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Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

2017-06-26 08:45:00 STLToday.com
The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Read Full Story ...

West County's 63017 about to reach its 'Zip Code Day'

2017-06-26 08:30:00 STLToday.com
On Friday June 30, 2017 Town and Country will have its "Zip Code Day" Read Full Story ...

Philando Castile family reaches $3 million settlement in death

2017-06-26 08:11:00 STLToday.com
The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Philando Castile's death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop July 6? Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Confederate monument will be gone from Forest Park by Friday under new agreement, city says

2017-06-26 07:55:00 STLToday.com
Civil War museum will remove the monument by Friday ? and foot the bill, the city says. Read Full Story ...

SIUE School of Business Graduate Program Ranked 7th Nationally

2017-06-26 07:50:00 SIUE.edu

Riza The economics and finance graduate program within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is ranked 7th in The Financial Engineer’s 2017 Financial Economics Rankings.

“It is always rewarding to have our program included among the prestigious schools on this list, and it is an honor to be recognized,” said Riza Demirer, PhD, and director of SIUE’s master’s in economics and finance program. “This is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students.”

“SIUE’s commitment to graduate students is underscored by offering advanced degree programs in leading fields,” said Tim Schoenecker, PhD, interim dean of the SIUE School of Business. “The national reputation of our School of Business continues to grow.”

Overall scores are based on the program’s acceptance rate, incoming students’ undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores, employment after graduation and starting salary. View the complete 2017 rankings.

SIUE’s graduate program in economics and finance offers a unique design. Students earn a master’s in economics and finance with the option to pursue an emphasis in either applied economics or finance. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and boasts a student to faculty ratio of 2:1. Most classes meet one evening per week, in small class settings ensuring regular interaction with faculty.

SIUE’s program focuses on skill-building projects based on Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and other software used extensively in the financial industry. Courses offered also build a solid foundation for professional certificates such as the SAS Programmer Certificate. Special emphasis is placed on the analytical skills required for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

The SIUE School of Business offers a business analytics specialization in all graduate programs.

The Financial Engineer conducts a wide range of business school rankings including MBA and master’s of financial engineering. From the initial rankings released in 2014, SIUE’s program has climbed five slots from its original #12 ranking.

Photo: Riza Demirer, PhD, and director of SIUE’s master’s in economics and finance program.

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6 am news



Teen charged in friend's death told police he didn't think gun would discharge

2017-06-26 06:13:00 STLToday.com
Cliff Edwards, 17, is being held in lieu of $100,000, cash-only bail. Read Full Story ...

Teen charged in friend's death didn't think gun would discharge, he told St. Louis County police

2017-06-26 06:13:00 STLToday.com
Cliff Edwards, 17, is being held in lieu of $100,000, cash-only bail. Read Full Story ...

From hotels to Airbnb, August eclipse housing is going fast

2017-06-26 06:00:00 STLToday.com
With many hotels and motels already fully booked for August's eclipse weekend, visitors and residents are turning to alternative methods to find a place to stay or make a little extra money. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals avoid sweep but are 'not on a great path right now'

2017-06-26 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Mozeliak wanted to create 'some level of energy change' with six transactions Sunday, and the team got a jolt from Randal Grichuk's homer and Luke Voit's debut. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



BenFred: For Voit, it's a homecoming at end of a long road

2017-06-26 05:45:00 STLToday.com
Former Lafayette High and Missouri State slugger expected to provide depth at first base, late pinch-hit power. Read Full Story ...

Gordo: As Blues step forward, Blackhawks step back

2017-06-26 05:13:00 STLToday.com
Not only can Blues fans celebrate some excellent maneuvering by Blues GM Doug Armstrong, they can revel in the deconstruction of the once-mighty Chicago Blackhawks Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Grichuk's homer steals show, but solid defense and at-bats rouse Cards

2017-06-26 04:00:00 STLToday.com
Randal Grichuk made the most memorable play in Sunday's win over the Pirates with his 487-foot homer. But the routine defensive stops and grinding at bats that the Cardinals have been missing all season keyed the victory. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Teachers leave Hazelwood schools in large numbers after another controversial year

2017-06-26 01:45:00 STLToday.com
At least 123 teachers and 13 administrators have quit Hazelwood schools Read Full Story ...

Ticks already a big problem this summer

2017-06-26 01:00:00 STLToday.com
140 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever have been reported in Missouri, up 80 percent over the five-year median. Ehrlichiosis is up 25 percent with 92 reported cases. Read Full Story ...

It's Luke Martin's turn to live out NHL draft dream

2017-06-26 01:00:00 STLToday.com
Because his birthday fell after the deadline last year, he could only sit and watch as many of his teammates' names were called. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Fake trees, real flames and Florida Georgia Line does its thing for sold-out crowd

2017-06-26 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The duo played the hits from "This Is How We Roll" and "Dirt" to "Cruise" - which got huge help from hometown hip hip hero and opener Nelly. Read Full Story ...

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