At the Chaifetz School of Business, we are different. We believe business must be a force for positive change. Innovation and entrepreneurship can empower those all too often underserved by traditional business models. Our local communities and global society can be improved for all by ethical, community-minded business leaders who demonstrate that they can do well by also doing good.
Our faculty integrate SLU’s Jesuit commitment to be people for and with others into our experiential business curriculum every day. Our staff engage students with service opportunities that connect our community with the Chaifetz School. Our students put our mission into action and graduate from the Chaifetz School ready to lead the future of business in a new direction. Our alumni demonstrate these values through entrepreneurial and community engagements. We are where Mission Meets the Market.
Mission in Action at the Chaifetz School
Service Leadership Program
Students come to the Chaifetz School of Business, with a strong service mindset. They want to do well by also doing good. TheService Leadership Program provides undergraduate students a unique curricular opportunity to earn an academic minor while developing actionable service leadership skills. Through a combination of academic coursework, workshops and volunteer service, students can earn a service leadership minor in conjunction with their focus area of study in the Chaifetz School.
Mission Meets the Market Digital Badges
Mission Meets the Market Digital Badges provide Chaifetz students the opportunity to earn digital credentials that showcase their unique skills and commitment to others. Mission Meets the Market Digital Badges also support the Dean’s Student Advisory Board’s Social Impact Fund.
Habitat for Neighborhood Business
The Chaifetz School partners with Habitat for Neighborhood Business, an independent nonprofit organization with an office in Cook Hall and a mission to restore economic vitality to underserved neighborhoods through mentoring, networking and education for minority entrepreneurs in Saint Louis. Chaifetz students engage with HNB entrepreneurs in a variety of ways including consulting projects through capstone courses, Service Leadership program initiatives and direct internship opportunities with Habitat for Neighborhood Business staff.
Centers of Distinction
The Boeing Institute of International Business, Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship, Emerson Leadership Institute and Center for Supply Chain Excellence stand at the nexus of the Chaifetz School and the business community. They provide lifelong learning opportunities through executive education and community programming. Centers of distinction connect St. Louis, and the world, to critical issues in business through ongoing events.
Faculty at the Chaifetz School advance our understanding of industry, world economies and ways business can be leveraged to advance the greater good through their research and scholarship.
DSAB Social Impact Fund
The Dean’s Student Advisory Board’s Social Impact Fund provides grants to Chaifetz School students to put community impact ideas into action. Proposals will be accepted each fall and grant awards are made at the start of each spring.