This blog is designed for the School of Business Administration student. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about registration, courses, and other aspects of your business education.

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Weekend Courses
Fall 2021 Tutoring

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Registration FAQs


Change your advisor
Find your advisor


Registering for an Internship
Completing Internship Requirements

Registration FAQs

Declaration of major/minor/concentration
Degree evaluation
Directed Study
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration
Individualized Concentration
New Venture Lab
Registrar’s Office
Study Abroad course approval process
Substitution Forms
Transfer your summer classes

Other Resources

Reporting sexual harassment and assault
Find My Professor
Advice for the First Day of Class

BUSN 494: Small Business Consulting: 3 Credits [Offered Every Fall & Spring] Fall or Spring Senior Year (Must have at least a 3.25 GPA and be a senior.

Practicum in providing management assistance to businesses and non-profit organizations in marketing, management, finance, accounting, information systems operations and related case problems. The course will also examine the management of the consulting process and the role of the consultant as an agent for organizational change. This course will satisfy three credits of the experiential major requirement. Permission required. Open to any major at the University.  Prerequisite: BENT 491 or Instructor Approval.

You can count some courses twice toward your degree in the School of Business Administration. Here’s how that works:

You can double-count one course between two concentrations in all but the international business concentration, where no double counting is allowed. 

A course taken to fulfill a concentration requirement may not be double-counted to satisfy a requirement in the Broadening, International, or Experiential area for the Business Administration major.

Students in the School of Business may also earn minors from other areas of the University. Up to six credits of courses taken to satisfy requirements of minors may be double-counted to satisfy the requirements of majors and concentrations in the School of Business.

The School of Business Administration is offering several on-line one-credit elective classes. If you are a full-time undergraduate student and have fewer than 18 credits, you can likely take one of these courses as part of your regular tuition. Classes are open to all majors.

Please check back on this blog as registration approaches. More courses will likely be added.

BUSN 267 01 Business Leadership
Business leaders influence followers to use their skills and abilities to help achieve an organization’s mission. This course provides a case study of the art and science of leadership.
Instructor: Brian Newberry, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Feb. 26-27
9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 267 02 Professional Readiness
This course is designed with a focus on professional skill development to enter and succeed in the workforce. Emphasis is placed on communication (both verbal and written, as well as presentation skills), formal and non-formal dining etiquette, emotional intelligence development, networking, and feedback management.
Instructor: Erin Standley, Learning and Development Consultant
April 8-9

4-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

BUSN 267 03 Intro to Cryptocurrency
Learn how digital currency is rapidly integrating with, and replacing, traditional finance. This class goes far beyond Bitcoin. Concepts covered include blockchain technology, digital wallets, decentralized finance, and crypto security. You will also learn how cryptocurrency could be allocated to a traditional portfolio.
• Blockchain
• Bitcoin and Ethereum
• Exchanges
• Investment funds
• Decentralized Finance
• Wallets
• Security
Instructor: Steve Larsen, President, Columbia Advisory Partners
March 18-19

4-10 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday

BUSN 268 01 Equity and Storytelling
This course seeks to inform, engage, and improve individual and collective views of equity and equality through storytelling. Utilizing pop culture references such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, students will explore their own backstories and how those relate to present beliefs, reactions, and sense-making. From this lens, the class will explore reconstructing the ideas of equity and equality in approachable and relatable ways. Authentic leadership will be discussed as a way to understand how we can use our story to positively impact those around us and society at large.
Instructor: Stephanie Elie-Martin, leadership/business consultant, SE Consulting
Feb. 19-20
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

BUSN 269 01 Economics of the Side Hustle
The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to explore their own small business idea, non-profit organization, or a hobby that you would like to turn into a small business venture. This class will cover the economics of the side hustle project by having you select and refine your own side hustle, determine the basic cost and financing of your business idea or organization, review different pricing strategies, and help determine a strategy to launch and maintain the project.
Instructor: John Lyons, senior resource policy analyst at Avista
Feb 18-20
4 – 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and noon – 3 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 269 02 (and 03) Applying Excel Skills to Real-life Business Scenarios
This course will cover the top practical Excel skills used every day in business, such as VLOOKUP, conditional formatting, pivot tables, subtotals/counts, concatenation, creating custom reports (+page setup for printing in professional format), merging data into Word/Outlook, searching for data in cells using formulas (IF/THEN concepts), merging data across workbooks, tailoring the look and feel, and general formula use and editing/customization. These hands-on lessons will include understanding the foundations of how Excel works so students can think about why/how formulas are written so they can easily re-use and make edits.
Instructor: Jenn Klein, assessment coordinator, Academic Technology Applications Support
Feb. 26-27
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
March 26-27
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

