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Fall 2020 One-Credit Classes

Posted by: pepper | July 31, 2020 | No Comment |

BUSN 257 EQ and Leadership
CRN: 14898
An individual’s emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) refers to the individual’s capacity to recognize their own and other people’s emotions. It also refers to the capacity to label feelings appropriately and to use emotional information to guide their own and others’ thoughts and behaviors. This class will focus on EQ as a skill.
Instructor: Brian Newberry, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Sept. 26-27
9 a.m.-  4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-  4:30 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 267 Gender in the Workplace
CRN: 14874
This module will examine several issues of gender in the workplace including Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement and backlash, the intersection of race and gender, and transgender and gender non-conforming discrimination in the workplace. At the end of the module students will be able to confidently identify and discuss issues of gender in the workplace. Students also will create a strategy for navigating issues of gender in the workplace.
Instructor: Molly Pepper, Professor of Management
Oct. 2-4

4 – 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and noon – 3 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 269 Economics of the Side Hustle
CRN: 14892
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
Oct. 2-4
4 – 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and noon – 3 p.m. Sunday

BUSN 268 Valuation Analysis
CRN: 14926

In this class you will be part of an investment banking team analyzing a publicly traded company using Comparative Analysis and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. The class will focus on historical mergers and acquisitions allowing you to discern the “fair value” for your subject company. Each team in the class will submit a written report and conduct a presentation on their analysis.
Instructor: Colin Kelly, Portfolio Manager at Signia Capital Management
Nov. 6-7
4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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Summer 2020 Internship Alternative

Posted by: pepper | April 20, 2020 | No Comment |

This post is for students who will be juniors and seniors in Fall 2020.

The SBA has heard from many of you that the COVID-19 health crisis has made it difficult to find or keep a summer internship. In a regular summer, many of you would be doing internships for academic credit or for zero credit (no tuition) with a waiver of the experiential requirement of the business major. (If you are doing a summer internship, be sure to register for it. Click here.)

The SBA is offering the following summer class to help rising juniors and seniors complete their experiential requirement. There are two sections of this class:

  1. BUSN 489 01 Summer Experiential Intensive (CRN: 41390): This is the section that counts for zero credits and can be taken without paying tuition. Successful completion of the course will waive the three-credit experiential requirement in the business major but will not provide the student with any credits. All students are still required to earn 128 credits for graduation. No tuition or fees will be charged for the class. This option could be right for students who have plenty of credits but need to take their experiential class.
  2. BUSN 489 02 Summer Experiential Intensive (CRN: 41391): This is the section of the class that counts for three credits and requires paying tuition. The content and requirements of both sections are the same. This option is offered for students who need credits toward the 128 required for graduation. This option could be right for students who need more credits AND to take their experiential class.

Both sections of the class will be the same and will include one core experience on career preparedness and then will require each student to select three modules of experiential content from a menu. The module topics continue to be developed but could include content and experiences on analytics, research, business communication, international careers, and content specific to concentrations.

This class will only be offered in Summer 2020 to help students who have had their internships and other educational opportunities cancelled or who have not been able to attain an internship due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The class is an alternative to our internship policy and follows the same rules. Therefore, it is only available to juniors and seniors. Students who will be first-year or sophomore-level students in Fall 2020 are not eligible. (We hope Fall 2020 first-year and sophomore students will be able to take advantage of the internship policy when they are juniors and seniors!) To take the class, register on-line through Zagweb.

As a reminder, here is some information on the experiential requirement:

  • Students with a single concentration need to take a Broadening course and either an International or Experiential course.
  • Students with two or more concentrations (or a concentration in business plus an accounting major) need to take either an International or Experiential course.
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Fall 2020 Registration FAQs

Posted by: pepper | April 4, 2020 | No Comment |

Please visit your advisor to be cleared to register, review your mid-term grades, and talk about your future. A list of faculty office hours is available here. Tips from the Registrar are available here.

Frequently asked questions about registering for Fall 2020 courses include:

I want to get “signed in” to a closed section of a course. What should I do?

Answer: Download a Course Authorization form from this page and follow the instructions on the page for having it approved.

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 need a course that meets the experiential requirement for my business concentration. Which Fall 2020 classes will fulfill that requirement?

  • ACCT 471 Forensic Accounting Lab
  • BUSN 470 Multidisciplinary Act Projects
  • BUSN 491 Startup Accelerator
  • BUSN 494 Small Business Consulting
  • Internships
  • More courses may be added to this list, please check back.

