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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Simon Hall is one of four Olin Business School buildings.

A Wealth of Business Resources

Part of Washington University’s Danforth Campus, Olin has beautiful, technologically advanced facilities and a wealth of resources to enhance learning.

Olin's four buildings – Simon Hall, Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center, Bauer Hall, and Knight Hall – form a campus within the larger university campus. Each business program has a home base in one of the buildings. Shared public spaces and resources like the library and career center insure a constant flow and mix of faculty, students and staff from all programs.

The BSBA offices and student lounge are located in Simon Hall, but classes and social events will be held across all four buildings. Think of it as four buildings, one Olin.

As an undergraduate, you spend the lion’s share of your time in the following places:

Knight Hall and Bauer Hall

The buildings, totalling 175,000 square feet, are united by a soaring glass atrium with a third floor cafe, Starbucks, open seating, a learning lab, and study spaces. Built-in seating rises from the first floor to create an amphitheater suitable for small informal groups to large public lectures. Bathed in natural light from the atrium overhead, the first level will also house a 300-seat auditorium and several classrooms. Other floors contain classrooms, study rooms, faculty offices, and career center interview rooms.

Simon Hall, home to the BSBA programs office

The 80,000-square-foot building contains classrooms, seminar rooms, student lounges, faculty offices, a library with online computer links to all major data systems, a computer lab, a laptop lab, rooms for small-group study, and a café. Here’s where you gather knowledge. Talk over course work and team projects with classmates. Or refuel and relax after an all-nighter.

The Al and Ruth Kopolow Business Library

Located in the upper level of Simon Hall, the library houses a wide range of information sources that support the BSBA curriculum, including online news and business data, real-time stock information, over 30,000 books and subscriptions to more than 400 major business journals and newspapers. Visit the library website.

Weston Career Center

Consider the Weston Career Center your professional-development and job-search ally. Use center resources to research industries, companies, and contacts. Polish your resume or interviewing skills. Get career advice on your specific major (or majors). And meet with recruiters about internships or full-time positions. Visit the website at OlinCareers.wustl.edu.

Center for Experiential Learning

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) provides hands-on consulting experiences for Olin students. Clients from a wide range of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and start-ups benefit from students’ management expertise. You acquire firsthand knowledge of industries and practices as well as on-the-ground training. Read more about CEL programs for BSBAs.

Management Communication Center

Your professors – and prospective employers – value clear, concise, powerful oral and written communication. The Management Communication Center (MCC) offers free coaching, practice, and evaluation, and is equipped with a flat-screen television and digital recording equipment so you can see and hear how you present yourself. Professional communications consultants work with you to:

  • Structure and edit briefs, case write-ups, business reports, memos, and letters
  • Improve oral presentations, lectures, and interviews
  • Develop effective PowerPoint presentations
Visit the MCC website.