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  • Several students sit, socially distanced and wearing masks, in a classroom in the business school.

    04/13- Last fall, the Chaifetz School's Applied Portfolio Management (APM) course introduced a mentorship program to provide its students with an opportunity to form industry connections and gain real-world experience. Students and mentors enjoyed the experience, and several additional companies are slated to provide mentorship in 2021.

  • A headshot of Trevor Halliburton, Chaifetz School of Business senior.

    04/13- The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business offers a strong data analytics focus in both its undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for successful careers in today's business environment. Trevor Halliburton, a Chaifetz School senior, discusses his current internship with Boeing and offers advice for students looking to pursue a similar path.

  • A male SLU student speaks to a female career recruiter at a 2018 networking event. The event took place in the main atrium of the Chaifetz School of Business.

    04/08- The Chaifetz School's Center for Entrepreneurship will host its first Virtual Entrepreneurship Week from April 12-16. The five days of virtual events will be split up into a series of networking opportunities and two competitions, giving students the chance to apply their skills and learn from professionals.

  • Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., Edward Jones Dean and Professor of Economics at the Chaifetz School of Business

    04/01- It is my great pleasure to connect with the Chaifetz School community for the first time in my tenure as Edward Jones Dean. I have thoroughly enjoyed these first few months as dean, and I look forward to continuing building relationships with our students, alumni and friends, who never fail to impress with their hard work and ingenuity.

  • Aerial shot of the trees and green space in front of the Chaifetz School of Business's Cook Hall

    03/30- The Chaifetz School of Business has five graduate rankings in the latest "Best Business School Rankings" from U.S. News & World Report. The 2022 rankings were released today as part of U.S. News's annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide.

  • OYMBA Student Savannah Nichols Touches an Interactive Screen Display at the St. Louis Aquarium as Part of her Business Analytics Practicum Project

    03/24- The Chaifetz School's unique One-Year MBA (OYMBA) program includes a business analytics practicum integrated into the curriculum that gives students real-world experience applying the data analytics skills they've learned in the program to a real-world consulting project. In 2021, the Chaifetz School partnered with the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation for one practicum project to help the foundation understand how visitors interact with exhibits in its Conservation and Education Center.

  • A wide shot of SLU's brick clock tower on a sunny winter day. Students, wearing face masks, walk past the tower on their way to class.

    03/01- Chaifetz School alum Cal Weinhold, who graduated from the One-Year MBA (OYMBA) program in 2018, began his career with UNCOMN while he was still a SLU student. Three years later, Weinhold's experience "came full circle" when he hired a OYMBA student to be part of his team.

  • Students, wearing face masks, sit in a finance classroom at the Chaifetz School of Business.

    02/17- The Chaifetz School's Applied Portfolio Management course offers finance students the unique opportunity to manage investment decisions for a portfolio of more than $1.7 million of university endowment funds. Students conduct financial research and pitch investment opportunities to one another as part of the fall course, and, as of last semester, receive personal mentorship from top finance professionals in the area.

  • 02/02- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business announced today the Chaifetz School’s accreditation in business and supplemental accreditation in accounting have been extended for another five years through 2026. The announcement follows a rigorous peer review and virtual site visit from deans and associate deans of fellow AACSB-accredited institutions which recommended the Chaifetz School’s accreditation extension.

  • Dr. Barnali Gupta stands inside the Chaifetz School of Business. The school's logo is visible in the background. Dr. Gupta is smiling and wears a gray blazer with a blue Chaifetz School pin.

    01/13- The start of 2021 marked the official appointment of Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., as Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business. In the role, Gupta will provide leadership for Saint Louis University's nationally ranked business school which saw strong graduate enrollment growth, an uninterrupted fall semester of on-campus and hybrid course delivery and reaccreditation by the Association to Advance Colleges and Schools of Business in 2020.

  • A marketing image featuring the company's name over a teal background and several photographed gifts.

    01/05- Chaifetz School of Business graduate and Greetabl founder Joe Fischer (CSB '04) discusses his path from SLU to founding his own company.

  • A headshot of Chaifetz School senior Trevor Halliburton.