I need a course with the 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. In the SBA, the following Fall courses will have those attributes:

  • Global Studies: MKTG 417 International Marketing
  • Writing Enriched: MGMT 350 Principles of Management, MGMT 400 Recruitment and Selection, and MKTG 315 Consumer Behavior
  • Social Justice: BUSN 480 Senior Seminar Business Ethics

How do I know which classes I need to take?

Answer: Run a degree evaluation. Instructions for how to do so are 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.

Can I count my internship for academic credit?

Answer: Juniors and Seniors can get up to three credits for internships but must meet the criteria. More information on how to register for an internship is available here.

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.

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 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.

I want to study abroad. How can I get courses at another university approved to count for my Gonzaga courses?

Answer: The process can be completed on-line by following these steps:

  1. Complete the Course List Form Fall 2020 via fillable form on a computer but do not sign yet. (If your software technology is limited, you can print and hand write the information, but fillable form is preferred).
  2. Email completed form to Study Abroad before June 1. (lombardi@gonzaga.edu; kaiel@gonzaga.edu)
  3. Study Abroad will work with Chairs to obtain course approvals in June and email your updated form for your review. If everything appears okay, you sign the form and return it to Study Abroad. If you were expecting a different course approval than is listed, follow up with your study abroad advisor.
  4. Signed forms will be scanned and uploaded to your application and then submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
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MKTG 489 Content Marketing Fall 2020

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MKTG 489 Content Marketing (Wed, 6-8:30 pm)

Explore the strategies content marketers use in today’s business environment. Learn how to design, implement and measure multi-platform “storytelling” campaigns, including print, web, social, video and podcasting. This course will utilize a framework designed by industry leaders, covering theoretical and practical approaches, and real-world case studies. Students will create marketing content potentially suitable for inclusion in a digital portfiolio. (Prereq:  MKTG 310)

 

Does this course meet any requirements?

This course will fulfill the 3 upper division elective credits for Marketing concentrations.  It also may be used to fulfill 3 elective credits for the Promotion minor or the Digital Marketing minor.  This course also meets the broadening requirement for single-concentration business students who aren’t in marketing.

 

Why should I consider this course?

  • If you are interested in advertising agencies, this course will help you understand what happens when an idea goes from being an idea to a final product.
  • In this class, you’ll learn how to structure a narrative and tell a story from beginning to end in a creative way. You’ll learn how various aspects of multi-media design can shape a story.
  • Students will have the opportunity to create multiple pieces of content to add to their portfolio sites to show to prospective employers.
  • One of the most important modern marketing skills that professionals say students should master is content marketing.  (See this infographic for one such example:  https://online.maryville.edu/blog/11-modern-marketing-skills-for-business-innovators-to-master/.)

 

Any questions about the course may be directed to Professor Bunch at bunch@gonzaga.edu.

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MTAX Weekend Courses

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MBUS 690 CRN: 25177 Effective Negotiations
April 17-19
Leadership today requires a skillset of flexibility in the face of change, resourcefulness in our unique roles and industries and the ability to be agile as a leader in negotiation. Negotiation in leadership requires a foundation of trust and an understanding of multiple perspectives to successfully navigate a variety of challenges. In this course, you will learn to build trust in preparation for negotiation, understand the dynamic nature of business relationships and approach each negotiation with a plan for maximizing the negotiation and long-term relationship. Negotiation is an essential tool in the skillset of leaders at any level, in any industry as we strive for excellence in our business relationships.

Greg Husted, Organizational Development Manager, Kootenai Health

MBUS 690 CRN: 25178 Leadership
April 18-19
This class is about how we inspire leadership in others through a better understanding of leadership in ourselves. We will focus on three common themes – personal leadership and happiness, organizational leadership, and leadership in society.

Gena Hoxha, Clinical Experience Coordinator at Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology

 

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How to apply to transfer a summer class in 2020

Posted by: pepper | March 24, 2020 | No Comment |

During the COVID-19 crisis, the process for getting transfer courses approved has been temporarily changed. Here are the instructions:

1. Find a similar class at the university at which you would like to take the class. This tool may help you identify courses that have transferred in the past.  Past approval does NOT equal future approval. Also, the tool works better in Firefox than in other browsers. If you have trouble with the link, try signing out of Zagweb.

2. Get a syllabus for the class you plan to take.

3. Download the Permission to Transfer Credit form.

4. Complete the top portion of the form with your name and other information.

5. Send the syllabus and transfer form to the associate dean: pepper@gonzaga.edu

6. The associate dean will review the course and discuss the transfer with discipline leaders in the SBA, if needed.

7. If approved, the associate dean will forward the form to the registrar and inform the student. If not approved, the associate dean will provide feedback to the student regarding why the course does not meet requirements.

