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Michael J. Costello

Associate Teaching Professor Michael J. Costello

Michael J. Costello

Phone: 314-516-6271
Office: 228 Anheuser-Busch Hall
You can download Michael J. Costello's CV here. 

Founding Member of Agreeco, llc., a consulting company composed of former Agribrands officers focused on assisting companies expanding abroad

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Agribrands Int’l, Inc. a Fortune 500 spin-off, NYSE listed company, manufacturing, marketing and selling Purina agri animal feed products globally.

International Counsel for Ralston Purina Company responsible for the legal affairs of animal and human foods businesses [Purina feed and pet food, Beechnut baby food, Continental Baking (products such as Wonder bread and Twinkies snack cakes), private label cereals, cookies and crackers] with manufacturing, sales and distribution in sixteen countries on four continents.

International Counsel Asia Pacific and Canada for Monsanto, a manufacturing and marketer of products, such as Round-up herbicides and Dekalb seeds.

Practicing Attorney with Nordic Law Consultants in Brussels, Belgium and Thompson & Coburn [then Mitchell] St. Louis, Missouri, USA


BA, cum laude, University of Missouri – Columbia in political science

J.D., cum laude, St. Louis University School of Law

L.L.M., cum laude, Vrije Universeit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

BUS AD 2900 - Legal Environment of Business

BUS AD 5900 - Law, Ethics and Business

INTL BUS 3280 - The Law of International Business Transactions

INTL BUS 3283 - International Business and Society (Abu Dhabi - Dubai Study Tour)

INTL BUS 3285 - Role of the Global Corporation

INTL BUS 5289 - International Business Strategies (Abu Dhabi - Dubai Study Tour)


UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for its business and accounting programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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