Prepare for a Career in Business, Finance and Leadership
Pitch your business ideas to real-world investors, manage a portion of Saint Louis University's endowment or immerse yourself in the world of international business — all as part of your undergraduate degree.
Saint Louis University has a dedicated college for business — the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, named for the SLU alumnus and billionaire businessman who founded ComPsych Corporation — but you'll also find paths to leadership and management-related careers across SLU's academic offerings.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in Business, Finance or Leadership
More than half of SLU students complete an internship before they graduate, and with eight Fortune 500 companies nearby — not to mention rankings from Forbes as one of the top cities for start-ups and Lending Tree as one of the best cities for young entrepreneurs — St. Louis is a great place to find one.
When you actually go in to interview for a job you can not just say 'Oh I know the theory behind it,' you can say 'Yeah, I saw the theory in practice.'"— Sean McGowan, Finance Major
And if you are economically minded, you'll appreciate these stats:
- 89% of recent alums from the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business report being satisfactorily occupied after graduation.
- U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings highlight SLU as a top university for international business (No. 16), undergraduate business programs (No. 17) and finance (No. 38).
Where Do SLU's Business, Finance and Leadership Alumni Work?
According to data from Equifax Consumer reporting agency company, top employers for graduates of SLU business programs include:
- Ernst & Young
- Edward Jones
- World Wide Technology
- Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Wells Fargo & Company
- Express Scripts
- Centene Corporation
Business Insider names the city of St. Louis top in the nation for 20-somethings to afford to live and work
New jobs expected in the business and finance industry by 2030*
Top-executive jobs in the U.S.*
Average salary for alumni from SLU business, finance and leadership bachelor's programs five years after graduation**