Remaining Spring 2020 On-Line One Credit Classes

Gonzaga’s School of Business offers one-credit weekend classes to all students each semester. These classes can often serve as general electives in a student’s pursuit of a degree. Registration is open to ALL MAJORS.


BUSN 255 CRN: 25157 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.

HOW ON-LINE WILL WORK: The Effective Negotiations course will kick off at 6 pm Friday evening for lecture and class exercise.  Recorded Zoom sessions will take the student through Saturday’s work at his or her own pace with written response exercises including class Discussion Board.  Sunday will kick off at 9 am live with a Zoom online session class exercise, recorded Zoom sessions will take the student through Sunday’s work at her or her own pace and a wrap-up session exercise at 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Greg Husted, Organizational Development Manager, Kootenai Health

BUSN 269 CRN: 25153 The Expert Within
April 24-26
What does it take to be an Expert? If you are just starting out in your working life or career, it might seem impossible to imagine. But YOU could be an expert if you have the right tools and understand how to use them. In this course, we’ll examine an idea from nature that the most complex system – an expert system – is really a simple matter of applying just four very basic rules. If you master these four rules, applying them over-and-over again, you can become an expert in any subject. This course will involve readings, on-line research, collaboration, writing, and a short subject matter presentation.
Robert Ruder, IDIC Designs

HOW ON-LINE WILL WORK: Class will be available in synchronous and asynchronous format. We’ll follow a 3-day format for our class: Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm. Our class time will be a mix of on-line zoom sessions with the instructor, peer-to-peer Zoom break-out rooms, and on-line/off-line time to complete course digital content and assignments. The format will allow for Instructor lecture, Instructor-Student Q&A, as well as Peer Group dialogue and review. A details schedule and pre-class preparation will be provided approximately 3 days before the class to get us off to a great start on Friday night.
Course Modules will be:

  1. Why we don’t listen to Experts anymore.
  2. Understanding the DSRP Model for Expert Development
  3. How Elon Musk became the Expert of Electric Cars…and Rockets, and Satellites…
  4. Finding the Reasons Why YOU Should be an Expert
  5. Your Continuing Growth as an Expert

BUSN 270 CRN: 25154 Rhetoric, Influence, and Power
April 24-26
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to concepts involving power and influence in organizations. By the end of the course, students should have a basic proficiency in recognizing how they are being influenced from the outside, as well as providing tools to be more intentional in their own use of influence. Starting with an introduction to general power theory, the course will provide a basic understanding of what power is and how it is obtained. The course will then proceed to analyze different tactics of influence and how they relate to power itself. Students then examine three forms of rhetoric, and how they can be applied to influence others. Finally, the course will explore ethics in relation to the use power and influence.
Tom Buck, Infrastructure Architect, Gonzaga University

BUSN 268 CRN: 25179 Personal Financial Planning
April 24-26
Introduction to the fundamental principles of comprehensive personal financial planning. Class will include an analysis and evaluation of financial strategies, current topics in wealth management, and career options for financial planning.
Steve Larsen, President, Columbia Advisory Partners

HOW ON-LINE WILL WORK: Class will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24 with a live Zoom session that will last approximately 1 hour. Live Zoom sessions will also take place Saturday from 9am -11am and 1pm -3pm. The remainder of class instruction will take place on recorded video and will include exercises that are due by the end of the day Sunday.


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