business. Within these academic units, 98% of the faculty members are doctorally qualified.
Careers: A Bachelor's degree gives you a foundation of knowledge for today's business world. Your specific concentration provides even greater exposure to the theories of a particular field of business.
Internships: The Internship Program provides supervised, practical learning opportunities to complement the areas of study within the John Cook School of Business. Our programs provide windows from which you can view the world of work.