    12/15- The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business offers a strong data analytics focus in both its undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for successful careers in today's business environment. Trevor Halliburton, a Chaifetz School senior, discusses his current internship with Boeing and offers advice for students looking to pursue a similar path.

  • An aerial shot of SLU's North Campus in fall.

    11/24- We connected with Abby Kwon for a Q&A during which she shared about her most recent internship as a remote graphic designer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and offered advice for other students looking to pursue a career in graphic design.

  • A headshot of Scott Duellman, Interim Edward Jones Dean. The photo is taken against a brick wall; Scott is smiling and wearing a blue suit jacket with a light blue shirt.

    11/16- Incredibly, we find ourselves nearing the end of our Fall 2020 semester. In just a few weeks, our students will take their final exams and complete the semester. Our students, faculty and staff have shown extraordinary compassion and responsibility in these past few months: While COVID-19 cases have drastically increased around the country, our SLU community has managed to hold in-person classes for the entire semester, which is no small feat.

  • Founders of Mission Control and alum of the Chaifetz School of Business pose with St. Louis' gateway arch and historic courthouse in the background.

    11/16- The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic introduced unique challenges to entrepreneurs, making the already laborious prospect of founding a company--securing investors, attracting quality employees, growing a customer base--even more daunting. But Mission Control is no ordinary startup.

  • Students sit socially-distanced in a CSB classroom.

    11/16- Rob Boyle, professor and Assistant Dean at SLU's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, discusses student resilience and flexibility during the unprecedented fall 2020 semester.

  • An image of downtown St. Louis. The photo was taken on a sunny day, and the Arch is visible in the background.

    10/27- Dr. Jerome Katz, professor and Robert H. Brockhaus Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, offers pandemic-friendly tips for business owners.

  • Two young women smile over their shoulders as they cross a street in New York City on a sunny day.

    10/13- Chaifetz School of Business graduate Meghan Loftus discusses her experience moving from the Midwest to New York City to pursue a career in fashion.

  • Dr. Thomas Doellman teaching a class of students in the Edward Jones Data Analytics Lab; Dr. Doellman wears a mask.

    09/29- This fall, the Applied Portfolio Management (APM) program at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is launching an industry-mentorship program to connect current APM students with leaders in the St. Louis region's robust finance industry.

  • An aerial photo of the iconic brick clock tower on SLU's campus, shot on a sunny day.

    09/03- Interim Dean Scott Duellman welcomes the Chaifetz School of Business freshman class to an unusual new school year.

  • A sign that says CHAIFETZ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY, located outside SLU's business school.

    08/26- The Boeing Institute of International Business' first ever virtual study abroad experience connected master's students with business leaders abroad and gave students insight into international markets, all from the safety of their own homes.

  • An overhead photo of a circle of children holding a plate with a fried chicken sandwich. The children's arms and hands are visible.

    07/28- Habitat for Neighborhood Business, a St. Louis entrepreneurship incubator that works in conjunction with the Chaifetz School of Business, has created a program to provide members of the St. Louis community with hot meals. The program was created to provide nutritious meals to individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Chaifetz school senior Olivia Tran, wearing a blue and white striped dress, smiles. She is outside on a sunny day and a lake and trees are visible in the background.

    07/16- We talk to senior Olivia Tran about her internship, summer hobbies, involvement in SLU's Housing & Residence Life and how she feels about coming back to campus in the fall.

  • Interim Dean Scott Duellman smiles for a picture against a brick wall.

    06/18- This past month, we were very happy to have something big to celebrate: our students' graduation. While we wish that we could have held an in-person ceremony to honor their accomplishments, we were grateful to "Honor the Day" with virtual celebration, and we look forward to being with them again in 2021 for a proper commencement. Until then, we will continue to recognize our graduates on our website and social media accounts, so follow us at SLUChaifetzBiz to keep up with their achievements.

  • A male SLU student, seated in the Career Resources Center, smiles and takes notes with a pencil.

    06/11- Graduating from college and starting a career can be daunting in even the best of times, but for 2020 graduates, the ongoing threat of COVID-19 can make the job search even more challenging. The Chaifetz School's Career Resources Center is here to help.