BUSN 270 01 Work Hacks
Few people start their careers in a leadership position. Many classes focus on how to lead or to manage, but fewer focus on working in organizations. This weekend intensive class will cover topics about working and surviving in an organization. Some of the topics that will be covered include: The joy of mistakes, Working with different age groups and levels of experience, Group projects, meetings and presentations, Office foraging for information, help and snacks, Gatekeepers and bureaucracy, Tips on when to listen and when to speak up, Taking and giving criticism, Understanding different work benefits, Working with people you don’t like, and Special projects, transfers and other opportunities
Instructor: John Lyons, senior resource policy analyst at Avista
March 18-20
4 – 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and noon – 3 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 270 02 Community Service & Leadership
This course will explore community leadership strategies and practice through the lens of place-based engagement and adaptive leadership. The course will introduce students to critical community engagement and leadership frameworks that inform Gonzaga’s commitment to place, spend time exploring our shared place of Northeast Spokane, and provide opportunities to learn from resident leaders who exemplify adaptive leadership in practice.
Molly Ayers, senior director, Center for Community Engagement
Anthony Medina, assistant director of Community Engaged Learning
Feb. 18-19
4-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Discover and Land Your Dream Job in Marketing and Advertising
Find your dream job in marketing and advertising! This class exposes you to a variety of roles available in marketing and advertising, helps determine which ones are the best fit for you, and provides strategies and tactics to land the job itself. In this class we’ll show you how to write a resume that gets past the filters, create a marketing portfolio that gets noticed, and teach the networking essentials needed to get interviews as well as interview guidance to land the job itself. This course combines lectures, guest presentations and real-world work to put yourself in the best position possible to land your dream job in marketing & advertising.
Instructor: Ed Reese, founder of Sixth Man Marketing
April 22-23
4-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

The following classes have designations that meet university core requirements. Note that some designations are attached to the instructors (e.g., only Dr. Morscheck’s BFIN 327 course is writing enriched) while other designations apply to all sections of the course (e.g., all sections of MGMT 350 are writing enriched).

Global Studies

BFIN 327 International FinanceXu
BMIS 489 Internet and Business in ChinaOlsen
ECON 193 FYS  Global Economic InequalityHerzog
ECON 311 Global Economic IssuesVoy
MKTG 417 International MarketingKurpis
OPER 440 Global Operations and Supply Chain ManagementHedin

Social Justice

BUSN 480 Business EthicsAll
ECON 193 FYS Economic InequalitiesHerzog
ECON 322 Work, Wages, and InequalityAll
ENTR 402 Ethical and Moral LeadershipSteverson
MGMT 415 Employment Law and Labor RelationsBull Schaefer

Writing Enriched

BFIN 327 Financial Management CasesMorscheck
ECON 451 EconometricsTackett
MGMT 350 Principles of ManagementAll
MGMT 400 Recruitment and SelectionPepper
MKTG 315 Consumer BehaviorLoroz

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor is available to any non-business student. The curriculum incorporates concepts and skills for developing an entrepreneurial mindset including idea generation and opportunity seeking behavior. generating and screening ideas, validating opportunities, developing plans, and launching and growing organizations.  The program prepares students for a variety of careers within their chosen field of study. 

Required Courses
ECON 200 Economic Analysis or ECON 201 Microeconomics
ACCT 260 Principles of Accounting I or ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis
BENT 490 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BENT 491 Creating New Ventures

One of the following two courses:
BENT 492 Technology Entrepreneurship
BENT 493 Social Entrepreneurship

One of the following experiential courses
BUSN 491 Startup Accelerator
BUSN 494 Small Business Consulting
BMIS 443 Tech for Web/Mobile-Based Business
BUSN 470 Multidisciplinary Action Projects

The School of Business Administration and Gonzaga have many resources to help students be successful inside and outside the classroom. Here are some specific resources for this fall.

