Want to go big for that first job or internship? Look no further than Fortune 500 employers in Missouri

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According to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), Missouri is home to 10 Fortune 500 companies. This ranks the state as number 18 when it comes to the number of Fortune 500s headquartered in one state. In fact, in the surrounding states, only Illinois is ranked higher with a total of 36 Fortune 500 company headquarters.

For William Woods University bachelor in entrepreneurial management students, especially those with the desire to take on a career in some of the country’s largest businesses, here is a list of the state’s largest revenue employers.

  1. Express Scripts Holding (Rank: 22)

Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, the company offers a range of corporate opportunities ideal for business graduates in the area of finance, human resources, sales and account management, and marketing and corporate communications. Common job titles include business analyst, financial analyst, and project manager among others.

  1. Centene (Rank: 124)

According to their website, Centene is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise providing programs/services to government sponsored healthcare. Also headquartered in St. Louis, a swift search of their careers page reveals a number of opportunities for recent business grads. Some job titles include accountant, business analyst, business systems analyst, and data analyst.

  1. Emerson Electric (Rank: 128)

Emerson Electric is a multinational manufacturer of products for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri, the careers section of Emerson’s site offers a dedicated page for student and graduate programs, noting special interest in “students majoring in…marketing, business administration, finance and accounting.”

  1. Monsanto (Rank: 189)

Monsanto delivers agricultural products that support farmers around the world. According to the company’s career website “To qualify for Monsanto’s Internship or Co-op Program, students must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program.” Business majors targeted by the company include accounting, agribusiness, finance, statistics and supply chain management.

  1. Reinsurance Group of America (Rank: 271)

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Reinsurance Group of America is an international global life and health reinsurance company. The company offers an internship program and a graduate development program to both undergraduate and graduate students across a range of majors. Common job titles appropriate for business graduates include project coordinator, financial analyst, and data scientist among others.

  1. O’Reilly Automotive (Rank: 342)

With headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, O’Reilly Automotive provides automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories through their retail chain business. Their careers webpage currently features a spotlight on the marketing department “looking for motivated, talented, and enthusiastic people who want to enhance their skills.” O’Reilly’s corporate office also offers internships in departments such as Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management and Marketing/Advertising.

  1. Edward Jones Financial (Rank: 382)

Edward Jones Financial is an investment firm serving nearly 7 million investors. The company offers a competitive rotational program for MBA graduates designed to train individuals for senior leadership roles. Current business related openings include senior program analyst, leadership development associate, business process management solution specialist, recruiting coordinator and more.

  1. Graybar Electric (Rank: 423)

Based in Clayton, Missouri, Graybar Electric is an industrial and electrical supply distributor. In addition to its internship program and entry-level sales positions, the company also offers business related opportunities across a number of statewide locations. The focus of the internship program is wholesale distribution. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and work 40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks.

  1. Ameren (Rank: 425)

Ameren Corporate is a power company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Ameren offers both internship and co-op opportunities with great growth potential. Students can sign up for an internship job alert to be notified as soon as new internship opportunities are announced.

  1. Peabody Energy (Rank: 458)

Peabody Energy Corporation is also headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and is the word’s largest private-second coal company. Current business related openings include accountant and marketing/communications specialist.

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