Facts and Figures

Students speaking in the hallway

History
Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration (SBA) was founded in 1921

Faculty 
The SBA currently has 45 full-time faculty disciplines ranging from accounting to business ethics

Students
Approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students are currently taking business courses

Degrees
Two undergraduate majors: accounting and business administration 
Seven minors: general business, analytical finance, digital marketing, entrepreneurship & innovation management information systems, promotion, and sustainable business 
Four graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship, Master of Accountancy (MAcc), and Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax)

U.S. News & World Report national rankings:

  • Top 23% - undergraduate business program
  • 33rd – undergraduate accounting program
  • 37th - undergraduate entrepreneurship program
  • 49th – undergraduate finance program
  • 21st – part-time MBA finance program
  • 44th – part- time MBA Top 50 MBA program

Other rankings and notable facts

  • CPA Exam Result: Our accounting program continues to be in the top 5% nationwide for first time CPA pass rates. It is #20 in the United States for first-time CPA Pass Rate among large accounting programs at 76%.
  • Over $550,000 in scholarships was awarded to students
  • Over 150 business students enrolled in internships

Undergraduate Programs

BBAd General Information


 2017-18  2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 
 Total Number of Students   1,257  1,269  1,333 1,047 1,236
 Cohort Size  275 213 318 258 243
 Total Number of Graduates      255 227 209


BBAd Retention Rates

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
Retention Rate 94% 97% 94% 95% 95%


 BBAd Graduation Rates

   2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 
Graduation Rate, 4-year 80% 83%  79%
Graduation Rate 6-year          86%


BBAd Success Rate

2018 2017 2016 2015
Success Rate 96% 94% 96% 93%


Graduate Programs General Information

 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Number of Students   212 221 172


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Number of Students 135 137 104

Master of Business Administration in American Indian Entrepreneurship (MBA-AIE)

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Number of Students 9 11 6

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Number of Students 32 41 36


Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax) 

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Number of Students 35 30 20

The Gonzaga University Career and Professional Development office creates an annual First Destination Survey Report. This report provides data on where Gonzaga graduates end up after college. For the full report click here. 

It shows the following information broken down by college/school and major: success rate, employment rate, continuing education rate, volunteer service rate, military service rate, and still-seeking employment or continuing education rate

Here are some of the Business Schools facts and figures from the 2018 report

96% Undergraduate Success Rate

97% Graduate Success Rate

Top Employers

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG LLP
  • Vanguard
  • Graduate Programs
  • Deloitte
  • Gonzaga University
  • Moss Adams
  • PwC

Top Cities

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Portland, OR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Graduate Programs
  • Spokane, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Portland, OR
  • Los Angeles, CA/ New York City, NY

Average Salary

  • Undergraduate = $49,558
  • Graduate = $64,432