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John E. Simon School of Business – A Message from the Dean


Welcome to the John E. Simon School of Business

mgriswoldThe John E. Simon School of Business works closely with businesses in our region to prepare students for careers in accounting, business administration, cybersecurity, financial services, information systems, international business, marketing, management, sport business management, and graduate studies through our innovative MBA. More than 30 agreements and partnerships, many with Fortune 500 companies, provide a rich source of internship opportunities, professional instructors, and guest speakers that prepare our graduates for employment in their field of study.

There are many excellent ways in which our programs work closely with local businesses.

The Rawlings Sport Business Management, for example, is the only named program in the United States. “We have worked with Maryville University for many years and today we recognize more formally the caliber of the Sport Business Management faculty, the program and Maryville’s students,” said Robert Parish, Rawlings president and CEO. Maryville graduates of the program work for the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues, the St. Louis Rams, and many other sport-related businesses.

Our long-term relationships with many highly successful financial services employers in the area have resulted in internships that lead directly to careers in accounting, financial services, cybersecurity, marketing, and other business-related jobs.

Maryville’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the fastest growing programs in the St. Louis region due to its innovative design and flexibility. Working adults can find six entry points in the year to start, study online or on-ground, and complete the program in one or two years. Many highly motivated adult learners find that Maryville’s MBA is a great way to boost their career and income prospects.

Through our commitment to Maryville’s liberal arts heritage, we foster an environment that links the humanities and sciences to the digital age, decision-making, critical thinking, ethical behavior, creativity, and self-directed learning. This problem-solving mindset results in graduates that focus on innovation to maintain America’s competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

All of our programs emphasize academic excellence, experiential learning through internships and study abroad, and the digital literacy skills necessary to manage and lead in hyper-competitive markets around the world. We are proud that our graduates are ready for exacting and demanding careers in business.

I am always happy to talk with prospective students and employers.

Melissa Griswold., PhD
Dean
John E. Simon School of Business