Top St. Louis Company Sends Its' Employees to SLU for MBAs
For over 100 years, Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business has been developing top business leaders in St. Louis. Working professionals who earn their MBA from SLU benefit from our flexible schedule, strong reputation of excellence and highly-ranked academic programs.
Chris Floyd, a business skills rotation analyst at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, is expanding his economics background to encompass all aspects of business through SLU's evening MBA.
“I was a recent college graduate when I first started at Boeing and having the opportunity to come in, learn more about the world of business and see how economics relates has been critical to my growth,” Floyd said.
Boeing's Business Skills Rotation Program offers college graduates like Floyd the opportunity to fully develop their business skills in three to four years. Participants are exposed to financial planning, business operations, accounting skills and other hands-on experience, laying the foundation for them to succeed in the business world.
Boeing's headquarters in St. Louis allowed Floyd to discover the MBA program at SLU, an accessible path to achieving his career goals.
“We had the opportunity to hear a professor from SLU give his take on the business environment and how we should take the entire world of business, not only our company, into consideration when we’re doing our work," Floyd said.
Through the MBA program, Floyd said he has been able to draw connections from the
information learned in his classes to his specific tasks at Boeing.
“One class, in particular, was Marketing Management; that class taught me a lot on how we should market not only our products but also market ourselves as individuals,” Floyd said. “Thanks to SLU, I’ve added quite a few tools to my tool belt, especially in management."
Another class that stood out in fostering Floyd’s professional career at Boeing was Global Business Environment, taught by Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D., assistant professor of international business.
“The Global Business Environment class has definitely impacted me the most given that Boeing is a global company," Floyd said. What I learned in that class has already furthered my career."
Floyd has carried SLU's core values into the workplace. Boeing recognized his dedication to welcoming, respecting and engaging with his fellow employees in the workplace, granting him the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Award.
About the Chaifetz School of Business
The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi and has been educating the business leaders of tomorrow for more than a 100 years. With a network of over 20,000 successful alumni, graduates of the Chaifetz School of Business gain business skills and form a network that accelerates careers. Learn more about the Chaifetz School’s graduate business programs at an upcoming information session.