Need help in your accounting courses? Free tutoring is available in Jepson 122 (except on Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 2 when it will be in Jepson 103)
Thursday: 6-8 p.m.
Sunday: 6-8 p.m.

Need help in your economics courses? Free tutoring is available in 251.
Monday 2:30-5 p.m.
Tuesday 2:30-5 p.m.
Wednesday 2:30-7 p.m.
Thursday 2:30-7 p.m.

On-line and in-person tutoring is available from the Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) and the University Writing Center. Sign up for synchronous tutoring sessions here:
Learning Studio Appointments
Writing Center Appointments

Career and Professional Development is available to help with crafting your resume, getting an internship, looking for a job, or any other career-related issues. Vicki Hucke, the CPD liaison for the School of Business, holds office hours in Jepson 125. If you are interested in getting academic credit for an internship, you can make an appointment to see Vicki Hucke during Jepson office hours. You can stop by or make an appointment on ZagsIgnite.
Tuesday 1-4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-noon

Drop-in hours are now available from 1-4 p.m. each day with Proreps. Need to have your resume or cover letter looked over? Drop by the Career and Professional Development offices at Crosby Building main floor and meet a Prorep. Proreps are students who serve as peer counselors offering career advice, guidance, and resources.

Health and Counseling Services has many resources to help students stay mentally and physically healthy. Check out these resources on topics like anxiety, body image, depression, grief, identity and inclusion, life balance and stress, mindfulness, personal growth and resilience, relationships, sexual health, sexual misconduct, sleep, suicide and self-harm, and transitions.

Please visit your advisor to be cleared to register, review your mid-term grades, and talk about your future. Tips from the Registrar are available here.

Frequently asked questions about registering for Spring 2022 courses include:

How does the BIE requirement work?
BIE stands for Broadening, International, and Experiential. Every business student falls into one of the categories below.

  1. Business students with a single concentration take a Broadening course and either an International or Experiential course.
  2. Business students with two or more concentrations take either an International or Experiential course with these exceptions:
    1. Students with an International Business concentration take either a Broadening, Experiential or 200-level or higher language course.
    2. Students with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation take a Broadening or an International course.
  3. Accounting students who do not have a business concentration are not required to take a Broadening, International, or Experiential course.
  4. Accounting majors who have a business concentration such as finance take either an International or Experiential course.

A course taken to fulfill a concentration requirement may not be double-counted to satisfy a requirement in the Broadening, International, or Experiential area.

Spring 2022 Experiential Courses

  1. ACCT 471 Forensic Accounting Lab
  2. BUSN 430 Sustainable Business
  3. BUSN 470 Multidisciplinary Act Projects
  4. BUSN 491 Startup Accelerator
  5. BUSN 494 Small Business Consulting
  6. Internships (See requirements.)
  7. MKTG 490 Promotion Project

Spring 2022 International Courses
1. ECON 311 Global Economic Issues
2. OPER 440  Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
3. MGMT 355 International Management

Spring 2022 Broadening Courses
A broadening course is any 300 or 400-level business course outside a student’s concentration. For example, BMIS 443 Technology for Web and Mobile-based Business would serve as a Broadening course for a student with a marketing concentration. Likewise, MKTG 315 Consumer Behavior would serve as a Broadening course for students with an MIS concentration.

Can I count my internship for academic credit?
Answer: Juniors and Seniors can get up to three credits for internships by meeting certain criteria. More information on how to register for an internship is available here.

Which one-credit weekend classes will be offered in the spring?
BUSN 267 01 Business Leadership
BUSN 267 02 Professional Readiness
BUSN 267 03 Intro to Cryptocurrency
BUSN 268 Landing Jobs in Mktg&Advrtsng
BUSN 269 01 Economics of the Side Hustle
BUSN 269 02 (and 03) Applying Excel Skills to Real-life Business Scenarios
BUSN 270 01 Work Hacks
BUSN 270 02 Community Service & Leadership

More information on these courses is available here.

