Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration proves excellence with its AACSB accreditation. Through service, integrity, inclusiveness, community engagement, and strong moral character, the business school upholds the Jesuit traditions of Gonzaga. The faculty are highly accomplished experts that instruct from a wealth of experience and desire to help students reach their academic goals and career aspirations. Students are assured of receiving an education full of academia, experiential learning, community service, and professional development.
The 64,000 square-foot Jepson Center is home to the School of Business Administration and has classrooms, computer labs, meeting spaces, offices, and multimedia learning technology. Within this Center, undergraduate students can work towards a Bachelors in Accounting or a Bachelors in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Economics, Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Law & Public Policy, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Marketing. Students pursuing a graduate degree can obtain a Masters in Business Administration, Accountancy, or Taxation and also an MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship. The MBA offers optional concentrations in Finance or Project Management and a customizable option. It also provides flexible formats where students can take classes in the afternoons, evenings, weekends, and even some online courses combined with in-person coursework.
To help ease the financial burden in achieving a degree of higher education, the school has access to accounting, renewable, incoming freshman, graduate students, and outside scholarships for business students. A considerable amount of opportunity lies in international study abroad options. Business students can receive an incredible international business education by spending a semester, full year, or summer in Florence, Gonzaga’s flagship program. Other options include a semester in places like Ghana, Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, London, or Australia. Short-term locations include Belgium, Scotland, Tijuana, and China.
The life of the student encompasses so much more than just attending class. Although classes are highly valuable, students must be strategic with how they spend their time outside the classroom. Many different types of student clubs and organizations could be beneficial for business students in categories like academic honor societies, awareness & political, career & professional, club sports, community & volunteer, cultural, performance, pre-professional, and religious. Educational events include the Lecture on Business Ethics, Ethics Week Panel Discussion, Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture, Community Partners Event, Leadership Symposium, and the Ebbs & Flows of Digital Leadership conversation.
Internships are highly encouraged and give students real-world business experience, networking opportunities, and professional preparedness, all while earning college credit. There is the New Venture Lab, which is a consulting lab, the Finance Lab, and Trading Room that are helpful hands-on resources for students. Also, the Hogan Center for Entrepreneurship provides the opportunity for students to work with mentors on research, business planning, product design, and data analysis. The Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is a three-year minor that involves lectures, internships, mentors, coursework, site visits, and activities introducing students to organizations that are entrepreneurial and growing in the knowledge of entrepreneurship.