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
  • 23rd – undergraduate finance program
  • 26th - graduate accounting program
  • 27th – undergraduate accounting program
  • 46th – part- time MBA

Other rankings and notable facts

  • CPA Results: Our accounting program continues to be at the top nationwide for first time CPA pass rates. #10 first-time CPA exam pass rate in the nation and the best pass rate on the west coast. 
  • Over $550,000 in scholarships was awarded to students
  • Over 150 business students enrolled in internships

Undergraduate Programs

BBAd Retention Rates

Entry Year  Size Retention Rate 3rd Year Retention   4th Year Retention
 2020  277      
 2019 286 94%    
 2018 295 94% 88%  
 2017 275 94% 89% 85%
 2016 312 97% 93% 91%

 

BBAd Graduation Rates

Entry Year Size 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
2020  277      
2019  286      
2018  295      
2017  275 78%    
2016  312 86% 92%
2015  317 83% 89% 89%

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

First Destination Survey Report

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.

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:

96.7% Undergraduate Success Rate
98.6% Graduate Success Rate

Top Employers

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Deloitte
  • Boeing
  • Moss Adams
  • DocuSign
  • Vanguard
  • Graduate Programs
  • Moss Adams
  • KPMG LLP
  • Deloitte
  • BDO USA LLP
  • Grant Thornton / PwC (tie)
  • 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 = $52,560
  • Graduate = $62,959