May Highlights

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gonzaga’s Bulldog Bloomsday water station during the 36th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run, May 3rd, 2015 (Photo by Gonzaga University)

 Welcome to the May MBA & MAcc Newsletter

Please read through the newsletter carefully to make sure you get all of the information regarding upcoming events and important announcements.

Important Dates:

  • May 4-8
    Last Week of Spring Semester
  • Friday, May 8
    Graduation Celebration – RSVP NOW!
  • Saturday, May 9
    Graduate School Commencement
  • Sunday, May 10
    Mother’s Day (you’re welcome for the reminder!)
  • Monday, May 18
    Summer Semester begins
  • Monday, May 25
    Memorial Day – NO CLASS

Spring & Summer Graduates (MAcc & MBA): Exit InterviewsCLICK HERE to schedule your mandatory interview with Adriane Leithauser.
(VERIFY DOODLE IS SET TO PACIFIC TIME)

Spokane Business Events:

REMINDERS

MBA Students:
MBUS 699 advising note
If you wish to register for multiple 699 courses, you will receive an error on Zagweb. Email your advisor with the below list of information to complete registration.

  1. Your name
  2. Student ID
  3. CRN of the course or courses you would like to add
  4. Course number AND section (e.g. MBUS 699 701)

NOTE: Sustainable Business is an online course (there is a mistake on zagweb)

Summer MBUS 699 Special Topics Classes – CLICK HERE

Fall Current Issues Course Descriptions – CLICK HERE


Scholarships:
June 1st – Application deadline for Scholarships (info here)
July 1st – Application deadline for Graduate Assistantships (info here)


Course Evaluations:
Please fill out course evaluations on Zagweb during the last two weeks of MBA & MAcc classes. These evaluations provide important feedback to the program and faculty about the curriculum. If course evaluations are not available, be sure to inform your professor and/or Adriane Leithauser.


Have You Moved or Changed Email Accounts?
Email Iveth Canales at canalesi@jepson.gonzaga.edu with your updated contact information (email address, address, employment information). Please note that all current students are expected to check their Zagmail accounts; however, we are able to update your preferred secondary email address.

New Finance Lab

Say hello to the new Gonzaga University School of Business Administration Finance Lab! Finance professor, Dr. Morscheck said, "I'm most excited about giving our students exposure to real-world investment tools, and real-time market data (faster than Bloomberg gets it!). Using the trading lab to analyze real companies and real-time market data will definitely help students make a deeper, more personal connection with the material they learn about in class. This is going to greatly improve their career prospects after graduation."

Say hello to the new Gonzaga University School of Business Administration Finance Lab!
Finance professor, Dr. Morscheck said, “I’m most excited about giving our students exposure to real-world investment tools, and real-time market data (faster than Bloomberg gets it!). Using the trading lab to analyze real companies and real-time market data will definitely help students make a deeper, more personal connection with the material they learn about in class. This is going to greatly improve their career prospects after graduation.”

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Mandatory Exit Interviews – New Times Available

Are you an MBA or MAcc student graduating in Spring or Summer? First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Second, don’t forget to schedule your Exit Interview.

The Graduate School of Business is committed to the ongoing improvement of our programs. One of the most important ways we measure the vibrancy of our curriculum is to ask soon-to-be graduates to reflect on their experiences here.

To that end, we conduct Mandatory Exit Interviews, asking you to consider how well our program responds to the needs of our students. Your confidential responses are a vital component of our annual accreditation reports.exit_sign

Adriane Leithauser will be conducting these Exit Interviews up until May 15. You can expect your interview to take 25-45 minutes.

Please schedule via the following link (VERIFY YOUR LOGIN IS SET TO PACIFIC TIME): http://bit.ly/Exit2015

 

Professor Brajcich Named “Top 40 Under 40″

nerdwallet.com – The best professors do more than teach. They leave impressions on our lives that change the way we think, work and view the world around us. These 40 professors are doing just that, demonstrating the difference between good and great. Chosen based on nominations from their students, alumni and faculty colleagues, these women and men — not that much older than their students — are inspiring the young adults of today to be the world leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
Andrew Brajcich awardThis year, MAcc Professor;Andrew Brajcich J.D., LL.M., CPA was named to the list by nerdwallet – READ MORE HERE

Gonzaga MBA Rises to 81st Rank in U.S.

Simage.axdPOKANE, Wash. – U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga University’s Master of Business Administration program the 81st best part-time MBA program in the nation – an increase from its No. 85 ranking last year. Gonzaga’s part-time MBA program is one of three in the state of Washington to achieve the book’s top-100 ranking – and is the only part-time MBA program in Eastern Washington to be nationally ranked.

This marks the sixth consecutive year the program has earned a top-100 ranking from the publication. The rankings, released today, are in U.S. News’ 2016 edition of the book “Best Graduate Schools.” View the list online. Continue reading

New LinkedIn University Page

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The Graduate School of Business has a new LinkedIn University page! This is a great resource for connecting with other current students and alums while learning about the industries and companies where our graduates work.

We need your help to ensure this page reflects the successes of our students. Many of your profiles indicate you’re earning your MBA or MAcc degrees through “Gonzaga University – School of Business Administration.” Please change them to “Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business.”

Bolstering our LinkedIn presence is key in cultivating a strong identity for employers and future students. Join us in enhancing the prestige of Gonzaga’s Graduate Business Programs and connecting with our vibrant alumni community.

MBA Core Classes “Block” Scheduling

Effective Fall 2014, the Graduate School of Business impemented “block” scheduling. Core classes are arranged into groups or “blocks.” Each block of classes will be offered on a specific day and will rotate through fall and spring semesters. One class in each block will be offered during the daytime, which means we will have one daytime class per day, Monday – Thursday. The only time a class may not be offered is if a professor is on sabbatical or teaching abroad.

We hope that this new scheduling model will help students effectively plan ahead and help answer the question of when classes will be offered. See below for the Spring 2015 through Spring 2016 schedules to see how the block scheduling model works.

If you have any questions about this new model, be sure to contact your advisor.

3-term block