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Whether you're looking for career advancement courses to Improve your professional prospects or customized training for a team of corporate employees, Collat Professional Education is ready to partner with you to elevate your potential and achieve desired results.
The Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program offers a nationally ranked education in the heart of St. Louis, helping members of the region's workforce advance their business knowledge and obtain the right credentials to accelerate their careers. The program's flexible format gives working professionals options to grow their skills and network in a way that works for them.
One size does not fit all. Here at the Chaifetz School, your MBA will be as unique as your career goals. Built from three innovative certificates, our stackable program provides the generalist business education an MBA is known for, along with the opportunity to pursue your interests through specialized certificates:
Take classes at your own pace and build your schedule each semester to fit your changing needs, whether you prefer to come to campus for in-person classes or need to take classes online to accommodate a busy travel schedule. With some specializations available 100% online, and a dedicated academic advisor to help you plan each semester based on work or family, you can finish your MBA in as little as 18 months as a business undergraduate student. With the entire program ranging from 33-39 credits, the average student graduates in 2 to 2.5 years.
U.S. News & World Report not only ranks the Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program a top part-time MBA program in the country, it also ranks the Chaifetz School a top institution for graduate study in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management.
As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has educated the business leaders of tomorrow for more than a century. That long history and Saint Louis University's deep roots in the heart of the city mean access to a vast network of alumni both here in St. Louis and across the world. More than 137,000 Billiken alumni live in all 50 states and 154 countries.
With in-demand skills and tangible experience, a Chaifetz School MBA will position you to accelerate your career. Leverage the program’s dedicated career staff and professional network to make your post-MBA goals a reality.
As a lifetime benefit for our alumni, career services don’t end at graduation. Need a resume reviewed or thinking about job transition? Simply reach out to our Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center and we’ll support you in reaching the pinnacle of your career.
Our program is STEM-certified, qualifying F-1 visa holders for an OPT extension. Students will need to choose one of the STEM certificates: Applied Economic Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, or Business Analytics. International students curious about their visa eligibility can learn more from the Department of Homeland Security.
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Thanks to the generosity of successful alumni and friends of Saint Louis University, earning a world-class MBA from the Chaifetz School of Business may not be as big of an investment as you think.
The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI), at Santa Clara University, is the only certification body for equity compensation professionals. The CEPI curriculum covers accounting; corporate and securities laws; taxation; and design, analysis and administration, ensuring that CEP designees have achieved a required level of expertise in all of the relevant areas of equity compensation. We are now offering a Level I competency path with the new Equity Compensation Associate (ECA) Designation.
The CEPI curriculum is challenging and in-depth. Organizations and individuals use the exams as a measurement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. The ECA exam (basic) teaches the fundamentals in equity compensation. Candidates are introduced to the terminology and are given a basic understanding of policy, procedures and routine transactions. In Level II (intermediate), candidates have an understanding of all aspects of plan administration, including roles of internal and external service providers. This includes familiarity with the specific code and regulatory provisions applicable to equity compensation programs and a thorough understanding of certain common equity compensation-related transactions and issues. In Level III (advanced), candidates exposure to various types of multidimensional plans. Candidates are expected to have the ability to identify, analyze, and help resolve complex problems, with particular skills in situations that require an understanding of the interaction among several technical areas.
The core of the curriculum is the CEP Study Packet's syllabi and detailed studying lists. For more information about the study materials, click here.
To learn more about the curriculum, view the program outline here.
The certification requires three exams: basic (ECA Exam), intermediate (Level II), and advanced (Level III). Candidates must take all three exams to be awarded certification. The ECA exam questions tend to be definitional and basic concepts, whereas Level II and Level III questions tend to focus on application and the synthesis of concepts. The examination questions cover a wide range of subjects and are developed from the readings outlined by the course syllabi.
