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Dual MA(Ed)/MBA program developing new class of leaders

by Dean Minderman

In 2013, with the generous support of Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, the John Cook School of Business and the College of Education and Public Service at Saint Louis University announced a partnership to rethink business education and to develop a new class of creative-minded, business savvy leaders.

Graduates of SLU’s dual MA(Ed)/MBA program earn both a Master of Arts in Education Administration and a Master’s of Business Administration, and this two-year, dual-degree program allows students to receive both degrees faster than if they pursued them separately.

The curriculum includes a “study abroad” component, in which students analyze foreign-based business cases; attend guest lectures; and between the fall and spring semesters, take an international trip and study abroad for two weeks to gain valuable hands-on international business experience.

The dual MA(Ed)/MBA program provides an awareness of the functional relationships between the educational system and business and administrative organizations. The increasing complexity of both educational organizations and non-profit institutions makes such understanding important for students considering careers as administrators in educational institutions.

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August 2014
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Youth music programs featured on NewMusicBox

by Dean Minderman
Jeanne Sinquefield with C.O.M.P. award winner HyunJun (John) Yoo of Columbia

Jeanne Sinquefield of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation with multiple C.O.M.P. award winner HyunJun (John) Yoo of Columbia

Two music programs for young people supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation are featured in a recent article on the website NewMusicBox.

The piece spotlights the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.), a statewide composition contest for students in grades K-12 that is part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, as well as a collaborative project between members of the ensemble Alarm Will Sound and the Community Music School of Webster University.

NewMusicBox is the online publication of New Music USA, a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that serves the new American music community through grantmaking, advocacy, and media platforms that bridge music makers with their audience.

August 2014
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