Name: Stephen Heiner
College: St. Louis University, Cook School of Business
What first drew you to St. Louis University, Cook School of Business?
Their MBA program was top-5 in the Midwest and was in a city that I adored.
What other colleges were you considering?
Rockhurst University’s MBA program, where I did end up taking some classes which counted towards my MBA.
How was the adjustment from undergraduate to graduate school?
Fewer stragglers and people in flannel. But in all seriousness, we did have some people who were only there because they couldn’t get a job, but I couldn’t really get mad at them. What I relished instead were the new friends I made, some of whom are truly great ones.
What was your favorite class? Why?
International Business with Dr. Benmamoun. I loved having to think through different business concepts from the international perspective – at every single point. From something as simple as the color of the website to the way one closed a sale. It was one of many things that probably led to my move to Europe.
What clubs or groups were you involved in?
I was a participant in an Entrepreneurs’ Group. We shared current and future business ideas and offered constructive criticism. We also linked up with the 1-year MBA program and got to meet some great guest speakers.
Anything else you want to tell us?
You’ll never regret picking a school because you love the city it’s in.
In one sentence, what do you love about your school?
An amazing city, a historic and beautiful campus, wonderful staff and students, and a curriculum that would not let me give my second best, even if I wanted to.
Stephen Heiner is a Tutor at Get Smarter Prep.