The exam itself will be administered via Pearson Vue testing centers on a computer provided at the center, or on a personal computer through ProctorU remote proctoring. Each candidate will be seated in an individualized cube at a computer at a testing center or in a controlled and monitored environment for remote proctoring, where they will see the exam on one side of the screen and the study materials on the other. These are the same PDF texts that are sent to all registered candidates and are searchable via keyword and phrase. Candidates will receive their scores 6 - 8 weeks following the exam.
CEP Exams are offered twice a year—in May and November.
The Chaifetz School’s Professional MBA program offers a flexible opportunity to advance your career with a nationally recognized graduate business degree. As a Jesuit institution, we’re committed to lessening the financial burden of earning a world-class MBA and offer a range of scholarship opportunities to help minimize your investment.
All applicants to the Professional MBA program are automatically considered for merit scholarship awards with their application for admission. Award decisions are made based on professional work experience and prior academic performance. These awards offer support up to $20,000 over the program and are made at the time of admission to assist students in making informed decisions about their education.
The Chaifetz School also offers a variety of additional scholarships that may be combined with competitive merit awards to help supplement the cost of your MBA. Students applying to the Professional MBA program will be provided additional information about how to apply for the opportunities below during the admission process.
This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion in business.
This award is granted to support all students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business actively employed at a nonprofit organization.
This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who are innovative leaders impacting change in the region through entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial ideals.
This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who embody the Ignatian values of care for the whole person, a commitment to service and the pursuit of excellence.
This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who are alumni of Saint Louis University or have immediate family members who graduated from the institution.
SLU offers special financial arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition costs after completion of a course. Students must submit the Chaifetz School’s Tuition Deferment Application prior to the start of each semester. Students approved may defer their entire balance until the end of the semester. Contact the Graduate Business Program admissions team for more information.
Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. Learn more about federal and other student loan opportunities
*Applicants who qualify for a tuition benefit from their employer equal to $9,000 per year or more are not eligible for institutional scholarship awards outlined above.
Speaking in professional environments can be daunting, especially for beginners in the workforce. At the same time, you can be further into your career but uncomfortable starting at a new company.
Though a workforce veteran, you may find it intimidating to introduce yourself in large groups, give speeches or be vocal about necessary changes as the newcomer.
Whether you're offering a company-wide speech, introducing yourself one-on-one or participating in a team building activity, having strong professional speaking skills will get you ahead and get points across.
Here are some tips to achieve A+ professional speaking skills.
TALKING TED-STYLE: 5 STEPS TO A WINNING PRESENTATION
If you're truly nervous about public speaking, one of the best ways to get comfortable with it is to practice on your own. While it may feel like child's play to talk to yourself aloud, the method works.
Practicing a speech before it happens will allow you to understand and alter your body language, make necessary changes to your speech and prepare your mind for what you'll look like in front of others. Often, the most intimidating part of public speaking is standing on a stage alone. Get used to the idea by envisioning yourself on stage while in an empty room.
Ahead of meeting with a boss, employee or major stakeholder, prepare points you'd like to discuss and discuss them aloud to yourself. This will help you choose whether the structure of the conversation flows well and develops a point.
Additionally, include your spouse, family member, roommate, neighbor or anyone who is willing to listen once you feel comfortable by yourself. This will allow you to become comfortable in front of another person and receive feedback on your topics.
For any type of professional discussion, you'll want to prepare. Whether it's a 30-minute meeting with your manager or an eight-hour event you'll be speaking at, you'll need to prepare. Anytime people are taking time out of their schedule to meet with you professionally should begin with preparation. Your time is valuable, as is theirs, and you won't want to waste either parties time.
However, the level in which you prepare will vary depending upon the type of conversation or meeting you're to have. For example, if you're meeting with a coworker, piece together a simple agenda ahead of the call. In doing so, you'll have a plan in place for the flow of discussion. If you're both professionals when it comes to planning ahead, you'll each have an outline and the meeting will be full of constructive insights.
For something more grand like an event you're giving a speech at, you'll want to prepare something much more extensive. Create an outline and provide yourself a flow for topics. For example, if you're attending a financial planning seminar and speaking on 401k plans, begin with defining a 401k, employee contributions, company contributions, penalties, etc.
