March Highlights

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Blueprint of College Hall, Gonzaga University’s original building (Photo by Rajah Bose)

 Welcome to the March 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:

  • March 9-13
    Spring Break – NO CLASSES  
  • Monday, March 16
    Summer Registration Begins.
  • Tuesday, March 31
    Fall Registration Begins
  • Friday, April 3
    Good Friday Holiday – NO CLASS  
  • Monday, April 6
    Easter Holiday – NO CLASS  

Spring & Summer Graduates (MAcc & MBA): Exit InterviewsCLICK HERE to schedule your mandatory interview with Adriane Leithauser.

Spokane Business Events:

Statue with lilliesREMINDERS

Summer registration begins Monday, March 16 – Please note that MBA advisors Adriane Leithauser and Dr. Chris Stevens will be out of the office during all or part of Spring Break.

Please schedule your advising meetings around the following dates:
Adriane Leithauser – OUT – March 9-13
Dr. Chris Stevens – OUT – March 12-13

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 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.

MBA Students:
International Issues Elective Requirement
You are required to have 2 credits of elective coursework with an international focus. Here are the trailer courses that count toward that requirement this spring:

MBUS 636 International Ethics 1 credit – Mon 5:30 – 8
MBUS 699 Sustainable Global Development 1 credit – Wed 5:30-8

Mandatory Exit Interviews

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 between March 24th and May1st. You can expect your interview to take 25-45 minutes.

Please schedule via the following link:


2015 Aram Lecture on Ethics


What is the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit Public Company?

A keynote address with: Scott Maw
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Starbucks Coffee Company

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium

Reception – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A – 6:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to public
Click here to RSVP today!

*Light appetizers and drinks will be served during reception

Fellowship Opportunity

cfee_pier_headerCalifornia Foundation on the Environment and the Economy is seeking a full-time Fellow (intern) to provide support and coordination for CFEE through the execution of responsibilities critical to the success of the Foundation’s mission. The Fellow reports to the President and acts in coordination with senior staff.

Click HERE for a full description & HERE for an application


Graduation Party – SAVE THE DATE

Celebrate our 2015 Graduates on Friday, May 8!

Join current students, alumni, faculty, and staff to celebrate the success of our new grads. Please bring your family and friends to help honor your accomplishment!

When: May 8, 4-6pm
Where: Jepson Center Lobby

More information soon!

New LinkedIn University Page


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