Entrepreneurship, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The post-baccalaureate certificate in entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business consists of 12 credits of advanced graduate courses related to generating a business model, building and evaluating a business plan and understanding startup finance, accounting and legal issues. The certificate also includes business simulation elements and opportunities to develop a business pitch. No pre-requisite courses are required.
- Online application
- Current resume
- Two references
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
- Personal statement (This statement should include a personal and professional goals, a reasons for pursuing the graduate degree and any additional insights into character or academic/employment history that will be helpful to the admissions committee. Limit to 500 words or less.)
- GMAT is not required for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Requirements for International Students
- Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will also need to submit an addendum form outlining certification of financial support for one year of study (if a student visa is required) submitted with necessary documentation.
- For non-native speakers of English, an official TOEFL or IELTS score report is also required and must be sent directly from ETS or the British Council (The school code is 6629 for ETS). TOEFL and IELTS scores should be no more than two years old. This program requires a TOEFL score of 88 and an IELTS broadband of at least a 6.5. The Pearson Test of English scores can be accepted as well.
- A GPA on a 4.0 scale is required and should be reflected on official transcripts or documentation. All international transcripts must be calculated by the World Education Services (WES) or the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and include a course-by-course evaluation, including GPA and course levels. The graduate business programs office prefers WES but will accept ECE.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, applicants should complete their applications by February 1.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Less than 10% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The U.S. Department of Education requires (per 34 CRF Part 668) that all institutions participating in the federal Title IV student financial assistance programs (Pell Grants, federal student loans, etc.) publicly disclose certain data regarding all academic programs designated as "Gainful Employment" programs per DOE definitions.
|Required Course Options|
|MGT 6200||New Venture Initiation||3|
|MGT 6209||Managing Resources in Startups||3|
|MGT 6210||Advanced Business Plan - New Ventures||3|
|BIZ 6401||Professional Effectiveness: Business Model Design with the Lean Canvas||1|
|BIZ 6402||Professional Effectiveness: Simulation||1|
|BIZ 6403||Professional Effectiveness: Due Diligence||1|
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.