 

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On-Line Help Centers

Posted by: pepper | March 23, 2020 | No Comment |

During the quarantine for COVID-19, here are some on-line resources to help with classes, careers, and mental health.

CAREER DEVELOPMENTCareer and Professional Development is available to help with crafting your resume, getting an internship, looking for a job, or any other career-related issues. For information on scheduling an on-line appointment or accessing resources, click here.

ON-LINE CLASS HELP: The Center for Academic Success has many resources to help you with your on-line classes. Click here for a list.

WRITING: Foley Writing Center offers on-line sessions for all GU students across the curriculum. You can schedule an appointment via https://gonzaga.mywconline.com. Also, you can access the SBA Writing Resource Blackboard page. Instructions are here.

MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKITS: Take care of your mental health as well as your physical health. Student Life has a toolkit to help with things like mindfulness, life balance, sleep, stress, and transitions. You can find resources here.

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS SUPPORT
Turnitin support for faculty or students (Gonzaga’s Turnitin support site)
Qualtrics survey support for faculty or students (Gonzaga’s Qualtrics support site)
Foliotek portfolio support for faculty or students (Gonzaga’s Foliotek support site)
atasupport@gonzaga.edu
Click here for more information
509-313-3972

FOLEY LIBRARY
Assistance with research, instruction, reference resources, online chat service
Updated site with student and faculty information during disruption
foley-refdesk@gonzaga.edu
Click here for more information
509-313-5931

 

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Discipline Leaders Fall 2020

Posted by: pepper | March 20, 2020 | No Comment |

If you are interested in discussing courses in a particular discipline or need help registering for classes in a particular discipline, consider contacting the discipline leader. Below is a list of discipline leaders with their email addresses

Discipline Leader Office Email
Accounting Gary Weber 264 Weber@gonzaga.edu
Economics Ryan Herzog 250 herzogr@gonzaga.edu
Entrepreneurship Todd Finkle 227 finkle@gonzaga.edu
Finance Danielle Xu 247 xu@gonzaga.edu
Management Todd Finkle 227 finkle@gonzaga.edu
Marketing Lada Kurpis 226 kurpis@gonzaga.edu
MIS Tim Olsen 204 olsent@gonzaga.edu
Operations Ashish Thatte 207 thatte@gonzaga.edu
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Career Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by: pepper | March 19, 2020 | No Comment |

Dr. Mary Heitkemper, the Career and Professional Development liaison to the School of Business Administration, is available to provide career development support for you over the phone, via e-mail exchange or through a virtual Zoom meeting.  You can request an appointment through Handshake at https://gonzaga.joinhandshake.com/login or by calling CPD at 509-313-4234. 

 

Even though most of CPD’s in-person programs and services have been postponed or cancelled, CPD would like to remind you of a few things you can do right now to keep your career goals moving forward: 

  • Set up a one-on-one appointment with a CPD team member via Handshake to discuss your career goals. 
  • Search job and internship opportunities in Handshake. 
  • Log in to CareerShift to research employers, peruse job & internship opportunities, and identify contacts within specific organizations. 
  • Practice interviewing through InterviewStream. 
  • Write or update your resume. 
  • Write or update your job search correspondence (cover letters). 
  • Create a ZagsConnect account to start networking with other Zags. 
  • Explore career options by visiting the “What Can I Do With This Major” website.
  • Create or enhance your professional profile on LinkedIn.   

 

In addition, you will find a variety of online resources to support you 24/7 as you work with CPD remotely.  These resources can be found at: 

https://my.gonzaga.edu/student-life/career-services/career-planning-tools-resources/downloadable-documents.

https://my.gonzaga.edu/student-life/career-services/career-planning-tools-resources/online-resources

 

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Writing Resources on Blackboard

Posted by: pepper | March 19, 2020 | No Comment |

The School of Business offers on-line resources for writing via Blackboard. To enroll in the Blackboard course:

  • Begin by signing into Blackboard (learn.gonzaga.edu) and searching for the course “School of Business Student Resources” or by clicking here
  • If you are not already enrolled, you will likely get the following warning message: “User is not enrolled in course.”
  • To enroll, click on “Click here to enroll” and on the next screen, click on “enroll.” Click “select” on the next screen.
  • Click OK to proceed to the course after you have self-enrolled.
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