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


Welcome to the John E. Simon School of Business

Tammy M. Gocial, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, John E. Simon School of Business

Maryville University’s John E. Simon School of Business prepares students and professionals to be ethical, adaptable, and socially-responsible leaders in diverse and dynamic business environments through its market-relevant curriculum developed with input from engaged business partners. The faculty in the Simon School of Business work closely with businesses in our region, and nationally, to prepare bachelor’s degree students for careers in accounting, business administration, cyber security, financial services, international business, marketing, management, management information systems, and sport business management. We also offer innovative graduate programs in accounting, business data analytics, cyber security, management and leadership, software development, and the MBA. More than 30 agreements and partnerships, many with Fortune 500 companies, provide a rich source of internship opportunities, professional instructors, and guest speakers who prepare our graduates for employment in their field of study.

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

The Rawlings Sport Business Management program, for example, is the only named sport business 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, former Rawlings president and CEO. Maryville graduates of the program work for the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues, the Las Vegas Raiders, and many other sport-related businesses.

Our long-term relationships with many highly successful financial services employers include internships that lead directly to careers in accounting, financial services, cyber security, marketing, and business administration.

Maryville’s graduate programs are among the fastest growing programs on campus due to their innovative design and flexibility. Working adults can begin a program during any one of a number of entry points in the year, study online at a time convenient to you, and complete the program in one or two years. Many highly-motivated adult learners find that a graduate business degree from Maryville 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 who focus on innovation to maintain America’s competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

All of our programs emphasize academic excellence, creative coursework delivered through our active learning ecosystem, experiential learning through class projects in partnership with key businesses, 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.