Executive Education Programs

Executive education programs at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business are offered online and through in-person training workshops throughout the United States.

ASPE Sponsored Programs

SLU’s executive certificate in business analysis program is a five-course program offered in partnership with ASPE Training, a leading IT and systems development life cycle provider dedicated to providing certification tools, techniques, skills and leader knowledge that enable professionals to harness IT for business success and transform complex IT/business challenges into strategic capabilities.

ASPE and executive certificate program at the John Cook School of Business share a core mission to empower companies to gain critical competitive advantage and lead through innovative and expert training for sustaining quick and effective problem solutions and goal attainment. ASPE has a full public course schedule across more than 75 North American cities as well as live, online, instructor-led sessions. The courses offer professional development units (PDUs, CDUs or CPEs) and are approved by:

  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) as a registered education provider (REP)
  • The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as an endorsed education provider (EEP)
  • The Scrum Alliance as a registered education provider (REP)
  • The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as an approved provider of training

Business Analytics

SLU’s executive certificate in business analysis bridges the gap between business stakeholders and technology solution providers while enhancing business analysis techniques to reduce project costs. Learn the fundamentals of business process modeling for overall value and how to help your business customers effectively articulate their technological requirements.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an executive certificate in business analysis. Students have three years from their first class to complete all certificate requirements.

Certificate Program Content

SLU’s business analysis executive certificate is compromised of a total of five courses. Students are required to take three core courses and then may choose two courses from 12 elective course offerings.

All certificate program participants must complete the following three courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
Business Analyst Fundamentals Two 14 12 13.5
Business Analyst Bootcamp Two 28 24.5 28
Developing Requirements with Use Cases Two 14 12 13.5

 


 Program participants then choose two of the following elective courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
Modeling Technologies for BAs Two     21
Certified ScrumMaster Workshop Two 15 12 15
Business Analysis in Agile Projects Two     14
Business Process Analysis and Design Two     14
Building the Logical Data Model Two     14
CBAP®/CCBA™ Certification Prep Boot Camp Four 28 31 28
Collaborating and Communicating Agile Requirements Two 14 12 14
Designing and Facilitating JAD Workshops Two 14   14
Recognizing and Controlling Requirements Risk Two 14 14 14
Requirements and Communication Management Workshop Two   12 14
Data Analysis Boot Camp Two     14
Critical Skills for Writing Better Requirements Two 14   13

 

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Agile Development

SLU’s executive certificate in agile development teaches students how a successful transition from traditional software development to agile methods will provide the highest possible value to a customer. Participants learn the key principles behind agile and how to lead agile software projects that adapt to change and discovery, improve collaboration, drive innovation and deliver on-time business values.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an executive certificate in agile development. Students have three years from their first class to complete all certificate requirements.

Certificate Program Content

SLU’s agile development executive certificate is compromised of a total of five courses. Students are required to take two core courses, and then may choose three courses from eight elective course offerings.

All certificate program participants must complete the following two courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
Certified ScrumMaster Workshop Two   12 14
Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive Introduction Three   31 21
 

Program participants then choose three of the following elective courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Boot Camp Three 21 18.5 21
Agile Project Management Two   12 14
Business Analysis in Agile Projects Two 14   14
Agile Testing Two     14
Collaborating and Communicating Agile Requirements Two 14 12 14
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Workshop: Hands-on Agile Engineering Three     21
Agile for Product Owners Two     14
Hands-on User Story Authoring and Elaboration Two     14
 

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Project Management

SLU’s executive certificate in project management program shows how clarity of purpose, detailed project metrics, earned value analysis and project initiative control allows project managers to effectively manage competing demands in a constantly changing environment. Participants learn how to control project initiatives and competing requirements in today’s ever-shifting business circumstances and maintain effective working relationships with all project stakeholders.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an executive certificate in project management. Students have three years from their first class to complete all certificate requirements.