I want to get “signed in” to a closed section of a course. What should I do?
Answer: First, check whether you can join the waitlist. This is a new Zagweb feature that allows students to place themselves on the waitlist. If a seat becomes available, the student highest on the waitlist will receive an email to their ZagMail address indicating they have the option to register for the course. The student will have 24 hours to register for the course provided they meet the normal registration requirements for the particular course.

Second, if the course does not have a waitlist on Zagweb, download a Course Authorization form from this page and follow the instructions on the page for having it approved.

I need a course with the university core designation Global Studies, Writing Enriched, and/or Social Justice. How do I find out which courses have those attributes?
Answer: Instructions on finding attributes are available here. That link will help you find courses across the university and in the business school with designations. If you are looking for a business class that will meet these requirements, the list is here.

How do I know which classes I need to take?
Answer: Talk with your advisor, but you can also run a degree evaluation. It will show you which classes you have already taken and which classes remain to be taken. Instructions for how to furn a degree evaluation are available here.

Can I “double count” some of my classes?
Answer: Some classes can count for two requirements. More information is available here.

How do I change advisors?
Answer: Download a Change of Advisor from this page and follow the instructions on the page for having it approved.

When is my registration window?
Answer: You can find this information under the Registration tab on ZAGWEB:
1. Log into ZAGWEB
2. Select “Student”
3. Select “Student Profile”
4. Ensure the term you are registering for is selected in the upper left corner
5. Select “Registration Notices” in the upper right corner
6. You will see your time ticket indicated at the bottom of the “Registration Notices” section

I think I want to do an individualized concentration. How does that work?

Answer: Students may design an interdisciplinary concentration of courses related to their individual goals and interests. Use this link to learn more.

How do I declare my major/concentration or change my major/concentration?
Answer: Download a Declaration of Major from this page and follow the instructions on the page for having it approved.

I am a senior and plan to take business ethics. I thought I had to take BUSN 480 and BUSN 485, but I only see BUSN 480.
Answer: BUSN 480 (2 credits) and BUSN 485 (1 credit) have been combined into BUSN 480 (3 credits).

Can I take any section of BUSN 480 that I want or are sections restricted by concentrations?
Answer: BUSN 480 sections are no longer restricted by concentration. All sections are available to all concentrations.

I plan to take classes at another university this summer. How can I make sure those classes will transfer back to Gonzaga?
Answer: Instructions are available here.

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Do you need to take an experiential course to complete your degree requirement? Experiential courses are those that give you hands-on experience with the curriculum. Here is a list of Fall 2021 courses that will count toward your experiential requirement (if you have one):

ACCT.471.0113168Forensic Accounting Lab
BENT.491.0111006Creating New Ventures
BENT.492.0110884Technology Entrepreneurship
BENT.493.0114462Social Entrepreneurship
BENT.495.0110817New Venture Lab (apply here)
BUSN.470.0115465Multidisciplinary Act Projects
BUSN.491.0114420Startup Accelerator
BUSN.494.0114421Small Business Consulting
MKTG.489.0114501Content Marketing

For details on how to get an internship and get credit for it, click here.

A directed study is an individually designed course available by application only. To apply, a student requests a consultation with a faculty member. If the faculty member agrees to teach the directed study course, the student and faculty member collaborate to identify the course content, methods, outcomes, and evaluation measures. The results of this collaboration are codified on the directed study application form (available here). Zagweb registration is not available.

A directed study requires the student to work with little supervision. Each directed study is designed differently, but all involve regular check-ins with the faculty member regarding how the work is progressing.

Common reasons a student might choose to pursue a directed study include engaging in academic research, working on a special project, exploring a current issue outside the regular curriculum, and overcoming a schedule conflict with the regular curriculum.

Directed study courses are recommended to be taken in the summer session. Availability during fall and spring semesters is limited.

Directed study courses are available for variable credit under the following course numbers with the course title customizable:
ACCT 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
BENT 498 Independent Study 1-4 credits
BFIN 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
BMIS 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
BUSN 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
ECON 491 Directed Study 0-3 credits
ENTR 490 Independent Study 1-4 credits
MGMT 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
MKTG 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits
OPER 491 Directed Study 1-3 credits

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