Graduate School of Business Administration

Dean: Kenneth Anderson
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs: Molly Pepper
John L. Aram Chair of Business Ethics: B. Steverson
Erwin Graue Professor of Economics: K. Henrickson
Mozillo Professor of Finance: D. Xu
Pigott Professor of Entrepreneurship: T. Finkle
Kinsey M. Robinson Professor of Business Administration: P. Buller
Professors:  K. Anderson, C. Barnes (Dean Emeritus), J. Beck, R. Bennett, M. Beqiri, E. Birrer (Emeritus), S. Bozman, P. Buller, K. Carnes (Emeritus), C. Chen, T. Chuang, D. Elloy, J. Helgeson, K. Henrickson, K. Hickman (Emeritus), E. JohnsonS. KernL. KurpisD. Law, P. Loroz, M. McPherson, J. Monks (Emeritus), M. Shrader, V. Patil, M. Pepper, B. Steverson, D. Stewart, W. Teets (Emeritus), W. Terpening (Emeritus), D. XuG. Weber
Associate Professors: G. BaroneA. Brajcich, R. Bull Schaefer, N. Chase (Emerita), D. Hackney, R. HerzogM. Hoag, T. Olsen, C. Stevens, A. Thatte, A. Voy
Assistant Professors: M. Banyi, J. CorreiaS. Hedin, J. Morscheck, M. Tackett, Y. Zhang
Lecturers: C. DeHart, A. Leithauser, C. Lipsker

The School of Business was established in 1921 and is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As stated in its Mission, the School “develops professionally competent and intellectually curious graduates who exemplify the humanistic, ethical, and moral values of a Jesuit institution. We provide a challenging and supportive learning environment, with quality students and faculty marking our excellence. As part of a global environment, we promote relationships with regional, national, and international business and scholarly communities." To support the mission of the School of Business, the Graduate School of Business strives to develop in graduates the following competencies and qualities:

  1. 1) An ability to appropriately apply the advanced technical and analytical skills required for effective managerial decision-making.
  2. 2) An ability to integrate ethical perspectives and principles as well as a commitment to the common good into their conception of how business decisions ought to be made.
  3. 3) An ability to possess the interpersonal and organizational skills required to effectively manage within organizations.
  4. 4) An ability to understand diverse perspectives and the global reach of business decisions.

The majority of graduate classes are offered in the evening with some offerings in the early morning and late afternoons. Students can complete degree requirements on either a part-time or full-time basis. 

Degrees Offered

For more information visit: www.gonzaga.edu/MBA or www.gonzaga.edu/MAcc to access information on your specific program.

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions are based on the evaluation of the following factors: cumulative grade point average (GPA), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, three short essays, two confidential recommendation letters, and resume with relevant work experience. Each applicant must submit the following materials to the Graduate School of Business:

  1. 1. A completed application form and a non-refundable application fee.
  2. 2. Two online recommendations from professors, supervisors or managers.
  3. 3. One official set of transcripts from each college or university attended. International students must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy. A course-by-course report from ECE (Educational Credentials Evaluators) or WES(World Education Services) is to be sent directly to the Graduate School of Business. Only degrees and courses from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted. We will accept e-scrip transcripts.
  4. 4. Official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score.
  5. 5. A professional resume detailing relevant work experience and professional objectives.
  6. 6. Answers to the three essay questions on the application.

International Applicants must also submit:

  1. 7. An official TOEFL score of at least 88 (IBT), 230 (CBT), 570 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above by each international applicant who has graduated from a foreign college or university and whose native language is not English.
  2. 8. A financial declaration and supporting documentation.
  3. 9. In addition, the Graduate School of Business may require a personal interview with incoming international applicants. A deficiency in written or spoken English may be remedied by the successful completion of English and speech courses, which may be required for securing admission.
  4. 10. A virtual interview may be required.

Graduate business programs are open to qualified holders of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution regardless of undergraduate major field of study. The goal of the admission policy is to select degree candidates who demonstrate high potential for academic and professional success. Students of promise normally exhibit a GMAT score in excess of 500 and at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

A prospective student may enroll for one semester as a non-matriculated student for a maximum of one to two graduate business courses. The Graduate Program Director can elect to confer non-matriculated status to a student of demonstrated potential that has applied for admission but who may not have been able to complete the application process prior to the start of classes.

Tuition refunds are dependent upon the relevant Academic Calendar. Courses offered outside of the advertised semester-long schedule are subject to a refund of tuition that may be different from the standard University schedule.

Prerequisite Requirements

MBA Requirements

In order to enroll in all MBA course content, MBA students are required to complete the following prerequisite coursework: 

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Finance

Many prerequisites can be completed alongside MBA level course content.

To be waived out of each of the eight prerequisites below, students must have completed equivalent coursework in the past seven years with a minimum grade of a "C" or have significant work experience in the field. 

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Management Information Systems

To be waived out of the two quantitative prerequisites below, students must have completed them in the past four years with a minimum grade of a “B” or have significant work experience in the field.

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Accounting

Admitted students must consult with their advisor before registering for their first semester in order to evaluate their prerequisites and to develop a plan for completing them. Prerequisites can be fulfilled by:

  • Successfully completing the appropriate three credit prerequisite course.
  • Successfully completing the appropriate one credit review course (only available for prerequisites in Statistics, Principles of Finance, and Financial Accounting - must be pre-approved by the advisor).
  • Successfully completing a proficiency exam offered by Gonzaga’s School of Business or CLEP exam.

Prerequisite course credits are not counted toward the graduate degree program credits.They must be taken in addition to the 33 credits required for the MBA degree.

MAcc Prerequisite Requirements

Prior to enrolling in graduate coursework required for the degree program, MAcc students are required to complete the following prerequisite coursework:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 & 2
  • Cost Accounting
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Auditing

To be waived out of these prerequisites, students must have completed equivalent coursework in the past four years with a minimum grade of a "C." Alternatively, students must have completed equivalent coursework in the past seven years with a minimum grade of “B,” or have significant work experience in the field.

Admitted students must consult with their advisor before registering for their first semester in order to evaluate their prerequisites and to develop a plan for completing any that are needed. Prerequisites can be fulfilled by:

  • Successfully completing the appropriate three credit prerequisite course.
  • Successfully completing the appropriate one credit review course (only available for prerequisites in Statistics and Principles of Finance - must be pre-approved by the advisor).
  • Successfully completing a proficiency exam offered by Gonzaga’s School of Business or CLEP exam.

Prerequisite course credits are not counted toward the graduate degree program credits. They must be taken in addition to the 31 credits required for the MAcc degree.

MBUS Prerequisite Grading Policy:

All 500 level MBUS courses are graded as Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory. If a student fails the MBUS 500 level course, it will be treated as an "F" and will calculate into the overall graduate GPA on the transcript. If a student re-takes the MBUS 500 level class and successfully passes it, then the fail grade "NS" will remain on the transcript, but will be removed from the overall graduate GPA calculation. 

MACC Prerequisite Grading Policy:

The MACC 500 prerequisite courses are not Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory. The grading policy will remain the same with traditional letter grades. If a student earns a "C-" or lower in a MACC 500 level course, it will be treated as an "F" and no credit will be given. The failing grade will be calculated into the overall graduate GPA on the student transcript. If a student re-takes the MACC 500 level class and successfully passes it the second time, then the failing grade will remain on the transcript, but will be removed from the overall graduate GPA calculation and credit will be given. 

MBA Proficiency Exams Grading Policy

A "C" or better is required to receive a passing grade (professor discretion or 75%)

CLEP Exam Grading Policy

A 50 scaled score is required to pass (75%)