Certificate Program Content

SLU’s Project Management Executive Certificate is compromised of a total of five courses. Students are required to take three core courses, and then may choose two courses from seven elective course offerings.

All certificate program participants must complete the following two courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
PM 101 Project Management Fundamentals Two   12 14
Applied Project Management Three     21
 

Program participants can also choose from three of the following elective courses:

Course Title Days CDUs CPEs PDUs
Hands-on Power Excel for Project Managers Two     14
Certified ScrumMaster Workshop Two 15 12 15
SharePoint 2010 for Project Managers Three     21
Hands-on IT Project Management Two   12 14
Agile Project Management Certification (PMI-ACP) Three 21 18.5 21
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Boot Camp Four   31 35
Financial Modeling in Boot Camp Two 21   14
 

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Internet Marketing

SLU’s executive certificate in internet marketing program shows how a comprehensive examination of tactics and strategies across social media, mobile marketing, online analytics and search engine marketing can fully leverage the internet for achieving business goals. Participants learn how to integrate new tactics and strategies with traditional marketing tools and practices aimed at capturing new customers, building customer loyalty, providing superior customer service, developing new products, improving profitability and conducting marketing research.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an executive certificate in internet marketing. Students have three years from their first class to complete all certificate requirements.

Certificate Program Content

SLU’s executive certificate in internet marketing is comprised of a total of five courses. Students are required to take two core courses, and then may choose three courses from six elective course offerings.

All certificate program participants must complete the following two courses:

Course Title Days Hours
Social Media Boot Camp Three 19.5
Google Online Marketing Boot Camp Three 19.5
 

Program participants will then choose three of the following elective courses:

Course Title Days Hours
Mastering Google AdWords Three 19.5
Mastering Google Analytics Three 19.5
High Impact Email Marketing Two 13
Mobile Marketing Three 19.5
SEO Boot Camp Three 19.5
Content Marketing Boot Camp Two 13
 

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Other Programs

Web Globalization Management

SLU’s web globalization management executive certificate program provides participants with the cutting edge skills to conduct international business in a networked global economy. Participants learn to leverage web technology to tap global markets with unique and emerging ideas, tools and technologies that can be leveraged for global growth.

These include, but are not limited to, new sources of competitive advantage in a networked economy, global mega trends, cutting edge translation technologies, web globalization technologies, global content management, global e-business assessment, cultural customization tools, international search engine optimization techniques and global online consumer segmentation tools.

The 110 hours of online self-paced instruction is supported by Acclaro, Adobe Systems, Conversis and Lionbridge Technologies.

Students interested in enrolling should complete the information form, and they will be contacted once the enrollment opens.

Custom Designed Programs

The Executive Education Program at the John Cook School of Business also works with individual organizations to create custom designed learning experiences that are tailored to specific needs. Whether your organization is striving to adapt to shifting markets, new competitors, varying customer demands or other strategic challenges, customized programs can be structured to strengthen executive leadership capacity and drive organizational performance.

Our objective is to work closely with executives and managers to develop programs that meet the specific challenges of individual organizations, including changes in strategic direction that move organizations forward, enhancing specific management skills or building organizational competency in areas such as marketing, finance, human resources or managerial governance. We strive to provide dedicated executives and managers with the necessary strategies to position their organizations for competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Recent Custom-Designed Programs

In partnership with ASPE, Inc., SLU’s Executive Education Program provides manager certification through the development of customized executive certificates for:

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. which has more than 10,800 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $443.9 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates and is the No. 1 retailer worldwide.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., which is one of the largest U.S. vendors of electronic health records with $1.5 billion in revenues for 2012. Allscripts has 5,500 employees and a client-customer base of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals, and 10,000 nursing homes, home care agencies, and post-acute organizations.

Fiserv Inc.

Fiserv, Inc. is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry with $4.48 billion in revenues for 2012. Fiserv has 21,000 employees and more than 16,000 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms and other business clients.

Set Up A Custom Program

The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is ready to help design the perfect program to fit your company’s needs.