April 2019

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Gonzaga’s School of Business offers one-credit classes to all students each semester. The classes described below involve travel out of town and come with an additional fee. Scholarships are available.

These classes can often serve as general electives in a student’s pursuit of a degree. Registration is open to ALL MAJORS. The classes are listed on Zagweb.

Sunday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 13 (with travel to Seattle on Thursday Sept. 12)

Friday, Sept. 20 (with travel to Seattle on Thursday Sept. 19)

Details on each class are below.


  • These classes meet on Fridays. This may prevent you from registering on Zagweb because of the overlap with other classes you are taking. To register, call the Registrar’s office at 313-6592.
  • Participation in the class is not an automatic excused absence from your Friday classes. Be sure to discuss your involvement in the class with your Friday instructors. You will be provided a letter that confirms your participation in the course.


BUSN 259 Value Chain Analysis at Microsoft

This course has a $150 fee. Scholarships are available.

What’s your area of expertise? How will you apply it when you reach the workforce? Organizations will need your subject-matter expertise, but also will require you to span boundaries between departments. Gone are the days of staying in your comfort zone. Today’s workers need to understand how the whole organization works and be willing to step up to new challenges.

To address the skills needed to have a boundary-spanning career, a one-credit skills class is being offered at Microsoft.  Students in this class will roam the 88 acres of the Microsoft campus with the Chief Technology Officer himself: Gonzaga business school alum Stuart McKee. Also joining us will be Max McKee, recent graduate from Gonzaga in Computer Science and new hire at Microsoft, who will share his experiences as a recent graduate making the leap into full-time work at Microsoft. Stuart’s grandfather and Max’s great grandfather Archie Sherar also graduated from Gonzaga – in 1933.

Students will learn about the need for boundary spanning skills, image management, and how the various operations of a business work together to create value. McKee invites you to open your mind to the latest and greatest innovations in the world of technology.   This is an unscripted tour inside one of the most recognizable companies in the world – from finance to product engineering to facilities management – we will discuss it all. Topics and discussions will range from the inner workings of the business world to the newest technology that is not on the market yet. Course content and facilitation will help you develop skills to thrive in a large in a large organization where spanning boundaries between departments and combining expertise is the norm.

Buses will leave Spokane at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. We will be staying at a hotel near Microsoft. We will spend Friday at Microsoft and return to Spokane around midnight.

Dr. Molly Pepper and Dr. Mary Heitkemper

BUSN 270 Project Management at Boeing

This course has a $150 fee. Scholarships are available.

This includes a trip to Boeing in Renton, WA. This one credit hour course provides students an introduction to how The Boeing Company executes and manages aerospace projects through an immersive visit to their production facility near Seattle, WA.  Students will be provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view commercial aircraft being assembled on a production line before they take to the sky.  In addition, students will receive a brief introduction of skills necessary to manage a wide range of projects at The Boeing Company including: project planning, task scheduling, and project reporting.

Also included will be a hands-on experience with implementation of a project and a cross-talk with Boeing employees designed to give students a chance to learn from a company filled with inquisitive, energetic, enterprising and talented people.

Open to all Majors, however will be especially beneficial to those students who are in Business (Finance, Management Information Systems or Operations and Supply Chain Management) or Engineering degree paths.

Class meets from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 13. Buses will leave Spokane at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. We will be staying at a hotel near Boeing. We will spend Friday at Boeing and return to Spokane around midnight.

Instructors: Dr. Mirjeta Beqiri and Dr. Danielle Xu



To add a business minor, pick up a form at Jepson 234 or in the Advising Center in the Jepson basement (room 011).

To complete the form, fill out the top with personal information, check all boxes that apply (including your current major and any other minors), and get required signatures:

  1. Student
  2. Advisor (of your major)
  3. Dean’s Designate: In this case, one of the advisors in the Academic Advising Center in the basement of Jepson (room 011).
  4. Take form to the Registrar’s office in College Hall 239.

Here are some common questions from students:

Who is my advisor?

How do I change advisors?

How do I change my major/concentration?

How do I know which classes I need to complete?

What are my internship options?

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

I want to take classes at another university. How can I transfer those credits to Gonzaga?

I am a senior and plan to take business ethics. How do BUSN 480 and BUSN 485 work?

How do I add a business minor?

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