How detailed you dive into each section will depend on factors like the timeframe set aside for your speech, questions from the audience, etc.
UM, LIKE, WHATEVER: COLLEGE GRADS LACK VERBAL SKILLS
Watching and listening to other professionals is a great way to learn from them. Often, other professionals will discuss successes and failures from the past. Ideally, you'll learn from these instances without having to experience the same failures.
Put together a list of your favorite professionals in or out of your chosen industry. Success and failure stories happen to everyone, not just those on the same career path as you. So, you could benefit from hearing from others outside your industry.
Find podcasts, videos, seminars, etc. they've produced and listen in. Take note of their body language like hand gestures, tone of voice, eye contact, how they involve or interact with a crowd and how they introduce themselves. Then, take note of your gestures in the same way and try to mirror the ones you prefer.
When talking to someone one-on-one or in a group, make sure you are making eye contact while you are speaking. This is both respectful and professional. It also shows confidence in what you are saying.
During an event where you are speaking to a crowd of people, be sure to take a look around the room as a whole and try to make eye contact here and there with audience members. Acknowledging the entire room vs just a section of it will be important to keep your audience engaged.
Learning from others is great, but be aware of the lessons you can learn from yourself, too.
Record yourself speaking and take a look at the video once you've finished your speech. Pay attention to your eye moment and your focus on the entirety of the room, your hand gestures and your tone of voice.
Is your voice shaking or confident? Are you fidgeting with your fingers? Are you nervously combing through your hair or playing with an object?
You'll be able to relay quite a bit to yourself by recording your preparation.
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Though speaking in a professional environment can be nerve-racking, you'll want to appear confident with the tone of your voice. If you are giving a speech, asking your boss for a raise or pitching an idea to a superior, a quiet voice, constant use of filler words and a nervous tone won't deliver confidence.
You can develop good voice control by practicing speaking skills yourself or with other people. The more you practice, the better you will become. Take deep breaths before speaking, speak slow and gather thoughts before vocalizing them and prepare your mind ahead of time.
Be confident! Know your worth, pull from your strengths and be confident in the message you want to deliver.
If you aren't confident in yourself, you'll find challenges in getting superiors or coworkers on board with your message. As you continue your career or force yourself to professionally speak more often, you'll become more confident with time. Make sure to make yourself uncomfortable.
The example answers included in this guide are for reference only. You may need to use different exam techniques and adapt your approach to the context of the question, depending on the exam board you are following.
The case study examples use the PINCC method. PINCC stands for product, industry, customers and competitors.
State is often a one-mark question, requiring a short phrase answer or one or two words.
If the question refers to a specific business then context must be included in the answer by using the case study stimulus provided – this will be in section B or C only.
Examples of state Q&A include:
State one element of the marketing mix.
State one example of a tax.
State one type of primary research conducted by businesses.
Outline questions (2 marks) require a point to be made to answer the question, to score 1 mark, and then development of that point applied to the case study to score the second mark. No application will mean only 1 mark can be achieved.
Tip: Using only the business name is not sufficient for context. You can include the business name in your answer, but to gain full marks you need to use information that specifically relates to the business example or industry provided in the case study.
Examples of outline questions include:
Outline one benefit to Yanna’s Bikes of an increase in uptake of cycling.
More people would be interested in purchasing bikes and other cycling equipment, such as helmets and bike pumps. This would lead to Yanna’s Bikes making more sales revenue.
Outline one way in which Aleksander’s Hair Salon could use promotion.
The hair salon could use promotion, such as radio advertisements, to help raise awareness of the haircuts and hair products offered and persuade potential customers to book appointments.
Outline one impact of changing levels of consumer income on Budget Savers supermarket.
If consumer incomes increase, this could result in lower sales for Budget Savers supermarket as customers may do their food and grocery shopping at more premium supermarkets.