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  • Tamika Mitchell, Chaifetz Expert in Residence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    12/07- As part of its ongoing effort to provide students with innovative and impactful educational opportunities, Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business has launched a new Expert in Residence (XIR) Program to bring subject matter experts from the field into the school to share their expertise with students, faculty and staff. Chaifetz School Alumni Tamika Mitchell (Finance, '05; MBA/MHA, '08) will serve as the program's first expert in residence with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Elyse Lewandowski interned with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in the Financial Management and Procurement sector.

    11/01- Elyse Lewandowski, a senior majoring in Finance and minoring in International Business and Data Analytics, spent her summer interning with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--one of 12 regional Reserve Banks. She worked under the Financial Management and Procurement sector, and will continue her internship throughout the fall semester.

  • Dr. Patricia Bagsby

    10/26- Dr. Patricia Bagsby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management and Medart Endowed Chair in Family Business at the Chaifetz School of Business, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ list for 2021. The annual list, which will be published in the Nov. 19 issue of the Business Journal, recognizes 40 emerging St. Louis-area business leaders under the age of 40 who are highly engaged with the St. Louis community.

  • Students at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University met with recruiters from dozens of top companies on September 29 as part of Chaifetz Career Day.

    10/25- Students at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University met with recruiters from dozens of top companies on September 29 as part of Chaifetz Career Day.

  • Savannah Nichols

    10/07- Savannah Nichols officially graduated with her MBA in May 2021 and is grateful she pursued it immediately after finishing her undergraduate degree. She said that although some people might benefit from taking time to join the workforce, she appreciated gaining the necessary knowledge needed to pursue her career goals before entering the workforce.

  • 10/04- The Chaifetz School of Business continued its commitment to innovation in May 2021 when the school bestowed inaugural awards as part of a new Curriculum Innovation Grant program established by Edward Jones Dean Barnali Gupta.

  • Brad Carlson, Ph.D. and James J. Pierson Chair in Marketing teaches a class in the Chaifetz School's Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing Program.

    09/22- New research from Brad Carlson, professor and James J. Pierson Chair in Marketing, and two recent alumni of the Chaifetz School's Ph.D. program in International Business and Marketing, Clark Johnson (CSB, '20) and Brittney Bauer (CSB, '19), may have important implications for companies engaged in corporate political activities. The study "Constituency building: Determining consumers' willingness to participate in corporate political activities" was accepted for publication this June and is forthcoming in the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

  • Students walk through the Saint Louis University archway at the entrance to campus just outside the Chaifetz School of Business' Cook Hall.

    09/14- The Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top university for undergraduate business programs. The school moved up in rankings for entrepreneurship (No.17) and finance (No. 38), and maintained a top 20 national ranking (No. 16) for international business in the 2022 rankings. The Chaifetz School also remained nationally ranked (No. 106) on the list of overall undergraduate business schools.

  • One-Year MBA graduate Cassidy Manns poses for a photo with her gap and honors regalia in front of the Clock Tower fountains with SLU President Fred Pestello, Ph.D.

    08/10- A little over a year ago, Cassidy Manns was working as a consultant at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. Though she was gaining valuable experience, she was ready to expand her capabilities in the world of management consulting, motivated to solve a variety of different industry and business problems, which was what led her to the Chaifetz School of Business' One-Year MBA Program.

  • Katie Kelting, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, poses for a photo in the atrium of Cook Hall at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business.

    07/28- Associate professor Katie Kelting and four alumni of the Chaifetz School’s Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing program—Clark Johnson (May ‘20), Brittney Bauer (‘19), Nicolas Jankuhn (‘21) and Woojong Sim (‘21)—have collaborated on new research about the impact that mailing address has on consumer perceptions and evaluations of a business. The article was first published in the May 2021 issue of the Journal of Business Research.

  • Henry Matus, 2021 Chaifetz School graduate and CEO of Bark n Sniff, LLC poses for a photo on a sunny day outside the Chaifetz School of Business.

    07/01- Since graduating in May, recent Chaifetz School of Business alumnus Henry Matus has turned his attention full-time to Bark n Sniff, LLC as CEO for the startup. The pet nutritional supplement company he developed as an undergraduate at Saint Louis University officially launched July 1. Matus, the Chaifetz School's 2021 Outstanding Senior in Entrepreneurship and former Executive VP of the SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club, says entrepreneurship has always come natural to him.

  • Dr. Bidisha Chakrabarty, Edward Jones Endowed Professor of Finance at the Chaifetz School of Business, poses for photo in Cook Hall.

    06/08- Bidisha Chakrabarty, Ph.D., Edward Jones Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Finance at the Chaifetz School of Business, has been recognized by the Fellows of the Academy of Management and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) with its 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management. Chakrabarty and her colleagues were selected for their research on the impact of CFO gender on financial misreporting in U.S. firms.

  • Students in the Chaifetz School's One-Year MBA program study in the Shannahan Atrium of Cook Hall.

    06/03- On June 1, students in the Chaifetz School's One-Year MBA class of 2022 began coursework in the school's nationally ranked full-time MBA program. With 49 students from across the country and around the world, the record-breaking class marks the largest and most diverse group of students in the program's history.

  • An image of an entrance to SLU's campus, with Cook Hall visible in the background.

    05/13- Chaifetz School of Business alum Bob Lattinville (CSB '87) of WME agency and Steve Burkowitz of USA Today have partnered to create a comprehensive database of NCAA coaches' salaries and portfolios. This work has brought on the help of four SLU student interns, all interested in sports business: seniors Rebecca Duttlinger and Tyler Myers, junior Matthew Kowalski and sophomore Grace Schott.

  • 05/12- On May 7, the Chaifetz School of Business community gathered virtually to honor the accomplishments of graduating students, faculty, staff and alumni at its 2021 Excellence Awards Ceremony. The annual event recognizes scholarship, campus and community involvement, excellence in teaching and research and achievements of alumni to highlight the collective impact of the Chaifetz School community.

  • Two male students hanging out outdoors on a sunny day on SLU's campus.

    04/30- The Chaifetz School is seeking applicants for its Ignatian Service Fellowship, which offers a generous scholarship and paid internship to students committed to serving their communities. One fellow reflects on her path from Jesuit Volunteer to Saint Louis University MBA student.

  • Two SLU students, wearing face masks, shovel mulch outside as part of a Service Day activity.

    04/12- On April 10, the Chaifetz School's Service Leadership Program hosted a day of service at Historic Greenwood Cemetery. Previously, Service Day has only been open to students of the Chaifetz School of Business, but this year, all interested SLU students, faculty and staff were invited to participate.

  • 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.