Fall 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 even after the add deadline has passed 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 264 Nonprofit Fundraising & Mktg
Nonprofit fundraising refers to the ongoing process of gathering donations and other funds to support a nonprofit organization’s efforts to meet the needs of the community it serves. This course will address essential marketing and fundraising skills, principles, and tactics needed to thrive in the nonprofit landscape.
Instructor: Stephanie Rockwell, Assistant Vice President of Operations and Fundraising Strategy at Gonzaga University
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Oct. 14-15

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
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 4-5

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
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 11-12

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.
4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday
Nov. 10-12

BCSS 271 – Women’s Career & Confidence
Creating a development plan to build your career and life will help you reach your full potential. Course topics include how to discover your “Why”, crush your inner critic, start your financial freedom journey, handle criticism in a new way, and enhance your interview skills.
Instructor: Karen Cash, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant
Aspire – DEI&B Consultant Services

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 18-19

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
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 18-19

BCSS 207 Resiliency
What is resiliency, what is optimism and how might we cultivate them?
What role do positive emotions like awe and gratitude play in being resilient?
What does resiliency look like in our work lives?
How might business leaders cultivate a happy workplace? Why should they bother?

Dr. Monica Bartlett, a social psychologist who studies gratitude and teaches a course called Human Flourishing, will use lecture, personal and group activities, reflections and a few readings to examine the questions above. By the end of the weekend, students will be able to understand some of the research in these areas and be able to use this knowledge to shape their personal and work lives.

Instructor: Monica Bartlett, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Dec. 2-3


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