Spring 2023 weekend courses

The School of Business Administration is offering several in-person 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.

These classes can be added by calling the Registrar at (509) 313-6592. Or by emailing Registrar@gonzaga.edu from your Zagmail account and including your student ID number and the CRN of the class. For example: Dear Registrar, I would like to register for CRN 12345 and my ID number is 123456789. Thank you. {Your name}

BCSS 201 Business Leadership
Business leadership refers to how people in an organization set objectives and influence others to achieve those objectives. Topics include leadership styles, theories of leadership, and case studies of leaders.
Instructor: Brian Newberry, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
April 1-2
9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sunday

BCSS 221 Excel Skills
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program that allows the user to analyze and visualize data. This course will introduce students to Excel concepts that allow them to analyze and present data in a format that will inform business decisions. This project-based course will use hands-on exercises to cover practical Excel skills used every day in business.
Instructor: Jenn Klein, assessment coordinator, Academic Technology Applications Support
April 1-2

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

BCSS 234 Career Preparedness
Career preparedness refers to knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow workers to enter the workforce with success and create a foundation on which to build a productive career. Topics include professionalism, communication, leadership and management, critical thinking, and belonging.
Instructor: Erin Standley, Learning and Development Consultant
April 21-22
4-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

BCSS 240 Be More Like You & Find the Job of Your Dreams
What do you want to do with your life?” This question has daunted college students for generations. How can you possibly answer without the life experience to know? What if there’s a way to uncover your passions, align your unique skills and personality to an industry you love, and build a network of people who can help you along that path!? Based on Tyler Lafferty’s book, Be More Like You, this class provides you the “playbook” and teaches how to answer that question using the IDEAS Framework (Introspection, Design, Exploration, Adaptability & Service). You’ll learn what matters to you, which career paths support who you are as a person, and leave the class with practical strategies and tactics to find the job of your dreams – “that’s more like you.”
Instructor: Ed Reese, founder of Sixth Man Marketing
April 14-15
Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

BCSS 241 Discover & Land Your Dream Job in Marketing & Advertising
Find your dream job in marketing & advertising! This class exposes you to a variety of roles available in marketing & advertising, helps determine which are best suited for you and provides strategies and tactics to land the job itself. In this class we help you find a career that matches your skills and passions, identify the skills needed to get noticed, create a body of work that provides evidence that you can do the work and teach the networking essentials needed to get interviews as well as 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 28-29
Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

BCSS 242 Create your Development Plan and Build your Self Confidence
Creating a development plan to build your career and life will help you reach your potential. Topics include how find your “Why”, crush your inner critic, have difficult conversations, start your financial freedom journey, handle criticism in a new way, and build an advisory team.
Instructor: Karen Cash, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant
Aspire – DEI&B Consultant Services

April 29-30
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

BCSS 260 Intercultural Business Communication
Intercultural business communication refers to how people in organizations communicate in intercultural and cross-cultural business contexts. Whether the context is regional or global, intercultural business communication skills are a strategic advantage. This course explores how to develop intercultural competence and communication skills that will allow students to thrive across multiple contexts.
Instructor: Julie Silbar, Ph.D., Service Delivery Quality Manager, Expedia Group, Inc.
April 14-16
4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday.

BCSS 262 Equity and Storytelling
Storytelling allows a leader to engage listeners by structuring information as a story instead of talking about facts. This course develops individual and collective views of equity through storytelling. Authentic leadership will be a focus of the course as storytelling is explored as a way to impact individuals, organizations, and society.
Instructor: Stephanie Elie-Martin, leadership/business consultant, SE Consulting
April 22-23
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


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