January 2018

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One-credit weekend classes for Spring 2018.

Three ways to register:

1. Call the Registrar’s office at 313-6592
2. Stop by the Registrar’s office on the second floor of College Hall
3. Email the Registrar at registrar@gonzaga.edu. Include your ID number and the CRN.

Business Intelligence Skills with Power BI for Excel
Ta-Tao Chuang, Professor of MIS
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
March 23-25
Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CRN: 23162

In the era of big data, business professionals are expected to possess knowledge and skills of data analysis to draw insights from massive data, make data-driven decisions and take action on data. The purpose of the course is to equip students with basic concepts, skills and techniques of selected technology in the rapidly expanding field to meet such expectations. While basic concepts are introduced, the pedagogical approach of the course is hands-on, project-based learning. By working on small projects in class, students will learn a set of self-service business intelligence tools (Power BI for Excel), which are built on top of Microsoft’s Excel. The Power BI stack consists of four tools: Power Query: data acquisition, Power Pivot: data preparation, Power View: data visualization, Power Map: 3-D data visualization. Prerequisite: BUSN111 or familiar with Excel.

Career Formation
Brittany Leland, Associate Director, Career Education & Experiential Engagement
Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 6-7
CRN: 23028

This class is open to all undergraduate students, but specifically designed to meet the career exploration needs typical of first-year and sophomore students. It is taught to help students “connect the dots” between their interests, values, skills, and academic and career options. The Ignatian pedagogical paradigm invites Gonzaga University students to experience, reflect, and act on their career formation goals. Exercises will help students think about their career goals in relationship to their academic and co-curricular experience. At the end of this course, students will be able to fully utilize career resources and services available to integrate their learning and experience.

Communication in a Diverse World
Brittany F. Harmon, Gonzaga Admissions Counselor
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
April 7-8
CRN: 23137

As people in an ever expanding global community, we are constantly communicating in new contexts. This class is meant to engage in dialogue about expectations of different communication contexts including: professional communication with a prospective employer or internship opportunity, and interactions in various inter-cultural contexts. The goal? Build the skills you need to communicate successfully in any context and engage with others in a way that builds bridges and increases understanding and collaboration.

Brian Newberry, Executive Director of Leadership Spokane
Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 20-22
CRN: 23136
Leadership–how business and leadership march together on fundamental and timeless leadership lessons…a case study of the art and science of military success and leadership that underlies the American business juggernaut of Google, Amazon and Apple.

Non-profit Management and Leadership (Non-Profit Management II)
Jamie Borgan, Program Director of New Leaf Transitions Bakery and Café
Saturday and Sunday 9-5:30 p.m.
April 28-29
CRN: 23026

There is no pre-requisite to this class. This class is the second in a three-class series on non-profit management. You can take one, two, or all three classes in the series. The first class provided an introduction to non-profits. This class will cover non-profit governance and leadership. The third class will focus on social enterprise.


Image and Reputation
Stephanie Vigil, News Anchor at KHQ-TV.
Saturday and Sunday 9-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 3-4
CRN: 23027

Whether it’s personal or professional, everyone has an image. You have a self-image and others have an image of you. Over time, you develop a reputation. What does your image say about you? Whether through social media, personal interaction, or word of mouth, your image and reputation can determine whether you prosper. This course is designed to support you in your endeavors to build, maintain, and even repair your personal and professional image and reputation

Introduction to Non-Profits
Jamie Borgan, Program Director of New Leaf Transitions Bakery and Café
Saturday and Sunday 9-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 24-25
CRN: 23025

This class is the first in a three-class series on non-profit management. You can take one, two, or all three classes in the series. This class will provide an introduction to non-profits, covering legal structure, a few regulatory pieces, mission and visioning, basic strategic planning, and a survey of the local non-profit sector.



The Dean’s Advisory Board promotes academic excellence and rigor in the School of Business by providing information and counsel to the dean, advocating for all business students, and supporting the strategic plan of the School of Business. Members serve as advocates and advisors in support of the school’s students, faculty, staff, and administration and work in collaboration with its leadership.

A biography of each board member will be posted to School of Business webpage. Student board members receive stipend of $125 for each semester served. The stipend is paid to the students’ account. Other duties of the board include:

  • Attending two meetings per semester with the Dean and Associate Dean at the common meeting time on Monday. Board meetings will be productive and constructive gatherings that provide information to the dean and support the strategic plan of the School of Business. The meetings will be held in Week Five (the week that Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades) and Week 11 (the week that includes the Last Day to Withdraw from a Course).
  • Attending and/or recruiting fellow students to attend five events per semester. Fall events include Careers In… Events and Spokane Trek. Spring events include Aram Lecture, Piggott Lecture, Careers In…Events, and You Can in Spokane.
  • Making announcements about School of Business events in classes. Board will be divided into teams to make announcements in classes for first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior students depending on the announcement. Announcements will happen 3-5 times per semester.
  • Assisting recruiters who visit Jepson with setting up tables in the lobby, visiting classrooms, and holding information sessions.
    Selecting board members for the following academic year through an application process.

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