Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

USD 10,000 - USD 41,900 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

Master of Accounting
Professional MBA
Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials
MS Applied Financial Economics
MS in Supply Chain Management
MS in International Business
Graduate Certificate in Finance
Graduate Certificate in Global Management & Decision Making
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Saint Louis University (SLU) is the first private university in St. Louis, Missouri. The University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business was founded in 1910 and is one of the first business schools in western US. Alongside experiential business education, it encourages students to harness the power of business for good.

AACSB International has conferred the gold standard accreditation to Chaifetz School. The accounting course is also similarly accredited, making Chaifetz School one of only 186 schools globally with dual accreditation.

U.S. News & World Report and other respected panels rank Chaifetz School among the best for various courses.

Famous alumni of the business school come from various walks of life. They include Eric Brunngraber (CEO, Cass Information Systems, Inc.), August Adolphus Busch IV (former CEO, Anheuser-Busch), and Robert “Bob” O'Loughlin (chairman and CEO, Lodging Hospitality Management).

St. Louis is also called the Gateway to the West, and features among the top 20 most- fun cities in the US. The big city with a small-town charm is known for its low cost of living, inexpensive housing, entertainment, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

What can you study at SLU - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business?

The Chaifetz School of Business has gained widespread recognition as a leading institution offering top-notch business education courses. You can choose from among the following courses:

  • Master of Accounting
  • MS in International Business
  • MS in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA
  • MS Applied Financial Economics

How hard is it to get into SLU - Chaifetz School of Business?

SLU is a moderately selective University with an acceptance rate of approximately 70%. Your GPA and English proficiency test scores are critical parameters for determining admission. Requirements vary between departments and depend on the course chosen.

Admission assessment criteria

For international students who have pursued postsecondary education outside the US, providing comprehensive academic records is crucial. These may include details of the courses taken, lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the highest and lowest attainable grades, and any honours or degrees received.

  • Application fee: $65
  • Average UG GPA: 3.9 GPA
  • CV/Resume: Required
  • Statement of objectives: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • GRE test: Not required
  • Transcripts: Required
  • Affidavit of financial support: Required
  • Language eligibility test: Students can submit proof of successfully completing a college-level English class (not an ESL class) at a recognised US University instead of a test score or completing their entire high school curriculum in English (documentation required).

Minimum scores required

  • TOEFL iBT (computer-based): 80
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based): 55
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 54
  • ACT: English portion 21 - SAT: Evidence-based reading and writing 550

Note: Most applicants will be required to take the Saint Louis University Writing Examination (SLUWE) as well.

Estimated cost of attendance

Tuition fee: Graduate (Direct Entry) courses - $24,330 Housing & meals: $7,450 Books & supplies: $1,000 Miscellaneous: $1,960 Health insurance: $3,570 Total annual cost of admission: $38,310

Note: Tuition cost at Saint Louis University may vary depending on the course you choose.

Scholarships for international students at SLU - Chaifetz School of Business

SLU offers various merit-based scholarships to international students. The scholarship benefits and amount awarded vary with the graduate course being applied for.

When you apply for admission to the Chaifetz School of Business's graduate course, you're automatically in the running for merit scholarship awards. These scholarships are awarded based on your previous academic achievements and professional work experience. The Chaifetz School Merit Scholarship awards, which average around $12,000, provide valuable financial support and are offered to students upon admission.

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business campus


St. Louis, Missouri

City Population

2.3 million +


Midwestern US


Humid subtropical climate - with cold winters and hot, humid summers. The temperature typically varies from -3°C/25°F to 32°C/89°F

Nearest Airport

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL/KSTL)

Time Zone

Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)

Fast facts about SLU - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Private University

  • University enrolment numbers: 13,546
  • Living alumni: 25,625
  • Graduate students: 5,109
  • Graduation rate: 79%
  • International students: 683
  • International grad students: 377
  • Countries represented: 87
  • Top countries represented: India, China, Saudi Arabia

SLU - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business job placement

The Chaifetz School of Business takes you on a transformative journey by providing you with the skills and knowledge to address several roles in the business community. The school ensures the utmost support for your career development through 3 mainstream ways:

  • Individual advising: Professionals are available to help you cruise through crucial career decisions.
  • Job search with Handshake: This invaluable recruitment tool empowers you to explore company insights and career information, as well as peruse through enticing job descriptions and apply online for positions. It's absolutely free to register.
  • Networking: You can leverage strong ties within the St. Louis business community in 3 effective ways: SLU Connections: Dive into the SLU Alumni Advisor Platform to access career guidance and mentorship from esteemed alumni. Career Events: Each semester, a host of engaging activities including employer information tables, information sessions, networking events, and career fairs are organised to perfectly expand your network. Volunteering: You get numerous avenues to contribute to both the community and campus.
  • Avg. salary of Chaifetz School graduates: $45,570
  • Employment rate: 79.2% with 100% satisfactorily employed graduates
  • Accounting grad avg. salary: $49,089
  • International business grad avg. salary: $47,316
  • Economics grad avg. salary: $50,625
  • Finance grad avg. salary: $51,788
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Last updated: 30 Nov 2023

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